Niagara Gazette

October 3, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Oct. 3

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


Man arrested in CVS robbery

The New York State Police arrested a Sanborn man suspected of theft at the CVS pharmacy after a short foot chase Monday.

Nicholas E. Patterson, 27, was charged with first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

At 7:50 p.m. on Friday the CVS Pharmacy on Saunders Settlement Road was robbed by a masked man who demanded controlled substances from the pharmacy

Police now say Patterson walked into the pharmacy wearing a black ski mask demanding prescription drugs and stated he had a gun. He fled the scene on foot traveling east with an unknown amount of prescription drugs. 

On Monday, Paterson was located at his residence and attempted to flee on foot into a wooded area. He was taken into custody without incident after a short foot pursuit and was found to be in possession of several controlled substances. 


Niagara Falls

THEFT: Police are investigating an SUV break-in in the 700 block of Monteagle Street. A 21-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday someone broke into her 2001 Subaru Forrester by smashing the driver's-side rear window. The victim said her wallet was taken.

BURGLARY: Officers are looking into a burglary in the 2700 block of McKoon Avenue. A 20-year-old man told police that sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. Monday, someone broke into his home through an unlocked kitchen window. The victim said an Xbox 360 game system, two laptop computers, including one that had a sticker that read, "Silly Boys, Jeeps Are For Girls" on it, and a backpack were taken.

BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 500 block of Portage Road. A 41-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 1 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Monday, someone broke into the apartment that she had just been evicted from by smashing out a window on the front door. The victim two flat-screen TVs, a love seat, a couch, a mattress, two box springs, and a home theater system, all of which were rented, were taken.

BURGLARY: Officers are looking into a burglary in the 1800 block of Willow Avenue. A 45-year-old woman told police that sometime between 5 and 9:02 p.m. Monday, someone broke into her through an unlocked window. The victim said a rented 52-inch flat screen TV, a Wii game system, a PSP game system, a DS-3 game system and 15 video games were taken.