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December 1, 2012

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 1

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

HARASSMENT: Jerry M. Incorvaia, 37, 6 Walnut St., apartment 2, was charged with aggravated harassment Friday. Incorvaia is accused of jostling a 15-year-old girl in a public place, then calling the girl’s cell phone and threatening her with bodily harm Nov. 11, according to Lockport police. Incorvaia was held without bail pending arraignment Monday in City Court.

LARCENY: An Outwater Drive resident reported her unlocked vehicle was entered and contents were removed, sometime overnight Thursday and Friday. Items reported missing include a Garmin Nuvi GPS unit, a PSP game charger, three cell phone chargers, a $20 bill and $30 in Canadian currency, according to the Lockport Police incident report.

CONTEMPT: Eric M. Sobers, 24, 131 Allen St., was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree menacing late Thursday. A woman told police that she found Sobers in the garage of her residence earlier Thursday, in violation of a court-issued stay away order; that Sobers engaged her in a verbal argument, followed her down the street when she left her residence and physically accosted her on Allen Street, spitting at her, grabbing and pulling her hair, according to the police report. When third parties warned Sobers to get away from the woman, he left the area on a bicycle, the report said. Sobers was later arrested at his residence and was held without bail pending arraignment Monday in City Court.

MENACING: Luis E. Ubiles, 47, 72 Charlotte St., was charged with second-degree menacing Tuesday. Ubiles is accused of grabbing a male youth, brandishing a pocket knife and threatening to cut the youth’s hair, according to the police report. Ubiles was arraigned Wednesday in City Court.

Town of Lockport

MISCHIEF: The caretaker for Raymond Community Church, 6597 Rapids Road, reported siding on the building was damaged sometime overnight Thursday and Friday, apparently by an unknown person who did “doughnuts” in the stone parking lot and caused stones to fly against the building, according to the sheriff’s department. Damage consists of cracks and holes in the siding in several places, the report said.

BURGLARY: A Marion Drive resident reported Tuesday that sometime overnight an unknown person entered his garage stole his black Carhart jacket that was hanging by the entrance door to his residence. The victim stated that the keys to his Chevy Mabilu were in the pocket of the jacket along with a pocket knife. He added that he found the garage door remote in the grass across the street from his residence.

LARCENY: William M. Kaufman, 54, 6919 Northview Drive, was charged Tuesday with petit larceny after sheriff’s deputies responded to Walmart, 5783 South Transit Road, for a larceny complaint. An asset protection manager told the deputy that Kaufman had admitted to taking money from cash registers. The deputy was also given security footage of Kaufman stealing money from the cash register. Kaufman stated he was “absolutely sorry, embarrassed and humiliated.” The total amount stolen was approximately $300 but the manager planned to review surveillance tapes dating back six months to get an accurate count. Kaufman was issued an appearance ticket.


SCAM: A Church Road resident reported $540 was taken from her bank account mid-Thursday, by a man who purported to be a computer repair person. According to the sheriff’s report, the woman was called by a “Microsoft” representative selling emergency computer virus removal service for a $10 fee. The woman followed the caller’s instructions and gave him full access to her computer, then provided her bank card information to pay him by Western Union online, the report said. The woman said she became uneasy after seeing the Western Union payment screen suddenly disappear after she fed it her bank card information, but was unable to cancel the transaction. The woman called her bank and was informed that $540 had been withdrawn from her account.


LARCENY: An elderly Tonawanda Creek Road woman reported Tuesday that an unknown person took her hearing aids — but left the batteries — from her kitchen table sometime during Summer 2011. Around that time she had a family friend residing with her who had pre teen children. The vicitm is unsure if any of the children may have taken them. The hearing aides were purchased in 2009 for $5,280.

DWI: John R. Main, 50, 8441 Transit Road, Amherst, was charged at 9 p.m. Tuesday with driving while intoxicated and several vehicle and traffic violations on South Transit Road. According to the report, the deputy activated his emergency lights and sirens but the speeding vehicle continued for another quarter mile before stopping at a red light at South Transit Road and Tonawanda Creek Road. The deputy began to walk up to the vehicle and had reached the vehicle’s back bumper when the traffic light turned green. The vehicle then went through the intersection. Patrol continued after the vehicle until it pulled into a parking lot. Patrol again approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Main. The deputy noticed signs of intoxication. Main refused to do any field sobriety tests and also refused to submit a breath sample. A DMV computer check revealed that Main had a revoked drvier’s licence due to a DWI conviction in 2003. Main later submitted a data master test, which revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent. He was remanded to the Niagara County Jail where bail was set at $750.