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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls and court cases, Aug. 10 to 15

> Aug. 10

Angela London, 27, of Caravelle Drive, Niagara Falls, was arrested at the County Jail and charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana. Rocky the police dog smelled a marijuana cigarette in a pack of regular cigarettes in a locker London had used, sheriff's deputies reported.

A 19-year-old inmate of the County Jail declined to press charges against a fellow inmate who punched him in the jaw while he was watching TV. The assailant allegedly bit the victim during the fight and told the victim, "I felt like hitting someone."

A resident of Homeyer Road in Wheatfield told deputies that a $500 leaf blower was stolen from his pickup overnight.

A man from Kenneth Court in Wheatfield reported to the Sheriff's Office that a $160 iPod and $10 in loose change were stolen from his car overnight.

Lockport police arrested Heather R. Bolton, 34, of Sunset Drive, Lockport, at 12:40 a.m. on Genesee Street, charging her with felony driving while intoxicated, not wearing a seat belt, an inadequate muffler and no license plate light.

> Aug. 11

Daniel D. Kachinoski, 29, of Chester Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged about 3:15 a.m. with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and driving at an unreasonable speed after a crash on LaSalle Avenue, Niagara Falls police reported.

State police, called to quell a 2 p.m. disturbance between a man and a woman outside the Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union on South Transit Road, Lockport, arrested Elizabeth Z. Shufelt, 30, of Jackson Street, Lockport. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after she went into the credit union and allegedly tried to dispose of a crack pipe in the restroom, according to reports.

A resident of Slusaric Road, Wheatfield, told sheriff's deputies that his 2004 Chevrolet Blazer had been stolen from his driveway overnight. It was valued at $4,000.

A resident of Cooper Street in Olcott told deputies that the driver's side window of his car was smashed between 6:30 and 8 a.m., and four chargers for GPS units and cellphones were stolen. The loss was estimated at $150.

A resident of Forest Road, Royalton, said his truck was entered overnight and a wallet, credit card, satellite radio receiver and bottle of medication were stolen. Only the wallet could be found, deputies said. The loss was estimated at $200.

Michael P. Mitchell, 30, of 25th Street, Niagara Falls, was charged with disorderly conduct after he and others gave a patrol officer a hard time when he told the group to walk on the sidewalk instead of in the street at about 8:30 p.m. on 18th Street, Niagara Falls police reported. Mitchell was among a group of several men who swore and argued with the officer in front of young children, police said. Mitchell was charged after he continued to argue that there was no law that prohibited him from walking in the street, according to reports.

> Aug. 12

Debra Jean E. Prentice, 29, of County Line Road, Hartland, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a resident of an apartment house on Dysinger Road in Lockport reported that shortly after 9 a.m., a small child wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper had come to her door, saying he had been locked out and was trying to find his aunt. Deputies determined that the aunt lives in another apartment building and the child's mother, Prentice, had been looking for him for about 30 minutes after he left the aunt's apartment.

William Sandy, 46, of South Street, Lockport, was charged by city police with disorderly conduct at 12:45 a.m. at his home. Sandy called police to say a neighbor was yelling insults at him. Police interviewed the neighbor, who denied wrongdoing, and while they were doing so, Sandy allegedly walked up and threatened the man.

A couple on Ward Road in Wheatfield reported to the Sheriff's Office that 14 pieces of jewelry, with a total value of $1,750, had been stolen from their home between June 12 and Aug. 4.

A woman on Applewood Drive in Lockport told sheriff's deputies that a bottle of 110 hydrocodone pills, two gold necklaces and a woman's gold watch had been stolen from her home. The total loss was $320. She named a suspect.

Sara L. Sullivan, 19, of Quaker Road, Hartland, was pulled over by deputies on Ridge Road in Newfane just before 1:30 a.m. She allegedly had several "marijuana smoking devices" and was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

The vehicle of Thomas F. Ryan IV, 26, of Randall Road, Wilson, was pulled over on Ridge Road near Burch Road in Cambria by deputies who charged him with unlawful possession of marijuana and a loud muffler. Ryan reportedly said he had about half an ounce of marijuana under the driver's seat.

State police stopped Shawn R. Wheaton, 23, of Newfane, at Robinson Road and Beattie Avenue in Lockport at 2:25 p.m. and charged him with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and failure to signal a turn.

Jason E. Spivey, 23, of Hawley Street, Lockport, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and driving without a seat belt, sheriff's deputies reported. He was pulled over about 2 p.m. at Robinson Road and Snyder Drive in the Town of Lockport because he wasn't wearing a seat belt, deputies said.

Lockport police arrested three Lockport men after a fight on Main Street following the Molson Canal Concert Series show by Queensryche. Collared at 11:11 p.m. were Shavon T. Porrett, no age given, of Orchard Street; Prince U. Knight, 18, of Garden Street; and Javon D. Rolle, 20, of Academy Lane. Porrett was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting with a woman, who fled. Knight allegedly kept yelling at officers, who tackled him and charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest; and Rolle was accused of taking a swing at an officer's hand in the parking lot of Friendly's, where he was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Other postconcert action included a 10:50 p.m. fight in SubDelicious on Walnut Street. Deirdre A. Vodrazka, 52, of Ruhlman Road, Lockport, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly slapping a teenage girl in the face. Police said Vodrazka was highly intoxicated at the time. Police made the same observation about Timothy L. Stroh, 50, of Ruhlman Road, who was arrested at 10:58 p.m. and charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration for allegedly turning his back on an officer who ordered him to surrender his girlfriend's purse so the officer could return it to the woman.

A .40-caliber slug was removed from the wall of a Niagara Falls home following a shooting incident, police in the city said. The South Avenue homeowner called police to report that his house had been fired upon days earlier. The man reported hearing two loud bangs outside his home, followed by a car speeding off. Upon investigating, he found a bullet hole in his siding, and evidence that a bullet had traveled through two bedrooms walls. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 8 p.m. Damage to the home was estimated at $150.

> Aug. 13

Postconcert disorders continued in the wee hours as five men, one of whom was zapped with a Taser, were arrested by Lockport police shortly after 1 a.m. after a fight in the SubDelicious parking lot.

Ryan A. Person, 22, of Evans Street, Lockport, and Daniel J. Fuhrman, 43, of 71st Street, Niagara Falls, allegedly were battling when police arrived. Officers said Person backed off, but Fuhrman kept trying to get at Person until he was dissuaded by a Taser blast. David J. Fuhrman, 23, of Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda; Justin J. Person, 22, of Evans Street; and Jason E. Spivey, 23, of Hawley Street, Lockport, who had the marijuana arrest the previous afternoon, allegedly gave police trouble as they tried to quell the uproar. All five were charged with disorderly conduct, and Daniel Fuhrman picked up additional charges of resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. The Fire Department rescue squad was called to remove the Taser prongs from his skin.

Michael G. Whitney, 46, of East Street, Buffalo, was charged by Lockport police with third-degree assault. He allegedly punched a Bright Street woman in the face in the restroom line at a Main Street bar shortly before 3 a.m.

Matthew J. Witkowski, 28, of Orleans Avenue, Niagara Falls, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny. Sheriff's deputies said a maintenance man at The Summit mall in Wheatfield saw two men trying to saw off pieces of a guardrail behind the Bon Ton store, and they fled in a pickup. The truck was stopped on Hyde Park Boulevard in Niagara Falls by a state trooper, and Witkowski was alone inside. He said he and his father often "Dumpster dive" for scrap metal, and he said he sells scrap metal to support his heroin addiction. He said trying to saw up the guardrail was his idea and said his father had nothing to do with it.

At 1:48 a.m., a sheriff's deputy caught a 16-year-old and two juveniles spray-painting obscenities on a tractor-trailer parked at Cosmicoat of Western New York on East Avenue in Gasport. Deputies also found evidence of an effort to steal a CB radio from the vehicle. A carton of cigarettes, allegedly stolen from another vehicle, also was recovered. Total damage and loss was placed at $1,540. A 16-year-old Hartland boy was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree auto stripping and petit larceny.

> Aug. 14

A $300 bicycle was stolen from a garage on Main Street in Newfane, sheriff's deputies reported. Residents of the home said the garage was unlocked overnight.

Joseph C. Batt, 25, of Pine Street, Lockport, was charged at 3 a.m. with driving while intoxicated and speeding on Transit Road in the Town of Lockport. Sheriff's deputies said Batt was clocked driving 68 mph in a 45-mph zone and registered a 0.14 blood-alcohol content.

Lockport police charged Xavier A. Davis, 47, of West Avenue, Lockport, with second-degree criminal contempt of court. He allegedly violated a restraining order by visiting a woman's West Avenue apartment June 16.

> Aug. 15

Ryan A. Person, 22, of Evans Street, last seen on the Lockport police blotter in the fight outside SubDelicious early on Aug. 13, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing. He allegedly choked a woman from behind Aug. 4 on Evans Street in an argument over owing her $15. The victim said she nearly passed out.