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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Aug. 23 to 29

>Aug. 23

Miguel Vazquez, 33, of Buffalo, was arrested after making threats to his girlfriend, allegedly because she denied him money for his cocaine addiction, Town of Niagara police said. Vazquez was arraigned on charges of menacing, assault with the intent to cause physical harm and petit larceny. Bail was set at $2,500 and an order of protection was put into place, police said.


>Aug. 24

Kristi Kline, 26, of South Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged with shoplifting merchandise totaling $76 from Wegmans, Town of Niagara police said. Kline was arraigned for the current charges and an outstanding bench warrant for similar charges. Bail was set at $1,000 cash.

Christine Crawford, of Fifth Street, Niagara Falls, was charged with shoplifting merchandise totaling $43 from Wegmans, Town of Niagara police said.

A vehicle was entered while parked at the Fashion Outlets mall and merchandise worth a total of $500 was taken, Town of Niagara police reported.


>Aug. 25

Two residents who live behind The Summit mall told the Sheriff's Office that eggs were thrown at their property overnight. Both incidents -- on Walmore Road and Katherine Drive -- happened between midnight and 6 a.m.

A utility worker required stitches in her arm and leg after being bitten by a dog on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane just before 4:30 p.m., sheriff's deputies reported.


>Aug. 26

A Newfane woman told a sheriff's deputy that her mailbox post had been damaged for the second time in two weeks. The most recent incident occurred between 9 p.m. Aug. 25 and 7 a.m. today at her home on Lockport-Olcott Road near Michelle Drive.

Kevin Riggi, 21, of Colvin Boulevard in Niagara Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Riggi registered a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol level and was given a return court date of Sept. 10, Town of Niagara police reported.

Town of Niagara police responded to a report of a burglary at Mark's Deli. Officers spoke with the owner, who said about $1,400 worth of cigarettes and cigars were stolen, along with an $800 Dell laptop computer. The store also sustained $2,000 in damage. Police said evidence and video footage was collected from the scene.

Reginald Debose, 29, of Pierce Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged by Town of Niagara police with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop on Military Road.

Joseph J. Zaverella, 23, of Willowbrook Drive, was charged by state police with third-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. A woman reported jewelry stolen from the trunk of her car and an investigation revealed that Zaverella entered the trunk and sold the items, valued at more than $3,000, to a local pawn shop, troopers said.


>Aug. 27

A Porter man told a sheriff's deputy that someone stole a GPS unit from inside a vehicle parked at his Lake Road home. The theft occurred between 8 p.m. Aug. 26 and 6:45 a.m. today.

A North Tonawanda man was ticketed for littering on Ninth Avenue at 1:22 a.m., according to a city police report. Nicholas M. Montague, 27, of Oliver Street, tipped over a garbage can into the road, the report said.

A 34-year-old North Tonawanda woman was charged with prostitution and trespassing at noon, according to a city police report. Emilie A. Abi Nader, of Robert Drive, was arrested on that street.

Burglars entered the office at Expressway Village Office Building and took a fire extinguisher, two phones and an answering machine, Town of Niagara police reported.

David S. Herl, 40, of Shreveport, La., was charged by Lockport police with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, improper right turn, and obstructing the intersection at 2:12 a.m. at Clinton Street, according to reports.


>Aug. 28

A man told the Sheriff's Office that someone stole a motor off his boat while the boat was docked in the Tuscarora Yacht Club in Wilson. The theft occured between 4 p.m. Aug. 27 and 11:30 a.m. today.

A North Tonawanda woman was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after her vehicle was stopped on the Twin City Highway at 1:38 a.m. Pamela J. Livingston, of Revere Avenue, was driving with a suspended license and had unsafely changed lanes, according to a police report.

An crash in the 900 block of Cedar Avenue at 2:36 p.m. led to the arrest of a Cayuga Village resident. Thomas E. Dinger, 47, of D Street, was charged with felony driving while impaired by drugs and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Niagara Falls police said they recovered several prescription pills from Dinger. A PlayStation 2 video game console was among the items taken in a burglary at an Ontario Avenue residence, Niagara Falls police said. A rear door to the home was kicked in sometime prior to 4 p.m. and several articles of new clothing were stolen, including five pair of jeans and seven shirts. Loss was estimated at $300.

Niagara Falls police said that a car belonging to a Maryland couple was broken into between 6 and 8:30 p.m. while parked outside Gadawski's tavern on Falls Street. Stolen from the car was a purse and a global positioning system. Loss was set at $190.

A New Jersey resident told Niagara Falls police that a custom bicycle valued at $2,000 was stolen off the back of his car. The incident occurred between 7 and 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rainbow Boulevard when someone cut a chain that attached the bike to the car.

A 19-year-old Day Road man told sheriff's deputies that he was riding his bicycle just before midnight on Wicks Road in Newfane when four men came out of a hedgerow and ordered him off his bike at gunpoint. He said they had two guns and took his wallet, which contained $1. He said a red, four-door older vehicle with a loud muffler picked them up and they continued on Lake Avenue.


>Aug. 29

Two Vandervoort Street residents were charged with assault after North Tonawanda police were called to a fight on Webster Street at 2:33 a.m. Robert L. McClain, 20, and Jennifer L. Szampruch, 21, were arrested on third-degree assault charges, according to a city police report. There was one victim reported in the incident.

A Third Street woman was arrested after Niagara Falls police stopped her in a stolen car about 3:30 a.m., reports said. Suani Carrera, 23, was stopped in the 500 block of Main Street while driving a vehicle with two flat tires, police said. Some prescription pills were recovered, and Carrera was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

A man told Niagara Falls police he was chased by another vehicle after someone pulled a gun on him at Pierce Avenue and Main Street just before 3 a.m. After being interviewed by police, who reported finding marijuana in his possession, Robert L. Hillson, 18, no address given, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, menacing and first-degree reckless endangerment. No further details were provided.

Sometime overnight, someone stole a purse belonging to a Perry Avenue woman, Niagara Falls police reported. The purse was taken from the woman's car, parked outside her home. It contained $250 and credit cards.

Niagara Falls police were investigating a break-in at Augie's Diner. An employee stated that when she arrived for work, she noticed the rear door was pried out and discovered the cash register area had been ransacked. The door to the office was also ransacked. The owner stated that an unknown quantity of scratch-off lottery tickets and approximately $1,000 in cash were taken.

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