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September 12, 2013

Police reports published Sept. 12

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — 5-year-old bit by dog

A 5-year-old Lockport boy was taken to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo after he was bitten by an 85-pound labrador retriever/pitbull mix at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday inside an apartment building in the 6500 block of Dysinger Road, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy’s grandmother told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that her grandson was walking down the hallway towards her second dog, a Boston terrier, when the pitbull, named Buttercup, became aggressive and charged the 5-year-old from the living room into the hallway, knocking the boy to the ground.

Once on the ground, Buttercup bit the boy a number of times on his scalp, behind his right ear and on the back of his head, causing four lacerations on his head. The grandmother’s boyfriend was able to pull the dog off the boy, securing the dog in a bedroom.

The boy was taken by ambulance with his mother to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. The extent of the boy’s injuries are unknown.

Dog Control Officer Barry Kobrin arrived and helped to place a muzzle on the dog, which remains secured at the apartment. Two other children, one six months old and another 15 months old, were removed until their grandmother can make arrangements to remove the dog permanently, deputies said.

Kobrin has notified the Niagara County Department of Health to determine if any further action is needed, deputies said.

Deputies said they learned that Buttercup had reportedly bitten another young child in the face in July 2012.

City of Lockport

CHARGED: William Robinson Jr. 35, 57 Harvey Ave. was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right, failure to signal and alcoholic beverage Wednesday. According to the report, Robinson was driving someone else’s car on Washburn Street when he nearly struck patrol car and then made a U-turn, failing to signal. Robinson turned on South Street and did not signal. The police found the car abandoned on South Street and located the owner of the car. Robinson was identified and described. He found walking on Cottage Street. Second-degree AUO is a misdemeanor. Punishment for second-degree AUO is a fine between $500 and $1,000 and up to six months probation or jail time.


MARIJUANA: Michael K. Heinz, 49, 2561 Hess Road, Appleton was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said a caller said a person was sleeping in his vehicle on Main Street until he fell out of the vehicle and walked into a nearby store. A person at that store said the man smelled like alcohol. Deputies said the man was identified as Heinz, who later was seen by deputies driving and swerving over the fog line. Heinz was pulled over and deputies reportedly noticed an odor of alcohol on Heinz, as well as his slurred speech, glassy bloodshot eyes and impaired motor coordination. A container with a green leafy substance was found by deputies in the vehicle, the report said. Heinz refused field sobriety and breath tests and was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $250 bail.

DWI: Nicholas M. Orlando, 31, 6541 East Lake Road, Appleton was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated. A woman reported to deputies Orlando had driven through a stop sign on Ketchum Avenue, which forced her to run her vehicle off the road. When asked, Orlando reportedly said he didn’t see the woman. Deputies said they noticed Orlando smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and impaired motor coordination. He failed three of five field sobriety tests, deputies said, and was taken to Niagara County Jail on $750 bail.