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October 17, 2013

Police reports published Oct. 17

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

PETIT LARCENY: Melinda A. Clancy, 18, no address, was charged with petit larceny Wednesday. According to the report, Clancy took four rings valued at $750 from a home on Niagara Street on Oct. 2. Clancy was located at 7:43 a.m. at 10 Bristol Ave. and arraigned. She was held on $1,000 bail. Clancy is to return to court Oct. 23.

PETIT LARCENY: Joyce D. Vincent, 54, 26 Lewis St. was charged with burglary and petit larceny Tuesday. According to the report, Vincent unlawfully entered a neighbor’s home and took a cat. The cat, which was was taken to Save-a-Pet, was returned to the owner.

PETIT LARCENY: Melissa S. Kwoka, 44, 173 Corinthea St. was charged with petit larceny Tuesday. According to the report, Kwoka allegedly removed $520 from a Key Bank account belonging to a Plank Road resident on Oct. 4. Kwoka came to the police department for an interview and was charged.

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DWI: Ronald J. Sponaugle, 43, 5733 Glendale Road, was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said Sponaugle was seen driving through a red light on South Transit Road and pulled over. Deputies determined he was drunk and a breath test reportedly said Sponaugle’s blood alcohol content was .14 percent. He was taken to Niagara County Jail on $250 bail.

BURGLARY: A Dysinger Road man said over the weekend an unknown person ripped open his bedroom window and took his 32-inch flatscreen television, Playstation 3 and three video games, all of which totaled $750. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

LARCENY: About $15,200 worth of jewelry was taken from a Fernwood Drive home over the weekend. That included a ring that reportedly was worth $15,000, deputies said. A report was filed.


BURGLARY: A Baer Road woman reported Friday she saw an unknown full size pickup truck leaving her driveway and two males wearing black run away west on Raymond Road. Deputies from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office checked the area and found the suspects had removed a window screen from the south side of the home and cut the screen to a garage window. Deputies said the men did not enter either the home or garage.


ENDANGERMENT: Paulette B. Cochrane, 59, 8721 Slayton Settlement, was charged with reckless endangerment of property and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said on Wednesday, a State Street man said he was preparing to leave his friend’s, where he had been staying. Cochrane reportedly became angered and got into the man’s truck and revved the engine continually. Deputies tried to talk with Cochrane who did not respond several times and would not get out of the truck. She was arrested and taken to Niagara County Jail and was released on $500 bail.


HARASSMENT: Austin M. Hillman, 18, 2057 Lonnon Road, Barker, was charged over the weekend with second-degree harassment and trespassing. A Carmen Road man told the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office that Hillman arrived at his house irate over an incident involving Hillman’s sister. Hillman was asked several times to leave and would not, the man said. Hillman reportedly yelled profanities and kick garbage cans in the victim’s yard. Hillman was given an appearance ticket for Oct. 28 in Somerset Town Court and the victims were issued an order of protection.