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January 15, 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

• ASSAULT: Zachary E. Kozlowski, 21, 247 Hawley St., was charged with second-degree assault Monday at police headquarters. Kozlowski is accused of striking another man with a champagne bottle, and punching him in the face, Saturday at a Prospect Street residence. The victim suffered a cut on his head and was treated at Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport, according to the arrest report. Kozlowski turned himself in and was arraigned in City Court.

• CURFEW VIOLATIONS: Three parents — John E. Doxey Sr., 39, of 233 Cottage St., Candie S. Penwright, 41, of 19 John St., and Dawn L. Taylor, 34, of 117 High St. — were given tickets charging violation of the city’s curfew ordinance after police found their minor children at Cottage and LaGrange streets about 1:30 a.m. Monday. The parents are to go to City Court on Jan. 22.

Town of Lockport

• ILLEGAL DRIVING: Kevin C. Brown, 58, 1008 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, was charged with speeding and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation early Monday. A sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Brown’s vehicle, which was traveling 67 mph in a 55 mph zone on Dysinger Road, and a records check showed Brown’s driver’s license is revoked, according to the deputy’s report. Brown received a ticket to appear today in Town Court.

• UNDERAGE POSSESSION: Paul H. Zajdel, 16, 160 Reist Road, Williamsville, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol late Saturday on Reger Drive. A sheriff’s deputy broke up a “small party” at the dead end of Reger Drive, finding an 18-pack of beer on the back bed of a pickup and no one at the party old enough to drink. Zajdel said he brought the beer to the party, the report said. Zajdel received a ticket to appear today in Town Court.

• DRUG POSSESSION: Michael J. Smith, 20, 447 Chestnut Drive, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday night. A sheriff’s deputy responded to a complaint of possible drug activity in a shed at Smith’s residence. The deputy reported finding three people in the shed, including Smith, surrounded by an assortment of suspected prescription drug pills, some crushed, and drug paraphernalia, the report said. Smith claimed possession of the pills and a partially burned marijuana cigarette, the report said. Smith was held on $500 bail pending his arraignment Thursday in Town Court.

• THEFT: A tenant of 6343 Robinson Road reported to the sheriff’s department Saturday that a TV and $128 cash were taken from her apartment some time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 10.

• ILLEGAL DUMPING: Employees of One Eyed Jack’s, 5983 South Transit Road, reported seeing a man put nine bags of refuse into the business’ dumpster without permission the afternoon of Jan. 10. According to the sheriff’s incident report, the man drove a purple, older model Ford pickup.


• MISSING RIFLE: An Amherst man reported his rifle, a Ruger M77GS 16.5 BLK Lam 10, with synthetic wood, fell off the bed of a pickup truck while he was riding on Lockport Road and Lower Mountain Road late Saturday afternoon. The rifle was in a black, hard case, according to the sheriff’s report.


• GRAND LARCENY: A homeowner in the 3600 block of Ransomville Road reported tools and household appliances worth an estimated $11,000 were removed from the house between Dec. 22 and Jan. 11. According to the sheriff’s incident report the homeowner was away from the premises for a while and discovered the missing items upon his return. Items include a Miller arc welder, a 27-inch above-ground pool, a tire changer, a Craftsman garage door opener, a Craftsman tool box, a Frigidaire upright freezer, a General Electric refrigerator, green chainlink fencing, a mechanical press, miscellaneous Harley parts, miscellaneous Craftsman hand tools, an oil furnace and a Row trueing stand. A neighbor told sheriff’s deputies that he’d seen items being taken away from the home in several different vehicles recently.


• ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: A sheriff’s deputy responded to an alarm set off at Amphibious Outfitters, 4433 Main St., about 12:25 a.m. Monday. The deputy found a plywood-covered side door ripped off the building but did not find anyone inside, according to the incident report. The business owner confirmed nothing had been stolen, the report said.


• DWI: Kenneth J. Heschke, 40, 2370 Hartland Road, Gasport, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated late Jan. 11. A sheriff’s deputy tended to a vehicle in the ditch in the 2300 block of Quaker Road and found Heschke sitting inside, with keys in the ignition. Heschke exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication, failed field sobriety tests and was charged. Later breath testing showed Heschke’s blood alcohol content was 0.23 percent, the report said. Heschke was held on $250 bail pending an appearance today in Town Court.


• THEFT: A resident in the 6300 block of Dale Road reported a wallet was taken out of his unlocked pickup overnight Saturday-Sunday. The wallet, credit and identification cards were found about 100 feet away, near railroad tracks, according to the incident report. Twenty dollars cash in the wallet was missing.

• DWI: Ryan M. Hamann, 27, 1920 Hess Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol, speeding, a moving violation and unlawful possession of marijuana about 2 a.m. Sunday. A sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Hamann’s vehicle, which was traveling 52 mph in a 40 mph zone on Lockport-Olcott Road, and determined Hamann showed signs of alcohol intoxication, according to the deputy’s report. Hamann confessed to having marijuana in a small bag in his pants pocket, the report said. Later breath testing showed Hamann’s blood alcohol content was 0.13 percent, the report said. Hamann was held on $250 bail.

• DWI: Douglas L. Roy Jr., 44, 6035 South Transit Road, Lockport, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. A sheriff’s deputy fielded a report of an unwanted person at Time Out 2, a bar on Main Street in Olcott. Roy had been ejected from the bar for causing a disturbance, left the premises and returned in his vehicle after the deputy arrived, according to the report. Upon interview Roy exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and failed field sobriety tests, the report said. When advised he was under arrest, Roy tried getting back into his vehicle and resisted handcuffing, the report said. Later breath testing showed Roy’s blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent. Roy was held on $500 police bail pending his arraignment today in Town Court. The report noted deputies found a suspected “improvised Molotov cocktail,” made from a liquor bottle, in the center console of Roy’s vehicle.

• VANDALISM: A town resident reported the left rear passenger window on her vehicle was smashed while the vehicle was parked at the Nioga Library System lot, 6575 Wheeler Road, between 9:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The damage estimate is $200, according to the sheriff’s incident report.

• VANDALISM: A tenant of 1888 Hess Road reported an apartment door was damaged while she was away from the premises overnight Friday-Saturday. Glass on one side of a double-paned window was broken, but it did not appear anyone gained enty to the apartment, according to the sheriff’s incident report. The damage estimate is $200.