Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Town of Lockport
OBSTRUCTION: Shawna M. Ovington, 25, 1739 Ashland Ave. Niagara Falls, was charged Thursday with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said while reporting to an accident scene at South Transit and Robinson roads, Ovington called to tell them she was on Centre Street. Ovington said she was a passenger and the driver ran away, but when pressed, she admitted to lying. She was given an appearance ticket for Sept. 12 in Lockport Town Court.
MARIJUANA: Brandon M. Garuder, 25, 5707 Oxford Lane was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Garuder was reportedly pulled over for driving with his brake lights out. While speaking with him, deputies said they found Garuder’s license to be suspended. There was also an odor of marijuana coming from the car, where deputies found a glass pipe with a green leafy substance. Garuder was taken to Niagara County Jail on $250 bail and is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.
SHOPLIFTING: Casey M. Roberts, 27, 5794 Sweetwood Drive was charged Friday with petit larceny. An employee at Tops Markets reported that Roberts was allegedly seen placing makeup products in her purse. She then left without paying for the makeup, although she did pay for other items. The items that weren’t paid for totaled $36.69, deputies said. Roberts was given an appearance ticket for Sept. 26 in Lockport Town Court.
THEFT: A district manager for a Yellow Goose store in the 3900 block of Lockport-Olcott Road in Wrights Corners told Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday that $180 was taken from the store’s ATM machine sometime over the weekend. The store manager said this past Friday she placed the key in the desk office for the Saturday manager and on Monday found there was only $40 left in the machine and there should have been $220. An out of order sign was placed on the machine at some point on Sunday, but it is not known which employee put the sign up, she told deputies. The store manager told deputies that all the employees have access to the office and the desk where the key was left.
BURGLARY: An unknown person took $1,100 in cash and a watch in a burglary from a McKee Road home, some time between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies. The owner said he found a window screen had been removed and an air conditioner vent was bent off the wall. He told deputies that $1,100 in cash had been hidden in the vent. Inside the guest room multiple items were out of place and a watch, valued at $50 was stolen, the victim said. A shed was also broken into, but nothing was stolen. Deputies found a piece of wood that had been around the shed door in the yard. Total loss and damage were listed at $1,250.