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February 6, 2013

Police blotter items published Feb. 7, 2013

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

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City of Lockport

PETIT LARCENY: Timothy R. Roberts, 41, 197 Genesee St. Apt. 2 was charged with petit larceny Wednesday. According to the report, Roberts was attempting to sell single cigarettes at a Transit Street store in order to buy beer at 12:30 a.m. He left the store with two beers he did not pay for and was located by police.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Nathan A. Hill, 26, 119 Genesee St. was charged with disorderly conduct Tuesday. According to the report, Hill was yelling obscenities on Genesee Street ad 11:30 p.m. and causing a disturbance. 

CHARGED: Robert J. Sczepczenski, 31, 2355 Weston Ave., Niagara Falls was charged with three counts of unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to signal a turn and failure to have control of the steering mechanism Wednesday. According to the report, Sczepczenski was seen driving with both hands off the steering wheel. He failed to signal a turn and was stopped High Street. He was found with marijuana and a pipe used for smoking marijuana.

Town of Lockport

DWI: Christopher J. Cullen, 51, 2164 Amy Drive, Niagara Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway, aggravated unlicensed operation, unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with insurance, and no inspection certificate. The sheriff's patrol responded to Hospice Tuesday for a vehicle that struck a light post while pulling into the parking lot. Patrols were directed inside the facility where the operator, Cullen was waiting in the waiting room. There was an odor of an alcoholic beverage emit from his breath. Once outside, patrol administered field sobriety  tests which Cullen failed. An alco-sensor tested positive for the presence of alcohol. A DMV check revealed that Cullen's drivers license was revoked six times for both prior alcohol related offenses as well as a refusal to submit to a chemical test. The vehicle was not registered, had no insurance and no inspection. The patrol found an open container of  beer. He refused to submit to a blood test. Wrights Corners Ambulance transported Cullen to Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport for observation due to his high alcohol reading on the alco-sensor. Damage to the light was $1,500 


POSSESSION: Tyler J. Weeks, 19, 4717 Lockport Road was charged with two counts of criminal possession of marijuana, criminal used of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop at a stop sign and speeding Tuesday. According to the report, the sheriff's patrol stopped Weeks on Lockport Road at 11:18 p.m. for failure to stop at the stop sign at Aiken Road and for going 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search revealed  plastic bags with a green vegetable substance and a digital scale. Patrol found four plastic bags full of a green vegetable substance. Weeks was taken into custody and the vehicle was turned over to registered owner. The marijuana weighed well over two ounces. Weeks was held on $500 cash bail.