Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport
• LARCENY: Bobbie L. Smith, 42, 335 Applewood Drive, was charged Monday with petit larceny. Smith is accused of taking two 24-ounce cans of Labatt’s beer from a 7-Eleven store in the city, according to the arrest report, which stated that the property is valued at $6.92. Smith is due in City Court on Wednesday.
Town of Lockport
• LARCENY: A property owner in the 6700 block of Rapids Road reported miscellaneous scrap metal items were taken from a barn and a shed sometime between Oct. 2 and Oct. 5. The estimated value of the scrap metal is $500, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s office.
• POSSESSION: Stacey A. Culverwell, 31, 1053 Dorwood Park, Ransomville, was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument Saturday night in the 5900 block of Beattie Avenue. At 9:54 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in which Culverwell was a passenger. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol inside the vehicle, determined it came from Culverwell and obtained the driver’s permission to search the vehicle, according to the arrest report. During the search the deputy saw a metal spoon resting in Culverwell’s open purse, the spoon tainted with a white substance and burn marks resemblant of a drug-cooking spoon, the report said. Culverwell denied being a drug user and consented to a search of her purse, in which the deputy found three syringes and two more spoons with burned bottoms, the report said. Culverwell was charged and held on $250 bail pending arraignment Thursday in Lockport town court.
• GRAND LARCENY: A 2003 Yamaha dirt bike, valued at $2,500, was reported stolen from private property at the dead end of Reger Drive on Saturday. The owners identified a possible suspect to the sheriff’s office.
• POSSESSION: Amanda L. Krantz, 22, 3401 Randall Road, Ransomville, was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and second-degree obstructing government administration Sunday evening at Dorwood Park. A sheriff’s deputy investigated a complaint of a woman allegedly verbally threatening youths in the housing park and was led to Krantz, the guest of a park resident. The deputy reported finding Krantz hiding “underneath objects” in a bedroom, questioned her and searched her backpack, where 10 hypodermic instruments were found for which Krantz did not have a prescription, according to the arrest report. Two witnesses backed up Krantz’s assertion that she did not threaten youths in the park, the report said. On the possession and obstruction charges, Krantz was held at Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. She’s scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Wilson town court.
• TRESPASSING: A homeowner in the 5200 block of Randolph Street reported an unknown person entered the attached garage and wrote a vulgar threat on the garage floor, in chalk, sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The homeowner called the sheriff’s office last week to report other recent instances of vulgar words being painted or chalked on the house, driveway and mailbox. The homeowner told the responding deputy that the home was burglarized twice in the past two years, and also that he and his wife were subjected to a series of threatening text messages from an unknown person about eight months ago. The scene of the Sunday incident was photographed by the crime scene unit, the sheriff’s office said.