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April 11, 2014

Police reports published April 11, 2014

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — NT couple charged with stealing NCCC textbooks

A North Tonawanda couple is accused of stealing textbooks from Niagara County Community College, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Lisa M. Coleman, 33, and Ryan J. Lasky, 34, both of 341 Goundry St., were charged with petit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy. Coleman was also charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, while Lasky was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to the arrest report, NCCC security had Coleman in custody at just before noon Tuesday. Coleman reportedly admitted to a deputy that the couple took two textbooks, valued at $346.90. Amherst Town Court had issued an arrest warrant for Coleman as well, deputies said.

While trying to find Lasky, Coleman reportedly gave deputies the wrong name so to protect Lasky from an arrest. Coleman called Lasky to get him to return to NCCC, which he did and was arrested. Lasky had two controlled substances on him, the arrest report said.

The books were found in a bag under Coleman’s vehicle, which was parked in the NCCC lot. Coleman reportedly said the two would take books and turn them in at “Bucks for Books” to obtain cash for them. The money was used to buy drugs, she reportedly said.

Coleman was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $500 bail. Both appeared later Tuesday in Cambria Town Court.

City of Lockport

NO LICENSE: John P. Zimmerman, 32, 149 Spalding St., was charged Thursday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to signal a turn and an equipment violation. He’s due Wednesday in Lockport City Court.

Town of Lockport

BAIL JUMPING: Victoria L. Bernat, 27, Lockport, was charged Wednesday with third-degree bail jumping. New York State Police said Bernat was held on cash bail.

Newfane

LARCENY: A Hess Road man told Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies an unknown person stole approximately $800 worth of copper cable from his property sometime last week. The man said he didn’t report it right away because there wasn’t any evidence of who took the wire. Cooper wire had been taken once before, about a week earlier, the victim said.

Wilson

DWI: April L. Bradley, 32, 230 Wilcox St., was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated and trespassing. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $250 bail.

Lewiston

MARIJUANA: Eric A. Coulter, 20, of Lockport, was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana. New York State Police said Coulter was given a court appearance ticket.

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