Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Town of Lockport
DWI: Barbara L. Gruszeski, 49, 5402 Mapleton Road, Lockport was charged at 4:44 p.m. Friday with driving while intoxicated, operating an unregistered vehicle, operaitng a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker and passing a red light. A deputy stopped her vehicle, northbound on Beattie Avenue after passing through the intersection at Robinson Road. Gruszeski stated that she was unaware that she had failed to stop at the red light. The deputy noticed signs of intoxication and Gruszeski said she had consumed four alcoholic beverages before driving. She failed field sobriety tests and an alco sensor tested positive for alcohol. Gruszeski registered 0.10 blood alcohol content on a chemical test. She was remanded to the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
DWI: Justin M. Kitcho, 19, 5698 Townline Road, Sanborn, was charged at 7:58 p.m. Friday with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Cambria-Lockport Townline Road. Patrol opened the driver’s door to find Kitcho in the driver’s seat texting on his cellular telephone, allegedly highly intoxicated. Kitcho told patrol that he was driving on Townline Road and he had lost control and went into the ditch. Kitcho allegedly stated that he was drinking beers at a friend’s house in Sanborn and was trying to go to another friend’s house, but he could not remember exactly where that was. He failed field sobriety tests and a chemical test revelaed that Kitcho’s blood alcohol content was 0.21 percent. Bail was set at $250.
DWI: Joe W. Clay, 54, 417 Ninth St., Niagara Falls, was charged at 10:20 p.m. Friday with driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Robinson Road for a lighting violation on his vehicle. While speaking with Clay the deputy noticed signs of intoxication. Clay failed field sobriety tests and a chemical test revelaed his blood alcohol content to be 0.09 percent. Bail was set at $250.
FRAUD: A victim reported to sheriff’s deputies on Friday that he believed he is the vicitm of a possible scam. The victim said he had been communicating with a 24-year-old female named Casey, who he met via “Quest Chatline.” Casey visited the man at his residence on Dec. 18 and stayed for approximately 15 minutes. The victim denied any sexual intercourse but told deputies that he paid her $200 before she left. On Friday he received a phone call from a female claiming to be Casey’s mother and said that her daughter is actually 16 years old. The victim said she told him she was going to contact the police and file charges against him, unless he paid her $1,400.
DWI: Patrick E. Canahai, 49, of Lockport was charged at 10:35 p.m. Friday with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped near the intersection of Bear Ridge Road and Campbell Boulevard for an inadequate license plate light. He was also charged with refusing to take a breath test. Canahai was held for court.
DWI: Jeffrey M. Plache, 42, 866 Swann Road, Youngstown was charged at 3:48 a.m. Saturday with driving while intoxicated after a deputy saw a car crossing the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic multiple times on Braley Road. Plache, the driver, said he was heading to Newfane. The deputy noticed signs of intoxication and Plache admitted to drinking two beers along with medications such as hydrocodone. He refused alcosensor and chemical trests to determine his lood alcohol content. Plache was remanded to the Niagara County Jail where bail was set at $250.
FIRE: South Wilson firefighters extinguished a chimney fire Saturday inside a home at 3274 Daniels Road. The chimney was connected to a wood burning stove that was used to heat the house. The homeowner told deputies that he did not know how the fire started. The 4:21 p.m. blaze caused approximately $2,000 damage.