LOCKPORT -- A teenage burglar was placed on continued probation Wednesday by County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr.
William D. Moon, 18, of Washburn Street, pleaded guilty in February to third-degree burglary. Broderick, who on June 27 had placed Moon on interim probation for three months, extended that for six months and set further action for March 20.
Moon admitted to entering the apartment of Joseph Nubelo on Washburn Street on Dec. 9. More than $3,000 worth of property was stolen.
Also Wednesday, Richard W. Wolfley, 18, of Lockport Road, Wheatfield, pleaded not guilty to second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Wolfley is accused of entering the home of Carol Plant on Seventh Avenue in North Tonawanda on July 3 and stealing a purse and a wallet belonging to Veronica Sanberan.
Two men admit guilt
in drunken driving cases
LOCKPORT -- Two drunken drivers pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court on Wednesday.
Kevin D. Brayley, 40, of Chew Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, will be sentenced Nov. 14 for a felony count of driving while intoxicated. Brayley was arrested May 30 in Lewiston.
In another case, Robert G. Dispenza, 45, of Sommer Street, North Tonawanda, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and was scheduled for sentencing Nov. 21. Dispenza was arrested Feb. 15 in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Falls man denies
driving a stolen car
NIAGARA FALLS -- Kenny Moore, 39, of Niagara Avenue, accused of driving a stolen car, pleaded not guilty Wednesday at his City Court arraignment to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property.
Moore was arrested at 1 p.m. Tuesday when Officer Christine Zell said she spotted him driving a 1989 Ford Tempo at Calumet Avenue and 20th Street that Michael Thomas, of Mackenna Avenue, reported stolen Monday.
Judge Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano granted Moore an adjournment until an Oct. 1 preliminary hearing and set his bail at $1,000.
Forklift breaks the leg
of Falls sewer worker
NIAGARA FALLS -- A city employee was injured Wednesday when a forklift truck ran over and broke his right leg in the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1201 Buffalo Ave.
Charles E. Mixon, 48, of Michigan Avenue, was being treated late Wednesday in Erie County Medical Center's emergency room, where he was being evaluated for possible admission there, a hospital official said.
The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. when Mixon's leg became trapped under the forklift apparatus as he was stepping off the vehicle, causing the rear right tire to run over his lower leg, police said.
Two Town of Niagara men
accused of growing pot
, TOWN OF NIAGARA -- Two men were arrested over the past week for growing suspected marijuana at their homes, State Police said Wednesday.
Robert J. Koch, 34, of John Street, was arrested Monday afternoon after Investigator Donald K. Rieger said he found 18 small suspected marijuana plants growing in his garage and 6 pounds of the unseasoned drug in his possession.
Koch was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and growing marijuana without a license, Rieger said.
Rieger said he made the arrest with Troopers Robert E. Marren and Rick Flores after he received an anonymous tip that Koch was growing the drug.
Aug. 20, investigators Anthony L. Green and Eldred T. Green arrested Dominic Anello, 36, after they found 11, 3-foot-high alleged marijuana plants growing in a field next to his Third Avenue home.
Anello was charged with growing marijuana without a license and unlawful possession of marijuana after he told troopers he was growing the drug for his personal use, Anthony Green said. The arrest came after troopers investigated a complaint about marijuana being grown in the field.