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MAN ORDERED BACK TO NEVADA ON PLEA TO FILING FALSE LIENS

LOCKPORT -- A former county resident who was charged with placing false liens on the homes of two county officials in apparent revenge for child support orders pleaded guilty Monday and was directed to move back to Nevada.

Scott F. Greig, 39, now of Henderson, Nev., admitted a reduced felony charge of attempted first-degree tampering with public records. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza sentenced him to time served, which was seven months.

Assistant District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said Greig must return to Nevada and have no further contract with Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino and Family Court hearing officer Spencer E. Lerch.

Greig filed liens against the men's homes June 24, $49,336 against Restaino and $6,669 against Lerch. The former figure was the amount of back child support Greig owed at the time; the latter was the amount Lerch had ordered him to pay immediately in a hearing shortly before the liens were filed.

Sloma said if Greig needs to have any further contact with the Niagara County Social Services Department, he must do it through a lawyer.

2 women charged in attack
over damage to a car

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two women were charged Monday in connection with an attack on another woman whom they accused of damaging a car, police said.

Diana M. Johnson, 22, of 13th Street, and Amanda L. Cafarella, 21, of 16th Street, assaulted the woman, in retaliation for a vandalized car earlier Sunday, police said.

Johnson and Cafarella were charged with third-degree assault and menacing. The woman's injuries were not believed to be serious, police said.

Two men in Falls
charged with assault

NIAGARA FALLS -- Felony assault charges were lodged against a Niagara Avenue man early Monday. Everett L. Downing Jr., 38, was charged with second-degree assault, police said.

In other cases, Christopher A. Burke, 31, of LaSalle Avenue, was charged with third-degree assault and harassment Monday in connection with a domestic incident, police said.

Anthony C. Myles, 43, of Michigan Avenue, was arrested Sunday and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

Details of these cases were unavailable.

Woman reports theft
of purse in Falls tavern

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman's purse was stolen early Monday as she sat inside a Niagara Street tavern, police said.

The Fifth Street resident told police the purse, containing personal items, a cellular telephone and about $90 in Canadian currency, was taken at about 1 a.m.

Man, 19, is charged
with two sex offenses

NIAGARA FALLS -- Bail was set at $1,500 for a Lockport man arrested Sunday night on two alleged sex offenses, police said.

David J. Harris, 19, is charged with first-degree sodomy in connection with an incidents involving a child younger than 13, police said.

He also is accused of having sexual contact with a person incapable of consent. The victim was older than 17, police said. Further details were unavailable.

Lockport man, 32, pleads
not guilty to drug counts

LOCKPORT -- A city man pleaded not guilty to two drug felonies Monday in Niagara County Court.

William Camp, 32, whose address was not reported, is charged with third-degree criminal sale and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Camp was accused of selling cocaine to undercover Niagara County Drug Task Force agents Jan. 23 in Lockport. He was ordered held on $2,500 cash or $5,000 property bail.

School officials say boy, 15,
had bag of crack in pocket

NIAGARA FALLS -- Officials at Niagara Falls Alternative School, conducting a routine search of students entering the building, confiscated a bag of crack cocaine from a 15-year-old Monday, police said.

The Ninth Street school is attended by youngsters who have been expelled from their home schools. The bag was found in the student's pants pocket, officials said.

Police said the student's mother and juvenile investigators were notified.

Magnet school in Falls
is target of vandalism

NIAGARA FALLS -- Vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on others Sunday night at H.J. Kalfas Magnet School on Beech Avenue, police said.

Children playing in the area discovered the damage at about 9 p.m. Sunday, according to reports. The graffiti included racial slurs and taunts that targeted a teacher. No damage estimate was available.

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