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Mike Kurilovitch


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A 19-year-old University at Buffalo student from Lewiston may have narrowly missed being bilked out of more than $1,500 in an email scam that offered her an attractive job opportunity. The Upper Mountain Road resident told police that she received an email recently from a woman who claimed to have gotten her email address from the UB website. The woman claimed to be loo…

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One man was shot and another repeatedly stabbed early Sunday in what Niagara Falls police described as likely retaliation for a beating that occurred in the same area less than 24 hour earlier. All three incidents appear to have occurred in the vicinity of the Imperial Lounge, 909-11 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls. Police reports show increasing problems at the lounge i…

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Two Niagara County Community College students have been charged with breaking into another student's dormitory room and ransacking it, sheriff's deputies said. The incident occurred following a large fight at the Saunders Settlement Road housing in Cambria on May 9, according to police reports. A female student's room was entered via a window, and her belongings were sc…

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A woman contacted Niagara Falls police recently after discovering that someone had drained more than $1,500 from her bank account since April 9. The 71-year-old victim, a Pierce Avenue resident, told police that she did not know how anyone accessed her account, since her bank card was still in her possession. She learned that three withdrawals were made from her account…

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A 43-year-old man told Niagara Falls police he was shot in the leg late Friday while walking to a nearby store to purchase beer. The victim, a Town of Niagara resident, told police he was walking in the vicinity of 18th Street and Pierce Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. when two men started following him. He said they approached him as he neared the store, and one of the me…

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A woman who was housesitting for a Niagara Falls resident left a day early, police said, and apparently decided to take a little extra "pay" for her troubles. The Linwood Avenue resident who arranged for the woman to watch her house told city police Saturday that she became suspicious after receiving a text from the woman on Friday saying that she was returning home to …

Niagara County deputies arrested a Woodland Avenue man Wednesday afternoon after he reportedly assaulted a neighbor over a missing UPS package. The victim told sheriff's deputies that Kaleb Wiltse came to his Town of Niagara house just after 4 p.m., accusing him of stealing a package that had been delivered to Wiltse's home earlier that day. When the victim told Wiltse …

A car full of juveniles told Niagara Falls police they were "driving around making a music video" just before 2 a.m. Saturday when the underaged driver backed into a parked car, damaging it. Officers said they were on another call nearby when they witnessed the accident in the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue and stopped the offending vehicle. The driver, who was not id…

A 24-foot-long wheelchair ramp, recently installed behind the Niagara Falls home of an elderly 15th Street resident, was stolen sometime last week, city police reported. An agency installed the $5,000 ramp on Feb. 16, according to police reports. Someone apparently removed it on Wednesday evening.

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Niagara Falls police arrested a 20-year-old Falls man early Friday morning after officers said he loudly attempted to enter a home that he wrongly claimed was his and tried to drive off in a vehicle that also did not belong to him. Officers were called to a 15th Street address shortly before 4 a.m. on a report of a suspicious person banging loudly on the door of the hom…

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NIAGARA FALLS – A 22nd Street man told police that he left home to get gas in his car Friday morning, and that while he was away someone broke into his home, stealing $16,000 worth of property. The victim reported leaving home around 8:15 a.m. for a trip to the Tuscarora Indian Reservation to purchase gasoline. Upon returning about 90 minutes later, he immediately becam…

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Tree limbs toppled by high winds Friday evening damaged at least two cars, including a brand new Chevrolet that sustained burns when an active power line fell on it in the LaSalle section of Niagara Falls. A 76th Street woman told police she was driving in the area of 7516 Wing Court just after 4 p.m. when a gust of wind knocked a branch onto a nearby power line. The fo…

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A Niagara Falls woman told police that a man wielding a cane sword threatened to cut her throat Saturday morning. The 56-year-old victim, a 25th Street resident, told police that the man was drinking in a lower apartment around 8 a.m. when he showed up at her door, pounding on it for no apparent reason, according to a Niagara Falls police report. When the victim asked h…

A doorbell camera captured images of a young man stealing packages from the porch of a 20th Street home in Niagara Falls Saturday, mere minutes after the packages were delivered. The homeowner told police that UPS delivered several packages to her porch at 3:05 p.m., and at 3:11 p.m. her doorbell camera captured images of a man jumping over the porch railing, taking the…

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Saturday morning following a disturbance on Pine Avenue that stemmed from her offer to pay for a car ride with sexual favors, Niagara Falls police said. A motorist told police that he came across a woman crying in the road at around 3 a.m. Saturday. Concerned for her safety, he stopped and asked if he could help, and the woman asked for …