Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — • 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 The woman called her bank and was informed that $540 had been withdrawn from her account.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.