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SPCA seizes two dogs from unsafe conditions

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized two dogs from a Pierce Avenue home Saturday morning after police spotted four dogs chained there without food or water.

Officers said the dogs were being housed in inadequate, makeshift shelters despite 19-degree weather. SPCA representatives said they took two dogs after determining they were unregistered and were attempting to determine the ownership of the other two.


Niagara Falls police probing fake money

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police are investigating two cases in which counterfeit money was passed.

A clerk at Advanced Auto Parts on Niagara Falls Boulevard contacted police after receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a male customer at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday afternoon, a counterfeit $10 bill was passed by a male at the Family Dollar store on Pine Avenue.


Two Falls men arrested on felony warrants

NIAGARA FALLS -- Felony arrest warrants were served on two city residents Friday night.

Dennis W. Kimmith Jr., 37, of Girard Avenue, who was taken into custody at 10:30 p.m. in the 9100 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, was wanted on a misdemeanor assault charge and a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt. Kimmith was also charged with failure to appear in court.

Earlier Friday, police arrested Joanne Garrison, 55, of Seventh Street, on a charge of second-degree assault with a weapon. Further details were unavailable.


Purse left on door stoop missing with contents

NIAGARA FALLS -- A moment of forgetfulness Friday evening cost a Cayuga Island woman her purse and contents, police said.

The West Rivershore Drive resident contacted police Saturday after realizing her purse, containing credit cards, $80 in cash and a cellular telephone, had been taken. The victim told police she placed her purse on the stoop outside the door to her home upon returning at about 8:30 p.m. Friday and forgot about it.


Purse stolen from car while owner is in church

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Ninth Street resident told police someone broke into her car while she attended a Friday afternoon service in a church on 20th Street.
The victim said a window on her car was broken, and her purse, containing three wallets, including $75 in cash and credit cards, was stolen. The theft occurred between 2 and 3 p.m.

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