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July 14, 2013

Police reports published July 14

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

LARCENY: Sheila M. Beiter, 52, 5724 Glendale Drive, Apt. 7; German M. Centano, 81, 93 Oliver St. and Daniel K. DeCarlo, 54, 107 Spalding St., rear were all charged at 8 p.m. July 7 with larceny and conspiracy after officers responded to a larceny complaint. A victim told police that her home was condemned recently and she had to leave all of her belonging inside. A witness then called the victim Sunday and said Beiter, Centano and DeCarlo had entered the victim’s home and removed several items. According to the victim, a jewelry box, two end tables, two metal shelves, a stereo, speakers, medication and her mail were missing. The witness showed police a cell phone video showing the three removing the items. Centano was advised on eviction procedures and released on his own recognizance. Beiter and DeCarlo were held in lieu of $250 bail.

POSSESSION: Brandon M. Jenkins, 29, 1720 Hess Road, Newfane was charged with criminal contempt, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation after he was pulled over July 7 at 4:10 p.m. on Washburn Street near South Street for a loud stereo. A background check showed he was driving with a suspended license. The officer noticed an odor of marijuana. A metal grinder with residue and a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana was found in the vehicle. Bail was set at $250.

DWI: Michael A. Costello, 31, 6309 Shimer Drive was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and unregistered motor vehicle Friday. The police responded to Pine Street at 10:15 p.m. for the report of an accident. According to the report, Costello was driving a Silverado after attending the canal concert when he struck a parked car. The was an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and Costello had glassy eyes. He failed field sobriety tests.

ASSAULT: Erica J. Rutty, 30, 60 Weld St. Apt. 1 was charged with third-degree assault Saturday. While traveling on Walnut street the police officer observed two women standing over a third female at 2:05 a.m. on Locust Street. One woman began to run while other parties came to the officer asking for assistance. The victim was lying on the ground and crying. She had injuries to her head and elbow. The victim said she was attacked by multiple parties and struck multiple times. The victim identified one of the assailants. A co-defendant was listed.

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DWI: Carl W. Clark, 42, 6035 South Transit Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway and driving on the shoulder Thursday. According to the report, Clark was stopped for a lane violation at 8:35 p.m. on Raymond Road. There were signs of intoxication. During the vehicle search, the patrol found an open 24 ounce can of beer which was cold and two empty cans on the front passenger seat. Clark refused to take a data master test to determine his blood alcohol content. He was remanded to the Niagara County Jail where his bail was set at $500.

DOG BITE: A man was bitten by a dog while he was working Thursday afternoon at a property on Hamm Road. The victim told a deputy that he was working outside and a home next door had a bee problem. He walked across the street to see if anyone there had contact information. He knocked on two doors and just after that a large husky came from the back yard and began to attack him. The victim sustained minor puncture wounds to both his right hand and right thigh. The dog’s owner told patrol she tried to motion to the man to get back, but was unable to get his attention in time. The dog’s owner showed proof that it was recently vaccinated for rabies, adding the dog had no history of biting anyone. The victim complained of leg pain and indicated he may go to ENH Lockport to be evaluated.

CHARGED: Ronald M. Mallwitz, 25, 163 Indian Church Road, West Seneca was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs Friday. According to the report, the sheriff’s patrol observed a vehicle with no front passenger headlight traveling north on South Transit Road at  2:46 a.m. Mallwitz had watery bloodshot glassy eyes and was sluggish answering simple questions. He momentarily staggered and used the driver’s door of his vehicle to regain his balance. He failed several tests, but provided a breath sample of 0.00 percent alcohol. While at NCSO, the patrol conducted a Drug Influence Evaluation and the blood kit was secured in the refrigerated evidence locker.

CHARGED: Brianna S. Mika, 22, 6371 Robinson Road was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and failure to obey a traffic device Saturday. According to the report, Mika was stopped because the vehicle disobeyed a traffic control device at 1:15 a.m. Mika, who stated that she was coming from a concert at Darien Lake, had slurred speech, glossy bloodshot eyes and impaired motor coordination. She failed field sobriety tests. The data master test revealed Mika to have a blood alcohol content of 0.07 percent.


DWI: Paul Thomas Marus Jr., 35, 742 North French Road, Amherst was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday. During the cleanup of a single motor vehicle accident in the area of 5387 Tonawanda Creek Road at 3:40 a.m. the patrol observed a vehicle approaching the scene. According to the report, the deputy signaled the vehicle to slow and stop because the roadway was blocked by a tow truck. The vehicle did not attempt to stop, but continued slowly westbound. The vehicle did stop prior to striking the tow truck. Marus had an odor of an alcoholic beverage and his eyes appeared glassy. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent.