• THEFT: Richard D. Brown, 24, 2492 Grand Ave., was charged at 1:55 a.m. Saturday with fourth-degree grand larceny and resisting arrest. Police outside Bragg’s tavern saw a man bolt out of the bar. A few moments later, a woman emerged calling out, “He just stole my purse!” Police searched for the man, identified as Brown, and found him a few blocks away. They told him he was under arrest and he fled. An on-foot chase ensued and police eventually caught him with the purse in his possession and arrested him. A manager from Wine on Third later identified as the same man who stole a purse at the store a few weeks prior.
• BREAK-IN: A manager at Cataract Steel on MacKenna Avenue reported late Friday evening that someone had shattered the front door of the building to gain entry and then broke into a locked cabinet used to hold money for coffee in the office. The manager said all employees know the cabinet is used for the coffee money, according to the police report. Police noticed a brand new Dell computer near the cabinet was not touched in the apparent burglary. The cost of the broken door was estimated at $300. The amount of money taken from the cabinet could not be determined.
• DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Darien A. Foreman, 30, 1807 Ontario Ave., was charged at 3:10 a.m. Saturday with disorderly conduct. Police were dispersing a crowd outside Club N.Y. on Third Street when Foreman refused to leave the area. He was repeatedly asked and responded “(expletive) the police.” He was arrested without incident, according to the report.
• CHARGED: Michael S. Toarmino, 19, 1123 19th St., Apt. A2, Niagara Falls, was charged at 1:15 p.m. Saturday with second-degree harassment, according to the police report. He was held for court.
• CHARGED: James J. O’Donnell, 47, 478 Lake St., was charged with driving while intoxicated. The patrol responded to a report of a pickup truck driving eastbound on Lake Road with a flat tire and found the vehicle with two flat tires in the parking lot of Wilson Automotive. O’Donnell admitted driving the vehicle, according to the report, and field sobriety tests indicated that O’Donnell was intoxicated.
• GRAND LARCENY: A Town of Lockport woman reported she noticed her purse missing after she left Dunkin’ Donuts on Niagara Falls Boulevard at about noon on Friday. Security tapes showed that victim walked in the business with a purse and left without one. The purse contained $200 in cash, credit cards and an uncashed paycheck. The loss was listed at $1,588.
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