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April 9, 2014

Police reports published April 9, 2014

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

MARIJUANA: Lee O. Jones, 24, 313 Beattie Ave., Apt. 1, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana April 3. Jones is due in City Court this week.

NO LICENSE: Jason J. Martin, 35, 351 Gooding St., was charged with two counts of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and passing through a red light Monday. Martin is due in City Court this week.

NO LICENSE: Shamir W. Allen, 18, 126 Beaconsville Road, Apt. 3, Charlotte, N.C., was charged Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and an equipment violation. He’s due back April 15 in Lockport City Court.

MENACING: John A. Cassenti, 31, 500 Prospect St., was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree menacing and first-degree criminal contempt. He’s scheduled to appear today in Lockport City Court.

HARASSMENT: Robert D. Wright, 22, 25 Harvey Ave., was charged Monday with second-degree aggravated harassment. He’s due to appear today in Lockport City Court.

POSSESSION: Frank A. D’Angelo, 34, 40 Webb St., was charged Monday with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. No return court date was given.

HARASSMENT: Robert P. Hirsch, 20, 94 Jackson St., was charged Monday with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment. He was scheduled to appear this week in city court.

THEFT: An Elm Court man reported Saturday to city police that an unknown person stole his bike sometime within the last month. The red Huffy 15-speed bicycle was valued at $25 and taken from the east side of his house. Police filed a report.

LARCENY: A Gooding Street man told police Sunday an unknown person entered his vehicle and took a gym bag with boxing glove wraps and other items, such as headphones, jumprope and a jacket, totaling $235. 

LARCENY: Lockport Police said a Pine Street woman reported Sunday that an unknown person took $20 from her apartment sometime over the weekend. The place was locked, but the woman said she lost her keys about two weeks ago.

DWI: James H. Caldwell, 52, 197 Union St., Apt. rear, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and an equipment violation. Caldwell was scheduled to appear this week in Lockport City Court.

Town of Lockport

LARCENY: A West Herr Honda employee reported Monday that four tires and wheels were removed from two Honda Accords parked in the dealership lot sometime after 5 p.m. April 5. Both vehicles were propped up on cinder blocks, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s incident report. Deputies counted 20 lug nuts scattered around the lot and seized them as evidence. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. The dealership’s loss is estimated at $2,600.

POSSESSION: Letelle R. Staten, 25, 242 Carolina St., Buffalo, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance April 5 after a traffic stop in the 5900 block of Beattie Avenue. Staten was held at Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail ahead of a Thursday appearance in Town Court.

CONTRABAND: Steven A. Rathke, 55, 7015 Ridge Road, Gasport, was charged with introducing contraband in prison April 5. While reporting to jail for the weekend, Rathke turned over a Nicoderm CQ transdermal patch to a corrections officer and was arrested, according to the sheriff’s office. Town Justice Cheryl Antkowiak arraigned Rathke on the charge and set his bail at $250 ahead of a Thursday return court date.

Middleport

OPEN DOOR: A sheriff’s deputy patrolling on Ridge Road found the door to a business open around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. The door has been found open before. The deputy cleared the building and secured the door, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

FRAUD: A Chase Road man reported that someone from Macys.com called him to ask about several purchases totaling over $1,100 that were made using his credit card on Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. The man said that he didn’t make the purchases. When the man checked his account, he also noticed a charge for $655 from T-Mobile that he did not make. Whoever made the purchases used a mailing address in Brooklyn. The man filed claims with Macy’s, T-Mobile and his credit card company. He also received a letter from an online site he had used to purchase items which said that their account had been compromised, and that his information may have been stolen, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

HARASSMENT: Nathan A. Thurlow, 22, 7735 Tackabury Road, Earlville, was charged with second-degree harassment April 5. Thurlow was held at Niagara County Jail in lieu of $100 bail ahead of a Thursday appearance in Royalton Town Court.

MISCHIEF: An attempted burglary in the 3300 block of Checkered Tavern Road was reported to the sheriff’s office April 5. A man who’s purchasing the house observed damage to a dead bolt lock on the front door and the doors on an attached garage, all since April 3. The house was burglarized previously and will be the subject of period checks by road patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cambria

POSSESSION: Lucas R. Coleman, 18, 6809 Erica Lane, and Steven F. Mangold, 19, 4870 Upper Mountain Road, were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21, and Coleman was additionally charged with criminal mischief and a registration plate violation April 5, after an incident in the 4200 block of Upper Mountain Road. Both men received tickets to appear in Cambria Town Court on Tuesday.