Niagara Gazette

December 10, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 9

Niagara Gazette


Man arrested after car chase

A reported wild car chase resulted in the arrest of a Falls man after 10 p.m. Friday.
According to police, DeJuan Savage, 23, 711 Eighth St., stole a vehicle in front of a grocery store on Niagara Avenue near 22nd Street.
Officers in the area reportedly followed Savage as he drove at high rates of speed and failed to yield at several stop signs. Police report the vehicle eventually stopped in an alleyway near 16th Street and Linwood Avenue after striking a parked vehicle.
After the accident, police said Savage exited the vehicle and fled from the scene. Officers pursued on foot and eventually caught and subdued him.
He was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of injuries. While there, officers reportedly questioned him about alcohol and attempted to have Savage perform field sobriety tests.
But Savage reportedly declined, instead asking for his lawyer.
He was charged with first-degree possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and several traffic violations. The accident involving the parked car also reportedly caused more than $3,000 damage to the vehicle he’d allegedly stolen.
Niagara Falls

• BURGLARY: Officers are investigating a reported burglary which occurred between 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of North Avenue. The victim, an 87-year-old woman, reported someone entered her home and went through several Christmas gifts being kept in a spare room. She said whoever took the gifts also took $25 from her purse, which was on the kitchen table. The total loss was estimated to be $264.

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested following a traffic stop at 11:25 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. LaRonda Hill, 34, 2148 21st St., was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving through a red light after patrol witnessed her vehicle drive through the intersection of 18th Street and Pine Avenue while traveling north on 18th Street. When police questioned her, she reportedly said “Sorry I ran the red light, these brakes don’t work.” Officers reported smelling alcohol on her breath and asked her to perform several sobriety tests, which she reportedly failed. According to the report, Hill registered a 0.10 percent blood alcohol content when she was tested.

• ARREST: A Buffalo man was arrested following a reported trespassing incident at 2:25 a.m.

Saturday at a building in the 300 block of Fourth Street. Kelly Foster, 54, 400 Forrest Ave., Buffalo, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass after security at the building witnessed him panhandling and picking up cigarette butts. He was reportedly taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters.
• ROBBERY: Police are investigating a reported robbery which occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 18th Street. The victim, a 38-year-old woman, told officers she was walking home from a bar at the intersection of Cudaback Avenue and 22nd Street when she was approached by a man who demanded her purse. She said she refused and struggled with the man when he attempted to grab it. She said he repeatedly punched her in the head, causing lacerations, and was able to take the purse from her. She said the man ran towards Niagara Street. The purse and its contents are valued at $175.