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FROM THE BLOTTER <br> NIAGARA FALLS POLICE CALLS, OCT. 21 TO 22

Thursday

* A woman on Walnut Avenue told Officer Thomas Ewing a man asked to borrow money from her and when she turned him down, he pushed her onto her bed, choked her and pulled her hair. He then took $638 in cash from her purse and left the apartment, she said. She told Ewing the man is a drug dealer and most likely needed the cash for a narcotics transaction.

* A property manager for a building on Linwood Avenue said a man accepted $1,500 to maintain and repair the property between August and October, but repairs were never made. The manager also said he inspected the property and there is damage done by the man during repairs, which weren't completed.

* A Pine Avenue man told Officer Michael Trane someone between Oct. 19 and 21 took 10 rolls of roofing, a roofing torch and a bottle of propane from a building's roof.

Friday

* A man at a bar on Niagara Street told Officer William D. Kutis some people beat him up because of women he was dating. The man complained of pain to his right leg and a fat lip, said Kutis. The victim was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center via Rural/Metro ambulance, he said.

* A representative of Pepsi-Cola, Sanborn, told Officer William D. Kutis someone drilled open the lock to a coin-operated machine in a Third Street hotel and took about $300 in cash. There were no suspects or witnesses, Kutis said.

* A manager at Rainbow Car Wash II, 1101 Whitney Ave., told Officer James J. Conte someone entered the work room and pried open a metal change box, taking about $600 in quarters. Several tools were also taken from a work bench area, and $20 was taken from a cabinet, said the manager.