Weekly Feature



2014-06-25 / Police Blotter

Stick-wielding youths peer into residents’ mailboxes

Monday, June 16

• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that three women filled shopping bags with merchandise and then attempted to return the items to receive store credit. The employee said the women were given store credit for the items and a surveillance video captured the thefts.

• A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. He was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters.

• At a Transit Road business, a patron reported that a man who was parked in the lot exposed himself to her before fleeing the store in a blue Dodge.

Tuesday, June 17

• On Saratoga Road, a resident reported that youths were making noise in a nearby parking lot. The resident said one of the teenagers was playing a guitar. Police responded and advised the youths to leave the premises.

• A resident of Hartford Road reported that the rear windshield of his vehicle was smashed. The man said the incident occurred while the vehicle was parked in the driveway.

• On Palmdale Drive, a resident reported that a yellow children’s bicycle was stolen from the rear of the apartment building. The incident occurred overnight.

Wednesday, June 18

• A resident of Callodine Avenue reported that the left-front tire of his vehicle was slashed overnight. He also said there was a small dent in the vehicle’s left-side door and a small emblem was stolen. The car was reportedly parked in the apartment parking lot when the damage occurred.

• On Shetland Drive, a resident reported that several youths were walking down the street with sticks in their hands. The teenagers were also reportedly looking into residents’ mailboxes.

• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that a man stole approximately seven large jugs of pool chemicals. He was wearing an orange polo shirt and pants.

Thursday, June 19

• Police responded to a Main Street business where an area resident reported that youths were igniting fireworks. Officers located the youths, all of whom admitted to using the fireworks.

• At a Sheridan Drive business, a person reported an iPad Mini was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

• A resident of Glen Oak Drive reported that her mailbox was “ripped off” sometime during the day.

Friday, June 20

• An employee of a Main Street business reported that an elderly man was refusing to leave the store. He was reportedly also screaming at employees as he walked out of the store. According to the employee, the man picked up a large rock and was threatening people just before police arrived. Officers advised the man to leave the premises.

• A juvenile female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Transit Road department store. She was apprehended by store security.

• A resident on North Forest Road reported that a neighbor’s dog was barking outside for more than two consecutive hours. Police responded and found the area to be quiet.

Saturday, June 21

• A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. He was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters.

• On East Villas Drive, a resident reported finding a man asleep on the side of a nearby building. The man was reportedly waiting for friends to return. While police were attempting to assist the man, his friends arrived at the scene.

• On Tomcyn Drive, a resident reported that children were being loud and disruptive. Police responded and advised the youths to keep the noise level at a minimum.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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