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Niagara Falls Crime Blotter

By Sarah Martinez

January 13, 2015

Jan. 5th 2015

ROBBERY- Woman's Rent Money Snatched from Her Hand by Red Gloved Suspect

On January 5th 2015 a woman filed a Police Report alleging she had been robbed of her rent money. The woman stated that after withdrawing $450 from her ATM at a Tops Supermarket, she was confronted on the side of the building by who she believed to be a Hispanic man donned in a facemask, black clothing and red gloves. The man pushed her against the wall with one hand, while his other hand remained in his hooded sweatshirt pocket, as if he had a weapon. The man shouted, "Give me your moneys", snatching $450. in cash that the woman was allegedly holding in her hand at the time of the incident. The red gloved bandit then fled northbound towards the front of Tops Supermarket.


Jan. 6th 2015

SHOOTING- Victim Shot Inches Away From Sleeping Child

In the early morning hours of January 6th 2015, a man was shot in the buttocks while sleeping inches away from a child. According to witness reports, the victim was sleeping in the living room floor and a child was sleeping above him on the couch. Witnesses inside the home heard loud knocks on the rear door, and a voice shouting

"Police, Search Warrant!" Initially, the witness assumed that the police were in fact at the residence, due to the victim being a parolee. The witness came downstairs and then spotted an intruder in their kitchen shining a flashlight on her. She laid down and covered herself with a blanket before hearing two loud gunshots and her brother screaming, "Call the Police, they shot me!". Police responded to the scene with paramedics, and the victim was transported to ECMC for treatment of his gunshot wound to his buttocks.

Jan 7, 2015

THEFT- Slurpees and Earbuds

On January 7th 2015, a male and female entered a 7-11 convenient store located on Hyde Park Blvd. After dispensing a slurpee, the male suspect walked to the display area of the store and removed a set of Buffalo Bills earbuds. He placed the merchandise into his jacket pocket and the couple then exited the store without paying for the items. Their getaway vehicle was driven by a black male with dreadlocks. The incident was captured on video surveillance.

Jan 8, 2015

Criminal Mischief- Mom Saves Man from Arrest

An intoxicated man admitted to punching a lamp and breaking a picture frame while staying at the Seneca Casino and Hotel with his girlfriend on January 8th. The girlfriend stated she tried to persuade her boyfriend to stop his violent rage, to no avail. The man's vehement outburst resulted in $300 worth of damage to a broken lamp, a shattered picture frame and cleaning fees for the fragments of glass embedded in the rug. Hotel management provided the man with 24 hours to pay the $300 in damage fees or an arrest would be made for criminal mischief. The man contacted his mother, who arrived on scene and paid $100 towards the bill owed with the promise to repay the remaining amount by Friday. She then drove the "highly intoxicated" son home with her for the night.





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