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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Oct. 3 to 10

>Oct. 3

Robert E. Woloszyn Jr., 39, of Browning Street, Niagara Falls, was arrested at 5 p.m. following a disturbance in the 700 block of Seventh Street, Niagara Falls police reported. Police said that Woloszyn was trying to retrieve property from a girlfriend's house and that he tried to fight with police, threatening to kill one officer. He was charged with resisting arrest and attempted assault on an officer.

Stephen A. Verbocy, 52, of Highland Avenue, Gasport, was charged by sheriff's deputies with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right on Chestnut Ridge Road in Lockport just before 2:30 a.m., according to reports.

Stopped driving 47 mph in a 30-mph zone on North Fourth Street in Lewiston, Lindsay H. Williams, 23, of LaFayette, was charged by sheriff's deputies with aggravated driving while intoxicated for a blood alcohol count above 0.18 percent, DWI and speeding.


>Oct. 4

A Lewiston man told Niagara Falls police that someone entered his car while it was parked in the 2100 block of North Avenue. Stolen was a camera, an iPod and about $50 in cash. Total loss was set at $900.

A Lockport resident told sheriff's deputies that someone tried to steal his 1998 GMC pickup from his son's Crestwood Court East, Town of Lockport home sometime overnight. About $1,000 damage was done to the vehicle in the attempt, including a broken steering column.


>Oct. 5

A burglar pushed a shopping cart beneath a window to enter a Main Street building sometime in the early morning hours, Niagara Falls police reported. Once inside, some metal racks and other metal items were removed, at a loss of about $400.

Three cars were broken into while parked in the 1500 block of Willow Avenue over the weekend, with loose change being stolen from each, Niagara Falls police reported.

Denise L. Skinner, 40, of Rambling Road, East Amherst, was charged with driving while intoxicated while she had three children inside her vehicle, according to sheriff's deputies. Skinner, who was stopped just after 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard, was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child, inadequate headlights and failure to keep right.


>Oct. 6

A Niagara Street woman told Niagara Falls police that someone broke into her house through a living room window and took a 58-inch television, a receiver and speakers, and a portable PSP game device. Total value $4,000.

A 16-year-old Autumnview Drive boy was charged by sheriff's deputies with trespassing because he was not allowed on Wilson High school property and had refused to leave the school.


>Oct. 7

A manager at Niagara Metals, on Packard Road, told Niagara Falls police that two men had been spotted on surveillance videos on Oct. 3 breaking into the site by damaging a fence, and had taken $400 worth of scrap metal. The men could be seen pulling a children's wagon and exiting with tire rims and a catalytic convertor. Today, a man believed to be connected to the theft was seen breaking into the same spot in the fence and stealing another $50 worth of low-grade metals from a pile outside the building, the manager told police.

The 75-year-old owner of an apartment on Cleveland Avenue told Niagara Falls police that $700 worth of copper pipes were taken in the 1000 block of Cleveland Avenue with damage to the furnace and hot water heater; total loss and damage was $8,100.

Ryan G. Veltri, 17, of 56th Street, was charged by Niagara Falls police with second-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and felony third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 1:37 a.m. in the 400 block of 10th Street.

Michael R. Bauer, 49, of Weston Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged by Niagara Falls police with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to signal and unsafe start at 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of Weston Avenue. Police said Bauer made a U-turn, pealed out and almost lost control of his vehicle, then turned onto Weston without signaling. Bauer told officers his license was revoked for a previous DWI and he was found to have two previous convictions in the past 10 years, according to reports. Reports said Bauer told officers he had five mixed drinks at the city bar where he works as a bartender and would "probably blow a .15 or .16 BAC. I can't afford to blow another DWI." Bauer then refused the breath test, officers said.


>Oct. 8

A 30-year-old Town of Lockport woman told sheriff's deputies that she arrived home from work at 2 p.m. and found the air conditioner was not in the window and the window was partially open. Inside, a lamp was knocked over and a 32-inch flat screen television had been stolen. The TV was valued at $800.

William D. Horvath, 26, of Cottage Street, was charged with second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration and tampering with evidence by Lockport police at 4:20 p.m. at Hawley and Charlotte streets. A man told police that Horvath had punched him and then run off.


>Oct. 9

A Buffalo Avenue teen was charged by Niagara Falls police with stabbing a man who was attacking her mother. Kayla L. Williams, 17, was charged with felony assault and Rickey D. Lane, 45, also of Buffalo Avenue, was charged with assault and harassment at 9:30 p.m. Police said they found Lane bloody, with three puncture wounds -- one in each arm and one in his back -- and said Williams and her 55-year-old mother were "hysterical." Lane had allegedly pushed the 55-year-old woman into a large-screen television, then punched her in the face and tried to choke her. Police were told a male neighbor tried to stop Lane, and he knocked the man down. Williams then reportedly came into the room with a steak knife and stabbed Lane three times, then threw the knife into the sink.

A 25th Street woman told Niagara Falls police that she came home and was forced at gunpoint into an alley behind her house just before midnight. The 25-year-old woman said a man in a Lincoln or LeSabre with a missing hubcap drove by and then she heard footsteps and saw a slender man in a blue hoodie and blue jeans and ski mask. The thief demanded her money, rummaged through her purse and took $36 in cash, her driver's license and her blue work bag, which contained her purple stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, wallet and credit card.


>Oct. 10

Teral Renee Williams, 42, of 61st Street, was stopped by Niagara Falls police just after midnight in Jordan Gardens and a scan of her license plate confirmed it had been suspended, police said. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license.

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