Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

August 19, 2013

Police reports published Aug. 19

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

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.

• DISORDERLY: Wade A. Smith Jr., 21, 16 Adam St., was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana, and Jason L. Winters, 22, 467 East Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct early Saturday outside 80 Main St., where police broke up an apparent fist fight among three men. Smith and Winters both received tickets to appear in City Court on Monday, according to the arrest reports.

• D.W.I.: Adam C. Sabey, 35, 2634 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated early Saturday on Upper Mountain Road. A city patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Sabey's vehicle for alleged speeding. Sabey exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and was charged, the arrest report said. Later breath testing showed Sabey's blood alcohol content measured 0.19 percent, the report said. Sabey was held on $250 police bail ahead of his arraignment Monday in City Court.

• UNLICENSED OPERATION: Sondra L. Heigl, 32, 145 Washburn St., was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving at an unreasonable speed and an equipment violation after a police traffic stop Friday evening on Hawley Street. A records' check showed Heigl's driver's license is suspended, the arrest report said. Heigl received tickets to appear Monday in City Court.

• BURGLARY: Adam C. Strobele, 18, 267 Beattie Ave., was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar's tools, two counts of petit larceny and two counts of fifth-degree possession of stolen property Friday morning. Strobele is accused of breaking into a room at the Lockport Motel, 315 S. Transit St., rifling through vehicles in the motel parking lot and taking a case of soda pop from the motel owner's pickup truck. The owner found Strobele in Room 183 on Friday morning, according to the arrest report. In the room, police said they found the case of soda pop and about 70 compact discs that had been reported taken from a Russell Street resident's vehicle the prior day. 

Town of Lockport

• D.W.I.: Jeffrey J. Francis, 23, 184 Vine St., was charged with driving while intoxicated around 2:45 a.m. Sunday on South Transit Road. A sheriff's patrol officer spotted Francis' black pickup operating without headlights, initiated a traffic stop near Bridlewood Drive and determined that Francis exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication, according to the sheriff's office. Later breath testing showed Francis' blood alcohol content measured 0.17 percent, the arrest report said. Francis was held on $250 bail.

Royalton

• LARCENY: An employee of Absolute Care, 4540 Lincoln Drive, reported $50 was taken from her purse during a fire alarm drill early Sunday. The employee left her purse in a common area of the nursing home during the half-hour drill, and when checking its contents afterward, discovered two $20 bills and one $10 bill were missing, according to the sheriff's office.

• LARCENY: The manager of Dollar General, 8405 Rochester Road, complained a customer stole $100 in items from the store on Aug. 9, then later returned the items and received a gift card for the equivalent value. The manager reported the theft to the Niagara County Sheriff's office on Monday. The customer, described as a white male, is known to some store staff, and the manager is providing police with security footage from inside the store on Aug. 9, the incident report said.

• LARCENY: A resident in the 4000 block of Quaker Road reported a bicycle was taken from the property overnight Sunday-Monday. The powder blue mountain bike was kept outside a barn next to the residence and is valued at $50, according to the sheriff's office.

Hartland

• LARCENY: A homeowner in the 9200 block of Ridge Road reported items were taken from two unlocked vehicles on the property overnight Sunday-Monday. Items missing from the vehicles — a tan, 2003 Chevy Blazer and a brown 2000 Jeep Cherokee — include a carton of Seneca cigarettes, a silver Garmin GPS unit, a Sylvania 7-inch portable DVD player and $20 cash. According to the sheriff's office, the items together are valued at $390.

Newfane

• LARCENY: A Niagara County parks department employee reported the theft of a stack of bricks from a pallet outside the maintenance building at Krull Park, Olcott, sometime overnight Saturday-Sunday. The stack contained 11, 11-by-2-inch gray bricks and is worth about $20, according to the sheriff's office.

• LARCENY: A resident in the 5900 block of Elmwood Lane reported items were taken from his unlocked vehicle over the weekend. The resident said he parked his green 1994 Ford Ranger around 11 p.m. Friday and left the keys in the ignition. When he went to retrieve the truck at noon Saturday, he said, the truck was parked in the opposite direction that he'd parked it, making him suspect someone had taken the truck for a ride. Items missing from the truck include a blue-and-black Garmin GPS unit, a 2000-watt Pyramid amplifier and a dozen packs of Seneca menthol cigarettes, altogether worth $505, according to the sheriff's office. A responding deputy noted damage on the truck's dashboard, above the radio, possibly caused by someone trying to remove the radio.

• LARCENY: A Lockport resident reported her purse was taken from her unlocked white 2002 Ford Escape while she was parked at Jex Cleaners, Lockport-Olcott Road, late Saturday morning. The blue leather purse contained a brown leather wallet, embroidered with the letters "CJH," numerous identification and debit cards and $20 cash, according to the sheriff's office.

Cambria

• D.W.I.: Michael C. Moyer, 32, 3229 Bellreng Drive, Niagara Falls, was charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated after a sheriff's patrol officer found him asleep at the wheel of his vehicle, parked along Saunders Settlement Road facing west, about 5:20 a.m. Saturday. After Moyer was taken into custody, he submitted to breath testing, the results of which showed his blood alcohol content measured 0.10 percent, according to the arrest report. Moyer was convicted of D.W.I. previously, in Amherst in 2009, the report said. Moyer was held on $250 bail pending a Wednesday appearance in Town Court.

• LARCENY: A homeowner in the 5000 block of Escarpment Drive reported a stereo was taken out of an unlocked vehicle on the property overnight Friday-Saturday. The homeowner said he was awakened around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, looked outside and saw a light on in a second unlocked vehicle. Nothing was reported missing from that vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

Sanborn

• D.W.I.: Daniel C. Stroyan, 61, 1178 Hartland Road, Barker, was charged with driving while intoxicated Friday evening in the 2100 block of Saunders Settlement Road. A sheriff's patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Stroyan's vehicle while investigating a report of a reckless driver, and determined that Stroyan exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication, according to the sheriff's office. After Stroyan was taken into custody, chemical testing showed his blood alcohol content measured 0.11 percent, the arrest report said. Stroyan was held on $250 bail ahead of a Tuesday appearance in Lewiston Town Court.

Wilson

• LARCENY: A  resident in the 100 block of New Road reported a quantity of firewood was removed from her property sometime between late Thursday and early Saturday. About 60 pieces of firewood were taken from a stack on the west side of the residence, according to the sheriff's office. The owner estimated the value of the wood at $30.

Ransomville

• VANDALISM: A resident in the 200 block of Maple Street reported the front and rear passenger-side tires on his parked vehicle were slashed sometime overnight Sunday-Monday. The Goodyear tires on the 2007 gray Jeep Commander are valued at $250, according to the sheriff's office.

• BURGLARY: A resident in the 200 block of Maple Street reported on Monday that his home was burglarized some time between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 while he was away. According to the sheriff's incident report, the front door of the residence was forced open and the inside residential door appeared to have been pried open. Missing items included four pounds of ground beef and two 12-packs of Pepsi cola, the homeowner said. A neighborhood resident provided the sheriff's office with leads regarding the possible identity of culprits, according to the report; the case was to be referred to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Property damage tied to the break-in is estimated at $140.

Pendleton

• LARCENY: A resident in the 7300 block of Paddock Ridge Drive reported a cell phone charger and $10 cash were taken from an unlocked vehicle on the property overnight Friday-Saturday.

• LARCENY: A resident in the 7100 block of Creekbend Drive reported roughly $10 cash, in bills and coins, was taken from an unlocked vehicle on the property overnight Friday-Saturday.