Niagara Gazette

March 16, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 17

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette


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.


Town of Cambria

• TRESPASS: A Lower Mountain Road woman reported that someone left footsteps in the snow leading to the shed where she keeps goats while she wasn't home between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. The woman said that she's had problems in the past with a neighbor entering her property without permission, but she wasn't sure if it was the neighbor. Nothing was stolen, and the animals appeared to be unharmed, the woman said. It appears that the unknown person just went and looked at the goats, the woman said. The woman's husband will be posting private property signs around the property, and the woman does not want the incident investigated further, as she believes the signs will be enough, the Sheriff's Office said. 


North Tonawanda

• PETIT LARCENY: Maria Maleen Guillermina Rosario, 18, of Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, was charged at 9:53 p.m. Friday with petit larceny. Police said Rosario stole Lipozene, Hydroxycut, candy and a toy from Walmart, 886 Niagara Falls Blvd.

• DWI: Kevin B. Penvose, 54, of Witmer Road, was charged at 6:28 p.m. Friday with aggravated DWI and failure to keep right following a traffic stop on the 1000 block of Oliver Street. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.24 percent, three times the legal limit, following a breath test.