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August 19, 2013

Police reports published Aug. 19

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

• LARCENY: Alicia N. Smith, 19, 143 Telegraph Road, Middleport, was charged with petit larceny Monday. Lockport Police Department took a report from Kenyon's Variety, 1121 Lincoln Ave., on Aug. 13 regarding a female customer who allegedly took $14 worth of food and beverages from the store. On Monday afternoon, a store employee called LPD and indicated that the suspect had just left the store. A patrol officer encountered Smith in the parking lot of the Rosewood Gardens apartment complex and escorted her to Kenyon's, where the employee identified Smith as the suspect, the arrest report said.

• UNLEASHED DOGS: John D. Green, 55, 133 Hawley St., was given a ticket for dogs running at large Sunday. Green owns two dogs that were seen walking unleashed on the sidewalk in front of his residence during the Taste of Lockport food festival, Hawley Street and Park Avenue, and he resisted restraining them upon a patrol officer's multiple requests, according to the arrest report.

• SPEEDING: Vincent R. Galione, 29, 1400 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation early Sunday on South Transit Street. A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Galione's vehicle for alleged speeding; the arrest report does not indicate the miles per hour. A subsequent records check showed Galione's driver's license is suspended, the report said. Galione was held on $250 police bail ahead of his Monday arraignment in City Court.

• D.W.I.: Benjamin W. Kiekbush, 30, 6119 Strauss Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing sobriety tests and driving at an unreasonable speed early Saturday after his motorcycle overturned on Bristol Avenue near Niagara Street. From the rear view mirror in his patrol car, an officer said he observed as Kiekbush's motorcycle turned onto Bristol from Niagara and the cycle tipped over onto one side. A second officer arrived at the scene and observed a helmet, a left shoe and a left side-view mirror lying in the middle of Bristol Avenue, while Kiekbush was attempting to start his motorcycle from a private driveway. Kiekbush, who denied operating the motorcycle that tipped, exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and refused to submit to sobriety testing, the arrest report said. A city ambulance crew was called to check out Kiekbush at the scene, the report said. Kiekbush was held without bail ahead of his arraignment Monday in City Court.

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