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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, June 4 to 11

>June 4

In a Niagara Falls neighbor dispute, Anthony M. Timmins III, 26, of Cleveland Avenue, was charged by city police with obstructing governmental administration, and Andrew A. Searight, 20, of Ferry Avenue, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, Niagara Falls police reported. A woman said that the two men were arguing over missing property and that Timmins threatened her. Searight, who was at the scene, was wanted on four active warrants and had a bag of marijuana in his pocket, police said.

A man told a clerk at Exxon Tiger Mart on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls that he wanted a refund because the air pressure machine didn't work. When told the 50 cents he put into the machine was not refundable, he stole a 96-cent candy bar that he told a clerk he was "owed," Niagara Falls police reported.

A loose deer in the city was shot by Niagara Falls police after it was found bleeding and injured after 8 p.m. in the rear yard of a home in the 200 block of 78th Street. A wildlife rehabilitator who was called concluded the deer was too seriously injured to survive, and the deer was "put out of its suffering" with a single slug from a officer's shotgun, reports said.

Gino A. Fascitelli, 36, of Cottage Street, Lockport, was charged by city police with disorderly conduct at 2:20 a.m. at Genesee and Locust streets. Fascitelli was walking in the center of Locust Street, and patrol had to drive around to avoid him, reports said. He also was highly intoxicated and verbally abusive, police said.

The Pendleton United Methodist Church school on Campbell Boulevard was evacuated after a fire was reported just before 11 a.m. Wendleville Volunteer Fire Department responded and found that a light fixture had caught fire in the gym. The fire was doused, and children and staff were allowed to return to school, according to sheriff's deputies. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at about $300.

A 56-year-old Carmen Road, Town of Hartland, woman said 50 hydrocodone pills were taken from her house between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. She told sheriff's deputies that she suspected a relative who had been looking through her cupboards and had been allowed in the house by her father, who lives with her.

Jamar Anderson, 17, of 19th Street, Niagara Falls, was charged by city police with menacing and unlawful imprisonment just after 2 p.m. A witness told police that Anderson grabbed a 16-year-old girlfriend and was pulling her toward his house and hitting her. Police said the 16-year-old refused to sign a complaint but charged Anderson based on the witness report.

A 19-year-old Whitney Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that two men came running at him just after 2 a.m. on 11th Street. He said one had a small handgun and both had bandannas over their faces. The victim said he gave the men four silver necklaces, three diamond stud earrings, a cell phone and his identification. Loss was valued at $300.


>June 5

Niagara Falls Police Officer Kenneth E. Redmond charged a man with driving while intoxicated at 9 p.m. after consulting with a county probation officer who had met with the man. Police said they charged Jerome M. Baldwin, 50, of Pierce Avenue, after he failed field sobriety tests and registered a 0.09 percent blood-alcohol level.

The owner of India Gate on Rainbow Boulevard told Niagara Falls police he was sleeping on a couch in the restaurant and woke to find a man behind the counter taking $30, which had been taped to the wall. He said the man came in and escaped through an open window in the dining area and said he was taking the money because he had a drug problem.


>June 6

Niagara Falls police charged Luther T. Carroll, 50, of Mackenna Avenue, with menacing at 11 p.m. at 3200 Highland Ave. after a 57-year-old woman said he threatened her with a knife in front of the Elks Lodge, according to reports.

Lockport police said they charged Jessica M. Thurston, 24, of Fernwood Drive, with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation just after midnight at a home on Gooding Street. Police said they followed Thurston into a driveway after a call that she was "all over the road" on North Transit Street. Officers said Thurston went inside and at first she refused to answer the door but later came out and admitted she had been drinking. A man at the home who was swearing and yelling at the officers, Jason L. Blankenship, no age given, of Gooding Street, was charged with disorderly conduct, reports said.

A 52-year-old Wilson man told sheriff's deputies that $325 in money he had collected in rent was stolen from his Harbor Street home.

Richard E. Piesczynski, 60, of North Woodlawn Parkway, Cheektowaga, was charged by sheriff's deputies with driving while intoxicated just after midnight on Williams Road in Wheatfield. Deputies said Piesczynski was found parked and sleeping in his car at the water treatment facility with the keys in the ignition.


>June 7

A man told Niagara Falls police someone entered his car on Elmwood Avenue overnight and damaged the steering column. He gave the report at 7 a.m.

A Gasport husband and wife told sheriff's deputies that their home in the 8700 block of Chestnut Ridge Road was broken into while they were at a funeral. They said a checkbook was found open and several cash advances were made at locations in Medina. Sheriff's deputies were looking for a woman in her 30s with short blond hair and a child who was seen on video using a stolen credit card.

A 46-year-old Wheatfield man told sheriff's deputies that his Honda ATV, valued at $6,000, was taken from its parking spot between the house and barn along Lockport Road overnight.

A 13-year-old Weston Avenue girl was the victim of a gang assault just after 6:30 p.m. in Gluck Park, according to Niagara Falls police. The girl said she was attacked by 10 girls, who struck her in the head, knocked her down and then kicked her in the head. The 13-year-old girl's mother arrived and was able to pull the attacking girls off of her daughter. The girl suffered minor cuts and scrapes, according to police.


>June 8

A Fifth Street man told Niagara Falls police that someone took a DVD/VCR, a socket set and a box of DVDs, with a total value of more than $200, as well as $174 worth of food from his apartment overnight.

Niagara Falls police said they charged Erin L. Robins, 17, of Weston Avenue, with assault and harassment just after 5 p.m. A 19-year-old Ontario Avenue woman said Robins refused to leave and then "went crazy," kicking her in the face and body. Officer Ronald Cirrito said he charged Robins at her home after he found her knuckles cut and bleeding.

Property Management, which was remodeling a home in the 400 block of 24th Street, told Niagara Falls police that a south side door was kicked in and a $100 fan and two kitchen cupboards, valued at $200, were taken from a first-floor apartment.

Lockport resident Jose L. Villeda, of Clinton Street, was arrested at 4:55 p.m. after being stopped on Lake Road in Newfane, sheriff's deputies said. The 27-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. Deputies said he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21, almost triple the legal limit.

A Packard Court resident told Niagara Falls police that her cellular telephone was stolen from the men's locker room at Niagara Falls High School during an evening swim session Wednesday. The phone was valued at $120.

Someone entered the New England Seafood store on Ridge Road, Hartland, sometime after closing and stole $200 in cash from a register, sheriff's deputies said.

About $300 worth of goods were stolen from a 24th Street property under renovation sometime between June 6 and today, Niagara Falls police said. A side door was kicked in, and a fan, some cupboards and a stove were removed from the rental property.


>June 9

Jordan K. Lang, 20, of Lower Mountain Road, Sanborn, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right at 3:53 a.m. Lang was stopped by sheriff's deputies on Ward Road in Wheatfield after reportedly swerving across lanes. Police said Lang had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13, according to reports.

A Canadian woman told Niagara Falls police that she noticed the wallet missing from her shopping cart at about 4 p.m. The Niagara Falls, Ont., resident was shopping at the A.J. Wright store on Niagara Falls Boulevard when she saw three women near her cart, later noticing that her wallet had been taken. It contained $160 cash and some credit cards.

A resident of Pendale Circle in Pendleton told sheriff's deputies someone may have used his personal information to make nearly $2,400 worth of fraudulent purchases on his check card. An investigation has been launched.


>June 10

A Newfane man man told sheriff's deputies that his rowboat, which contained his tackle box, trowling motor, two fishing poles and other miscellaneous items, was stolen from the banks of Eighteenmile Creek behind a girlfriend's home on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane. Loss was estimated at $800.

Braden W. Strong, 23, of Bowmiller Road, Lockport, was charged by sheriff's deputies with operating an ATV on a highway, burglary, operating without insurance, driving an unregistered ATV and petit larceny just before 5 p.m. on Robinson Road. A 34-year-old Robinson Road man told deputies that Strong entered his home and stole his air rifle, valued at $220, then got on his four-wheeler and left.

The owner of Sunset Twisters on Rochester Road in Middleport told sheriff's deputies that someone entered through a front window overnight and took $175 to $200 from the cash registers.

A Rapids Road, Town of Lockport, woman told sheriff's deputies that someone vandalized her 1996 Jeep overnight, damaging the rear hatch with a large rock and shoving a stick in the vehicle's tail pipe. The new girlfriend of a former boyfriend is suspected in the incident, deputies said. Damage was estimated at $190.

Terry D. Johnson, 37, of Lafayette Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged with third-degree assault and harassment and is accused of dragging a woman down a flight of stairs by the hair during a domestic dispute, Niagara Falls police reported. The victim was not seriously injured.

Niagara Falls police are investigating claims by a 19th Street man that someone used his identity to run up $148 in charges on a Mobil gas card. The man told police the incident occurred while he was incarcerated recently.

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