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March 12, 2014

Police reports published March 12, 2014

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

POSSESSION: Jade Harris, 20, 254 Church St., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana March 7. Harris was given a court appearance ticket.

DWI: Lucas J. Crane, 21, 26 Hanwell Place, Depew, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding March 8. Lockport Police said Crane had a city court appearance set for Monday.

DWI: Demetrius L. Barber, 33, 2021 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding March 9. Barber had a court appearance scheduled for Monday.

LARCENY: Lockport Police said an unknown person took a Yamaha WX5 wind midi controller from a storage area at Christ Community Church, 140 Genesee St. The controller was in a gray case and is valued at $750.

NO LICENSE: John P. Zimmerman, 32, 149 Spalding St., was charged Tuesday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to signal a turn and failure to stop at a stop sign. He is due today in city court.

Town of Lockport

BURGLARY: A Beattie Avenue resident reported that $200 worth of venison was stolen from a freezer in his kitchen some time between Feb. 14 and March 7. The stolen meat consisted of four back straps, 30 pounds of cube venison steak and 14 pounds of breakfast sausage. According to the homeowner, no other items were taken or moved, and family members denied taking the meat. No signs of forced entry into the home were found, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

LARCENY: A Williamsville woman reported her purse was stolen after she mistakenly left it at a South Transit Road restaurant about noon March 8. The woman said she realized her loss after she returned home, called the restaurant and was told that nobody had turned it in. The woman said she had her credit cards and bank card cancelled. The sheriff’s office is attempting to review surveillance footage from the restaurant.

LARCENY: John N. Franjoine, 27, 3088 Shenk Road, Sanborn, and Michael Krueger, 321 Applewood Drive, Lockport, were charged with petit larceny March 8 in connection with the loss of a DVD player and a phone charger from Walmart on South Transit Road. Franjoine was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, for allegedly cutting security wires on a TV at the store, the sheriff’s office said. Both men were taken to Niagara County Jail and held on $500 bail. They are due in Lockport Town Court on Thursday.

ILLEGAL DRIVING: Mark A. Nettleton, 30, 6782 Akron Road, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and a traffic violation, improper signal, Sunday night in the 5800 block of South Transit Road. After it was determined that Nettleton was the subject of two outstanding arrest warrants, from New York State Police and the Town of Niagara, Nettleton was taken to Niagara County Jail and held in lieu of $250 police bail, according to the sheriff’s office. Nettleton is due in Lockport Town Court on Thursday.

ACCIDENT: A two-car accident around 10:15 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Strauss and South Transit roads caused property damage, the New York State Police said. No injuries were reported. 

DRUG POSSESSION: Terence S. Riddick, 25, Buffalo, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding around 9:40 a.m. Monday, the New York State Police said. Riddick was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Lockport Town Court.

Town of Pendleton

TRESPASS: Robert McCarville, 25, 222 Church St., Robert Miller, 31, 164 Gooding St. and Bryan Wheeler, 26, 243 Pine St., all of Lockport, were charged with trespassing around 7:30 p.m. Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. A Bear Ridge Road man reported two vehicles on his property, which led to the arrests. The three men were issued appearance tickets for Town of Pendleton Town Court due back today, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

FRAUD: A Meyer Road woman received a phone call telling her that she didn’t pay her 2010 taxes, and that she was being sued around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman was given a number to call, and when she called, a man with an accent told her that she owed $2,000 to the IRS. After the woman said she paid her 2010 taxes, she was informed that she could either fill out a form that would be sent to her, or the local sheriff’s department would be coming to her house within the hour to put her in jail for six months. The woman began to argue, and the man hung up on her. A dispatcher from the Sheriff’s Office called the number using a fake name and was also informed that he didn’t pay his taxes and would be sent to jail. The incident was sent to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau. 

Town of Newfane

BURGLARY: A woman living on the 1800 block of West Creek Road reported that her door had pry marks on it and that it didn’t operate properly, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occurred some time between March 3 and Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said. The woman spent several days in the hospital during that time, and did not have a vehicle in the driveway when she returned home, which may have led to someone thinking the home was unoccupied. The woman said she doesn’t think anything was stolen, but that she’ll call the Sheriff’s Office if she notices anything missing. The woman wanted to report the incident in case there are other similar incidents in the area, the Sheriff’s Office said. 


WARRANT: Larry R. Reed, 64, was charged on a warrant with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest around 9:10 p.m. March 8 at his home, 3740 Braley Road. Reed was arraigned in Wilson Town Court, where he was ordered jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Reed is due to return to Town Court on March 27.