Niagara Gazette

September 16, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Sept. 16

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

LOCKPORT

Shoplifting suspects chased out of his clothes

A man suspected with shoplifting jewelry at the Bonton left with less than he came with at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft report at the South Transit Road store where employees said a man in his 20s walked out the door with several necklaces and two rings.

The suspect was confronted by a loss prevention employee in the parking lot and handed over the necklace. As the employee attempted to take the man into custody, he shoved the employee and began to run away. The employed caught up with the man and the two struggled. The suspect pulled out of his jacket and two t-shirts and ran through the parking lot towards South Transit shirtless; only wearing lime green shorts. The suspect was also bleeding from a wound on his face.

Deputies secured the clothing left behind which included a white t-shirt with blood on the collar, a black t-shirt with a small amount of blood on it and a black jacket with blood on the collar. The items of clothing were will be submitted to the Niagara County Sheriff’s office for DNA testing.

 

Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 2200 block of Pierce Avenue. A 53-year-old woman told officers that sometime between noon and 4 p.m. Sunday someone broke into her home by taking an air conditioning unit out of a window. The victim said a laptop computer and some costume jewelry was taken.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into an SUV break-in in the 400 block of 19th Street. A 30-year-old man told police that sometime between 3 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday someone broke into his 2002 GMC Envoy by smashing the front driver's-side window. The victim said two speakers, an amplifier, a pair of sunglasses and his wallet was taken.

 

Lewiston

• RECOVERED CAR: Sheriff's deputies were called to an area about 1,200 feet from Blacknose Springs Road on Tuesday for a recovered stolen vehicle. Deputies found a pickup truck that was stripped, burned and in two pieces. The vehicle had been reported stolen from a Wilson man on Aug. 30. The report noted that on Sept. 4, Lewiston police recovered several DirecTV items in that same area that were reported in the stolen pickup.

• RECOVERED CAR: Sheriff's deputies found an undisclosed vehicle destroyed by fire in a field about 700 feet south of the intersection of Mount Hope and Green roads shortly after midnight on Sept. 8. The car had been reported stolen on Sept. 5 from the rear alley of 18th Street in Niagara Falls. The catalytic converter had been cut off the vehicle, which was found on its side in the field.

 

Wilson

• INVESTIGATION: Sheriff's deputies were informed last week that employees of a group home on Mount View Drive were being tested for drug use after a complaint. A manager at the home said an anonymous caller contacted their administration building corporate compliance line and stated there was drug use by the employees at the location. Due to the accusation all employees at that location were drug tested and it was reported to police because it is their company policy. She refused to take a breath test.

• PETIT LARCENY: Christina L. Price, 30, 2577 Daniels Road, was charged with petit larceny Friday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a Windows smart phone valued at $500 being taken from the top of a locker at Wilson High School. The family locator was used to find the phone in Niagara Falls where Price is employed. Price who is a substitute custodian at Wilson High School, admitted to taking the cell, according to the report.

Town of Lockport

•DWI:  Jillian L. Frosolone, 21, 424 Hawthrone Drive, Youngstown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, moved from a lane unsafely, unlawful possession of marijuana and a stop/stand/park violation on Saturday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. At 2:39 a.m., a deputy was called to the area of Lake Avenue and Old Niagara Road for a report of a woman slumped over behind the wheel of her vehicle in the middle of the intersection. The vehicle rolled slowly west in the eastbound lane through the intersection and stopped on the shoulder. According to the report, Frosolone appeared intoxicated and she failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was 0.08 percent. An inventory search of the her vehicle also revealed an amount of marijuana.