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Landlord charged in tenant dispute

NIAGARA FALLS – A landlord who reportedly kicked in the door to a tenant’s apartment and then screamed at her, was arrested Sunday afternoon on a variety of charges.

Thomas A. Dickinson, 51, of 22nd Street, was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal contempt, first-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police said that around noontime, Dickinson went to a tenant’s apartment and kicked in the front door, striking the resident in the hand and causing a minor injury. He then shouted at her about her fiancee, her non-payment of rent and her pending plans for moving out, according to police reports.