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February 13, 2012

Police blotter items published Feb. 13, 2012

City of Lockport

RESISTING ARREST: Peter R. Cassenti, 36, 6554 Lincoln Place, Apt. G, was arrested Saturday for an outstanding warrant for arrest and resisting arrest. According to the report, police were informed that Cassenti, who was wanted on a warrant, was at 415 High St. Cassenti exited the building while police began to set up a perimeter and ran back towards the house after seeing the reporting officer. The officer yelled for Cassenti to stop and informed him that he was under arrest. He refused the order and ran back into the residence, slamming the door shut. The officer was in close pursuit and breached the front door. Cassenti was located hiding in a bedroom closet and was non-compliant with the officer’s orders, having to be physically subdued and handcuffed. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in City Court.

Town of Wheatfield

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday to a reported attempted robbery. According to the report, an unknown person threatened a clerk at Citgo Jolly Rogers, 2065 River Road, with a gun and demanded money. The attempted robber, described as a male approximately 5-foot 8 to 5-foot 10, 180 pounds with a thin beard and reading glasses, did not display the weapon, but stated “I have a gun in my pocket, give me all the cash.” The clerk told the officer that he asked to see the gun, with the man responding, “I’m not joking.” The clerk told the man to “come around the counter and open the cash register.” The man replied that he did not know how to open the register and left the store and departed the area in a light-colored minivan.

STOLEN VEHICLE: The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday to a reported stolen vehicle. According to the report, a Williams Road resident reported that her 2001 Chevrolet Impala had been stolen by an unknown person between noon Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. She told officers that she had parked her vehicle in a parking lot and the vehicle was missing when she went to the lot Saturday. NCSO checked to see if the vehicle was impounded, which came up negative. The woman said she was behind one payment on an auto loan but had not received any notice for repossession.

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