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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls, Sept. 7 to 12

>Sept. 7

Ian W. Kinney, 24, of Main Street, Youngstown, was charged by sheriff's deputies with driving while intoxicated. Deputies said he was stopped on Military Road in Lewiston at 1:22 a.m., after he observed driving 49 mph in a 35-mph zone on Upper Mountain Road. Kinney also was seen crossing the center line and charged with moving from a lane unsafely, and refused to submit to a chemical test, deputies reported.


>Sept. 8

A 41-year-old resident of the 5700 block of Campbell Boulevard in Pendleton told sheriff's deputies that overnight his red 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle was taken from his unlocked, unattached garage. The motorcycle was valued at $14,000.

Robert M. Cafora, 30, of Cottage Street, Lockport, was stopped by sheriff's deputies at 11:28 p.m. on Ewings Road in Newfane driving 72 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to reports. He said he had been playing volleyball at a local bar and told deputies he had been drinking. In addition to speeding, he was charged with driving while intoxicated and moving from a lane unsafely. Cafora was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 percent, deputies said.

Sheriff's investigators said they suspect arson in a vehicle fire in the 7300 block of Liberty Drive in Wheatfield just before midnight. A Niagara Falls man said he had been fishing in the area since 4:30 p.m. and returned to his parked Pontiac Sunbird and found that it had been set on fire. Investigators found several flare wrappers inside the vehicle. The fire was extinguished by Frontier firefighters and the owner of the vehicle, deputies said.

A city manhunt for suspects in a KFC robbery resulted in Lockport police finding a homeless man with a gun who was detained by police at gunpoint. That incident was unrelated to the robbery, police said. Mantra L. Castro, 22, with no address, was found at 10:38 p.m., laying in the stairwell of St. Patrick Catholic Church on Church Street, after a tip of suspicious person. He was carrying a .25-caliber pistol and was charged with felony third-degree possession of a weapon, police said.

A 19-year-old Newfane woman accidentally left her wallet on the hood of her vehicle just before 6 p.m. at a gas station in the 5600 block of South Transit Road in Lockport. The wallet fell off in the parking lot. When the woman returned to the gas station two hours later, she told sheriff's deputies that the owner showed her a security tape of two men in a black Dodge pickup who were at the store and picked up her wallet and bought cigarettes with her credit card. They also took $340 from the wallet. Deputies secured the store videotape from the gas station for their investigation.

Philip P. Howard, 21, of Akron Road, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police at 4:22 p.m. on Main Street after he was pulled over for a traffic infraction. Police said Howard put what appeared to be a plastic bag in his mouth. Police ordered him to take the bag out; he first refused and then was forced to take it out, officers said. Police said they found a bag with pills, including narcotics. Also found were containers of urine and marijuana. Howard was charged with an equipment violation, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree obstructing government administration.


>Sept. 9

Jacob W. Diermyer, 20, of 77th Street, Niagara Falls, was charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from a lane unsafely and speeding at 2:35 a.m. on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield after sheriff's deputies said he was seen going over the fog line and over the center line.


>Sept. 10

Sue Ann Burrows, 24, of Pine Street, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police just after midnight on Ashley Place with unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and an equipment violation. Police said she was stopped for a violation and was seen throwing a plastic bag of marijuana out of the window. Police said they also found a single hydrocodone pill.

The store owner of House of Fantasy, 1709 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, told city police at 10 a.m. that he found that a small BB-size indentation that had been shot sometime overnight in his large front window, which had caused a crack from top to bottom.

A 30-year-old Buffalo Avenue man told Niagara Falls police that while he was hospitalized at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in August someone took his debit card out of his wallet and charged $1,195.

Ashley R. Parmley II, 21, of Lake Road, Barker, was charged just after midnight by sheriff's deputies with aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana in the parking lot of a convenience store on Lockport-Olcott Road in Newfane. Deputies said that Parmley's license had been suspended.

A pickup was stopped at 8:15 a.m. at 20th and Niagara streets because a woman was not wearing a seat belt. Niagara Falls police said the driver and male passenger were charged with loitering and drug possession. Driver Arther W. Maedl, 34, of Linden Avenue, was found to have copper scouring pads commonly used as filters for crack pipe in his center console and was asked for his registration. In the center console, police said, they found a rock of crack cocaine and both men were charged for possession. Passenger Alfonso M. Hicks, 38, of Weston Avenue, also was found with a narcotic with no label. Hicks was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and loitering. Maedl was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance and loitering.

Wayne R. Freeman, 29, of East Avenue, Gasport, was charged with second-degree felony assault and endangering the welfare of a child related to an incident on July 28 on Elmwood Avenue in Lockport, police in that city said. A Buffalo woman told police that a juvenile was injured and suffered extensive bruising and injuries.

Michael F. Nickles Jr., 36, of Willow Avenue, Niagara Falls, was found napping at 9:24 p.m. in the basement of a home in the 6300 block of Walmore Road in the Town of Niagara, sheriff's deputies said. Nickles said he did not have the owner's permission to be in the home, which is being renovated. He told deputies he was walking down Walmore Road and started to become ill due to seizures and narcolepsy, and thought the home might be vacant so he pried open a back door. Once inside, he said, he laid on the floor for a nap. Deputies said they found a black duffel bag with tools which Nickles said he brought for protection. However, the homeowner said a five gallon bucket of copper fittings, a cordless drill and controllers for the solar panel were taken from the basement and placed outside. Nickles was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, petit larceny and possession of burglar tools. He was taken to Niagara County Jail and held in lieu of $2,500 bail, deputies said.


>Sept. 11

April Y. Harris, 36, of LaSalle Avenue, Niagara Falls, was arrested at 9:47 a.m. in the parking lot of the Tim Hortons restaurant on Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls police reported. Police said she blocked vehicular traffic, causing a backup, while talking on the telephone inside her car. She then shouted obscenities at officers who tried to make her move her vehicle, according to reports. She was charged with disorderly conduct.

A Town of Lockport man told sheriff's deputies that someone stole his identity. The Central Avenue resident said that between $400 and $500 worth of fraudulent charges were run up on a credit account opened in his name sometime since Feb. 1.

While putting her baby to bed just before 11 p.m., a 20th Street woman heard her front gate open and later discovered that one of her three pit bull dogs had been stolen, Niagara Falls police reported.

A 20th Street woman told Niagara Falls police that while she was hospitalized recently, her roommate moved out, taking with her several items belonging to the victim. They included 30 DVDs, a television, stereo and microwave oven. The victim was advised to seek an arrest warrant.


>Sept. 12

A resident of a Ruhlman Road, Town of Lockport apartment complex told sheriff's deputies that sometime overnight someone stole two bicycles from outside her residence. The bikes were valued at $360.

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