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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Sept. 10 to Tuesday

> Sept. 10

* A Cambria woman told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that her locked car was entered overnight while parked on Church Road and a handicapped parking tag, a compact disc case with 50 CDs and four speakers, valued at $200, were stolen. She said someone also damaged the car radio in an apparent attempt to steal it.

* A young child's homemade bicycle was stolen from his front yard on 12th Street sometime overnight, Niagara Falls police said. The bike, assembled from parts of various other bicycles, was valued at $80.

> Sept. 11

* A Saratoga Springs man told Niagara Falls police someone picked his pocket while in the Club Malibu on Third Street. The victim said his wallet was stolen at about 1:30 a.m. It was later found discarded on the club floor, minus $20 cash, some credit cards and other personal effects.

* Niagara County sheriff's deputies and Olcott Volunteer firefighters investigated a vehicle that at 10:46 p.m. on Lake Road in Newfane, believing it might have been in an accident. An investigation found that the driver, Armando Galavan, 41, of Randall Road, Ransomville, had fallen asleep behind the wheel. Galavan was charged with driving while intoxicated, deputies said.

* A Lockport man told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that he was punched in the face about 10 times at 12:23 a.m. in his Dysinger Road apartment. He said his eye was swollen and red, and his eye socket was broken. Deputies charged Cody Shane Pembleton, 21, of Birchwood Drive, Lockport, with assault. Deputies said Pembleton was irate and threatening when he was arrested.

> Sept. 12

* Niagara County sheriff's deputies said they followed a vehicle driving 43 mph in 30-mph zone at 12:38 a.m. on Military Road in the Town of Niagara. Michael J. Space, 26, of Jerauld Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated, deputies said. He also was charged with a license plate violation for having an unsecured plate.

* A North Tonawanda man told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that he ran into a Wilson Farms at 10:14 a.m. at 6955 Ward Road, Wheatfield, and left his wallet on the seat of his car. He said the wallet, which contained $26, credit cards and personal papers, was stolen.

* A Wilson man told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that a blower, chain saw, gas can, trimmer, weed cutter and radio were stolen from the bed of his pickup truck at his McChesney Street home overnight. The value was estimated at $1,420.

* A Lockport man was arrested after Niagara County sheriff's deputies said they found him loading a bike into the trunk of a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the evening. Damien L. Darrell, 26, of Park Place, was stopped at 11:37 p.m. in the parking lot of South Transit Bowling Lanes and charged with criminal possession of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the Denny's parking lot on South Transit Road at 9:30 p.m.

> Sept. 13

* Niagara County sheriff's deputies were able to persuade a 17-year-old youth, who was angry after an argument, to come down from some scaffolding at 11 p.m. at his Carmen Road home in Hartland. He was taken to a hospital by Rural/Metro ambulance.

* Peter T. Wrobel, 57, of 82nd Street, pleaded not guilty in Niagara Falls City Court to felony driving while intoxicated, passing a red light and not using a signal in connection with an incident at 11 p.m. Sept. 9 on Niagara Street. Niagara Falls police said he had refused a breath test.

> Sept. 14

* A Bartz Road man told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that someone stole 35 CDs and damaged his CD receiver in his truck while trying to steal it. The truck had been parked in the driveway of his Lockport home at 10 p.m.

* Lockport police charged Nikita T. Jones, 17, of Lincoln Avenue, in the burglary, which had been reported Sept. 13. He was accused of asking a man to help him load a 52-inch television into a Ford Escort and then throwing the set into the bushes when it wouldn't fit. The owner said she returned home and found the television in the bushes and the lock on her door damaged.

* A Lower Mountain Road woman reported an all-terrain vehicle stolen from her Sanborn home at 11:35 a.m. The woman told Niagara County sheriff's deputies that the parked vehicle had been connected to a trailer. Visible tire tracks showed that the vehicle had been pushed out of the yard to the road. The vehicle was valued at $1,800.

> Sept. 15

* Christopher C. Chevrie, 24, of Grand Street, Lockport, was charged with driving while intoxicated by Niagara County sheriff's deputies at 6:13 a.m. on Mill Street. Deputies said they followed the vehicle after an intoxicated driver was reported leaving the parking lot of a convenience store.

* Paula S. Zastrow, 35, of Olcott Street, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident at 2:26 a.m. on Heath Street. Police said she reportedly drove over a sign in the parking lot at Opportunities Unlimited.

* The Drug Task Force reported surveying an area where there had been numerous complaints of narcotics activity and stopped a man who had been in an apartment for five minutes at 10:10 p.m. on Cottage Street. Deron A. Weaver, 20, of Weston Avenue, Niagara Falls, was apprehended after a brief foot chase and charged with having a state benefit card and debit card belonging to another person and being an unlicensed driver.

> Sept. 16

* A school bus driver alerted Niagara Falls police after two teenage girls began fighting at 62nd Street and Girard Avenue at 2:48 p.m. The aggressor, a 13-year-old, tried to flee when police arrived but was taken into custody after punching the victim in the eye several times, officers said.

* A Linwood Avenue man contacted Niagara Falls police after learning that his son had charged $162 worth of Internet purchases to his credit card, without permission.

* The windshield of a Pierce Avenue man's car was broken at about 3:45 p.m. when a juvenile threw a garbage can against the vehicle, Niagara Falls police said. The juvenile was taken into custody and was to be petitioned to Family Court, police said.

* Joseph P. Markel, 16, of Buffalo Avenue, was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at 5:45 p.m. after Niagara Falls police said he tried to steal two knives from the Target department store on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

* Michael J.T. Dietz, 26, of VanBuren Street, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with driving while intoxicated, no inspection and making an improper right turn at 2:53 a.m. on Highland Drive. They said he was observed driving over the curb at Trowbridge and Niagara streets.

* Trooper Dean Scirri said a vehicle was stopped at 9:13 p.m. on Youngstown-Wilson Road in the Town of Wilson. The suspect had an odor of alcohol, and a search secured a large piece of crack cocaine in the suspect's wallet and a crack pipe under the driver's seat. Jesse V. Rodger, 25, of Braley Road, Ransomville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, troopers said.

> Sept. 17

* A Welch Avenue woman told Niagara Falls police that her boyfriend slapped her and bit her arm during a domestic incident at about 2 a.m. The man took the woman's benefit card and about $110 in cash before fleeing the residence, police said.

* A 16-year-old was harassed and assaulted while walking through Hyde Park near Sal Maglie Stadium, Niagara Falls police said. The youth told police he was walking at about 3:30 p.m. when four males began harassing him. One of them then punched him in the face, breaking his glasses and causing a cut around his eye.

* A Virginia Avenue boy suffered a knee injury when he dashed across Hyde Park Boulevard and ran into the side of a passing car, Niagara Falls police said. The 9-year-old victim was hurt at 5:10 p.m., telling police he did not look adequately before entering the street. The 16-year-old driver of the car was not charged.

* Tracy Pruitt, 33, of 19th Street, was arrested at 11 p.m. and charged with animal abandonment. Police said Pruitt's pit bull-shepherd mix had been struck by a car, suffering head injuries, and she said she was unable to provide for treatment for the animal's injuries.

> Last Sunday

* Two car stereos, one a compact disc changer, were among the items stolen from a car belonging to a Welch Avenue woman, Niagara Falls police reported. Also taken from the vehicle were several CDs and a pair of jeans. The missing items were valued at $916.

* Two people were arrested at 2:50 a.m. after all four tires were cut on a car belonging to a 91st Street woman, Niagara Falls police said. Charged with third-degree criminal mischief were Nicholas J. Smith, 24, of 91st Street, and Curtis Justice, 22, no address given. Damage to the victim's car was estimated at $450.

* A Fifth Street man told Niagara Falls police that his van was entered overnight while parked in an alley behind his home. About $5 in change was stolen from the dashboard of the vehicle.

* A Brooklyn woman told Niagara Falls police her wallet and cash were stolen after she inadvertently left her purse behind at the Howard Johnson restaurant on Main Street. The incident occurred at about 10 a.m. and resulted in about $600 being stolen from the victim's purse, police said.

* Two landlords reported damage to their rental properties, Niagara Falls police said. A Tonawanda man who owns a property on 24th Street reported that a tenant caused more than $1,600 worth of damage before moving out of the residence recently. Carpets were cut into strips, garbage scattered about and liquid was poured onto floors. A shower and faucet were also damaged. Police advised the landlord to apply for an arrest warrant. A 16th Street tenant stole a $150 window air-conditioner upon vacating that residence, the landlord reported.

* A Lockport church was burglarized overnight, according to Niagara County sheriff's deputies. An LCD projector, valued at more than $2,000, and a computer tower, valued at $200, were taken from the altar and from a storage closet at Lockport Wesleyan Church, 7433 Chestnut Ridge Road. Deputies found a fire extinguisher had been discharged in the church driveway and were tracing several usable footprints. Bloodhounds were brought in but then lost the scent, which ended where tire tracks began.

* Sheriff's deputies brought in aerial support and surrounded a Plank Road home in Lockport where a neighbors heard yelling at 5:16 p.m. and the parents of the woman living there were unable to reach her. The woman had been physically threatened by her husband in the past. However it was later learned that the woman was not home and had been yelling at her dogs earlier in the day. After another check of the exterior, police ended their stand. The woman will be advised of the incident.

> Monday

* Charles E. Long, 25, of Spalding Street, was charged by Lockport police with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 7:15 p.m. at his home. Police say they responded to a man down on his porch and found the suspect disorientated with a reddened eye and a strong odor of alcohol. Officers said when they tried to help him to go to the hospital, he became combative and was shouting obscenities and tried to strike officers and kicked Capt. Jeffrey Brodsky in the right knee. He was placed in restraints at Lockport Memorial Hospital.

* Several vehicles were damaged at a Niagara Falls Boulevard car dealership overnight. Gambino Ford manager Keith Weisinger told Niagara Falls police that several vehicles were scratched with keys, including both new and used vehicles, a tail light was smashed and a convertible top on a BMW was slashed. Damage was estimated at more than $5,000. Weisinger said this type of damage has been happening frequently in the last month.

> Tuesday

* James K. Robinson, 42, of Cleveland Avenue, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation with three or more suspensions, failure to stop, improper turn, and an illegal signal from a parked position. Blood alcohol was recorded at 0.22 percent, police said, nearly three times the legal limit. Robinson was fined $500 in City Court and sentenced to attend a victim impact panel. The case stems from charges on July 20 at 10:45 on LaSalle Avenue.

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