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High blood-alcohol level nets aggravated DWI count

A Lockport woman, whose blood-alcohol content was more than five times the legal limit, was charged with drunken driving in Royalton on Friday, state police said Saturday.

Robin Filipovich, 51, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, police said.

Troopers in Lockport responded at 6:15 p.m. to Wolcottsville Road in Royalton for the report of a female lying on the side of the road next to a vehicle. When troopers arrived, they allegedly found Filipovich in her vehicle. She was charged with DWI and processed in Lockport, where she posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.44 percent, state police said.

Filipovich is scheduled to return to Town of Royalton Court on April 19.


Man's body is found along shore of state park

The body of a man was found along the shore of Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown Saturday morning, State Parks police said.

Niagara County sheriff's officials were called after the body was discovered at about 9:15 a.m., police said.

State Parks police are handling the investigation. The man has not been identified. No other details were available Saturday night.


N. Tonawanda woman held in Leandra's Law violation

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A 30-year-old North Tonawanda woman was accused of violating Leandra's Law on Friday morning by driving while impaired while she had a five-week-old infant in the car with her, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said. Cynthia A. Marshall was stopped on Lockport Road and was thought to be under the influence of drugs, deputies said. After some testing, she was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law, endangering the welfare of a child and driving on the shoulder of the road. She was jailed in lieu of $750 bail pending a Tuesday appearance in Town Court.


Purse, gym bags stolen in car break-ins

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police investigated a pair of car break-ins Friday, including one in broad daylight in a busy section of Pine Avenue.

A woman told police that she parked in the Knights of Columbus lot in the 2200 block of Pine Avenue between 1 and 4 p.m. Friday, during which time someone smashed out her rear driver's side window and stole a purse from inside the car.

The purse contained a wallet, credit and ATM cards, personal checks and other belongings. Loss was estimated at $405.

Sometime overnight, a Buffalo woman's car was broken into in similar fashion while parked behind an Ontario Avenue residence, police said. Two gym bags were stolen, along with tax papers and other personal belongings. Loss in that incident was estimated at $180.


Driver faces DWI count after vehicle hits building

A Buffalo man was charged after police found him passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit a building on Main Street.

The incident happened just after 4 a.m. on Saturday at 3114 Main, Buffalo police said.

Correy E. Dumas, 28, of Winspear Avenue, was charged with driving under the influence and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, according to police reports.


Falls woman loses 100 DVDs in robbery

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman was robbed early Saturday when a man got out of a passing car and demanded she hand over her valuables, city police said.

The 37-year-old victim was walking home from her cousin's house just after 2 a.m. and was accosted in the 3500 block of Packard Road. A vehicle pulled alongside her and a man got out, demanding the case she was carrying. She handed over a case containing 100 DVDs, as well as a pair of gloves, and the man drove off down 36th Street.

The victim estimated her loss at $55.


Restaurant reports loss through fake checks

NIAGARA FALLS -- The owner of the New Punjabi Hut restaurant on Niagara Street told police Friday that someone has been defrauding his business by producing and cashing fake checks.

Between Oct. 10 and 12, over $900 was stolen from the business by the cashing of fraudulent checks, police said. Oddly, the cashed checks had the year "2030" inscribed on them, the victim told police.