Niagara Falls Police Blotter

Niagara Falls Police Blotter

FRAUD: A 4th Street resident reported someone purchased medications and supplements valued at $345 with her Social Security Master Card.

ATV TROUBLE: Officers on patrol at 9:45 a.m. Friday near Cayuga Drive observed an unlicensed ATV. The driver made an unsuccessful attempt to evade police and but was located. Joseph Bishara, 34, of Cayuga Drive was charged with no insurance, driving an unregistered ATV, driving an ATV on a road and aggravated unlicensed operation.

WINDOW BUSTED: Someone smashed the front window at the Main Street laundry at about 3:50 a.m. Friday. The damage was estimated at $3,000.

TRAFFIC STOP: Police executed a traffic stop near 600 Niagara Street at about 2:20 p.m. Friday and charged Ronald Webster Jr. with unlicensed operation, no insurance and no registration.

SUSPECT APPREHENDED: Police on patrol near 400 19th St. at about 2:25 p.m. observed Marquez Bloom, 22, who has a history of running and resisting arrest and had an outstanding warrant. Officers called for backup and attempted to apprehend Bloom, pinning him and feeling a hard metal object in his pocket. Bloom broke away. Officers ran after him. He lost them and was later located on 22nd Street with no weapon. CID detectives responded to the scene, as did a State Park Police officer with a K9 trained in gun detection. Two firearms were found in a dumpster. Two ditched cell phones were also located. The guns had no serial numbers and were described by police as “ghost guns.” Bloom was charged with criminal possession of a loaded weapon, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

TRAFFIC STOP: Officers on patrol on Hyde Park Boulevard at about 7:52 p.m. Friday observed a speeding vehicle traveling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone. Germain Brown, 34, of Weston Avenue was charged with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation, operation a vehicle with no license and failure to change address on an ID card. Brown had 13 suspensions on his license and was on electronic monitoring as part of his parole. He was held for arraignment on felony narcotics charges.

STOLEN CAR: A resident of the 500 block of 72nd Street reported the theft of her Kia at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

MESSING WITH THE WRONG DRIVER: Officer Jordan Collins was driving to work in his personal vehicle at about 8 p.m. Saturday when a small Honda tailgated him, passed on the right and drove aggressively. He called coworkers. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot behind the Rapids Theatre. The driver, Joshua Chadwick, 18, of Pleasantview Drive, Lancaster, was charged with possession of a forged instrument (a fake license), reckless driving, improper passing, imprudent speed, traffic violation red, following too closely and alcohol/cannabis possession in a motor vehicle.

ATTEMPTED THEFT: Car thieves attempted to steal a Hyundai parked on Walnut Avenue were unsuccessful in the Saturday/Sunday overnight because the vehicle owner had an anti-theft update installed. The ignition was damaged.

RAPE: A woman told police she was attempting to walk home from the Conference Center downtown following a fight with her boyfriend when she was accosted by a 40 to 50 something Hispanic male at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday who pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. Charges pending include forcible touching and rape 1st. Her assailant helped her gather her things and apologized.

STOLEN CAR: Amherst police contacted a guest at a Niagara Falls Boulevard Hotel and told her her Kia Sportage had been involved in an accident in Amherst. She looked out the window and realized it had been stolen sometime on Saturday/Sunday overnight.

PETIT LARCENY: Police responded to 401 Buffalo Avenue for a report of items stolen from a vehicle on the Saturday/Sunday overnight. A stereo valued at about $250 was taken.

WINDOW BROKEN: An Independence Avenue resident reported someone threw a rock through his front window at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

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