• A Niagara Falls man told city police he was attacked walking down 19th Street at Ashland Avenue, slashed and robbed of his leather jacket, just after 1 p.m. The victim said he was punched in the head as he turned the corner onto Ashland, and when he turned to confront his attacker, he was slashed in the right hand and lower abdomen, with what he believes was a butcher knife, police reported. He said two suspects confronted him, and one took his Buffalo Bills leather jacket with the word champion and AFC decals. The victim was treated in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room.
• A Lockport man told sheriff’s deputies he was beaten, pistol-whipped and robbed before jumping from a moving car on Townline Road in Wheatfield. The 21-year-old victim told deputies that a friend was supposed to be dropping off some cigarettes for him late Thursday, but told the victim to get into his car and then drove off. At that point, a passenger pulled out what was believed to be a BB gun and began beating the victim with it while demanding money. He was able to wrest the victim’s wallet away, which contained $385 and his benefits card. The victim told deputies he jumped from the vehicle when it slowed at a stop sign, and it drove off. He refused treatment for his minor injuries. Deputies pulled over a suspect vehicle in the Town of Lockport a short time later and said an investigation is continuing.
• A 29-year-old Niagara Falls woman contacted police, claiming her mother sold her prescription Xanax pills while the victim was recently hospitalized. The victim said she had about 120 pills at the home she shared with her mother, which were gone upon her return. Upon confronting her about the missing pills, the victim was told that her drugs had been flushed down the toilet, but others reportedly told the victim of seeing the mother sell the pills to an unknown man.
• A Niagara Falls woman was charged with third-degree robbery, a felony, after she fought with a store security officer who stopped her and accused her of shoplifting. Elizabeth H. Perrin, 24, of Niagara Street, was charged with robbery and petit larceny just before 1:30 p.m. in the Target department store in the 7400 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls police said. A security officer told police he saw Perrin put six items of clothing in her purse, valued at $96, and then said she tried to leave without paying. He said when he identified himself, Perrin started to fight with him and had to be taken to the ground and put in handcuffs until police arrived.
• An arrest was made in an alleged assault at 3:13 a.m. in the 200 block of Rainbow Boulevard, outside of Legend’s Bar. Daryl J. Baughman, 26, of Niagara Street, was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and accused of punching two men in the face. One man said his tooth was chipped in the assault. Police said Baughman was highly intoxicated.
• An intoxicated man, who had been involved in an earlier altercation with Niagara Falls police, was arrested shortly after midnight after he allegedly smashed a large display window at the Book Corner store on Main Street. Police said they charged Massachusetts resident George Z. Wu, 21, with a count of felony criminal mischief, as well as disorderly conduct, for causing an estimated $1,000 damage to the storefront.
• A man who had stayed at a Carmen Road residence in Barker earlier in the week is now a suspect in the theft of money and scrap copper from the residence, sheriff’s deputies said. The victim told sheriff’s deputies that someone stole a coffee can containing an unspecified amount of quarters, and a box containing scrap copper wire, from the front porch of his home in the previous few days.
When the former house guest was confronted about the missing items, he became defensive and threatened the victim and his animals, deputies said. An investigation is continuing.
• A pickup was found up on cinder blocks with all four tires and rims stripped, Niagara Falls police said. The owner told police that he had parked in a driveway, adjacent to an alley in the 2700 block of Forest Avenue. He said the theft from his 2011 GMC Sierra pickup occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. Total loss was estimated at $2,300.
• Niagara Falls police were called to the Hospitality Inn just before 1:30 a.m. after a person on the first floor reported hearing a fight, then a number of gunshots. City police recovered seven spent shell casings on the ground in front of three rooms on the first floor. Dispatchers told officers that two silver Jeeps fled along Niagara Falls Boulevard, heading in opposite directions. There were no known injuries or damages at the time of the report, police said.
• A 20-year-old man Niagara Falls man told police he was shot in the left elbow as he crossed the bridge in the 2400 block of Highland Avenue around 2:30 a.m. The victim was questioned by police as he was being treated for a gunshot wound in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The case was turned over to the detective bureau.