Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — 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.
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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.
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.