Niagara Gazette

September 22, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 23

By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette

— Niagara Falls

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft from a plumbing truck parked outside a home in the 2200 block of Weston Avenue Friday. The victim, a 51-year-old man, told officers several tools and a tool chest weighing 300 pounds were taken from the vehicle overnight. Officers were alerted to the theft by an unknown caller and woke the victim up at 4:46 a.m.

FRAUD: Police are investigating a report of unauthorized purchases from a restaurant in the 1500 block of Military Road. The victim, a 43-year-old Niagara Falls, Ont., man, told officers he has unknown charges of more than $160 on his account listed a day after he visited the restaurant and paid his bill with a credit card. Officers contacted management which stated they're aware of the incident and are investigating it.

THEFT: Officers are investigating a reported theft from a homeless shelter in the 1300 block of Ferry Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday. The victim, a 54-year-old man, told police a video camera was stolen from the shelter. He provided the name of a possible suspect, but no arrests have been made. The camera was valued at $399.

ARREST: A Buffalo man is under arrest after a motor vehicle accident at approximately 3:51 a.m. Saturday. Obbie Scott Jr., 41, 41 Tupper St., Buffalo, was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation and failure to keep right after he reportedly caused a two-vehicle collision in the 600 block of Portage Road. When police arrived at the scene, they found the vehicles but no drivers. They checked the vehicles owners and located Scott at Niagara Falls Memorial where he was being treated for wounds. He reportedly told police he'd had one too many drinks and struck the other vehicle from behind.

VEHICLE THEFT: Police are investigating a report of a vehicle theft which resulted in an the vehicle being abandoned in the intersection of Ethel Avenue and Bell Street at 9:39 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle was left with front end damage, as well as a busted passenger window and damage to its ignition house. The owner, who resides in Jordan gardens, told officers the vehicle should have been in her driveway and she'd given no one permission to drive it.

BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary in the 400 block of 16th Street. At 8:43 a.m. Friday, police were called to the scene by the building's supervisor, who told officers someone broke into the property and removed several buckets of scrap metal, as well as various tools and pipe fittings. There were no witnesses according to police.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary in the 1400 block of Osborne Court. The victim, a 63-year-old man, told officers someone entered his apartment Friday evening and took a laptop, a computer monitor, $600 in coins from a safe, a drill and a snowblower from his garage, which had its padlock cut. The suspect reportedly left the bolt cutters at the scene. The property manager arrived at the scene and reportedly checked with the upstairs neighbors to see if they were alright. He said he knocked on their door which opened to reveal a snowblower and some tools in the kitchen area.