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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Dec. 26 to Jan. 2

>Dec. 26

The owner of Western New York Mixed Martial Arts on Walnut Street in Lockport told city police that sometime overnight someone smashed a window in the back door, unlocked a dead bolt and smashed the safe, taking $400. Also stolen was a $1,000 laptop computer and $675 camera. Damage to the door was estimated at $250, and damage to the safe was $200.


>Dec. 27

A Quaker Road, Somerset, man told sheriff's deputies he found what appeared to be a human leg bone washed up along the shore of Lake Ontario at 1 p.m. Coroner Russell Jackman was notified, and the bone was collected for further testing, reports said.

At 9:30 p.m., Niagara Falls Police Officer Kristina M. Jordan charged Eric C. Shimmell, 22, of Ferry Avenue, with acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 at 1406 Ferry Ave. A woman said Shimmell threw a 5-month-old boy into his car seat while it was sitting on a porch. The woman took the child to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

A woman told Niagara Falls police two women jumped her at 11 a.m., punching her in the face and body. The woman lost a tooth and had a bloody eye, police said.

A 100th Street man told Niagara Falls police someone put white paint on the tailgate and bumper of his truck sometime overnight. Several people in the neighborhood also placed similar complaints, police said.


>Dec. 28

A Cheektowaga woman told Niagara Falls police a woman took $2,100 from a hotel room sometime overnight while she stayed at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, 310 Fourth St.

A Lewiston man told sheriff's deputies someone broke a window of his vehicle sometime overnight while it was parked on Church Street in Youngstown. Nothing appeared to be missing, a sheriff's deputy said after responding to the 4:30 a.m. call.


>Dec. 29

An unprovoked attack left an 88th Street woman with minor injuries, Niagara Falls police said. The victim, 45, told police she was sleeping in the basement of an Independence Avenue home just after 8 a.m. when a female resident attacked her, punching and scratching her on the arms and face.

Sheriff's deputies said they contacted patrons of a Dysinger Road, Town of Lockport, hair salon after a customer's $250 brown leather jacket was stolen during a visit. Deputies said the jacket was taken off a coat rack at Julie's Hair Design between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. while the owner, a Wynkoop Road resident, was there for an appointment. None of the contacted customers reported any knowledge of the theft, deputies said.

A 25th Street man told Niagara Falls police that he noticed his $219 cellular telephone missing after the departure of a woman who had been temporarily staying at his home.

A North Avenue teenager was advised to seek an arrest warrant against another girl, who reportedly assaulted her Dec. 27 in the 1100 block of Ashland Avenue, Niagara Falls police said. The 16-year-old victim said that she was scratched and bitten on the chest and that while she was on the ground a male kicked her in the ribs. She was not seriously injured but sought treatment at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.


>Dec. 30

Sheriff's deputies said they stopped an Appleton resident at 2:18 a.m. on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane after noticing the car had just one headlight. They subsequently discovered an open bottle of beer within a 12-pack sitting on the vehicle's front seat, according to reports. Brandon L. Regling, 24, of Dublin Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and insufficient lights.

A Weston Avenue resident reported that her purse was stolen out of her unlocked car sometime overnight. The purse contained a wallet and credit cards, Niagara Falls police said.

Sometime between Dec. 27 and Dec. 29, someone entered an apartment on Washington Street in Olcott and stole the resident's car and house keys, along with $250 in cash, sheriff's deputies said.


>Dec. 31

Ferry Avenue resident Nelles R. Henry, 44, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. following a dispute outside his home, Niagara Falls police said. Henry was charged with disorderly conduct and accused of fighting with a neighbor who had been begging for money, according to reports. Henry told police that his 15-year-old daughter was injured and his pregnant 21-year-old daughter was struck in the stomach during the dispute, which may lead to additional arrests. Neither woman was seriously injured, police reported.

A Tronolone Place youth, 17, told Niagara Falls police he was struck over the head with a glass bottle during an altercation at 19th and Niagara streets. The victim said that just about midnight he had confronted a man he believed to have robbed him at gunpoint earlier in the week. While arguing with the man, a woman broke a bottle over the victim's head, causing minor cuts.


>Jan. 1

A woman told Niagara Falls police that her wallet was stolen from the mattress beneath her while she slept. The victim, a Niagara Street resident, told police she had attended a party at the Cudaback Avenue residence New Year's Eve and had stashed her purse inside the mattress prior to falling asleep. She lost $400 in the theft, police said.

At 6:30 a.m., a man forced his way into a 20th Street residence and assaulted a Townsend Place man, 24, and his girlfriend, a 19th Street resident, Niagara Falls police said. The woman, 23, was punched in the face while trying to separate the two men during a fight, police reported.
Someone fired several shots into the trunk of a 1998 Ford parked in the 600 block of Ashland Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., Niagara Falls police said. The car, owned by a Fourth Street man, sustained an estimated $350 damage.

A 24th Street resident told Niagara Falls police that her ex-boyfriend broke a double-pane window and damaged some walls in the aftermath of an earlier argument. The incident occurred between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. and resulted in $110 damage to the apartment, police said.

A 16-year-old 94th Street resident told Niagara Falls police she was assaulted by two females at about 2:20 p.m. as she walked in the 1200 block of 94th Street. The victim was punched repeatedly and her hair was pulled after the two exited a car and attacked her, according to reports. The incident stems from an ongoing dispute over boyfriends, police said.

James E. Taylor, 42, of Fuller Road, Burt, was injured in an accident at 12:59 a.m. at Haight and Hartland roads in the Town of Somerset. He was charged by sheriff's deputies with failure to stop and driving while intoxicated, reports said. A witness told deputies that he saw Taylor's van go through a stop sign and into a ditch.

Following a sheriff's deputies report taken at Lockport Memorial Hospital, Anthony D. Barone, 20, of Elmwood Avenue, Newfane, was charged with third-degree assault at his home. A Middleport man told deputies that he was at a party at 12:30 a.m. on Wheeler Road in Gasport, talking to a woman, and Barone started to argue with him. He said he returned to the party to get his jacket and Barone hit him repeatedly in the head and face. The Middleport man was treated for lacerations.

A 20-year-old Plaza Drive, Wheatfield, woman told sheriff's deputies that she put her purse down in the hallway of the apartment because her hands were full and when she returned a few minutes later the purse was gone. The $50 purse contained $80 in cash, a $20 gift card and makeup.

Jason A. D'Angelo, 36, of Caledonia Street, was charged with petit larceny by Lockport police just after 2 p.m. at a Rite Aid on South Transit Street, reports said. An employee told police D'Angelo used box cutters to open a package and then took an MP3 player.

Lockport police said they found two men fighting at 2:30 a.m. on Church Street and a woman lying on the side of the road, injured. The two men were separated, and Jesse L. Gould, 27, of Basom, was charged with disorderly conduct, and Allen Tomaino, 19, of North Royal Parkway, Lockport, was charged with two counts of harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police said Tomaino started fighting with officers and the woman, also of Basom, said Tomaino had punched her.


>Jan. 2

A Royalton man told sheriff's deputies that he received a monthly bill of $114 for satellite television that he never ordered. He said he believes that someone has stolen his identity.

Sheriff's deputies said they found two dogs that had been reported abandoned at a home in the 2300 block of Harwood Avenue in Wilson at 11:20 a.m. The golden retriever and beagle were spotted through a front window in the home and found in poor living conditions with little water and no food, according to deputies. The home was reported as disorderly, littered with dog feces and urine. The Wilson dog control officer was called to remove the dogs, and charges were being considered.

Timothy S. Reinard, 38, no address listed, was charged by Lockport police with petit larceny following an investigation by city detectives. Reinard is accused in the theft of 60 feet of copper drain pipe, which was taken from Lockport Public Library on Dec. 7, police said.

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