Niagara Gazette

May 30, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 30

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

LOCKPORT

$1,360 stolen from South Transit restaurant

An unknown person got away with $1,360 from a South Transit Road restaurant after throwing a brick through a window overnight Tuesday.

According to a report filed with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, a brick was thrown through the double-pane window on the west side of Kalamata Family Restaurant, 5690 South Transit Road, sometime between 10:10 p.m. Tuesday and 5:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Employees said the money was taken from the cash register, which appeared to have been opened with a passcode. The coin tray appeared to have been lifted from the cash drawer and was left on the floor along with several pieces of paper.

Outside of the broken window, laying in the grass, was a Lefas Virgin Olive Oil metal container, which employees stated was originally on the window sill as decoration. It appeared that the suspect moved the container off the window sill and placed it on the ground after throwing a brick through the window. The brick was located under one of the tables about 15 feet into the restaurant.

The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Bureau for further review.

 

BUFFALO

Man jumps to death from city hall deck

Emergency responders were called to Buffalo City Hall Thursday morning, where a man jumped to his death.

Police and fire personnel were called to the building just after 10 a.m., where a man described as white and in his 20s apparently scaled a wall of the observation desk on the 28th floor and then jumped.

The man’s body was found on the fifth floor landing on the southwest side of city hall. Police said foul play isn't suspected.

Police did not say whether this person is an employee at the building. A spokesman said they have not found a note from the man, whose identity has not been released.

— Channel 4 News

 

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from the 7600 block of Buffalo Avenue. A 54-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, someone an overdrive and prop from her boat by unbolting them from the craft. The parts are valued at $1,500.

 

Town of Niagara

• CHARGED: Olu Z. Robertson, 34, Niagara Falls, was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation on Tuesday, according to state police. Pulled over on Lockport Road for not wearing a seat belt, Robertson fled from police after being asked to step out of his vehicle due to the strong smell of marijuana. Robertson ran toward the Belden Center area. With the assistance of additional state police patrols, Town of Niagara police, Niagara County Sheriff deputiest, Robertson was apprehended a short time later at St. Paul and Nevada avenues. Further investigation determined that Robertson had possessed marihuana and cocaine which was prepared for sale.

 

Town of Lockport

• MISCHIEF: Dominic M. Annalora, 22, 2486 Fuller Road, Burt, was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal mischief, following a confrontation in the parking lot of the South Transit Road Wal-Mart. A 20-year-old Lockport man told deputies that Annalora punched the rear hatchback area of his car, causing $700 damage, and challenged him to a fight on Tuesday. The man said Annalora took a swing at him, missed and ran off through the parking lot. Deputies said Annalora agreed to meet them Wednesday, at which point he was charged.