Niagara Gazette

Police Reports

September 25, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 25

NIAGARA COUNTY

Sheriff posts advisory on craigslist scam

Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour is calling the public's attention to an ongoing Internet scam involving listings on craigslist.com.

The scam often involves e-mails from senders identical or similar to drrnlgn@aol.com and Drrnlgnn@aol.com.

Using that address type, an unknown person inquires about an item listed for sale on CraigsList, usually an item that would cost a substantial amount to ship to the buyer. The scammer sends a check for more than the asking price of the item and asks the seller to deposit the check, and send the same amount of money to a different location through Western Union.

The original check is then found to be fraudulent, and the seller is out the money that he or she sent via Western Union.

According to Voutour, a general rule to follow is: Don't transfer money through Western Union unless the original check has been clearned and confirmed valid by your bank or credit union.

   

Niagara Falls

 THEFT: Police are investigating a car break-in in the 4800 block of University Court. A 21-year-old man told officers that sometime between 3:45 and 10 a.m. Sunday someone broke into his 2010 Toyota Corolla by smashing a passenger-side window. The victim said a GPS power cord, a headphone jack and an 80 GB Zoom were taken.

Wilson

• MISCHIEF: A sheriff's patrol discovered a mailbox was damaged by fire early Monday in the 2600 block of New Road. Investigation showed the mailbox was doused with an accelerant, possibly gasoline, and was lit on fire. The deputy did not locate any witnesses to the incident, but found two empty plastic cups nearby that smelled of gasoline, the report said. The mailbox was damaged but not destroyed, the report said.

• MISCHIEF: A property owner in the 2700 block of New Road reported finding his neighbor's mailbox on fire about 1 a.m. Saturday. The witness saw an orange glow from a window, ran out of his house and extinguished the fire with a garden hose, according to the sheriff's report. This was the first of two reported mailbox fires on New Road over the weekend, Undersheriff Michael Filicetti said Monday.

Cambria

• VANDALISM: A pickup parked in the 3700 block of Ridge Road was damaged by keying sometime between the morning of Sept. 21 and afternoon Sept. 22. The 2006 Dodge Ram was scratched from front to back, according to the sheriff's report; the damage estimate is $2,000.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Police Reports
  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 18

    Police are investigating a theft from a convenience store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street. A clerk told officers that four suspects, two males and two females, entered the store at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday and one of the women brought several items to the counter and paid for them with a New York state benefit card. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 17

    A Ransomville man with alcohol-related convictions was charged with felony driving while intoxicated Sunday night, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. 

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 16

    A Niagara Falls man told police that he was attacked by two men while walking by himself Monday evening in the 600 block alleyway between 19th and 20th streets. 

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 15

    Lockport police quickly caught up with two teens charged with breaking into a Main Street restaurant early Sunday morning.

     

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 14

    A 54-year-old motorcyclist was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight after he collided with another motorcycle on Hartland Road Saturday afternoon.

     

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 13

    A Lockport man was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center after a car-motorcycle collision on Fisk Road Friday afternoon.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 12

    Police are investigating a burglary in the 2500 block of 29th Street. An agent with the CSX Railroad Security Department told officers that sometime between April 4 and noon Monday, someone forced open the door to a storage shed on his company’s property.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 11

    A North Tonawanda couple is accused of stealing textbooks from Niagara County Community College, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 10

    Falls police are searching for two suspects who approached multiple Seneca Niagara Casino patrons in a series of attempted robberies.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • • Cops sig BLOTTER: Police reports published April 9

    Officers are looking into a car break-in in a parking lot in the 700 block of Whirlpool Street. 

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page