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September 11, 2013

Police reports published Sept. 11

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — State police issue 44 tickets after Bills game

A total of 44 tickets were issued Sunday following the Buffalo Bills game, New York State Police reported Monday.

The tickets were given for a variety of traffic and vehicle infractions. State troopers were conducting a DWI saturation detail in Orchard Park, meaning the number of troopers in the area was increased so to better watch for drunk drivers.

Troopers from the state Thurway, Boston, Clarence and Buffalo participated. The Bills lost to the New England Patriots, 23-21.

More than 35,000 to take state police exam

There will be 35,203 people who will take the New York State Police entrance exam, Lt. Richard O’Brien reported Sunday.

The New York State Police were very pleased by the number of applicants, according to the trooper Employee Relations office.

The exam will be held at various locations around the state on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. In the summer, troopers expect to place a recruit class from the eligibility list generated from next month’s test.

Sunday was the deadline to sign up.

City of Lockport

ENDANGERMENT: Hazel Z. Allen, 54, 317 Washburn St., was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Monday. Allen is accused of not keeping sufficient watch over a 6-year-old child in her temporary custody. According to the arrest report, the child wandered over to the Lockport Family YMCA facility, East Avenue, on foot by himself Aug. 30. Allen received a ticket to appear Wednesday in City Court.

Dwi: Shaun H. Brennan, 40, of The Villages, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlicensed driving, open container and a traffic infraction Sunday evening on LaGrange Street. A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Brennan’s vehicle after observing it pass through a red light and determined that Brennan exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication, the arrest report said. After Brennan was taken to police headquarters, an officer performed a routine sweep of the patrol car and found, behind the back seat, a plastic bag containing an off-white rocky substance that field-tested positive as cocaine, the report said. Brennan was arraigned Monday in City Court.

POSSESSION: Gerald R. Olaf, 27, 276 Pine St., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle Sunday morning on Pine Street. A patrol officer driving behind Olaf’s vehicle said he observed as Olaf dropped “small objects” out of the driver’s side window on Cottage Street near Willow Street and again at Cottage and Pine streets. The officer claimed he could smell an odor of burned marijuana while he was following Olaf’s vehicle and that there were no other vehicles on the street at the time. Olaf did not pull over immediately when the officer activated his emergency lights to signal a pull-over, the arrest report said. The air inside Olaf’s vehicle smelled of unburned marijuana and Olaf later voluntarily turned over a marijuana cigarette, the report said. Olaf received tickets to appear Sept. 17 in City Court.

Dwi: Kathleen M. Smith, 24, 9 Tudor Lane, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop early Sunday on Cottage Street. A patrol officer initiated the stop after observing Smith’s vehicle fail to signal a turn, the report said. The officer determined that Smith exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and charged her. Smith received tickets to appear Sept. 16 in City Court.

LARCENY: Michael S. Pilon, 34, no permanent address, was charged with petit larceny Monday. Pilon is accused of taking $60 cash from the counter at Frankie’s Pizza, 1179 Lincoln Ave., on Sept. 3, according to the arrest report. Pilon was arraigned Monday in City Court.

Town of Lockport

HARASSMENT: Shannon M. LaRock, 27, 51 Genesee St., upper, was charged with second-degree harassment Sunday. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies said a Ruhlman Road woman reported being punched in the face by LaRock during an argument. LaRock was given an appearance ticket for Sept. 26 in Lockport Town Court.

LARCENY: A Fernwood Drive man reported to deputies Sunday that an unknown person entered his girlfriend’s unlocke vehicle and took her cell phone charger and TomTom GPS. The items have a listed value of $170.

Dwi: William L. Teaven, 36, P.O. Box 9, Gasport, was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday. A Niagara County Sheriff’s deputy said Teaven was seen driving east on Dysinger Road at 90 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Teaven reportedly crossed the center line and fog line a number of times. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and determined that Teaven exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication, the arrest report said. Teaven was held on $250 bail ahead of a Sept. 17 appearance in Town Court.