NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was charged with felony criminal mischief Sunday morning after police said he used a pick ax and sledge hammer to destroy a section of city sidewalk in front of his Cleveland Avenue home.
According to reports, John C. Woodley, 51, told police that the sidewalk had been cracked and that he believed it his responsibility to fix the section. Police said he did not apply for nor receive the proper permits from the city and caused an estimated $1,400 damage to the slab.
Woodley was charged with third-degree criminal mischief.