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Medics dispatched to farm following fall from horse

GASPORT -- Ambulance crews responded to Becker Farms Saturday night, when a female rider suffered a back injury after falling from a horse.

The accident occurred just before 9 p.m. at the Quaker Road farm, which offers a haunted hayride, among other attractions.

The victim, whose name and age were not given, did not appear to be seriously injured, according to a Sheriff's Office dispatcher.


Police probe targets 3 bank card fraud cases

NIAGARA FALLS -- City police are investigating three recent fraud cases, including one in which more than $826 was stolen from an Ontario Avenue woman's bank account.

The victim told police that someone used her bank card and PIN number to steal the money between Wednesday and Friday.

In another case, $150 was stolen from the bank account of a Niagara Street man after his wallet was stolen Wednesday evening, police said. The victim accidentally left the wallet atop his car during a visit to Hyde Park, police said. A bank card was used to make several purchases.

A Lewiston woman's debit account was drained of $1,500 during a recent hospitalization, police said. The card was removed from her purse after she was admitted to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center last month.


Pickup driver killed after crashing into trees

FORT ERIE, Ont. -- A 67-year-old Fort Erie man was fatally injured shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his pickup, which crashed into trees off Point Abino Road near Fox Road, Niagara Regional Police said.

The name of the victim was not released pending notification of relatives. The 1998 Dodge Ram was northbound on Point Abino when the driver lost control, police said.

The victim was transported to Niagara Health SystemGreater Niagara General Site, where he was pronounced dead.

There were no other occupants in the pickup, said police, who are continuing the investigation.


Damage put at $15,000 in Royalton home fire

ROYALTON -- Fire that broke out shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday caused $15,000 in damage to a home at 5653 Bulmore Road, fire officials said.

One occupant of the home was identified as Laura Barnard. The Red Cross was assisting two residents, authorities said. Firefighters from Terry's Corners, Wolcottsville and Gasport fought the blaze. The cause has yet to be determined.


2 North Carolina men arrested on felony warrants

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Two North Carolina residents in town for a job have been arrested on outstanding felony warrants, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Jamie C. Deans, 36, and Warren B. Gore, 38, are charged with breaking and entering, larceny and conspiracy. Acting on information provided by Johnston County, N.C., authorities, deputies responded to the B Cozy Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard early Saturday and arrested the two, who were rooming at the motel while working at a local job site, deputies said.

More information on the charges was unavailable.


Plasma TV taken during daytime heist

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A 50-inch plasma television was stolen Friday during a daylight burglary from a Keck Road home.

Niagara County sheriff's deputies said the crime occurred between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and a rear window was shattered with a patio block. Also stolen were a video game console and a game cartridge. The homeowner discovered the break-in after returning home from work. The loss was put at $4,500.


Man loses 3 teeth, $170 during robbery, attack

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Ferry Avenue man lost three teeth and $170 when he was attacked about 3 a.m. Saturday by two robbers, Niagara Falls police said.
The victim was punched in the head and kicked repeatedly while walking in the 2200 block of Whitney Avenue, police said. He was treated for injuries in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.


Officers chase, arrest man after report of shots fired

Central District police arrested a man on weapons charges early Saturday while responding to a call about shots being fired near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and East North Street.

As the officers arrived at the scene where shots had been fired at about 2:40 a.m., they saw a man running away with a gun in his hand. The man threw the gun under a car near East North and Peach Street.

The officers chased the man and took him into custody. They also recovered a loaded gun.

Arthur Everett, 23, of Peach Street, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a gun, first-degree reckless endangerment and obstructing governmental administration.

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