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Officer James Reynolds took a report from the manager of the Duty Free Shop, One Niagara St. at 10 a.m. The manager said a man left without paying for two bottles of whiskey on Thursday. The suspect's image was captured on the store's surveillance cameras, he said.

A woman on 72nd Street told police someone slashed the passenger front tire of her truck sometime overnight. A man and a woman at the same address also gave police similar reports.

Officer Reynolds said a man told him someone took an insurance check for $2,094 from his mailbox on July 2. The check was then forged and cashed at a local mini market on July 19, said the victim. Reynolds said there are no known suspects or witnesses.

A 41-year-old Niagara Street man told police he visited a 20th Street home shortly after 2 a.m. to find two people fighting. He was then struck over the head with a beer bottle and robbed of $15 before he was able to flee the residence. Lewis E. Bogen, 18, of Mackenna Avenue, was later charged with second-degree assault and second-degree robbery in connection with the incident, police said.

An Ely Avenue man was arrested on a Niagara County Court indictment charging him with conspiracy and third-degree criminal sale of a narcotic substance. Christopher L. Cauley III, 35, was taken into custody at 2:20 p.m.

A 24th Street man reported that an insurance check worth almost $2,100 was stolen from his mailbox sometime in July. The check was forged and cashed at a local bank, police said.

Edward C. Lynch, 25, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested at 4 a.m. in the 300 block of John Daly Boulevard. Lynch was charged with driving while intoxicated and making an unsafe start.


A Fourth Street woman called police Saturday to report that her drug-addicted brother had stolen her video game system. The victim told police it was the second such theft recently, and that the brother sells the items for money to support his drug habit. She estimated her loss at $249. She was advised to obtain a warrant for her brother's arrest.

Someone stole a lock off a chained enclosure outside a Buffalo Avenue convenience store Saturday, then stole three of the propane tanks stored inside. The incident occurred between noon and 2 p.m. at the Wilson Farms store, police said. The stolen items were valued at $175.

Henry B. King, 74, of Lindbergh Avenue, was not seriously hurt when he suffered an apparent medical problem while driving and crashed into a parked car in the 500 block of 82nd Street around 8:12 a.m. No charges were filed.

A Chilton Avenue man told police that someone stole a pair of 40-foot aluminum ladders from the side of his home sometime Friday afternoon. Also taken were two ladder picks. Loss was listed at $950.

A laptop computer valued at $1,100 was reported stolen from the A.R.M.S. Co., on Pine Avenue. The computer was taken sometime within the past week, police said.

Three people were hospitalized after a 7:17 p.m. accident at Niagara and 19th streets. Police said that a southbound vehicle turned in front of a northbound vehicle, causing the accident. William McCoy Jr., 22, of Cleveland Avenue, was charged with a traffic violation as a result. He and two occupants of the second car were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Injured in the second car were S.N. McDougald, 21, of Niagara Street, and Devon Woods, 22, no address available. A second passenger escaped injury.


Jacob W. King, 18, of Spencerport, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Third Street. He was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Two people were taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center following a two-car crash at 9:57 a.m. at Girard Avenue and Builder's Way. Angela Highway, 38, of Girard Avenue told police her brakes failed as she approached the intersection, causing her car to hit a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Kimmie Darrah of Frontier Avenue. Both women suffered apparently minor injuries to the back, neck and shoulder, police said. Highway was charged with passing a stop sign and having no inspection sticker.


A woman on Ontario Avenue told Officer Sonja Drinks-Bruder a woman put her hands through her apartment window after opening a screen and broke her window chimes after she told her not to shake a dusty rug near her window. The suspect also tried to enter the apartment to grab her, but the victim said she picked up a table to hit the suspect, causing her to leave.

A 17-year-old boy told Officer James J. Conte a boy in a car on Linwood Avenue got out with a snowbrush in his hand, charged at him and tried to assault him with it. The victim threw a garbage can at the suspect, who then fled in the vehicle, said Conte. The boy's mother said it was gang-related violence. Her vehicle's home had been intentionally damaged and she said she believed the crimes to be related.

The assistant controller at Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 114 Buffalo Ave. told Officer James Reynolds someone took $945 out of three night shift envelopes between Saturday and Monday. There are no known suspects or witnesses, said Reynolds.


A man on Cleveland Avenue told Officer Justin Birmingham someone took his bike from the back of a home. Birmingham said the victim has no house and the residence belongs to his friend.

Officer William Gee said a Walnut Avenue woman told him someone entered an unlocked vehicle in front of the home and used the remote garage door opener to open the garage.

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