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JAN 27 - FEB 03, 2015

Local Crime Blotter

By Sarah Martinez

January 27, 2015

Thief Steals Candy Bars

Valued at $575.00

On January 17, Police responded to the 7-11 on Niagara Street in reference to a shoplifter. The manager of the store told officers that a black male wearing a large black coat entered the store and began browsing through the candy bar aisle. According to reports, the man removes 7 cases of candy bars valued at $575, and places them inside of his coat. The suspect then made a small purchase with his food stamp card, and fled eastbound with the stolen merchandise. The manager of 7-11 reported that she may be able to identify the suspect by tracing his EBT Food Stamp card.

Man Beats Woman

After Being Rejected

On January 19, Police responded to Townsend Place in reference to an assault. According to reports, Police arrived on scene and observed a pool of blood on a sidewalk leading to a porch, where they found a female victim beaten and bloody. The woman told Police that she had been at a neighbor's house with another female and two black males, drinking and playing cards. According to the victim, the black male at the party was trying to "get with" her. After rejecting his advances, the female subject who was also at the party became enraged with the victim, and threw the victim's purse outside. As the victim stepped outside to retrieve her bag, the black male followed her, and began yelling at her for not giving in to his advances. She reports that two people knocked her to the ground and began punching her in the face and beating her. Witnesses at the scene told police that they observed a large black male and female punching and kicking the victim while she lay on the sidewalk. According to the victim, the black male then ran off her purse, which contained her ID and Food Stamp Card. She was treated at the hospital for a deep laceration to the face and swelling of the eyes and ears. No arrests had been made at the time of this report.

Woman Uses Butcher Knife and Claw Hammer to Damage Vehicle

On January 20, black female Tasheka Stalling was arrested by Niagara Falls Police for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree. A victim reported to officers that she observed Stallings enter her driveway and exit a vehicle carrying a large butcher knife and claw hammer. Stallings then began smashing the victim's rental vehicle with the hammer and slashing the tires, causing $1000 worth of damage. Reports indicate that Stalling's mother and sister were also present at the scene, as the crime took place. Officer's located Stallings during a traffic stop, and she was arrested and detained for Criminal Mischief.

Walgreens Thief Drops Food

Stamp Card As He Flees the Scene

On January 20, Officers responded to Walgreens on the 1200 block of Pine Ave. in reference to a shoplifter. The manager of the store reported that a black male entered the store and removed Braun Shavers valued at $157.00. The suspect walked past the manager who advised him to stop, to no avail. As he was fleeing the scene, the suspect dropped his NYS Food Stamp Card near the front register. The manager advised Police that the suspect is known for multiple shoplifting incidents at that location. Officers have taken possession of the Food Stamp Card for evidence, and the information has been logged into evidence. No arrest had been made at the time of report.

Woman's Home Burglarized,

Suspects Come Back for More

On January 20, a woman reported to Police that her home had been burglarized. Reports indicate that the woman did not notice her home had been burglarized until almost 5 hours after she arrived home. She told Police that as she was putting her daughter to bed she noticed that her daughter's television was missing from her room. She then inspected her home and realized that several game systems and additional televisions had also been removed. According to reports, the front door of the women's home was buckled and kicked in, as a point of entry into her home. The women stated that she did not realize her home had been burglarized for nearly 5 hours after her arrival into the residence, because she does not use her front door. Police spoke to witnesses who reported seeing two unknown males with flashlights on the victim's porch looking into the windows, several hours after the burglary had taken place. The victim did recall seeing lights flash through her windows while she was home, and believes the suspects came back to steal more items, but failed to do so because she was inside. No arrests had been made at the time of this report.





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