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January 8, 2013

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GRAND LARCENY: Todd A. Gailie, 22, 318 Walnut St. was charged with fourth degree grand larceny and petit larceny Sunday. The police responded to 80 Main Street for the report of a stolen purse. The victim said her wallet was stolen and was found by her friend men’s room. According to the report, the owner reviewed video tape which showed Gailie take the purse from the table, put the purse under his jacket and walk in the men’s restroom. Gailie was retained by bar security. Cash and a credit card was missing from the purse.

POSSESSION: Brandon J. Lake, 22, 210 High St., Apt. 2E was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance Saturday. The police responded to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for the report of a man smoking marijuana near the entrance to the emergency room. According to the report, Lake admitted to smoking marijuana and turned over a silver metal pipe. Blake was placed under arrest and searched. Police found syringes, a spoon containing burnt residue, a set of shears and vice grips, and a controlled substance. 

CHARGED: Darrel D. Smith, 56, 242, Washburn St. was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing Monday.  While police responded to an unrelated call on Washburn Street, the patrol heard a woman yelling “get off me.” According to the report, Smith and victim had an argument and the woman wanted to leave. Smith allegedly pushed her to ground, put his body weight on top of her, put both hands on victim’s neck and squeezed. There were marks and scratches on her neck. 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Elizabeth F. Sautelet, 27, 5716 Glendale Drive was charged with second-degree burglary, petty larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief Sunday. The police responded to Spalding Street on Dec. 2 for a burglary. The victim reported an AK47 rifle was stolen with fully-loaded clips. 

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BURGLARY: Donald J. Frey, 37, last known address 6971 Lincoln Ave., was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree identity theft Jan. 3 after an investigation by New York State Police. In two unrelated incidents, Frey is accused of breaking into a house and taking money, in March 2012, and unauthorized use of a credit card, in May 2012. Frey was released on his own recognizance and is due in Lockport Town Court on Feb. 14.


DWI: Scott D. Lavey, 23, 932 Fairmont Ave. North Tonawanda was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday. The patrol saw the driver and passenger exit the vehicle on Bear Ridge Road walk around to the opposite side and get back in the vehicle at 4:21 a.m. Both men had glassy, bloodshot eyes. The driver, who was now sitting in the passenger seat, stated that he could no longer drive and that’s why they switched. He was identified as Lavey. According to the report, they both said they had been drinking alcohol. There was an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle. Lavey failed field sobriety tests. He registered .15 percent blood alcohol content.


BURGLARY: A Checkered Tavern Road resident reported Saturday that $9,180 worth items were taken from her home, detached garage, horse trailer and barn sometime Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. The victim is not sure how entry was made into her home. A Sony Handicam video recorder was taken from the living room. The door frame was damaged and entry was made into her bedroom where jewelry and $3,500 were inside of the safe that was taken. Miscellaneous clothing, a red iPod nano, silver iPod classic and Blackberry Torch cell phone were taken from her bedroom. Entry was made into the horse trailer through a small window and the horse boots, bell boots, bridles, breast collars and saddle pads were taken from the horse trailer. Rolls of welded wire fence and small dog crates were taken from the garage. Green metal T-poles and wheelbarrows were taken from the barn. 


DWI: Elbert Norman Benton, 61, 2918 South Main St. was charged with driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing Saturday. The sheriff’s patrol was dispatched to Lake Street in Wilson to speak with a complainant regarding a hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier in the day. The victim reported that a red pick up backed into her parked vehicle at 12:30 p.m. on South Main in Newfane. The driver of the red truck left the scene without exchanging insurance information. The patrol investigated and  observed the red pick-up parked in the parking lot. The truck appeared to have large scrape marks on the rear right side of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was inside, asleep at the wheel with the keys in the ignition. Benton had glassy eyes, impaired speech and an odor of alcoholic beverages. He failed field sobriety tests. The breathalyzer test showed .11 blood alcohol content.