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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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