A South Avenue man was arrested after initially being stopped for speeding on Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls police said. Roger L. Foley, 38, was charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated after being pulled over at 12:37 a.m., police said.
Also charged with DWI was A Street resident Michael A. Farrell, 25. Niagara Falls police said they clocked him driving 53 mph in a 30-mph zone on Ferry Avenue at 3:25 a.m. and later found his blood-alcohol level to be 0.25 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He also was charged with speeding and making an unsafe lane change.
A generator valued at $220 was stolen from the front porch of a Sunset Drive, Town of Lockport, home earlier in the week, according to a Lockport man who used to live at the site. He told sheriff's deputies that two people who had helped him move out of the residence may have returned to steal the generator.
A 21-year-old Centre Court woman told Niagara Falls police that she was at a restaurant on Main Street with a friend at 4:45 p.m., when two women approached her van, one with a brick and the other with a baseball bat. She said the woman with the brick threw it, causing the windshield to shatter. A 7-year-old girl in the car was injured by the glass and taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of cuts, police said.
Rancy J. Page, 44, of Erie Street, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with felony second-degree robbery and third-degree assault just before 7 p.m. on Cottage Street. A man told police he was watching the football game with Page, and Page took two $100 bills from his pocket, then punched him in the face several times. The victim said a friend came to his aid and police found Page on Pine Street with a $100 bill, according to reports.
Ingrid E. Collins, 31 of Washburn Street, Lockport, and Richard P. Vance, 39, of Genesee Street, were charged on warrants with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by Lockport police. The warrant was the result of Niagara County Drug Task Force entry Aug. 7 on Genesee Street. Several others, including two men from New York City, have already been charged after police said they found cocaine, cut and ready for sale.
Joseph S. Villani, 41, of Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged by sheriff's deputies with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right just after 5 p.m. on Lake Road, near Maple Road, in Wilson. Deputies responded to a call of a vehicle all over the road and stopped Villani after they saw him leave the road and drive on the grass, according to reports.
A 29-year-old man is suspected of charging more than $4,500 on a credit card that belonged to a deceased partner. The Bank of America told Niagara Falls police that the man used the card 10 times from July to September and was belligerent when told he would have to make payments. The bank authorities told police that no payments have been made.
A 21-year-old Lockport man told sheriff's deputies that someone entered his workshop in the 8900 block of Chestnut Ridge Road in Royalton overnight by breaking a window. The man said a game system, valued at $200, and 10 games, valued at $50, were stolen, deputies said.
Arson is suspected after sheriff's deputies said they found a burned-out 2001 Buick LeSabre in a field in the area of Upper Mountain and Garlow roads in the Town of Lewiston. The vehicle, owned by a Niagara Falls man, is valued at $10,000 and had been reported stolen the day before it was found.
Brandon Poole, 20, of Nelson Road, Newfane, was charged by Lockport police with felony second-degree burglary, criminal contempt and harassment at 1:12 a.m. A South Street woman told police that Poole came into her home without permission, then, after she told him to leave, he refused, spit in her face and slapped her in the face. There also is a full order of protection, police said. Poole was located by sheriff's deputies at his home and turned over to city police.
Jason J. Hucks, 29, of Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, was charged by Niagara Falls police with felony driving while intoxicated, fifth-degree possession of marijuana, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving the wrong way down a one-way street and an equipment violation for having a cracked window, at 3:28 a.m. in the 600 block of 19th Street. Police said he turned the wrong way down Walnut Street and was found with a large bag of marijuana in a rear pants pocket. He also failed field sobriety tests, police said.
Axanh L. Mohammad, 29, of Genesee Street, was stopped by Lockport police after they said he passed a stop sign at Genesee and Locust streets just after 5 p.m. He was charged with driving under the influence, being an unlicensed driver and driving with an open container of alcohol, after he turned over an half empty can of Tilt, which he told police he had been drinking. He also was charged with passing a stop sign.
The job supervisor for David Homes told sheriff's deputies that overnight someone removed construction materials from the garage of a house under construction in the 3400 block of Lakewood Drive in Wheatfield. Stolen were two boxes of coil nails, two rolls of coil stock and five rolls of water/ice shield, with a total value of $630.
Jose Delgado-White, 53, of Lockport-Olcott Road, Burt, was charged by sheriff's deputies with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Deputies said Delgado-White was driving with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit, measured at 0.26 percent. He was charged at 8:21 p.m. on North Main Street in the hamlet of Newfane. Delgado-White was driving an SUV with Missouri plates and failed all field sobriety tests, deputies said.
Paul J. Gavigan, 53, of Buffalo was charged with driving while intoxicated by sheriff's deputies at 3:43 a.m. on Wilson-Burt Road, Wilson. Deputies said they found Gavigan in a ditch. He told deputies he got lost for hours driving from Batavia to Akron and drove into a ditch trying to turn around.
Niagara Falls firefighters responded to a call of a 1 1/2 -story house fire at 2203 South Ave. The owners of the house are Howard and Teresa Tinklepaugh. Four engines and three trucks had the fire under control in 20 minutes. The fire is believed to have started in an attic. Damage was estimated at $4,000 to building and $1,000 to contents. The cause was under investigation.
A Main Street, Newfane, woman told sheriff's deputies that someone threw a rock through a rear window of a 1992 Cadillac that was parked in her driveway overnight. Damage was estimated $700.
A Pendleton woman said she parked overnight in a lot in the 5800 block Unicorn Drive in Sanborn and someone threw a chunk of concrete at her Jeep, causing $400 in damage, sheriff's deputies said.
A woman told Niagara Falls police that two men attempted to fight with her 27-year-old son in the 500 block of 10th Street just after 11:30 p.m. She said one of the men pulled a handgun from his waistband and threatened to shoot her son. Police said the victim was uncooperative and walked away from making a report.
Several thefts were reported from vehicles overnight on Church, Hill and Lock streets and one of the victims was able to scare the thief away, according to Lockport police. On Church, a woman said her car was unlocked and a $400 digital camera was taken; at three houses in the 50 block of Hill Street, one woman had a $500 GPS and $50 radar detector taken, a man had a wallet and cell phone taken, and a 48-year-old man said he came outside at 6 a.m. and caught the suspect taking his cell phone charger. He said the suspect gave the charger back, apologized and ran north on Church Street. Scent dogs were unable to locate the suspect. A man in the 200 block of Lock Street said his car was parked in the driveway and his work keys, change and the center console was taken, for a total loss $100.
A 39-year-old woman from Crestwood Court West in Lockport called sheriff's deputies at 9:30 p.m. when someone shot a bullet through a wall in her livingroom. She called after she heard what sounded like a bulb popping and found the bullet still lodged in her wall. She said she saw the lights go off at the house next to hers and suspected a neighbor. Deputies located the neighbor at a nearby restaurant, returned with her to the trailer and confiscated a 9mm carbine gun. The suspect said she had been cleaning the gun and pulled the trigger and it discharged. She said she got scared, threw the bullets out and then threw the spent casing out the window at a nearby McDonalds. No evidence was located, but the investigation is continuing and charges are pending, according to detectives.