A 55-year-old Falls man is facing third-degree criminal tampering and making graffiti charges after he was caught twice writing on holding cells at police headquarters on Main Street using his own blood. Officers said in both cases he was extracting blood from a toe wound. The cells had to be cleaned by maintenance crews and appropriately disinfected.
A Falls police officer had to use a Taser on a dog charging at them while responding to a call at a residence on the 2300 block of 14th Street Wednesday. Called to the home for a report of a person with a gun, officers said when they arrived a a dog charged out of the caller’s house. The officers did not list the breed. One of the officers used a Taser which temporarily incapacitated the dog for a short time. It then ran back into the house. It was determined no one at the home had a gun.
Falls police responded to the 100 block of 77th Street for a report of a tree falling into a house on Tuesday. The falling tree damaged a gutter and mailbox of the home. City workers were requested to the home to remove the city-owned tree.
A resident on the 400 block of 22nd Street reported that sometime overnight Tuesday someone smashed out a window on their 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Nothing appeared missing from the vehicle.
A resident on the 1900 block of Welch Avenue came to police headquarters Wednesday to report someone had entered their 2016 Chevy Trax overnight Tuesday. A wallet containing ID, credit cards and $400 was taken from the glovebox. There was no sign of forced entry, they said.
A resident on the 1900 block of Welch Avenue reported to Falls police that about 12:10 a.m. Thursday they were watching TV when they heard a loud noise outside. Looking out a window, the resident saw a man inside their 2019 Kia Sportage and two other men standing nearby. The resident yelled out a window and the men ran off. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.