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March 29, 2013


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

ASSAULT: Gregory A. Towne, 41, 6035 South Transit Road, Lot 65 was charged Thursday with resisting arrest, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. The police investigated a physical domestic incident on Davison Road at 3 a.m. and found the victim outside with blood covering his face. According to the report, Gregory Towne was highly intoxicated and struck the victim repeatedly in the face until the victim passed out. The victim was treated on the scene by rescue. Gregory Towne, who reportedly weighs 300 pounds, refused to be handcuffed and threatened the officers. He pulled away from the police who deployed a taser but the suspect continued to struggle. During the booking process the suspect was combative and police were unable to fingerprint him. 

CHARGED: Beth A. Gardner, 31, 164 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo was charged with criminal possession of hypodermic needles Thursday. Gardner was arrested at 2 a.m. on South Transit in Lockport. According to the report, Gardner was stopped for a traffic infraction and did not have a license. The police located four hypodermic needles in Gardner’s purse. 

GRAND LARCENY: Peter R. Cassenti, 37, 6554 Lincoln Place, Apt. G was charged with third-degree grand larceny Wednesday. On Feb. 8 patrol was dispatched to the report of a larceny of two large ducts valued at $2,500 on Davison Road. Cassenti was identified through video footage and he was located at a traffic stop on West Avenue. He was arrested without incident. 


DWI: Benedict L. Cirino Jr. 28, 9 Floreis Court, Cheektowaga was charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely and an equipment violation Thursday. Patrol noticed Cirino’s eyes were glassy and his speech, slurred. He failed field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent. At the time of arrest, According to the report, Cirino had a vehicle attached to his tow truck that he reported was repossessed earlier in the morning. However, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office had no record of a repossession in the Town of Newfane or Wilson, and the proper repossession order could not be produced. The tow truck and vehicle attached are being held until verification of proper paperwork can be made.

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