Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Crime

September 28, 2012

Please Click Here

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — An off-duty Niagara County Sheriff's deputy caught a thief and recovered a city man's stolen GPS unit early Thursday.

Shortly after 12 a.m., Deputy Joe Tortorella was driving home from work, on Upper Mountain Road between Blackman and Cambria roads, when he observed three males walking in the driveways of area residences. Tortorella approached the males on foot and one of them, an unnamed 15-year-old, confessed he was carrying a Magellan RoadMate GPS unit that he'd taken out of someone's vehicle several days earlier.

The juvenile was carrying a black Nike drawstring bag that also contained an 8 GB silver-and-black iPod, a Subway rewards card, a Jim's SteakOut card, a Smith & Wesson tactical knife and one 12-gauge shotgun round, according to the sheriff's report.

The juvenile was taken home by a deputy after questioning at the sheriff's office. The two males that he was with also were questioned, according to the report.

Deputies used GPS registration information to track down its owner, a Trowbridge Street man who had earlier reported his vehicle was rummaged through overnight Tuesday-Wednesday.

The Nike bag and contents apparently did not belong to that man, according to the report.

1
Text Only
Crime
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.