Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Lockport
• HARASSMENT: Timothy W. Ward, 47, 113 South St., was charged with second-degree harassment Monday night. Ward is accused of pushing a woman into a wall, and onto a floor, at his residence, after a day of drinking, according to the arrest report. Ward was held without bail ahead of his arraignment today in City Court.
• MINOR FIRE: Sheriff’s deputies and South Lockport Volunteer firefighters extinguished a small fire on the exterior of an apartment house in the 5700 block of Oxford Lane on Tuesday afternoon. According to the sheriff’s report, a fire developed at the southwest corner some time after a tenant chucked a cigarette butt out a window aiming for an ashtray below. The tenant called in the fire, the report said. Damage to the building siding is estimated at $2,000.
• VANDALISM: A property owner in the 3800 block of Coomer Road reported Tuesday that roughly 30 trees were cut down and most of the wood was removed from his property some time between early September 2012 and mid-March. The sheriff’s deputy who responded to the complaint was not able to locate the owner of adjacent property for information, according to the incident report. The trees’ value is listed as “unknown.”
• POSSESSION: Danielle J. Parker, 26, 3652 Ewings Road, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday evening at Eastern Niagara Hospital-Newfane. Parker was taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment and a staff member found a small bag of suspected marijuana tucked into Parker’s bra, the sheriff’s report said. Parker received a ticket to appear in Town Court on Tuesday.
• PROPERTY DAMAGE: A camper at Harbor Inn campsites, Lake Road, Olcott, reported a gun shot struck his camper and broke a window Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies responded and located the shooter, a coyote hunter who agreed to pay for any damages he’d caused, the incident report said. Deputies ascertained the shooter has a valid hunting license and was well over 500 feet away from the camp site when he fired the gun. Further investigation linked the shooter to property damage at another lot; it appears buckshot penetrated the siding of a camper and broke a mirror inside, the report said.
• LARCENY: A bicycle was reported missing from property in the 300 block of Young Street on Monday. The bike, described as a green BMX Chaos FS20 model with front and back pegs, was last seen on the property around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a Niagara County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The bike is valued at $80.
• STARTLING DISCOVERY: A village resident reported finding a 55-gallon drum with hair sticking out of it while walking the creek bank near the 3900 block of Youngstown Road on Monday afternoon. The sheriff’s office sent a staff member from its Mounted Patrol to preliminarily confirm the hair belongs to a horse, not a human, the incident report said. Some hair was secured for testing, as was a small glass jar holding an unknown green fluid inside the drum. Investigation is continuing, the report said.
• DOG BITE: A resident reported he was bitten by a dog while walking in the 8900 block of Fisk Road on Monday afternoon. The victim said two dogs ran from their yard toward him and one bit his right wrist, drawing some blood, according to the sheriff’s incident report. The responding deputy spoke with the dogs’ owner, who testified the dogs are up-to-date on rabies vaccination. The victim declined medical treatment, the report said. A dog-bite report was filed with the county health department.