Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport
CHARGED: Andrew W. Johnson, 26, 143 South Transit St., was charged with fourth-degree possession of a weapon Saturday. According to Lockport Police Department, about 12:40 a.m. an officer fielded a call to check the welfare of a woman on Walnut Street and observed Johnson at the scene with a blunt object in his hand. The object was a hammer, with duct tape on one side. Johnson, who is on probation related to a previous weapons charge, had a knife in his back pocket, police said.
DWI: Aaron P. Verklan, 38, 3 Bright St., was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right Friday. A patrol officer observed Verkland’s vehicle blocking the eastbound lane of West Avenue around 6:50 p.m. After speaking with him, the officer determined that Verklund showed signs of intoxication and charged him, the arrest report said.
Town of Lockport
DWI: Spencer C. Hamilton-Bajema, 22, 25 Bacon St., Lockport, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding late Thursday in the 5300 block of Hinman Road. A Niagara County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Hamilton-Bajema’s vehicle about 10:35 p.m., for alleged speeding. Hamilton-Bajema exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and was charged. In later chemical testing her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.10 percent, the arrest report said. Hamilton-Bajema was held on $250 bail pending arraignment Oct. 24 in Lockport Town Court.
BURGLARY: A homeowner in the 2900 block of Johnson Creek Road reported Friday that the home was broken into and numerous items were taken some time since Oct. 14. Missing items include a snow plow, a dolly with two large tanks attached, a Brinkman grill, an air conditioner unit, a hanging lamp, a Kenmore washing machine, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, a stove and two computer printers. The items are valued at $4,500 together, according to the sheriff’s office.