Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport
• DWI: Pamela J. Eyre, 47, 296 Walnut St., was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday evening on Vine Street near Juniper Street. A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Eyre’s vehicle for alleged improper lane use and determined Eyre showed signs of alcohol intoxication, according to the arrest report. Eyre was given tickets to appear Monday in City Court.
Town of Lockport
• DWI: Gary S. Diel, 4540 Van Dusen Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving at a speed not reasonable and prudent late Thursday. Diel’s vehicle collided with a tree in the 6200 block of Old Niagara Road about 11:15 p.m., according to the sheriff’s report. Diel was sent to Eastern Niagara Hospital, Newfane, for treatment of cuts on his face and neck. At the hospital, the deputy determined Diel showed signs of alcohol intoxication and levied the charges. Diel received tickets to appear in Lockport Town Court.
• CONTRABAND: Pierce L. Abrams, 22, last address Printup Road, Sanborn, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband Friday at Niagara County Jail. Abrams, a new inmate, was being processed and a pouch was taken from him that contained cigarette tobacco mixed with an unknown green leafy substance, the arrest report said. Abrams will go to Town Court on April 4 to answer the charge.
• CONTRABAND: Tierra D. Bradberry, 24, 1013 Fairfield Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband and endangering the welfare of a child Friday at Niagara County Jail. Bradberry, a visitor, was seen taking an uninflated balloon from the pocket of a 4-year-old girl in her company. The balloon held cigarette tobacco, the arrest report said. Bradberry was held on $500 bail ahead of an April 2 appearance in Town Court.
• FRAUD: A Heritage Point North resident reported he was the victim of computer hacking this past Monday night. According to the sheriff’s incident report, the man responded to a pop-up advertisement for a virus software upgrade through Microsoft. Shortly after entering purchase ID information on the pop-up, the victim received a phone call from a man claiming to follow up on the $10 purchase. While they were on the phone, the victim said, he could see the cursor on his computer moving and opening several personal information accounts. The victim could not control the cursor or information access, he said. The victim hung up on the caller and shut off his computer immediately, then contacted his bank and canceled all of his credit cards. As of Thursday, the victim told the sheriff’s office, he’d had $217 stolen from him, as the hacker apparently was able to access his debit overdraft account.
• BOMB THREAT: Flips Gymnastics, South Transit Road, reported it was the victim of a phoned-in bomb threat this past Monday night. According to the sheriff’s report, an employee answered the phone about 9:30 p.m. and the person on the other end said, in what was described as a fake deep voice, “we’re gonna bomb the gym.” The employee called the sheriff’s office and was advised to evacuate the premises. A few minutes later, the employee received another phone call, from a person using the same voice, “making an inaudible statement referencing Chinese food,” the report said. The gym was searched by deputies and a dog and was cleared.
• FRAUD: The sheriff’s department reported a Mapleton Road resident was the victim of identity theft and petit larceny Monday, when he was alerted to an unauthorized $185 purchase on his bank debit card. An unknown person ordered a Garmin GPS from Office Depot on the victim’s card and had the unit shipped to a Buffalo address, the report said.