Niagara Gazette

February 6, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published Feb. 7

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


School locked down after gunman report

Police in Buffalo have found no sign of a gunman after searching an elementary school where someone reported seeing an armed man.

The Harvey Austin Elementary School was put in lockdown shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday after the report came in to police. About 15 patrol cars responded to the scene and an Erie County Sheriff's helicopter hovered overhead as police with dogs searched the building.

During the secondary search that police found a man with a gun. He was taken into custody.

Police believe this man may have been the person that prompted the 911 call. At this time, he has not been charged. He is only being questioned by police, who say they do not believe he had any ill intent. Police say the man has a valid permit for the weapon and regularly participates in an after school program at the school.


Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a store in the 1500 block of Military Road at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. Nicole T. Shelton, 30, 1512 Hyde Park Blvd., was charged with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child. Shelton is accused of taking more than $65 worth of merchandise without paying for it and having her child with her and directing the child to take some of the stolen items.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drug and other charges after a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Ferry Avenue at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday. Rayquan Maurice Graham, 20, 1722 Elmwood Ave., was charged with third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driver.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on a drug charge after he was stopped by police in the area of Portage Road and Niagara Street at 2:05 a.m. Thursday. Wilson Gary Aaron, 31, 433 24th St., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.