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BAD-CHECKS CASE TIED TO CHERRY CREEK MAN

SOUTH DAYTON -- A Cherry Creek man has been charged with four counts of issuing bad checks and has posted bail until he answers the charges in Village Court.

David I. Livermore, 19, was arrested by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies and charged with issuing the bad checks to the Super Duper grocery store in South Dayton.

Livermore was arraigned in Persia Town Court and posted $750 bail.

Poplar School 11 annex
broken into by vandals

Burglars did some extensive damage inside the Poplar Academy School 11 annex at 1417 E. Delavan Ave. late Monday afternoon or evening, police reported.

The vandals ripped a clock off the wall, sprayed fire extinguishers all over the school, wrote graffiti on blackboards and destroyed some desks and books, Northeast District police said today.

The burglars apparently gained entry by prying open some windows. Police also said two or three classrooms were broken into.

School officials reported the crime about 7 p.m. Monday.

Beer bottle battle results
in two women being charged

A beer bottle was used in a fight between two women on East Morris Avenue that sent one combatant to the hospital and left both charged with assault early Tuesday, Northeast District police stated.

Officers responding to a fight call at 35 E. Morris reported that Janet Hart, 46, punched Regina Wiley, 43, in the right eye, causing pain and swelling.

Wiley refused medical treatment, according to police reports.

Wiley was accused of striking Hart in the face with a beer bottle, causing lacerations to her left cheek.

Both women were charged with second-degree assault.

Employee under suspicion
in theft at Stop and Gas

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police are investigating the probable theft of several hundred dollars from the Stop and Gas shop on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

Investigators were called Monday night when store management discovered that a $300 bank drop, which was to have been made by an employee, never occurred.

The employee is suspected in at least one other incident involving missing money, police said.

Chase that neared 100 mph
ends in driver's arrest

A motorist accused of leading Buffalo police on a chase on the Kensington Expressway was arrested Tuesday morning after he was found hiding in a garage on Robie Avenue in North Buffalo.

The driver, clocked at 80 mph while driving east on the expressway near Jefferson Avenue, fled from a police vehicle and reached speeds of close to 100 mph, police said. He left the expressway at Parkside Avenue, then continued down Robie, entering a garage and hiding on the vehicle's floor before he was apprehended at about 10 a.m.

Officer Ronald Zaprzal charged Monte Harper, 22, of Seventh Street, with obstructing governmental administration, speeding, reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation.

German-French Cemetery
scene of vandalism rampage

Cheektowaga police Tuesday were looking for vandals who knocked over or otherwise damaged about 45 monuments and headstones in the United German & French Cemetery off Pine Ridge Road near Harlem Road.

The manager of the cemetery, in the Mount Calvary group of cemeteries in the area, told officers that the labor alone to repair the damage will cost about $5,000.

It was the second case of vandalism in the area in three days. On Saturday, five monuments were knocked over in the nearby Holy Sepulchre Cemetery off Harlem, causing an estimated $3,000 damage, police said.

Stolen credit cards
causing further trouble

NIAGARA FALLS -- An East Otto resident, whose car and credit cards were stolen in Niagara Falls on Aug. 30, continues to suffer repercussions from the incident.

Police said Tuesday that Lester Lung had been informed that a Falls resident had tried to make a telephone purchase of two pairs of men's shoes using Lung's stolen credit card.

The car had previously been used to charge nearly $300 worth of goods, police said.

A name and address, furnished from the attempted phone purchase, are being checked as part of the police investigation.

Evidence suppression sought
for stabbing trial of man, 69

LOCKPORT -- The defense is planning an attempt to suppress evidence before the trial of a man accused of stabbing his wife July 5.

Clifford J. McGary, 69, remains in the Niagara County Jail without bail, awaiting trial on seven counts, including attempted second-degree murder, first- and second- degree assault, third-degree menacing, aggravated criminal contempt of court, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

During a pretrial hearing in County Court on Tuesday, Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza set Oct. 19 as the date for another conference to set dates for evidence-suppression hearings.

Assistant District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek said there could be as many as three separate suppression hearings: one to squelch evidence stemming from witnesses viewing photographs of McGary; one to disallow statements McGary made to police; and a third to suppress physical evidence.

McGary is accused of stabbing his wife Jean, 66, in the chest in their home on Sy Road in Wheatfield and fleeing to Pennsylvania, where he was arrested four days later.

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