An air conditioner was pulled from the wall at B and P Enterprises, 2070 River Road, Niagara Falls, over the weekend, in what the owner told sheriff's deputies was an effort to strip the copper from inside. Total loss was estimated at $700.
A Niagara Falls man was charged with third-degree assault just before 10 p.m., following a fight in the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Terminal parking lot on Portage Road in the Falls. Lester L. Scarborough Sr., 48, of Fifth Street, is accused of throwing a bicycle at a Falls Street man and punching him in the face repeatedly.
Niagara Falls resident David A. Glenn, 43, of Niagara Street, was charged by police in the city with third-degree robbery and third-degree menacing. He is accused in a strong-arm robbery of a 60-year-old Niagara Street man, who told police that Glenn had robbed him twice in the past week.
A man who told Niagara Falls police he was robbed at knifepoint just before 7 a.m. on Hyde Park Boulevard was arrested on warrants accusing him of attempted robbery and felony criminal mischief. Ricky Caldwell, 45, of Michigan Avenue, refused to cooperate with officers who questioned him in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room, according to a police report.
A 79th Street woman's car window was smashed and the car radio, amplifier and speakers stolen while the vehicle was parked in an alley off 19th Street. Total loss and damage was estimated at $1,450.
A Lockport teen admitted to Lockport police that he was shooting paintballs at street signs on Locust Street. Police said that they stopped a van on Walnut at Washburn streets after receiving a call just before 3 a.m. and that the passenger, Alexander R. LaMont, 18, of Susanne Drive, was charged with criminal tampering after he was found with a paintball gun, paintballs and CO2 cartridges.
A Niagara Falls man left his car unlocked while shopping at the Portage Road Tops Market between 8:30 and 9 p.m., Niagara Falls police reported. Upon returning to the vehicle, he found $100 worth of prescription medications and $15 worth of cigarettes had been stolen.
Niagara Falls resident Michael A. Santangelo, 53, of Parkview Drive, was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony. Niagara Falls police said Santangelo was "swerving badly" on Ontario Avenue when another motorist contacted police. Santangelo first told police he had taken two pills prior to driving, later changing that story to five pills, as well as having smoked some marijuana. Police said the felony aggravated unlicensed charge was lodged because Santangelo had refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test in December.
A car parked in an 11th Street lot awaiting repairs was broken into sometime overnight, Niagara Falls police said, with $1,200 worth of stereo equipment being stolen, along with a digital camera. Two door handles on the vehicle were damaged in the theft, resulting in a total loss and damage amount of $2,700.
Someone stole a $300 mountain bike from the backyard of a 15th Street home sometime overnight, Niagara Falls police said.
Niagara Falls police arrested a woman inside a 72nd Street home after she and a man apparently climbed in through a window. The woman told police she had recently been evicted from the residence and was returning to retrieve some belongings. The man, who apparently came along to help her, was freed, but police arrested Erika A. Cooper, 33, on a pair of outstanding warrants from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
A 19-year-old was attacked and beaten while visiting a friend at his South Avenue home at about 6 a.m., Niagara Falls police said. The victim, a Jerauld Avenue resident, told police the man's ex-girlfriend arrived while she was at his home and punched her in the head several times, also kicking her in the legs and torso. The victim suffered apparently minor injuries. The assailant fled following the attack.
Sometime at about 1:15 p.m. someone entered the unlocked vehicle of a 72nd Street resident while parked in the lot of the Target store on Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls police said. A center console cooler valued at $100 was stolen from the vehicle.
A Falls Street woman told Niagara Falls police that a GPS unit and her purse containing three credit cards were stolen from her car while it was parked between 8 and 11:30 p.m. in the 8400 block of Buffalo Avenue. She canceled the credit cards, but they already had been used at three stores, police said.
An Erie, Pa., man reported to Niagara Falls police that a $400 GPS unit was stolen from his car at about 10:40 a.m. while it was parked in the valet parking lot at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Teens were charged after throwing eggs and speeding down Campbell Boulevard, as fast as 70 mph in a 45-mph zone, in the Town of Pendleton just before 3 a.m., sheriff's deputies said. One motorist told deputies a flying egg caused his windshield to crack. Six teens were questioned and the teen boys who admitted to throwing eggs, both 16, were charged with auto stripping and criminal mischief. The driver, a 17-year-old, was charged with reckless driving and speeding.
A Niagara Falls man told police that he believes a friend stole his ATM card a few days ago while he was sleeping and spent $1,200. He said he has noticed him lately with items that include expensive watches.
A Dollar Tree employee in the 5700 block of South Transit Road in the Town of Lockport told sheriff's deputies that at 7 p.m. her red Envy 2 cell phone was stolen while she was working.
A city woman told Niagara Falls police that someone who called himself "John Ashlex" said he was from Federal Express and was offering her 85-year-old mother a $1 million check from Bank of America. The man was checking her mother's address and said he wanted to know if her mother was home alone. The woman said they refused the check.
Vandals used an ax to break a construction street sweeper over the weekend. David Lamb, owner of Trac Municipal Milling of Dunkirk, told Niagara Falls police that the sweeper had been parked in the 300 block of 80th Street.
A game system, eight games and a 17-inch flat television screen monitor were taken from a home in the 6600 block of Wheatfield Pendleton Townline Road, according to sheriff's deputies.