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January 15, 2014

Police reports published Jan. 15, 2014

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City of Lockport

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Bruno Marotta III, 53, 331 East Union St. was charged with disorderly conduct Jan. 12. Marotta is due in City Court on Jan. 22.

UNLICENSED OPERATION: Timothy Ormond, 26 118 Gooding St., was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle Tuesday. Ormond was due in City Court today. 

Town of Lockport

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Dakota Sherwin, 17, of Lyndonville, and Nicholas T. Ostrowski, 20, of Lockport, were charged with criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle Jan. 12. Both received appearance tickets from New York State Police.

DWI: Aaron L. Hemry, 34, of Lockport, was charged with driving while intoxicated late Jan. 12 on South Transit Road. Hemry received an appearance ticket, according to New York State Police.

DWI: Jeffrey W. Saraf, 47, 61 Morrow Ave., Lockport, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and vehicle-and-traffic law violations the afternoon of Jan. 10 in the 5700 block of South Transit Road, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Saraf was held on $250 police bail ahead of a scheduled Jan. 21 appearance in Town Court.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: A Lockport man reported two passenger-side tires on his Ford Fusion were blown out after his vehicle struck a large pothole in the east lane of South Transit Road near Robinson Road on Jan. 11. A Niagara County Sheriff’s deputy estimated the pothole, in front of One Eyed Jacks restaurant, to be about two feet wide and six inches deep. The state transportation department was notified and a traffic cone was placed in the pothole to alert other drivers to its presence, the sheriff’s office said.

MISCHIEF: An Elmhurst Drive resident reported that someone entered a vehicle on his property and took coins from the center console, then attempted to enter two other vehicles, early Jan. 12. One vehicle’s door sustained about $200 of damage. Footage of the incident shows an unknown person on foot approaching the vehicles at approximately 1:30 a.m., wearing white sneakers and a hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cambria

MISCHIEF: Jeffrey D. Sampson, 52, Sanborn, was charged with criminal mischief Jan. 11. New York State Police issued Sampson a court appearance ticket.

Middleport

TRESPASS: Michael J. Crafts, 33, of Middleport, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass Jan. 12. According to New York State Police, Crafts received an appearance ticket.

Appleton

FIRE: A small fire broke out in an attached garage under construction in the 7100 block of West Somerset Road on Jan. 12. According to the sheriff’s office, a pile of hay on the dirt floor, kept as bedding for a dog, caught fire; an extension cord laying across the pile of hay is the apparent cause. The homeowner reported a snowblower and a lawnmower accessory were damaged by the fire, but no structural damage was sustained. Miller Hose personnel turned out to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.

Ransomville

DWI: Robert Perri, 23, 4350 Dickersonville Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway about 1:40 a.m. Monday in the 2500 block of Youngstown-Lockport Road. Perri was held on $250 bail ahead of a Tuesday appearance in Porter Town Court.

Wheatfield

DWI: Lisa Rein, 49, of Beach Road, Pendleton, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, speeding, refusal to submit to a prescreening breath test, and failure to use designated lane late Jan. 11 on Niagara Falls Boulevard. According to New York State Police, Rein is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Wheatfield Town Court.

LARCENY: A member of the Adams Fire Co., Nash Road, reported on Jan. 12 that a Shure handheld wireless microphone valued at $239 was stolen from the fire hall. The equipment was purchased and installed in May to replace an older version. The reporting member said he discovered the older version had been reinstalled some time since then, according to the sheriff’s office.