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Cottage Street man surrenders in stabbing

LOCKPORT -- City police said a Cottage Street man, accused of stabbing another man Sunday, turned himself in Wednesday.

Roger W. Gardner, 26, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree burglary. The victim, who also lives on Cottage Street, said two men barged in while he was sleeping, and one demanded his "stuff."

After an argument, the victim told police he said, "If you're going to do something, do it." The intruder then stabbed him seven times. The victim and a witness picked Gardner's photo out of an array.


Lockport teen admits role in late-July crime spree

LOCKPORT -- A second defendant in a July 29-31 crime spree in the towns of Lockport and Pendleton pleaded guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Dakota J. Hewitt, 17, of Genesee Street, Lockport, faces a maximum of seven years in prison when he returns before Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza Nov. 23 to be sentenced for first-degree auto stripping.

Daniel L. Swann, 17, of Franklin Avenue, Lockport, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the same charge, stemming from about a dozen break-ins and auto vandalism incidents in Lockport and Pendleton.


Woman sentenced to 1 year for bus station robbery

LOCKPORT -- "Your positive attributes are almost non-existent," State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. told a Niagara Falls woman Wednesday as he sentenced her to a year in jail for trying to rob a woman March 7 in the Falls bus station.

Tajhsa G. Maye, 22, of 13th Street, and her reported boyfriend Sean Kent Jr., 17, of 17th Street, had pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree robbery. Prosecutors said Kent was armed with a BB pistol, but the victim refused to surrender any property.

Kloch threw Kent in jail Wednesday because he hadn't made an appointment with a probation officer for a presentencing interview. Kent is to be sentenced Oct. 19.


Falls drug dealer sentenced to 'shock incarceration'

LOCKPORT -- Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza prescribed a dose of military-style discipline Wednesday for a Niagara Falls drug dealer.

Lawrence E. Smith Jr., 22, of Cudaback Avenue, was sentenced to two years in state prison, but Sperrazza recommended him for the boot-camp-like "shock incarceration" program. If he succeeds on that, Smith will be paroled in six months.

Smith had pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling crack cocaine Nov. 15 and 16.


Judge gives cocaine dealer four years in prison

LOCKPORT -- A City of Lockport cocaine dealer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

Ulford G. Jenkins Jr., 40, of Trowbridge Street, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for dealing cocaine in Lockport July 28, 2010.

In another cocaine case before Sperrazza on Wednesday, Thomas J. Anderson, 39, of Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda, was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment after pleading guilty to fifth-degree possession. Police found cocaine when they pulled over a car he was driving March 7 in North Tonawanda.

Anderson's charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor and he will be placed on probation if he succeeds in treatment. If not, the maximum sentence is 4 1/2 years in prison.


Man arrested in assault of would-be rescuer

LOCKPORT -- A Lockport man was arrested Tuesday by state police, who charged him with punching a man who tried to intervene in a roadside argument between a man and a woman on Beattie Avenue at Buell Drive about 4:20 p.m. Monday.

Todd M. Delavalle Jr., 21, of Del Court West, Lockport, turned himself in and was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree harassment.

Troopers caught up with the woman after the Monday afternoon incident and she identified Delavalle. Both had left on the bicycles after the alleged assault. The 50-year-old victim was treated in Eastern Niagara Hospital for a 3-inch facial laceration.


Father and son plead guilty in May armed robbery

LOCKPORT -- A father-and-son armed robbery team from Lockport pleaded guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court, with the son adding a guilty plea in an unrelated stabbing.

Jesus M. Ubiles, 41, of Washburn Street, and Rahsaan D. Ubiles, 20, of Genesee Street, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery. They were charged with robbing two men at the Tudor Lane Apartments on May 2, while armed with a BB gun and a knife. One victim reportedly was cut over the eye when struck with the BB gun.

Rahsaan also pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault for stabbing a man three times during a fight at a Halloween party on Gabriel Drive in Lockport.