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January 2, 2013

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City of Lockport

CHARGED: Corey J. Rutherford, 16, 3707 Hartland Road, Barker was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and second-degree harassment Tuesday. The police responded the report of a fight at 2:15 a.m. on Washburn Street. According to the report, several parties were fighting with each other and the police attempted to separate them. Rutherford approached police with his fists clenched in a threatening manner. He became combative and was arrested.

CHARGED: Deborah A. Oates, 51, 55 Chapel St. was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Tuesday.  The police responded to the report of an underage drinking party on Chapel Street at 12:15 a.m. There was a strong odor of alcohol. Police found a keg of beer, paraphernalia and a strong odor of marijuana. Oates, the owner, said her son was the host of the party and left. No underage drinkers were located at the home.

TRESPASS: Dino O. Sanford, 26, 25 Harvey Ave. was charged with trespass and criminal tampering Tuesday. Police responded to South New York Street for the report of a man going through vehicles. According to the report, Sanford was located on West Avenue. He was found with a large amount of loose change. 

TRESPASS: Austin D. Vercruysse, 16, 317 Michigan St. Apt. C was charged with trespass, false personation and criminal tampering Tuesday. The police responed to Allen Street at 3:35 a.m. for the report of attempted robbery from a vehicle. Items were disturbed in the vehicle. Vercruysse lied about his age, saying he was 15, according to the report.


DWI: Orval William Harris, 20, 3764 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, operating a vehicled after consuming alcohol under 21 and refusal to take a breath screening test Tuesday. The sheriff's patrol responded to Wilson Burt Road for a report of a property- damage accident. A white 2005 Mazda was about 15 feet off the roadway in the front lawn. The mailbox had been destroyed and there was damage to the front end of the vehicle which was stuck in the snow. According to the report, there was an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Harris and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He had slurred speech but denied drinking any alcoholic beverages. He failed field sobriety tests. He refused a preliminary breath test. Harris placed his mouth on the instrument but would not blow into it. He refused to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of his blood.


GRAND LARCENY: The owner of Salon Nouveau on Sawyer Road reported sometime between Saturday and Tuesday, an unknown person entered the salon and stole $1,300 from a cash box. 


CHARGED: Nikolaus S. Pierce, 24, 4453 Main St. was charged with disorderly conduct, public lewdness and resisting arrest Tuesday. The sheriff's patrol responded to the Gasport Fire Company for a report of a fight. The person causing the disturbance had already been removed. According to the report, Pierce was highly intoxicated and walking on Prospect street by Church, yelling and screaming. He was told to quiet down and head to his home but continued yelling while in the driveway.  Pierce pulled down his shorts and underwear, exposing his private parts of his body, the report said. While in custody, Pierce tried to pull away from patrol and caused both he and the deputy to fall to the ground landing in the snow pile by the sidewalk. While sitting in the back seat of the patrol car, Pierce started kicking the driver's side rear door and banging his head on the window and plexiglass divider. The deputy dispersed one quick burst of department-issued pepper spray to stop Pierce's actions, but it had no effect. While en route to the jail, Pierce continued to threaten patrol verbally and with physical violence. He was taken directly to the jail and remanded on $500 cash bail.

Niagara County

ROAD CLOSURE: Route 425 between Lockport Road and Route 31 (Saunders Settlement) was reopened at 5 p.m. and after closure due to earlier accident, according to the Department of Transportation. All lanes between Lockport Road in the Town of Wheatfield and Route 31 in the Town of Cambria were closed at 2:40 p.m.