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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Nov. 12 to 18

>Nov. 12

Lockport police charged Theodore M. Robinson, 20, of Ashland Avenue, Niagara Falls, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended registration, failing to have insurance and unlawful possession of marijuana at 3:15 p.m. on Park Avenue. Police said his license plates had been suspended because of a failure-to-appear warrant. Police said they confiscated a bag of marijuana and $1,239 in cash.


>Nov. 13

Lockport police arrested two people after investigating a noise complaint at 7:40 p.m. on Park Place. Harold Hill, 30, of Rochester and Margaret A. Howard, 42, of Park Place were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Howard also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers said they found drugs were being used in the house, where a 15-year-old child lives.

Niagara Falls police reported that officials at LaSalle Middle School, on Buffalo Avenue, discovered a monument had been broken over the weekend.

Niagara Falls police charged a 16-year-old who they said had used bolt cutters to steal two bicycles. The 56th Street youth, who was apprehended at 1:50 p.m. on the high school soccer fields on Porter Road, was charged with petit larceny, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.

A 20-year-old 86th Street woman was treated just before 8 p.m. in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room for a possible skull fracture, black eyes and lacerations. The woman told Niagara Falls police that two former friends had pulled her hair and grabbed, punched, kicked and hit her, then left her lying on the ground. She said she was able to call her grandfather and get help. An investigation was continuing.

A property manager told Niagara Falls police that 60 feet of copper flashing, valued at $950, had been removed from a building on the 1900 block Main Street in the past two weeks.

A Pendleton woman told sheriff's deputies that someone had entered her unlocked car while it was parked overnight in the driveway on the 4800 block of Meyer Road and took 15 CDs and $3 in loose change.


>Nov. 14

Niagara County sheriff's deputies charged Anthony L. Barbalato, 30, of Mapleton Road, Pendleton, with felony driving while intoxicated after he failed five field sobriety tests, they said. They said Barbalato, who has two prior DWI convictions, was traveling 63 mph in a 45-mph zone when he was stopped just after 2 a.m. on Townline Road in Pendleton. His license showed prior convictions in 2000 and 2001, deputies said.

A Newfane woman told sheriff's deputies that someone broke the dining room window at her Springview Drive home at about 7 p.m., causing $200 in damage. A man who had asked for drugs was suspected.


>Nov. 15

Several vehicles had been vandalized overnight on 25th, 26th and 27th streets, Niagara Falls police said. The owner of a Chevy Tahoe found a driver's side window smashed and major damage to the dashboard; a satellite radio was taken. The owner of a Lexus said a passenger window was broken and someone took a satellite radio and $200. A 25th street man said that, just before 5 a.m., he saw someone about 6 feet tall with a white hood and tan jacket in the alley near his garage. He said the man was trying to pry open a garage door and fled. He told police that he found a broken passenger window in his vehicle, but nothing was missing.

An 82-year-old South Avenue woman told Niagara Falls police that sometime before 11 a.m., someone took a leather briefcase, containing her purse and $298, that she had left unsecured in the Meals on Wheels site on 15th Street.


>Nov. 16

A couple living on Rivershore Drive told Niagara Falls police that a neighbor drove his vehicle at the wife at a high rate of speed, swerving to avoid her and slamming on the brakes on several occasions. They said he also enters their property, walks on their breakwater and recently attempted to follow her.

A pregnant woman's boyfriend assaulted her during a noontime argument, Niagara Falls police said. The 21-year-old victim, who was four months pregnant, was slapped, dragged by the hair and pushed into a door at a Falls Street residence. She was not seriously injured.

Thieves took a stereo system, fishing equipment and a $200 survival knife after breaking into a car parked overnight outside a Willow Avenue home, Niagara Falls police said. The victim told police the area has been the scene of several car break-ins in recent weeks.


>Nov. 17

Rachael M. Reed, 35, of Buffalo Avenue was arrested at 12:53 a.m. on the 5600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls police reported. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to signal a turn.

Residents of an apartment complex on the 900 block of Niagara Avenue told Niagara Falls police that bullets penetrated windows and walls of their building at about 2:20 a.m. Residents reported hearing five or six shots. At least two bullets penetrated apartments but did not injure anyone, police said.

A burglar damaged a window, frame and garage door at a Lockport Street home in an unsuccessful attempt to break into the garage sometime overnight, Niagara Falls police said. Damage was estimated at $900.

A Town of Lockport resident told sheriff's deputies he suspects a burglar who entered the garage at his Purdy Road home through a side window was looking for a dirt bike he recently had purchased. Nothing was taken in the break-in, which occurred between 1 and 7:30 a.m.

Niagara Falls police said that three juveniles were spotted breaking bottles just after 4 p.m. behind a business on the 1800 block of Niagara Street. A business representative said that the location has been plagued by vandalism, including graffiti and slashed tires.

A 6-foot tall spiral topiary, valued at $175, was stolen sometime overnight from the front of the Harris Lever florist shop on Main Street. The tree was planted in an urn valued at $75.


>Nov. 18

Richard W. Williamson Jr., 31, of 66th Street, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. at Hyde Park Boulevard and Ferry Avenue, Niagara Falls police said. Williamson was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and making an unsafe lane change. Police said Williamson was driving 55 mph in a 30-mph zone and had an open beer container in the vehicle. They said his driver's license had been suspended for failing to answer a summons in the Town of Tonawanda.

A man fled after stealing a $110 cell phone at the home of a Ninth Street woman. Niagara Falls police said the man appeared at the woman's door just before 2 p.m., demanding money she owed him. When she started to phone police, he grabbed the phone, injuring her finger, then fled.

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