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August 23, 2013

Police reports published Aug. 23

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

CONTEMPT: Matthew G. Pollina, 28, 1841 Weston St., Niagara Falls was charged Wednesday with second-degree criminal contempt. Pollina allegedly contacted an East Avenue woman several times despite a valid full stay-away order.

MISCHIEF: Andrew M. Johnston, 17, 246 Akron St. was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree tampering and trespass. According to the arrest report, police saw Johnston pouring tar on the roof of a building.

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.

BURGLARY: A Cloverleaf Lane man reported to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office that an unknown person entered his 2006 Mercedes Benz and stole two laptop computers valued at $3,000 total.

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.

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