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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Dec. 1 to 12

>Dec. 1

* Walter D. Lamar, 37, of Jordan Gardens, Niagara Falls, was charged by Lockport police at 3:35 a.m. with petit larceny and possession of stolen property in the Kwik Fill parking lot on South Transit Street. Police said Lamar was stopped in his vehicle with 38 air fresheners, valued at $41, taken from the store.

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>Dec. 3

* Four unruly patrons left the Denny's Restaurant on South Transit Road, Town of Lockport, without paying for a $32 food order. The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m., sheriff's deputies said. Deputies were tracking a license plate number in an effort to identify them.

* Sometime during the past two weeks, someone damaged a 1999 Dodge pickup truck belonging to a Shunpike Road, Town of Lockport, man, sheriff's deputies said. The vehicle's hood, tailgate, fenders and doors were damaged to the tune of an estimated $3,000, according to reports.

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>Dec. 4

* A 50-year-old 16th Street man told Niagara Falls police that he heard glass break in his home just before 1 a.m. and came downstairs and found two men on his front porch, attempting to open his door. The men then fled. Damage was estimated at $50.

* The owner of a Buffalo Avenue beauty salon told Niagara Falls police that her shop was burglarized over the weekend. She said someone entered through a boarded-up window and took a blow drier, curling iron and five pairs of scissors, valued at a total of $500, as well as an undetermined amount of change from a collection jar and candy. The owner told police she has been robbed before and no longer leaves cash in the business.

* Arielle Bones, 16, of Seventh Street, was charged with felony first-degree robbery by Niagara Falls police. She and an unidentified man are accused of robbing a 22-year-old Ferry Avenue man on Nov. 29, at the corner of Seventh and Niagara streets. The man told police that she was armed with a silver revolver and that he knew who she was even though she was wearing a mask. The man said the two armed thieves took $50 in cash and his debit card.

* Angelica B. Sanders, 19, of LaSalle Avenue, was charged by Niagara Falls police Detective Frank Coney with third-degree robbery after a robbery in a department store parking lot. A man and woman told police that Sanders threatened them with a crowbar on Nov. 30 and they gave her $50 to not hurt them. They said she took the $50 and the woman's purse and fled, according to reports.

* Michael E. Greenwalt, 51, of 71st Street, was charged by Niagara Falls police with driving while intoxicated and failure to yield. Police said they responded just before 9 p.m. to an accident, and Greenwalt told police that he did not see the car he had hit. After failing field sobriety tests, he admitted drinking three beers but refused a breath test, according to police.

* The Niagara County Drug Task Force executed a Lockport warrant and charged George L. Dash, 41, of Washburn Street, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Task force members said they found Dash with crack cocaine and an unspecified amount of unknown pills.

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>Dec. 5

* The owner of Main Automotive on Main Street told Niagara Falls police that he found two bricks on the floor and said two windows were broken overnight. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

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>Dec. 6

* James H. Rowland II, 36, of Cedar Avenue, was charged by Niagara Falls police at 9:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Welch Avenue with driving while intoxicated and moving from a lane unsafely. A witness told police Rowland almost struck a parked vehicle. According to police, he admitted "having a few" and failed field sobriety tests.

* Donald A. Compton Jr., 21, of Delancey Road, Niagara Falls, was charged by city police just before 8 p.m. in the 2900 block of Hyde Park Boulevard after he was observed tossing a beer can out a window, reports said. Compton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and depositing refuse on the highway. He admitted smoking three or four marijuana cigarettes after work, and an open container of beer was found under his seat, police said.

* A woman told Niagara Falls police that while she was looking through a rack of clothes in the Salvation Army store on Niagara Falls Boulevard she put her purse behind her on a display case. She said she turned around and the purse was gone. Employees tried to help her look, but with no luck. Taken were $650 and personal papers.

* Niagara Falls police charged Paul A. Taczak, 34, of Cayuga Village, after a hit-and-run accident just after 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 37th Street. Taczak was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and violation of parole.

* A 72nd Street man told Niagara Falls police that he returned to his apartment at 1:10 a.m. and was grabbed by a man without warning, choked and punched, then the man took his cell phone and wallet.

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>Dec. 7

* An Appleton woman told sheriff's deputies that her four-wheeler was stolen from behind her shed. It is valued at $5,000. A witness said three men in a late-1980s model pickup truck with a loud muffler loaded the vehicle into their truck.

* An Independence Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that his home was entered between 5 and 8 p.m., and someone took his television set, posters, movies and a Remington shotgun.

* Curtis P. Buddenhagen, 31, of South Transit Street, was charged by Lockport police with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault. A South Street man said he was attacked for no reason by Buddenhagen and suffered lacerations on his face and body, and his glasses were broken.

* The 86-year-old owner of a business on Falls Street told Niagara Falls police that his business was broken into overnight. The man's wife said they live upstairs and came down and found a kitchen door being held open by a brick and a lock broken on the door. Approximately $54 was taken from a cash register, and damage to the register and door was $360.

* A 77-year-old Cleveland Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that the screen in his door had been cut in three spots overnight. He said he had found an unknown man in his house a week ago but didn't report it. Damage was estimated at $100.

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>Dec. 8

* Tracy L. Carter, 24, of Byrd Avenue, was arrested at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo on a pair of city police warrants, Niagara Falls police said. He was charged with failure to appear in court on one warrant and was charged with second-degree assault and harassment. Details concerning the assault charge, which stemmed from a domestic incident, were not released.

* Town of Niagara resident Stephen J. Page, 27, of Panama Street, was arrested shortly after 1 p.m., Niagara Falls police said. Detective James Galie charged Page with second-degree arson.

* A burglar pushed in the cardboard covering a broken window and entered an Ontario Avenue home, Niagara Falls police said. The break-in occurred between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. A digital video disc player and a pair of sneakers were stolen from the residence, resulting in an estimated loss of $126.

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>Dec. 9

* A 27-year-old Lockport man told sheriff's deputies that his dog was shot and killed by hunters while he was walking the dog in the woods at 4 p.m. on Tonawanda Creek Road, near his father's house. The man said his German short-hair pointer was not on a leash. He said he had stepped into some ice and the dog had run on ahead, then he saw a muzzle flash, and his dog went down. Two hunters told the man that they thought the dog was a coyote. He told deputies that he didn't get any further information because he was rushing to get medical help, but the dog died because it had been shot in the spine. Deputies were searching for the hunters. The dog's owner said his dog did not look like a coyote and was wearing an orange collar.

* Two Wheatfield teens were arrested by sheriff's deputies, accused of vandalizing lawns in the Errick Road and Summerset Court areas. David W. Hall, 17, of Somerset Court, and Christopher D. Wolfe, 17, of Thornwood Drive, were each charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies said the two drove over lawns, causing tire damage, and also rammed at least two mailboxes. The incidents occurred shortly after midnight.

* A North Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that he was attacked inside a Spring Street apartment building by one of the residents. The victim, 36, said he was punched below the ear, causing him to briefly lose consciousness. His brother also was attacked upon coming to the victim's aid. Neither man was seriously injured. They were advised to seek a warrant for their assailant's arrest.

* An unattended candle was blamed for starting an 8:07 a.m. fire at 1520 22nd St. Smoke damage was reported throughout the home, and damage estimates were placed in the $25,000 range, fire officials said. The Red Cross was called in to assist displaced residents. No injuries were reported in the blaze.

* A Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen Friday night was found abandoned in a church parking lot at 10th Street and South Avenue just after noon, Niagara Falls police said. The vehicle belonged to a Whirlpool Street resident and had several articles of stolen merchandise inside when located, police said.

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>Dec. 10

* A Ninth Street man told Niagara Falls police someone stole his car a week ago.

* Niagara Falls police said they charged a man late Sunday with driving while intoxicated after the man drove 47 mph in a 30-mph zone. Clayton S. Ray, 35, of 92nd Street, also was charged with driving an uninspected motor vehicle when he was pulled over at 11:15 p.m. in the 8200 block of Buffalo Avenue.

* Niagara Falls police said they charged a man with assault, harassment and obstruction of governmental administration after a city woman said he pushed her off a porch at 17th Street and LaSalle Avenue, possibly breaking her wrist. Charged was Douglas L. Hamilton, 28, of LaSalle Avenue.

* Lynette M. Washington, 30, of Dayton Street, Lockport, was charged by city police with felony burglary and second-degree scheming to defraud at 9:41 a.m. on Davison Road. Police said a number of people called to report a blonde or a black-haired woman going door to door impersonating a home health care aide and then stole cash from at least two victims on East High Street. Sheriff's deputies and state police also responded. Washington was found behind a dumpster with a large amount of cash and a possible crack pipe and was wearing a black wig, police said.

* Lockport residents Richard T. Cornelius, 49, of Sunset Drive, and Daniel R. Macrae, 33, of Ashley Place, were both charged by sheriff's deputies at 11:21 p.m. on Lockport Junction Road with criminal possession of stolen property and fifth-degree trespassing. The owner of Junction Road Recycling said $800 worth of copper wire was stolen. Deputies observed a vehicle coming from the railroad track with its lights off. Cornelius told deputies that they were "looking for a good place to release raccoons." A search of the vehicle found copper wire with distinctive characteristics, according to reports.

* About $400 worth of damage was caused to a Ford van belonging to a Mackenna Avenue man when someone threw a brick through the front windshield overnight, Niagara Falls police said.

* A vacant Ninth Street apartment was burglarized overnight, with the burglar smashing a door and window to gain entry, Niagara Falls police said. The owner, a Jamaica, N.Y., resident, estimated damage at $30 and said nothing appeared to be missing from inside the building.

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>Dec. 11

* A woman told a Niagara Falls police officer that someone put two dents in the door frame of her car sometime overnight as it was parked in Jordan Gardens, causing $300 damage. The woman told police she had been receiving harassing telephone calls.

* David Auto Sales on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield reported to sheriff's deputies that a 2004 Ford Escape, valued at $18,000, is gone. An ex-salesman was supposed to transport the vehicle from Wheatfield to Niagara Falls in July, but it never arrived, and now they are unable to locate the salesman.

* Two boys were reported to be smoking marijuana in the boys bathroom at Niagara-Wheatfield High School at 8:47 a.m. Sheriff's deputies were called when one boy was found to be under the influence of "something" and was found with 11 white pills and one orange pill, according to reports. The boy, whose name was not released, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and his mother was called to take him home.

* Linda J. Michael, 42, of Oak Lane, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with driving while intoxicated and disobeying a stop sign at 8 p.m. on Park Avenue.

* Michael R.W. Moore, 33, of Birchwood Drive, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of sexual abuse. The charges were the result of a report made by a 16-year-old girl, police said.

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>Dec. 12

* At 5 a.m. in the 700 block of 17th Street, Niagara Falls police Capt. David Legault charged Daniel Henderson, 23, of Pierce Avenue, with unlawful possession of marijuana, according to reports. Legault said he spoke with him after seeing him in an alley and Henderson admitted having a small quantity of marijuana.

* The owner of a multiple family apartment house on Rainbow Boulevard told Niagara Falls police that someone entered the home by breaking down a side door and stole 15 three-quarter-inch pipes. The door was found open, police said.

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