Niagara Gazette

October 21, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Oct. 21

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

— Niagara Falls

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between noon Monday and 9 a.m. Friday in the 2200 block of Niagara Street. The victim, a 56-year-old woman, told police her tenant was moving out of an apartment Monday. However, when she entered the apartment Friday, both the stove and refrigerator were missing. She said there was no sign of forced entry and the tenant was the only one with access to the unit.

THEFT: Officers are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of 78th Street. A 30-year-old woman said her son left his tuba on the front porch of a friend's house nearby. When he went to retrieve the instrument, it was gone, she said. The tuba is valued at $300.

ARREST: Police made two unrelated shoplifting arrests at a supermarket in the 1000 block of Portage Road Friday morning. Shawn Stephen, 44, of an unknown address in Niagara Falls was charged with petit larceny after a store employee reportedly witnessed him remove food items and place them into a plastic bag and attempt to leave the store without paying at 10:15 a.m. Then, officers reportedly arrested Marshell Williams, 43, 1102 Main St., and charged her with petit larceny after she was reportedly witnessed putting food into her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying at 11:15 a.m.

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 5 and 6 a.m. Friday in the 8700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. The victim, a 39-year-old Falls man, said he was with a prostitute overnight and paid her for her services. He said he fell asleep for an hour and woke up to find the prostitute gone and $1,200 missing from his wallet.

BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 11 p.m.Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of 20th Street. The victim, a 31-year-old woman, told officers someone stole three bicycles, a stove and miscellaneous clothing from her garage storage. She said she returned home from work earlier in the week to her garage door missing. She said she photographed her belongings in the garage in case they were stolen.

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft and vehicle break-in which occurred between 2:30 and 3:05 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Rainbow Boulevard. The incident involved five victims from California and Las Vegas. They reportedly parked a rental van and entered a retail store. When they returned, two windows were broken on the van and various items, including a digital camera and cash were missing from inside.

BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of Cleveland Avenue. The victim, a 57-year-old man, told police someone kicked in his side door and stole a television, a desktop computer, a laptop and a DVD player while he was away.

ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Niagara Avenue. Levester Rose, 34, 3243 Dudley Ave., was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana after officers pulled him over due to a complaint he'd taken the vehicle from its owner.

THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft which occurred between 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of 18th Street. The victim said she had two visitors over at her residence and left. When she returned, her stove was missing.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 5 and 7 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Seventh Street. The victim, a 57-year-old man, told officers he was at the casino when he returned home to find someone had broken a window, entered his home and taken two televisions. Police report finding both blood near the window and partial fingerprints at the scene.