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FALLS POLICE ARREST THREE AFTER INCIDENT IN BAR

NIAGARA FALLS -- Three people were arrested Sunday morning after an incident that started with dancers falling over some karaoke equipment in a Buffalo Avenue bar, police said.

After the 1:30 a.m. incident, which resulted in damage to the sound equipment, the owner told police he tried to handle the situation "civilly" with the offenders but was rebuffed and harassed.

Police subsequently charged Randy S. Shirback, 33, and Perry D. Shirback Jr., 34, both of Sixth Street, with resisting arrest. Randy Shirback also was charged with obstructing governmental administration and Perry Shirback with disorderly conduct and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Virginia M. Donahue, 41, of Amy Drive was charged with third-degree assault after she reportedly bit and scratched the owner of the equipment when he tried to block her from leaving the bar, police said.

Woman tells police father
of her child raped her

NIAGARA FALLS -- Detectives are referring a case of domestic violence that reportedly ended in rape to the district attorney's office for further review.

According to reports, a woman told police the highly intoxicated father of her child raped her Sunday morning after she was unsuccessful in fending off his advances.

Police later charged Clarence R. Johnson Jr., 22, with unlawful imprisonment and third-degree menacing in connection with the complaint.

Lockport man charged
with sale of marijuana

LOCKPORT -- George A. Richardson III, 20, of Prospect Street has been charged with a felony drug count for allegedly selling more than four ounces of marijuana in the Town of Lockport, Niagara County Drug Task Force investigators said Sunday.

Richardson was charged late Saturday with second-degree criminal sale of marijuana, Investigator Peter Cocco said. Further details were not provided.

Richardson faces a Feb. 15 appearance in Lockport Town Court.

Two charged with stealing
$2,000 in scrap aluminum

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two felony charges were lodged against a West Rivershore Drive man after he allegedly stole $2,000 worth of scrap aluminum from a Military Road location Sunday morning, police said.

Robert D. Balkota, 49, was arrested at his home Sunday afternoon after officers found him unloading the stolen material from his truck. He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

The aluminum belonged to Cambria Contracting Co. of Lockport, police said, which also reported that two excavators sustained $1,300 damage Sunday morning at the Military Road site.

Door stolen from home
under construction

LOCKPORT -- Someone stole an exterior door valued at $550 Saturday from a home under construction on Bartz Road in the Town of Lockport, police said.

Homeowner Ken Horvath of Kenmore told police it was the second such incident at the location in the past three weeks.

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