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BREAK -IN INVESTIGATED AT LOCKPORT COUNTRY CLUB

LOCKPORT -- Police are investigating a break-in at Lockport Country Club on Cold Springs Road.

Club officials told police Saturday that someone pried open a sliding metal door to the Halfway Snack Shop, causing 2,000 damage, and stole 10 cases of beer, valued at $200.

An inventory was being conducted.

Man turns himself in
after fleeing one-car crash

NIAGARA FALLS -- A city man telephoned police Saturday and turned himself in after fleeing from the scene of a one-car crash that interrupted telephone and electrical service in parts of the city's LaSalle section.

Officer James Conte said Michael W. Rhoat, 22, of Cayuga Village, was driving in the 5600 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at about 1 a.m. when his car left the roadway, striking a fire hydrant, street sign and utility pole.

Rhoat abandoned the badly damaged car, which was surrounded by downed power and phone lines, police said. Rhoat was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving on a sidewalk and having no insurance.

Tourist family's passports
and Traveler's checks stolen

NIAGARA FALLS -- An Indian woman on vacation told police her family's passports and Traveler's checks were stolen at about 2 p.m. Saturday in a Niagara Street restaurant.

Three watches and other personal effects were inside a small bag that was grabbed by two men, who then fled the restaurant and drove away, police said.

Brother, sister accused
of damaging each other's car

NIAGARA FALLS -- A brother and sister arrested on felony criminal mischief counts Saturday evening are accused of using baseball bats to smash the windows out of each other's car.

Police responded to a domestic call in the 400 block of Eighth Street at about 5 p.m. and discovered two damaged vehicles.

Police identified the suspects as Regina A. Rivers, 23, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, and John J. Rich), 21, of 22nd Street.

Also, Linda M. Brode, 52, of 22nd Street, was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after she refused to leave the area of the dispute, police said.

Riding mower valued
up to $7,000 stolen

LOCKPORT -- A riding lawnmower valued between $5,000 and $7,000 was stolen Saturday from a Crosby Road home, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

The mower was taken between Thursday and Saturday, deputies said.

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