Weekly Feature



2014-07-30 / Police Blotter

Woman interrupts game, makes off with football

Monday, July 21

• A resident of Glenhaven Drive reported that a large group of youths were refusing to move for passing vehicles. The resident also said some of the teens were “pounding on the cars” as they passed.

• An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that a woman, believed to be about 18 years old, was lying in a patch of grass between the sidewalk and the street. Police responded to the area and discovered the woman was taking a nap in the grass.

• On Rosedale Boulevard, a resident reported that his vehicle was entered overnight by an unknown person. He told police the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident and no items were reported missing.

Tuesday, July 22

• Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard store where a manager reported that a woman was harassing her employees. The woman was also reportedly attempting to return an item without proper identification, which is against the store’s policy. The manager said the woman has previously made fraudulent returns at the store. Officers requested the woman leave the store and told her if she returned, she would be arrested for trespassing.

• On South Long Street, a group of youths reportedly knocked over a portable toilet.

• A resident of Dodge Road reported that three boys on skateboards were making noise using a megaphone and a sledgehammer. The teenagers were reportedly videotaping themselves as they used the sledgehammer to “beat on a can in a nearby parking lot.”

Wednesday, July 23

• A resident of East Spring Street reported that his bicycle was stolen from the garage area of the apartment building.

• On Campus Drive West, a resident reported that he was confronted by an elderly neighbor who threatened to beat him up. Police responded and advised both men to stay away from each other.

• On Allenhurst Road, a resident reported observing a woman steal a football from children playing catch in the street. According to the resident, the woman was driving her vehicle when she stopped the car so that she could take the ball and yell at the youths.

Thursday, July 24

• On Siegfried Drive, a resident reported that a group of teenagers were having a party while consuming alcohol at a nearby house. Police responded and discovered it was an adult graduation party and no one underage was consuming alcohol.

• A resident of Huxley Drive reported that two of his unlocked vehicles were entered overnight by an unknown person. Nothing was reported missing.

• Two men were reportedly arguing with the manager of a Millersport Highway business. The men, who had a young child with them, were refusing to pay the $45 bill because a coupon they wanted to use was not accepted. The manager, however, said a sign is posted in the restaurant about the coupon not being accepted by management.

Friday, July 25

• About eight to 10 youths were being loud in a parking lot off Windermere Boulevard. Police responded to the location; however, the teens had left the scene prior to their arrival.

• A resident of Kaymar Drive reported that his laptop computer was stolen from the residence sometime during the day.

• At a Farber Lakes Drive business, a manager reported that an employee entered the store and broke the cash drawer while also stealing more than $100. He said the woman stole the money after becoming angry that she wasn’t being paid because a personal check “did not clear.”

Saturday, July 26

• Police responded to a Millersport Highway business where a resident reported that the music was being played too loud. Officers did not find the music to be unreasonably loud, but the manager said he would turn down the volume.

(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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