A Ninth Street man told Niagara Falls police that someone took a bank card from his coat pocket early today in the area of Seventh Street and Ferry Avenue. The victim claims that a fraudulent $700 withdrawal was made from his account following the card theft.
A LaSalle woman was arrested on a felony count at 5:30 p.m., Niagara Falls police reported. Jill A. Leo, 36, of 90th Street, was charged with third-degree grand larceny (theft of more than $3,000), as well as issuing a bad check.
David D. Knack, 29, of 60th Street, was arrested at 6 p.m. following a domestic incident, Niagara Falls police said. Knack was charged with third-degree assault, menacing and harassment.
A Weston Avenue man was taken into custody just before 10 p.m. after a domestic incident, Niagara Falls police said. Jacob L. Covington, 30, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Eddie D. Baldon, 55, of Buffalo, was charged with driving while intoxicated and other violations after being stopped at 24th Street and Pine Avenue just after 10 p.m., Niagara Falls police reported. Baldon registered a 0.16 percent blood-alcohol level, police said, and also was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating out of class.
Charges of DWI and having no inspection were lodged against 71st Street resident Susan A. Reynolds, 43, after she was involved in an automobile accident at 11:18 p.m. in the 7100 block of Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls police said.
* A Lockport woman who owns property in the 1900 block of Whitney Avenue told Niagara Falls police that someone broke into the home over a three-day period and stole copper plumbing, a refrigerator and various tools. The theft was discovered this morning.
* A wing fuel tank from a World War II vintage airplane was stolen from an Akron Road, Town of Lockport, property sometime within the past week, sheriff's deputies said. The tank, valued at $500, had been stored behind a garage at the residence.
* A routine traffic stop resulted in an arrest on a weapons possession charge, Niagara Falls police said. Riyad M. Issa, 46, of Pine Avenue, was stopped just after 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Portage Road after he failed to signal a turn, police said. He was found to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles. In addition to a traffic count, Issa was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
* Nicole L. Corsaro, 20, was charged with loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution after the 13th Street resident was spotted flagging a car down in the 1900 block of Walnut Avenue just before 11 p.m., Niagara Falls police said.
* Niagara Falls police said several garages in the 500 block of 21st Street were vandalized overnight by someone making graffiti with red spray paint. Garage doors were the target in most of the incidents. No damage estimate was given.
* Paul J. Quarantillo, 22, of A Street, Cayuga Village, was arrested at 3:51 a.m. at Niagara Falls Boulevard and 66th Street. Niagara Falls police said Quarantillo was charged with DWI and moving from a lane unsafely.
* Clarence R. Johnson Jr., 28, of Franklin Avenue, Lockport, was charged by the Niagara County Drug Task Force with felony third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. After executing a warrant at 2:20 p.m. on Washburn Street, members of the task force found Johnson with a cocaine in his pants pocket. The amount found was enough to charge Johnson with felony possession, reports said, although they did not list the exact amount.
* Samuel DeLuca, 48, of Main Street, Niagara Falls, was charged with loitering for the purpose of begging just before 7 p.m. at Viola's on Elmwood Avenue, Niagara Falls police said. Officers Joseph Palermo and Angelo Berti charged DeLuca after receiving complaints that DeLuca was begging for food and money inside the restaurant and unnerving customers.
* A 7-year-old Monteagle Street, Niagara Falls, boy was bitten in the face by a small black dog in his front yard. His mother told city police that the family had never before seen the dog. The boy was treated at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for scratches to his left cheek and broken skin on his jaw.
* Daniel Davis Sr., 44, formerly of Fifth Street but currently homeless, was charged by Niagara Falls police with felony fourth-degree grand larceny just after midnight. An Ontario, Canada man who was staying at the Crowne Plaza on Third Street said Davis asked him for money to get a tire fixed and then grabbed a $20 bill from his hand and ran. The Ontario man said he had offered him $10, and told police he later saw Davis in the parking lot and again was asked for money, according to reports.
* A 47-year-old Linwood Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that three legally owned guns, a semi-automatic pocket pistol, a revolver and a 9mm, valued at a total of $1,150, were stolen during the day from his unlocked vehicle in the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue. Also stolen were various hand tools. Police said the victim had a valid pistol permit.
* A 23-year-old LaSalle Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that a man in his mid-30s came up to his car in the 2000 block of LaSalle Avenue and pulled a gun out and asked him for money. He said when he refused the man told him to get on his knees and then cocked the gun. The victim told police he gave the suspect $60 and a prepaid Visa card and was then struck in the back of the head with the gun. Police said the victim had a three-inch cut on the back of his head that required staples to close in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
* Three Niagara Falls teens driving around the Summit mall in Wheatfield were stopped by sheriff's deputies and charged with marijuana and underage alcohol possession just after midnight. William F. McGillan, 19, of Bell Street, and the driver, John R. Stevens, 19, of South Avenue, were both charged with unlawful marijuana possession after deputies said they found 15 grams of marijuana, packaged into eight small bags, in the car's glove box. Justine M. Papiernik, 18, of South Avenue, was charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21 after deputies found an open can of beer under her seat, according to reports.
* Antwan R. Thomas, 19, of Bear Ridge Road, Lockport, was charged by sheriff's deputies with burglary and menacing at 11 a.m. on Bear Ridge Road. A 39-year-old woman who lives on the same road said Thomas was threatening to kill her and trying to punch and kick in her door because she had accused him of being a drug dealer, according to reports. Deputies said they found visible shoe prints on the woman's door.
* A 31-year-old Ide Road, Newfane, woman told sheriff's deputies that Kenyon's employees on Lockport-Olcott Road had found her stolen purse in the parking lot. The purse was missing $520 and four credit cards, deputies said. The woman told deputies that she had left her car running with the purse in it the day before and that the purse had been stolen while she was in the store.
* A Spruce Avenue, Niagara Falls, man told city police that someone entered his garage overnight and took tires valued at $300, a car jack valued at $300, a $280 battery charger, a $130 radar detector and various CDs valued at $100. He told police that neighborhood youths have been a problem.
* A 46-year-old Homeyer Road, Wheatfield, man told sheriff's deputies that sometime during the past four days someone cut the lock on his work van while it was parked in his driveway, and took $200 air hoses, three nail guns valued at $1,050 and two electric staple guns valued at $500. The man told deputies that the doors were shut over the weekend and he didn't notice anything missing until he went back to work.