Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Hartland
FORGERY: Ashley R. Beutel, 25, 6656 Lincoln Ave., was charged Monday with petit larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. New York State Police said Beutel was arrested and is being held in Niagara County Jail on $500 bail.
FRAUD: Matthew D. Miller, 28, 15 Morton Ave., Lockport, was charged Monday with petit larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. New York State Police said Miller was arrested and released on $1,000 bail.
• HARASSMENT: Peter A. Ripper, 57, of Gasport, was charged Nov. 4 with second-degree harassment on Mountain Road. New York State Police said Ripper was given an appearance ticket.
• DWI: Ashley E. Heinz, 26, no residence listed, Barker, was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office fielded a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole in the 1900 block of Johnson Creek Road around 4:15 a.m. and sent a deputy to check it out. The deputy found Heinz’s unoccupied vehicle and later found Heinz hiding in a woodpile behind a nearby residence. Heinz was sent to Eastern Niagara Hospital, Newfane, for examination and was charged there, according to the sheriff’s report. Heinz refused a chemical test, the report said. Meanwhile, Johnson Creek Road between Hartland-Somerset Townline and Coleman roads was closed while National Grid replaced the damaged utility pole, the report said. Heinz received a ticket to appear Dec. 5 in Somerset town court.