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STUDENT CROSSING ROAD INJURED WHEN HIT BY A CAR

LOCKPORT -- A 15-year-old boy was injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Avenue on his way to Lockport Senior High School, Officer Shawn Kilroy said.

Donald C. Martin III, of South Street, was treated for a leg injury in Lockport Memorial Hospital, then released.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. when the boy's mother dropped him off across the street from school and he walked into the path of a car driven by Michael J. Dewey, 37, of Continental Drive.

No charges were lodged in the accident.

Man accepts plea deal
in break-in at store

LOCKPORT -- A man accused of breaking into a convenience store in Wrights Corners Aug. 28 took a plea bargain in County Court on Thursday.

Kendrick Cuyler, 22, of Chapel Street, Lockport will be sentenced April 12 by County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. for attempted third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Cuyler entered the Stop-n-Gas store on Lake Avenue and stole some cash after damaging an automatic teller machine and two doors.

Meanwhile, Darrell Belton, 24, of Michigan Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to a drug charge before Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza, who set sentencing for March 29.

Belton admitted to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested April 29 in Niagara Falls when police charged him with having cocaine in a car and intending to sell the drug.

Falls man pleads guilty
to gun and drug counts

LOCKPORT -- One Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty to gun and drug counts in County Court on Thursday, while charges against a co-defendant were dropped.

Reginald T. Renford, 38, of Garden Avenue, pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was set for sentencing April 26 by Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr.

Charges were dismissed against a co-defendant, Ronnie E. Nalls, 40, of LaSalle Avenue. The two were arrested July 13 after their car ran a red light at 11th Street and Ontario Avenue. Police found a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun and more than one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine in the car.

But Renford's drug plea stemmed from a July 27 arrest when police said he had more than half an ounce of cocaine with the intention of selling it.

Teenager pleads innocent
in shooting attack on man

LOCKPORT -- A Niagara Falls teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of firing several gunshots at a man Oct. 9.

Garrien F. Tillmon, 18, of South Avenue, was arraigned in County Court on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment in regard to the attack on Nathan Martin in Niagara Falls.

A co-defendant, Ian Lightfoot, is still to be arraigned.

Two teenagers charged
with ulnawful imprisonment

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two teenagers accused of holding an old girlfriend inside a car against her will while one of them repeatedly punched her were arrested Thursday, Officer Stephen F. Reed said.

Freddie Kennedy, 18, of Willow Avenue, and Chace L. Menkiena, 16, of Oneida Street, Lewiston, were charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Kennedy, the former boyfriend, also was charged with attempted assault, Reed said.

Kennedy is accused of repeatedly punching Jill M. Shaw, 17, of Packard Court, in the face and upper body while he and Menkiena were driving her around. The suspects eventually dropped her off at home, Reed said.

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