Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Pendleton
LARCENY: Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies reported Monday an unknown person had taken a pair of keys with transmitters from Mike Smith Buick on South Transit Road. According to the deputies, the person had entered the dealership and started looking at vehicles on the lot. Staff members approached him offering some help, to which the person allegedly said he was just looking. The person was described as a black man in his mid-20’s with a light complexion and his hair in short corn rolls. Witnesses said he was wearing a dirty white hooded sweatshirt with a zipper. Staff reportedly saw him sitting in a new 2013 GMC Acadia, after which he got up and left the dealership. The vehicle’s ignition key was missing, staff members told deputies. The rest of the vehicles were checked and a second vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, was also missing keys. There was no video surveillance available of the incident, deputies reported. Both vehicles will be re-keyed, the dealership said.
PETIT LARCENY: Kurt A. Schultz, 56, 2660 Maple Road, Wilson was charged Tuesday with petit larceny, trespass and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said they were called to Wilson-Cambria Road, where a suspicious man was reported on a resident’s porch. Deputies tried to question the man, but the man reportedly responded with expletives and appeared highly intoxicated, deputies reported. When asked for his name, the man — identified as Schultz by a deputy — once again responded with an expletive, deputies said. Schultz allegedly had an opened bottle of Crown Royal with a pouring tip inserted in the opening of the bottle, which he reportedly said he bought at a Wilson bar. Deputies checked with the bar, where an employee said a man fitting Schultz’s description had been there earlier and a bottle of Crown Royal had been stolen. Schultz was remanded to Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.
DWI: Richard C. Botsford, 62, 11769 E. Lakeshore Road, Lyndonville, was charged at 3:55 a.m. Friday with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right after deputies responded to the area of Lake Road just east of Hosmer Road for a report of a vehicle in the ditch. The deputy saw a 2001 Dodge Caravan in the ditch off the south shoulder with headlights on and engine running. As he neared the vehicle the deputy reportedly saw that due to the angle of the vehicle the operator, who was still sitting in the driver’s seat, was unable to exit the vehicle. The driver said he was not hurt and identified himself. While interviewing Botsford, the deputy reportedly noticed signs of intoxication. Botsford allegedly said he consumed four alcoholic beverages while he was at the White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville. Botsford also stated after he left the golf course he was heading to his residence. When asked if he knew where he was, Botsford allegedly stated, “No not really, thought I was heading home.” Botsford was transported to the sheriffs office where a breath sample indicated his blood alcohol content was 0.17 percent. He was remanded to the custody of the Niagara County Jail and held in lieu of $250 bail.