Niagara Falls Police Blotter

TREE DOWN: A city tree crushed a car near 169 80th St. at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Police and the forestry department responded.

ILLEGAL DUMPING: Police responded to Fairfield Drive where sometime between last Wednesday and Friday a large quantity of brush was dumped.

SHOPLIFTER: Police were called to Seneca Niagara Casino for a report of a shoplifter. Shaqor Toney, 31, of Packard Court was charged with petit larceny for allegedly taking $2 from a tip jar and a tuna sandwich at about 12:40 p.m. Friday.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Police responded to Chatter’s Cafe, 326 Niagara Street where a broken window allowed access to the building which was in deplorable condition, was boarded up by workers from the inspections department Thursday.

LARCENY: Passports, cash and a laptop were stolen from a vehicle in the Wyndham Garden Hotel parking lot during the Friday/Saturday overnight.

TOWED: A disabled vehicle was towed from Jordan Gardens at about 4 a.m. Saturday.

WEAPON: Police responded to a report of females fighting at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday near 20th Street and Pine Ave. The crowd was dispersed but police heard a taser triggered and observed Angela Restivo, 35, of 762 15th Street stash something in her shawl. Police confiscated a taser and charged her with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon.

TRAFFIC STOP: Police stopped a Honda motorcycle on 38th Street at about 5 p.m. Saturday and charged Carmer Siever, 19, of 303 70th St. with no insurance, expired registration and operating with a permit only.

LARCENY: A women sitting outside Niagara Towers reported the theft of her wallet containing cash and cards by someone on a bike at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Police on GIVE patrol saw suspicious males in the 800 block of 17th Street and stopped for a conversation at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. One of the young men fled, Damen Allen, 18, of 3154 9th St. Officers gave chase and heard a loud thud as Allen ran past a dumpster. The suspect was captured a short distance away. A Smith & Wesson gun was recovered from the dumpster. Allen was charged with Class C felony criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration.

POOP DISPUTE: Police were called to investigate a dispute over dog poop on Macklem Avenue. A discourteous neighbor allowed his pooch to defecate on a lawn. The homeowner saw doorbell video and allegedly threw the deposit at his neighbor’s home. Mark Cohen, 49, of 2861 Macklem Ave. was charged with 3rd degree criminal tampering.

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