THE CRIME NF: September 30th, 2020, Edition of the Niagara Reporter Newspaper

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-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 800 block of Lincoln Place in the morning hours of Monday, September 14th, 2020, after reports of a trespass. According to the complainant, a homeless man has been harassing people in the neighborhood, making threats toward them, and breaking into condemned buildings. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2700 block of Whitney Avenue in the afternoon hours of Monday, September 14th, 2020, after reports of illegal dumping. According to the complainant, seven mattresses, three chairs and five couches were dumped onto the property off of the alley.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 1000 block of South Avenue in the morning hours of Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, after reports of a criminal mischief. According to reports, the complainant reported a smashed vehicle window with roughly $120 in damage. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the Family Dollar on the 8700 block of Niagara Falls Blvd. in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, after reports of a larceny. According to a store employee, an individual placed multiple packs of bed sheets inside a tote before he left the store without paying. The estimated value of the property is $200.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 100 block of 57th Street in the afternoon hours of Thursday, September 17th, 2020, after reports of a criminal mischief. According to the complainant, his tires were slashed overnight. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2300 block of Pine Avenue in the afternoon hours of Thursday, September 17th, 2020, after reports of a vehicle theft. According to reports, a vehicle that was parked in front of Mario’s was left unlocked with the keys inside. When the complainant came back outside – after a minute elapsed – the vehicle was gone. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to Target in the evening hours of Friday, September 18th, 2020, after reports of a shoplifter. According to a store employee, the suspect allegedly took 39 pieces of merchandise, concealed them in bags and then passed all points of entry without paying. The estimated value of all items was $437.25.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 500 block of 10th Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 19th, 2020, after reports of an assault. According to reports, the complainant stated that he was assaulted while walking home from an unknown attacker who knocked him out with a beer bottle. The complainant sustained injuries to his face that resulted in blood loss. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Blvd. in the evening hours of Saturday, September 19th, 2020, after reports of an assault. According to reports, an argument escalated inside of a vehicle causing a passenger to “lean[] over from the passenger seat and bit[e] [the complainant] on his nose and the inside of his lower lip.” According to reports, this caused multiple lacerations on both sides of his nose and the inside of his lip. Individuals who witnessed the incident said that the dispute arose from money. One individual was arrested as a result of the incident. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 400 block of Memorial Parkway in the evening hours of Saturday, September 19th, 2020, after reports of menacing with a weapon. According to the complainant, he was walking down an alley with a vehicle pulled up beside him and brandished a black firearm. The complainant further stated that the individual in the vehicle then picked up the weapon and pointed it at him. After the complainant told the suspect that he was not the person he was looking for, the suspect drove off. The complainant stated that he had no idea who the suspect was but did give a description to police. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2400 block of Linwood Avenue in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 20th, 2020, after reports of shots fired. According to a nearby homeowner, two groups of individuals shot at each other after an altercation. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2400 block of Fairfield Avenue in the late evening hours of Sunday, September 20th, 2020, after reports of an arson. According to fire investigators, the fire was deemed suspicious in nature due to the main source of the fire – a vehicle –  being parked and not having a battery in it.  

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7-Eleven on the 7600 block of Buffalo Avenue in the early morning hours of Monday, September 21st, 2020, after reports of a shoplifter. According to an employee at the store, the suspect grabbed a merchandise rack of cell phone chargers off the front counter and ran out of the store. The total value of stolen items were $40.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2100 block of North Avenue in the morning hours of Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020, after reports of a stolen vehicle. The complainant said that her vehicle was stolen from the driveway of her residence while the keys were in the ignition. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 700 block of 66th Street in the morning hours of Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020, after reports of a stolen bicycle. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 1500 block of 18th Street in the late hours of Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020, after reports of an arson. According to reports, surveillance video shows what appears to be an individual throwing a Molotov cocktail into some rubbish in the allow causing a fire.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 8400 block of Niagara Falls Blvd. in the afternoon hours of Thursday, September 24th, 2020, after reports of a shoplifter. According to a store employee, the suspect took two bottles of liquor and exited the store. The suspect was later captured and arrested. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Blvd., Tops International, in the early morning hours of Friday, September 25th, 2020, after reports of a subject with a gun. According to reports, after being pulled over by police for suspected DWI he attempted to flee. It was at this time police found a fully loaded firearm in the center console. The suspect was arrested. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 1700 block of Pierce Avenue in the early morning hours of Friday, September 25th, 2020, after reports of shots fired. No one was injured as a result of the incident. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2200 block of Hyde Park Blvd. in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 26th, 2020, after reports of a fight. According to reports, fifty individuals in front of 2619 Ontario Avenue were in the middle of the street arguing and yelling at one another. However, due to the number of individuals police could not stop a physical altercation from ensuing. Once more backup arrived, the group dispersed and there were no injury complaints made. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 1300 block of Niagara Avenue in the morning hours of Saturday, September 26th, 2020, after reports of shots fired. According to reports, the shots were fired at a home but no injuries were reported. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 100 block of 56th Street in the morning hours of Sunday, September 27th, 2020, after reports of a criminal mischief. According to the complainant, he awoke to find his rear windshield smashed. 

 


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