Canoe sinks, boaters charged
Three men were charged with a violation of failure to have a flotation device while on a boat after Wilson and Ransomville rescue squads saved them from their overturned canoe Sunday.
Gerry Hansen, 20, 185 61st St., Niagara Falls; Michael Paul, 23, 118, 80th St., Niagara Falls; and Matthew D. Morreale, 20, 6734 N. Gregory St., Tonawanda, were the passengers charged.
Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to Twelvemile Creek in Wilson for a report that a canoe tipped over in the freezing water. The three were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment, but later released.
The canoe was not recovered from the creek.
Town of Lockport
DWI: Tiffany R. Gross, 21, 7217 Balla Drive, North Tonawanda, was charged Wednesday with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, operating a motor vehicle with obstructed vision, failure to keep right, failure to use designated lane and a license plate violation. A report from Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said Gross was pulled over on Robinson Road for several vehicle and traffic violations. Upon interviewing the driver, deputies said Gross told them: “I was driving around and just finished smoking a blunt.” Gross was remanded to Niagara County Jail in lieu of $250 bail
CHARGED: Jason M. Tamari, 21, 877 Tylor Ave., Bronx, was charged Friday with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. A report from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Niagara County Community College for a fight that broke out during an intramural basketball game. Deputies said Tamari continued to be disorderly when he punched a wooden garbage can causing $500 in damages to it. Tamari was arraigned in Town of Cambria Court where he was released on his own recognizance.
DWI: Cheryl Jean Cheasty, 27, 6308 East Ave., was charged Sunday with two counts of driving while intoxicated and moving from a lane unsafely. A report said Sheriff’s deputies pulled Cheasty over on Lockport-Olcott Road for a traffic violation and upon interviewing her, found she was intoxicated. Cheasty reportedly failed several sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent. She was remanded to Niagara County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
ALCOHOL: Joshua Robert Yurchak, 17, 5439 Leete Road, Lockport, was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21. A report said Sheriff’s deputies pulled Yurchak over on Lockport-Olcott Road for a traffic violation and found he was in possession of a 30-pack of Bud Light.