Niagara Gazette

December 4, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 5

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

— Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after a traffic stop in the 400 block of 19th Street at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday. Frank Huston, 64, 1617 Niagara St., lower rear, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to signal.

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested for stealing from her employer. Erica Nikol Simmons, 27, 523 Fifth St., Apt. 3, was charged with petit larceny. She was accused of scamming a $500 gift card. 

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after he hit another man with his car during a fight in the parking lot of a store in the 1500 block of Pierce Avenue at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Timothy S. Saunders, 50, 2217 LaSalle Ave., was charged with second-degree assault. Police said Saunders was part of a large group of men that were fighting and he got into his car and struck another man, flipping him over the hood of the vehicle. Saunders told police he was "jumped" by the victim and another man in a dispute over "stolen tires." Police said Saunders told them, "I did, I really did, try to run him over with my vehicle."

• BURGLARY: Officers are looking into a burglary in the 3000 block of Falls Street. A 41-year-old man told police that sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, someone broke into his home by kicking in a back door. The victim said two PlayStation 3 game systems, two laptop computers, an Xbox 360 game system, an iPod and six video games were taken.

• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a robbery in the area of 24th Street and Walnut Avenue. A 22-year-old man told officers he was walking in that area at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, when he was approached by two male suspects. The suspects surrounded the victim and one man pulled out a knife. The victim said the suspect slashed him on his right hand with the knife. The victim told police he did not want to cooperate with them.



• DWI: Daniel E. Krebs, 44, Oakwood Drive, Pendleton, was charge with aggravated DWI (BAC over .18 percent) about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New York State Police. Krebs was stopped on County Road for speeding and determined to be intoxicated. A breath test showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.19 percent.