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Electronic devices stolen from car

NIAGARA FALLS -- Several electronic devices were stolen from a car owned by a Clinton woman parked at a home on Rivershore Drive, Cayuga Island, Niagara Falls police said. The items were valued at $480.


Drug dealer receives five years' probation

LOCKPORT -- Drug dealer Ryan J. Lasky, 27, of Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, was placed on five years' probation and fined $1,000 Friday by Niagara County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr.

Lasky pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted fifth-degree sale of a controlled substance for dealing prescription painkillers in North Tonawanda. He was arrested July 25.

Broderick scheduled sentencing Jan. 11 for Takina D. Haslip, 18, of Ninth Street, Niagara Falls, who pleaded guilty Friday to attempted fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested Jan. 2 with two-tenths of an ounce of crack cocaine in her possession after a traffic stop at Pine and Walnut avenues in Niagara Falls.


Two sought in theft of electrical service

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two people are being sought in the theft of more than $750 in electrical service at an Ontario Avenue address.

National Grid officials contacted police Saturday to report an illegal connection at the residence, only months after the residents were warned about using a stolen meter.

The connection had been wired directly into the home from a nearby power pole, bypassing meters and resulting in the theft of electricity since June, police said.


Wilson bar fight leads to charges against pair

WILSON -- Two men who were fighting early Saturday outside Jean's Bar on Young Street were arrested just after 3 a.m. Saturday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Jeremy J. Kaiser, 30, of Oliver Street, Lockport, and Eric L. Gensler, 34, of Bainbridge Street, Wilson, were each charged with disorderly conduct. Kaiser also was charged with resisting arrest for fighting with deputies, according to reports. Deputies said Kaiser, who had been refused service and left the bar, tried to force his way back into the bar, injuring a bartender and triggering the fight.


Mother says daughter stole $700 from account

GASPORT -- Niagara County sheriff's deputies are investigating a Bishop Road woman's claim that her drug-addicted daughter stole her driver's license to withdraw $700 from a credit union savings account on Friday.


Three men plead guilty to drunken driving

LOCKPORT -- Three men pleaded guilty to felony counts of driving while intoxicated in separate Niagara County Court cases Friday.

Darryl E. Brown, 35, of Seneca Street, East Aurora, was arrested April 16 in Wilson, while he was living in that town.

David M. Urbaniak, 38, of Point Avenue, Niagara Falls, was pulled over May 29 in North Tonawanda.

Lee B. Farley, 27, of 87th Street, Niagara Falls, was arrested April 5 after he rear-ended a vehicle in the Town of Niagara, causing a three-car chain-reaction crash that injured one person.

Sentencings were scheduled Jan. 11 for Urbaniak and Farley, and Jan. 18 for Brown.


Rash of burglaries being investigated

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police are investigating a rash of recent burglaries:

*The break-in at a Niagara Street apartment -- the scene of a recent drug bust. It is unknown if anything was taken.

*The theft of about $150 worth of copper plumbing from a vacant LaSalle Avenue residence, where access was gained through a boarded-up window.

*The theft of a $250 snowblower from a shed at a Stephenson Avenue home.

*Damage to a stereo system during a break-in at a Niagara Avenue business.

*The theft of a Social Security check from a mailbox in a Cedar Avenue apartment complex.


Woman walking to work robbed on 10th Street

NIAGARA FALLS -- A thief netted a deck of cards and a pack of cigarettes in a purse-snatching shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, Niagara Falls police said.

A Fifth Street woman said she was walking to work when she was accosted in the 300 block of 10th Street. The loss was estimated at $30.


Falls parking ramp damaged by graffiti

NIAGARA FALLS -- More than $1,000 in damage was found in a city parking ramp in the 300 block of Rainbow Boulevard on Thursday.

Police said they found heavy graffiti that read "69 Crew" all over the elevator and corridor walls on the fifth floor, as well as broken lights and ceiling tiles.

A 13-year-old told police he has been approached to join a gang of BMX bikers, police said. The night supervisor said juveniles have been warned to stay out of the ramp.

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