A $300 Home Depot model ladder was stolen from a South Main Street residence in Newfane, sheriff’s deputies said. The property belonged to a Shadigee Road resident, according to reports.
• A man lined his coat with more than $300 worth of food products before fleeing the 7-Eleven store at 2620 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls, police reported. The shoplifter entered the store just after 3 a.m., walked around for five minutes shoving food items, energy drinks and candies into his coat, and then fled, police said.
• A 24th Street woman may have interrupted a burglar, Niagara Falls police said. Sometime between noon and 3:40 p.m., someone broke into the residence via the rear door, damaging the door and screen in the process, according to reports. Nothing was taken from the home, and the resident told police she believes she may have surprised the intruder when she returned home, causing him to leave abruptly. About $25 worth of damage was done to the door, police said.
A Lockport family’s summer home was broken into for the second time in the past year, sheriff’s deputies reported. Someone kicked in a screen door to the Franklin Street residence in Olcott, gaining entrance to a patio area, but the intruders were unsuccessful in entering the main dwelling, deputies said. A window in the home was also damaged, resulting in an estimated $200 repair bill.
A Niagara Falls woman said she was attacked by two women and a man at 18th Street and Michigan Avenue, just before 6 a.m. The 28-year-old victim told Niagara Falls police that she was walking north to the Corner Shop when the suspects approached. She said the two women punched her in the head and the man stabbed her in the left ear with a four-inch knife. She said the three didn’t say anything, but continued to attack her as they went through her pockets. The victim said the man stabbed her in the ear when she tried to fight back.
Police said the victim, who was found with a bloody lip and blood coming from her left ear, was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
• A 33-year-old woman said her husband cut her with a kitchen knife during an argument just before 6 a.m. in their home in the 100 block of 57th Street, Niagara Falls police reported. Henry K. Acquah, 37, of 57th Street, was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly using a knife against his wife in an argument. The woman said Acquah was angry at her because she stayed out all night, and he cut her right index finger with a kitchen knife. Police said an ambulance responded, but the victim refused to go to the hospital for treatment and was uncooperative with police, refusing to give a sworn statement. Acquah was arrested based on police observation, according to a police report.
Four gold and diamond rings, two pairs of earrings, a necklace, DVDs and video games were stolen from an apartment in the 1700 block of Welch Avenue sometime between 8:30 a.m. and noon, Niagara Falls police said. Total loss was $1,180. The victim said there is a common hallway between the upstairs and downstairs apartment and police found no signs of a forced entry. A person of interest was named by the victim.
• A Youngstown man who police said threatened to kill himself in the early hours of Sept. 2 pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. Clifford J. Meteer, 58, of Second Street, is to be sentenced Feb. 7 by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas. Sheriff’s deputies reported at the time that Meteer had put a gun in his mouth and when Youngstown police arrived, he reportedly charged an officer while yelling “Shoot me.” After Meteer was subdued, officers found a loaded Ruger .380-caliber handgun on a table and nine shotguns in a gun safe in the garage, and they also confiscated a samurai sword.
• Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the theft of cash taken from an employee break room while the store was closed. An employee of Video Pix, 6715 S. Transit Road, told deputies that the alarm was not armed when he came in today, and he noticed that the double doors to the bathroom had been damaged. A double door with a deadbolt was damaged, and $400 in rolled coin and miscellaneous cash was taken from petty cash in the break room, sheriff’s deputies reported.