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Crime

February 13, 2012

Police blotter items published Feb. 11, 2012

City of Lockport

DWI/DRUGS: John H Baes, 50, 1053 Fernwood Dr., was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana and loitering at night after police noticed his car parked in Outwater Park at around 4 a.m. According to the report, police could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage while talking with Baes, whose eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Baes told police that he had just left the Niagara and drove to the park to “hang out for a little bit.” Police could see a visible bulge in Baes’ shirt and asked what it was. Baes removed a plastic baggie that was filled with a green leafy vegetable matter, which he said as marijuana. Baes, who failed a number of field sobriety tests, was transported to LPD for booking without incident. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in City Court.

UNLICENSED OPERATION: Peter S. Durie, 44, 4378 Crescent Dr., was arrested Saturday for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and equipment violations following a traffic stop. According to the report, Durie handed police an expired Florida license during the stop, and after further investigation police found he had a suspended New York state driver’s license as well. The investigation also revealed that Durie was wanted out of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated unlicensed operation and out of Broward County, Fla. For robbery and trafficking stolen property. He was arrested and released to the NCSO. Broward County was also contacted and will be coordinating with NCSO for extradition. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in City Court.

LARCENY: Jeffrey M. Hare, 36, 3983 Saunders Settlement Road, Apt. A, Sanborn, was arrested Friday for petit larceny and third-degree criminal tampering after police responded to a residential call. According to the report, a Monroe Street resident observed from his kitchen that his parked car’s interior lights were on. He walked outside and saw a male in a dark hooded jacket walking away from his vehicle, who he chased after. Police arrived and followed a set of footprints in the snow, which led to Hare, who was standing on a Monroe Street porch. He was positively identified by the resident, who signed a voluntary statement and told police he was willing to pursue charges for the theft of his car’s manual, registration, insurance card and compact discs — which combined are valued at $415. Hare is scheduled to appear Wednesday in City Court.

LARCENY: Lance M. Krieger Sr., 32, 76 Oliver St., was arrested Friday for fourth-degree grand larceny after police responded to a report of a stolen credit card. According to the report, the card owner told police that Krieger, her roommate, had taken the card without her permission. She canceled the card and was told by the credit card company that the card had been used to withdraw $200 from M&T Bank, and was declined after an attempt to use the card at Wilson Farms following the card’s cancellation. Police responded to Wilson Farms, where a videotape of the attempted withdrawal was viewed. The victim identified Krieger in the video. Krieger was located and taken into custody. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in City Court.

Town of Newfane

DWI: Chad M. Wolter, 40, 9265 Mountain Road Gasport, was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of one percent or more following a report of a domestic incident. According to the report, the NCSO officer who responded was told that a male had fled the scene in a gray Chevrolet Impala. As the officer was leaving the area, a car matching that description pulled into the driveway of a vacant lot. The driver, later identified as Wolter, left the vehicle and walked to the scene of the reported incident. The officer followed the man’s footprints in the snow from the vehicle to an Autmnview Station porch, where Wolter was observed. He admitted he was the male party involved at that location. Further interview of Wolter brought admissions that he had consumed approximately three or four beers earlier, had left the residence and after returning threw his car keys under the vehicle in the driveway. The officer noted that his speech was slurred, he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage, glassy eyes and was nervously twisting his fingers and thumbs. Patrol administered field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest after a prescreening device confirmed the presence of alcohol in his breath and was transported to NCSO, where he provided a breath sample demonstrating a 0.11 of one percent blood alcohol content. Wolter was remanded to the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $250 police bail and is scheduled to appear Tuesday at Town of Newfane Court.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle Friday. According to the report, a young boy was approached by an unknown male as he was getting off of his school bus Thursday afternoon. As the boy walked on the driveway towards his house, the man said, “hey, come here” from inside of his vehicle. The boy told the officer that the truck sped off as he began to run towards his house. The boy described the man as a middle-aged white male with short black hair, who was driving a dark green pickup truck, possibly a Ford, with plow equipment on the front of the vehicle but without the plow installed. The boy’s mother told the officer that two girls who also ride her son’s school bus reported that the same male and vehicle had approached them Thursday. The Wilson School District, the bus driver and police were all contacted, and the NCSO created an area check for the vehicle and the man.

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