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FROM THE BLOTTER <br> NIAGARA FALLS POLICE CALLS, OCT. 14 TO 20

Thursday

Officer Stanley Wills said he found an abandoned vehicle on Fourth Street which was unregistered. The vehicle also was found with license plates which were reported stolen to Buffalo Police on Sept. 24, Wills said.

A woman in an office on Buffalo Avenue told Officer Vincent Granto someone stole her purse with $130, two credit cards and personal papers from her office.

Officer Jason G. Sykes said a woman told him her 19-year-old son was assaulted while a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center sometime between Sept. 25 and 26. He received bruises to his left bicep, chest and back, and suffered scratches to his neck and elbows, and a nose bleed, she said. She turned in six pictures of the alleged victim to Sykes.

Friday

Two local women were arrested on a felony charge of criminal possession of marijuana at 4 a.m. at the Rainbow Bridge after they each were accused of smuggling two pounds of marijuana hidden under their clothes. Officer William Kutis arrested Jamie L. Clark, 26, of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Jenny L. Bishop, 24, of 24th Street. No bail was set on either of the women because of the felony charges.

Dorothy Brundidge, administrator at Community Education Center, 901 24th St., turned in a length of glass pipe suspected of being a crack pipe to Lt. Angela Munn-Gadacz. The pipe was found in a classroom, and there are no known suspects who may have left the pipe, Brundidge said.

A Willow Avenue woman told Officer James J. Conte someone let the air out of two of her car's tires.

Police were searching for three men who fired six or seven shots at a man and woman as they sat in a car off Hyde Park Boulevard Friday afternoon.

The victims told police they were parked in the 4600 block of Hyde Park Boulevard shortly before 2 p.m. when a man opened fire from a nearby car, striking their vehicle repeatedly in the back end. The car then sped off. One of the occupants of the car being fired upon is a suspect from a shooting earlier this month, police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Vandals caused an estimated $700 damage by breaking several windows at LaSalle Middle School on Buffalo Avenue on Friday night. Police said the windows were broken in a lunchroom area between 6 and 10 p.m., but that no entry was made to the building.

Joseph Brinson II, 17, of Memorial Parkway, was arrested Friday morning on two counts of disorderly conduct and a single count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is accused of having a knife, police said.

A 47-year-old Lewiston man told police he was jumped while walking in the neighborhood of Willow Avenue and 13th Street Friday morning. The man suffered facial and head injuries but later changed his story regarding the nature of the attack, police said. He was treated at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

A 46-year-old man called police, saying he had been attacked by a juvenile in the 5600 block of Frontier Avenue. The man said he had confronted some youths who were bothering his son when one of them spat on him and hit him on the head.

A Sixth Street man told police someone entered his home sometime prior to 7 p.m. through a side door, stealing a quantity of food from a refrigerator.

Saturday

A Tronolone Place man was arrested at 4:15 a.m. on domestic charges, police said. Wilfredo Borges II, 22, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Details were not released.

A rear-end accident at 1:06 p.m. sent one person to the hospital. Police said Grand Island resident William Vasey, 53, was westbound on Niagara Falls Boulevard at 66th Street when his car was struck from behind by a car operated by 82nd Street resident David Stoneback. Vasey's passenger, 53-year-old Sandra Vasey, was sent to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center complaining of neck pain. No charges were filed.

Police are investigating a report that an 88-year-old resident of a local assisted-living residence was swindled out of $331 over the past month. The money was discovered as missing from the man's account. An investigation is continuing.

Sometime between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m., a cell phone valued at $100 was stolen from a Wyoming Avenue man's truck, police said. The theft occurred in the 1800 block of Willow Avenue.

Police are investigating whether a woman who leased $2,000 worth of furniture and appliances from a Portage Road store has left the area, taking the goods with her. The woman only made a single $200 payment to Aaron's Sales, police said.

Sunday

Ferry Avenue resident Reginald Howell, 41, was arrested on Seventh Street at 3:05 a.m. following a domestic incident, police said. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Monday

A Jerauld Avenue woman told Officer William Gee someone slashed two tires on her car sometime overnight.

Officer Anthony Catalano arrested a man on Buffalo Avenue after a resident of Opportunities Unlimited said he ran up behind her in a threatening manner and kicked her in the hip. He arrested Christopher Rifenbarc, 29, of Buffalo Avenue and charged him with menacing.

A man on LaSalle Avenue told Gee a man took $2,494 worth of furnishings last week from an apartment he owns. The man said he will gain the suspect's new address before filing for a warrant for the man's arrest.

Tuesday

A University Court woman told Officer Lisa MacNeil someone smashed a window of her car overnight and took a black handbag. The victim, while filing the report, found some of her personal belongings scattered between her building and another, but the purse wasn't found, said MacNeil.

Another woman told MacNeil someone smashed a window of her truck and took her purse, with $50, from the front seat floor.

Wednesday

A woman on 10th Street told Officer Justin Birmingham a man struck her in the face two or three times, causing two scratches. She admitted to slapping the man in the face before being assaulted, said Birmingham.

Officer Angelo Berti arrested a 17-year-old girl at A.J. Wright, 7210 Niagara Falls Blvd. after an employee said she left the store without paying for $5,000 worth of clothing on 15 different occasions between July and Oct. 12. He charged Jessica L. Gordon, 17, of 88th Street with grand larceny.

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