Niagara Falls Police Blotter

UNWANTED PERSON: Following a domestic dispute, Flordiania Nunez, 34, of New York was taken into custody on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. She had been ordered away from the Double Tree but returned at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

PORCH PIRATE CAPTURED: A Livingston Avenue resident reported someone stole a leafblower delivered to her porch by Amazon at about 12:44 p.m. Monday. Police reviewed ring footage, identified Shawn Specht, 48, homeless, located him walking nearby, detained him and charged him with petit larceny. Specht admitted he gave the stolen goods to a woman who lived nearby. She returned the item and said she did not know it was stolen.

PETIT LARCENY: A resident of the 1000 block of 85th Street reported sometime between Sunday and Monday someone stole his wallet from an unlocked Dodge Caravan. He was alerted when the thief attempted to charge something using his debit card.

ASSAULT: A resident of the 2400 block of North Ave. was punched in the face at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday by a man looking for her son who does window tinting. Tommie Brown, 26, of 2902 Niagara Ave. was charged with misdemeanor assault.

TRASHED BATHROOM: Police responded to LaSalle Waterfront Park at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Gutters were damaged, sinks were smashed, the toilet was plugged. Three male suspects are sought.

SHOPLIFTING: Police responded to Walmart at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of petit larceny. Jada-Kiss Ray-James, 24, homeless, of Niagara Falls was charged with petit larceny for allegedly taking items valued at $279.

PETIT LARCENY: A man reported the theft of a Bowie knife and sunglasses from his vehicle parked on the 400 block of 9th Street sometime Saturday afternoon. He suspected the vehicle was entered with a coat hanger.

GRAND LARCENY: Numerous personal belongings were taken from a home on 16th Street sometime in the last few weeks after the resident moved out as ordered by CPS.

PEPPER SPRAYED: A man waiting in line at Easy Home on Portage Road at about 2:30 Saturday said he was whistling when the woman in front of him took offense and said “what the fuck are you doing, you creep.” He went outside because he wanted no troubles. She followed him, retrieved pepper spray from her car and let him have it.

STOLEN VEHICLE: The owner of a Beech Avenue residence reported someone stole a Chevy truck sometime in May.

CEMETERY THEFT: A man working at Oakwood Cemetery reported someone stole a Ryobi chainsaw and pole saw from his truck some time after 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

DWI: Police were called to a Buffalo Ave. address at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of an accident with property damage. William Veltri, 35, of 2244 Grand Ave. was the lone occupant of a vehicle crashed against a garage door. Veltri allegedly told police he is a DJ at 87 Buff. Asked if he had been drinking he reportedly told police “heavily” and “2, 12, 30 something in between.” Veltri said “2 is a little, 30 is a lot, probably 12.” Veltri failed field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer. He was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to use a designated lane and driving without a license.

ASSAULT: A family entering the casino at about 4 a.m. Saturday reported they were laughing when a man they passed took offense. He confronted them and was told it had nothing to do with him. He responded by fighting with the male, punching him and biting his nose. A man and woman in a car then approached the scene. The assailant went in the car, retrieved a knife, threatened his victims and then fled the scene.

DWI: Kathleen Crumpler, 65, of 8543 Krull Parkway was charged with aggravated DWI, unsafe backing, alcohol/cannibis in a motor vehicle and unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle. Her BAC tested at .19 %.

LARCENY: A visitor parked a rented Ford van at 10 Rainbow Blvd. at about 3:30 p.m. Friday and reported when he returned at 7:20 p.m., a window was smashed and his phone and laptop were missing.

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