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POLICE BLOTTER IN FALLS BRIMMING WITH FELONY ARRESTS

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police arrested five people on felony charges Sunday night and Monday morning, including a man caught driving a car stolen from a Willow Avenue address.

Javon J. Evans, 23, of 24th Street, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and petit larceny after police said he allegedly stole a 1997 Chevrolet on Sunday evening.

Police charged Anthony C. Leslie, 31, of 56th Street, with fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and fourth-degree possession of stolen property in connection with the theft of a credit card and a TV set from a 56th Street home Sunday.

Dante L. Shine, 21, of 12th Street, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief in connection with a domestic incident.

William I. Barnes IV, 22, of Thirteenth Street, was charged with third-degree assault in another domestic case, police said.

In other cases, police charged Walnut Avenue resident Paul J. Quarcini, 24, with second-degree assault and LaSalle Avenue resident Lysander C. Scott, 18, with second-degree attempted vehicular assault, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana. No other details were released.

Damage exceeds $600
in vandalism at Falls school

NIAGARA FALLS -- Vandals caused more than $600 damage over the weekend at Maple Avenue School. The windows on two doors were scratched with a sharp object, police reported.

Attack on man follows
argument over a woman

NIAGARA FALLS -- An argument over a woman led to the assault of a 15th Street man Sunday afternoon, police said.

Jeff Banks told police he was walking in an alley off Niagara Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men, one of whom punched him and then began kicking him in the face after he fell to the ground.

Banks was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and was advised to seek an arrest warrant for his assailant.

Woman giving birth returns
to find home was burglarized

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Niagara Street woman told police Monday that someone entered her home while she was giving birth in an area hospital, taking items worth $150.

The woman told police the theft occurred sometime between Tuesday and Saturday and that some tools were taken, along with an aluminum bicycle frame.

Two industrial scales
stolen from plant in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two industrial scales valued at $925 were stolen from a Portage Road plant sometime over the weekend, police reported Monday. The scales were taken from a locked cabinet inside the Pemco plant, police said.

Police also investigated the theft of a $1,500 air-conditioning compressor from Snap-Lock Products on New Jersey Avenue. It was stolen from the side of the building over the weekend, police said.

Man says an acquaintance
in drinking binge robbed him

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Seventh Street man told police he was robbed by an acquaintance Monday morning after passing out following a drinking binge.

Scott Grayson told police he met the man earlier in the evening at a local bar and the two drank together before leaving to continue drinking in Grayson's apartment. Grayson told police he eventually passed out at about 6 a.m.

When Grayson awoke, he found his DVD player missing along with an $80 pair of headphones.

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