Niagara Gazette

Police Reports

March 16, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 17


Four DWI arrests at checkpoint

New York State Police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint on River Road on Friday and made four arrests.

• Donald E. Grosskops, 36, of North Tonawanda, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

• Ronald Michlin, 62, of North Tonawanda, was charged with driving while ability impaired after a test reading of 0.07 percent blood alcohol content.

Kirk M. Trombley, 42, of North Tonawanda, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a test reading of 0.10 percent blood alcohol content.

• Michael A. Rainero, 54, Buffalo, was charged with driving while ability impaired after a test reading of 0.07 percent blood alcohol content.

• Edward I. Hawkins, 25, Niagara Falls, was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana.



Underage alcohol sting finds all compliant

State and local authorities found 23 Niagara County convenience stores in compliance with underage drinking laws Wednesday after using underage operatives. 

Sheriffs deputies and members of the New York State Police and Liquor Authority conducted a joint sting operation and found all undercover minors were denied the sale of alcohol. 


Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a dispersement of a large crowd gathered at 1:15 a.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of Macklem Avenue. Rajesh Kumar, 21, 542 30th St., was charged with disorderly conduct after he was found on a porch while police were attempted to break up a large crowd around the house. Asked to leave, he refused, police say. Asked again, police said he responded, "I will finish my beer." Asked a third time, he reportedly said "I'll leave when I want and take my beer with me." Police asked a fourth time, they report, with the same result. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a reported burglary between 7 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 1300 block of LaSalle Avenue. The victim, a 42-year-old woman, told police after securing the residence and leaving for work, she received a telephone call from her daughter informing her the back door was open and property was missing. She told police a 64-inch television, a Playstation 4 and two video games, property valued at $3,520, was missing from inside. Police report a single set of footprints was located in the snow but were mostly melted and held no definition at the time.

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