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DWI GUILTY PLEA BRINGS 6-MONTH TERM, PROBATION

LOCKPORT -- A Lyndonville man was sentenced Monday to six months in the County Jail, followed by five years' probation, for drunken driving.

David P. Johnson, 29, of Lynwood Avenue, had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated in the wake of his March 31 arrest in the Town of Lockport. He was also fined $1,500 by County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

In Judge Peter L. Broderick's courtroom, Wanda Johnson, 33, of Sixth Street, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on drug charges.

She was charged with third-degree criminal sale and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover police agent in Niagara Falls on March 21.

Resident returns from out
of town, discovers burglary

NIAGARA FALLS -- A burglar stole $2,500 worth of goods from a Niagara Avenue home while the resident was out of town Sunday, police said.

The theft was discovered at 1 a.m. Monday. Among items stolen are a stereo, videocassette recorder and a 21-inch television set, police said.

Items stolen from van
parked near man's home

NIAGARA FALLS Items valued at $765 were stolen Monday from a van owned by a Seventh Street man, police said.

Police said the van was broken into over the weekend while parked near his home. Among items stolen were a backpack containing four books, a pair of fishing poles and some medication.

Man hit with wine bottle
and stabbed; suspect held

NIAGARA FALLS -- A North Avenue man was injured Sunday evening when he was hit over the head with a large wine bottle, then jabbed with the shards, police said.

The victim was reated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a large wound to the back of his head and puncture wounds to the arm and back.

Vedric D. Booker, 36, of Cleveland Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault. He also was treated or cuts to his head and hands. Booker was injured when the victim shoved him through a glass door, police said.

Brothers plead guilty
in baseball bat beating

LOCKPORT -- Two brothers pleaded guilty Monday in connection with the Feb. 24 baseball bat beating of Larry Saunders in North Tonawanda.

Gamaliel Linares and Eliceo Linares, both 17, are to be sentenced Nov. 19 by County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza. Gamaliel pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and Eliceo to third-degree assault. Their addresses were unavailable.

A third defendant in the attack, Nana Afrifa, 17, of Gibson Street, City of Tonawanda, is awaiting sentencing for attempted second-degree assault.

Girl says store manager
falsely accused and hurt her

NIAGARA FALLS -- An 11-year-old girl told police that a convenience store manager scratched her arm and wrist Sunday after accusing her of trying to steal candy from the store.

The victim said that she was in the Wilson Farms store at 15th Street and Pine Avenue and had candy in her hand when she went to ask her stepbrother a question. The manager intercepted her, grabbed her arm and accused her of trying to steal the candy, police said.

Police are investigating.

Woman finds her door ajar,
rings worth $3,200 stolen

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Michigan Avenue woman who discovered the door to her home ajar Monday afternoon later found out several rings were stolen, police said.

Police said someone entered her home between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and stole two wedding bands and two engagement rings. The jewelry was valued at $3,200, police said.

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