Niagara Gazette

June 5, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published June 5

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

 
• ARRESTS: Police made three arrests after a traffic stop in the 400 block of Ferry Avenue at 2:40 p.m. Monday. Officers stopped a car for erratic driving and arrested the driver after discovering he did not have a license. Asad Ron Hixon, 21, 3243 Dudley Ave., was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe lane change and failure to signal. Two passengers in the car told officers they didn’t have identification and as police continued to question them, one of the passengers attempted to close the windows and lock the doors of the vehicle and drive it away. An officer was able to get into the car and began wrestling with the suspect, who was identified as Michael M.D. Pryor. Pryor continued to fight with officers, eventually falling out of the car. Pryor, 16, 413 Sixth St., was finally subdued and charged with second-degree assault, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The other passenger in the car, Dartanyon Tyrel Robinson Jr., 17, 1511 Pine Ave., Apt. 3, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

 
• ASSAULT: Officers are looking for two suspects in connection with an assault in the area of 18th Street and Niagara Avenue. A 19-year-old woman told police she was walking in the area at 7 p.m. Sunday when she was approached by two other women who challenged her to fight. The victim said one of the attackers tried to spray her with pepper spray, but when the can malfunctioned, the suspect hit her in the face with it, knocking her unconscious. When she woke up, the victim said her wallet and cell phone were missing.

 
• THEFT: Police are investigating a theft in the 2200 block of Niagara Avenue. A taxi driver told officers he was dropping off a fare at 11:40 a.m. Sunday and got out of his vehicle to take some items out of it and hand them to the passenger. A few minutes later, the cabbie said he noticed that some cash had been taken from his wallet, which he left in the driver’s side door handle.   

 
Cambria

 
• WARRANT: Timothy J. McPhaden, 57, 3629 Ridge Road, was charged Saturday with resisting arrest. Deputies said they used pepper spray and physical force to subdue McPhaden, who reportedly refused to cooperate with them as they tried to take him into custody on an outstanding warrant for third-degree menacing. He had reportedly been involved in an incident the night before that resulted in a menacing charge being lodged against him, sheriff’s deputies said. When McPhaden returned home the following morning, several deputies attempted to take him into custody but were met with sustained resistance. McPhaden was finally subdued with the use of pepper spray.
    
Wilson

 
• DWI: James W. Hedley, 63, 5776 Beach Street, Olcott, was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Lake Road. Deputies said Hedley was pulled over for failure to keep right, as he reportedly crossed over the center line. He was also driving 15 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Deputies asked for his license, at which point Hedley fumbled through his wallet but was unsuccessful in locating it, although it was in a sleeve Hedley had in his hand. Hedley appeared to have glassy eyes and slurred speech and had an odor of alcohol on him, deputies said. Deputies asked if he know why he was stopped, which Hedley reportedly said, “I’m not going to lie, you got me.” They asked Hedley if he had any alcoholic beverages to drink, which Hedley said “Yes.” When asked how much, Hedley said “Too much.” Hedley was arrested on $500 bail.