>Woman pleads guilty in burglary, forgery
LOCKPORT -- A Town of Niagara woman pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday in Niagara County Court.
Nita L. Snyder, 30, of Isherwood Drive, is to be sentenced May 11 by Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. for third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Assistant District Attorney John W. Andrews said Snyder broke into a home on Pine Street in Lockport on May 24 and stole a check belonging to the resident. She also tried to get a forged prescription for a painkiller filled at Pine Pharmacy in Niagara Falls on Oct. 28, 2004. The prescription was written on a slip from a pad stolen from the office of Dr. Hans Koritz in Kenmore, Andrews said.
>Home on Stone Road sustains fire damage
LOCKPORT -- No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged a home on Stone Road early Friday.
The fire was believed to have started in a chimney in the home, owned by Robert Schaefer, 42, of 5518 Stone Road. Wrights Corners volunteer firefighters arrived shortly after the call came in at 1:40 a.m. There were no estimates of damage.