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From the blotter / Niagara County police calls and court cases, Aug. 13 to 19

> Aug. 13

State Police arrested Matthew W. Neal, 28, of Robinson Road, Lockport, shortly before 9 a.m., after a domestic incident. He was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree harassment and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

A resident of Ontario Street in Wilson told sheriff's deputies that two kayaks, worth a total of $4,000, were stolen sometime in the previous two weeks, and his deck sustained $500 in damage.

A farmer on Murphy Road in Newfane told deputies an 800-pound scoop attachment for a tractor, worth about $1,000, had been stolen from a field sometime since Aug. 6.

Styrofoam packing peanuts were strewn about Lynbrook Drive in Youngstown, and deputies said one woman told them her mailbox was stuffed with them.

Sheriff's deputies reported that they were investigating the recent theft of jewelry valued at $1,800 from a Ward Road home in Wheatfield. Gold jewelry -- chains, rings and earrings, some with diamonds and pearls -- were taken from the home between June 12 and Aug. 4.

Niagara Falls police were investigating the theft of $2,000 worth of restaurant supplies and other items from a Buffalo Avenue property. Missing are a stainless steel table hood and food warming station. Also stolen were lights, a bed frame and an antique safe and clock.

> Aug. 14

State Police arrested John Brown, 34, of Maple Street, Middleport, and charged him with second-degree reckless endangerment in regard to an incident Aug. 8 in Hartland. Brown was accused of driving his vehicle into the driveway of a man with whom Brown had fought earlier and trying to strike him with the vehicle.

Allen J. Tomaino, 24, of South Street, Lockport, was stopped by city police on Genesee Street at 11:50 p.m. and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and no license plate light.

Michael B. Rechin, 53, of Rounds Road, Newfane, was charged by Lockport police with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, an equipment violation and driving a car with a suspended registration and no insurance. He was stopped at 9:49 a.m. on South Transit Street.

> Aug. 15

A man from Ridge Road in Hartland told sheriff's deputies that one or more intruders entered his basement in the early morning hours, poured bleach into a pile of clothes on the floor, and poured Tide detergent on the floor in two different places. Two tires were slashed on his vehicle in the driveway, and a bicycle was thrown down the hill behind his house. The loss was estimated at $945.

Sheriff's deputies responding to a burglar alarm at 3:30 a.m. at Bailly's convenience store at Lockport and Shawnee roads in Wheatfield were given surveillance video of an unknown man hiding his motorcycle behind a shed, entering the store through the drive-through window, and exiting through a door with 96 packs of cigarettes and 10 tubes of chewing tobacco, valued at $980. Deputies found a screwdriver in the store near the cash register, and a pry bar in shrubs near the drive-through window.

Lockport police arrested Amber M. Czarniecki, 18, of Chapel Street, and Rashale D. Golson, 17, of Spalding Street, and charged them with third-degree menacing in connection with an Aug. 12 incident on North Transit Street. A 15-year-old girl said the two suspects exited a car and punched her repeatedly.

> Aug. 16

Bonnie S. Caryl, 46, of Gainesville, was charged by deputies with unlawful possession of marijuana in her car in the Artpark parking lot just before the start of the Ted Nugent concert.

Other pre-concert action included the arrest of Josh A. Beman, 28, of Heussy Street, Buffalo, on a charge of exposure. Deputies said Beman allegedly urinated on the right rear tire of a car parked on Center Street in Lewiston.

State Police arrested Dominick J. Bertozzi, 19, of Lewiston, on Cayuga Street in Lewiston at 6:37 p.m., charging him with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Nicholas Joseph, 22, of Washington Street, Middleport, was charged by sheriff's deputies with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Checking out a report of a suspicious man walking in a field off Telegraph Road in Royalton, deputies caught Joseph, who admitted that he had stolen three GPS units from unlocked vehicles in the area, although he couldn't remember exactly where. Deputies also found evidence that Joseph may have been living under a hedgerow in the field; clothes and empty food cans were located there.

Lockport police arrested Anthony J. Allee, 20, of East Avenue shortly after 11 a.m., charging him with disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. Police said Allee was screaming obscenities at his mother after she told him she couldn't drive him to his job in Buffalo because of a medical emergency involving Allee's grandfather. Three small children were present during the alleged tirade.

Patti Boland, 39, of Niagara Falls, was arrested by State Police at 10:40 p.m. on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

Matthew J. Brown, 30, of Grove Avenue, Lockport, was charged by city police with second-degree harassment for allegedly knocking his ex-girlfriend down with a slap in the face Aug. 8.

Deputies arrested Walter T. Fraser, 33, of Dysinger Road, Lockport, charging him with petit larceny in the alleged theft of three packs of T-shirts from the Dollar General store on South Transit Road, Lockport.

A $500 electric scooter lift was stolen from a residential garage on Blackman Road in Cambria, deputies said.

A resident of Chapman Road in Hartland reported a $150 GPS unit and a $500 archery bow stolen from his vehicle.

A man from East Avenue in Newfane told deputies someone tried to kick his front door in, without success.

Eric A. Parada, 36, of Akron Road, Lockport, was pulled over by Lockport police at 11:30 a.m. on South Transit Street and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding in an uninspected vehicle.

> Aug. 17

Two men were arrested in a Volvo in the parking lot of Newfane Intermediate School at 1:13 a.m. Michael C. Wagner, 18, of Norwood Drive, Lockport, was charged with underage possession of alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana, while Mark A. Rougeaux, 19, of Porter Center Road, Lewiston, faces only the marijuana charge. A can of beer and some marijuana were confiscated.

State Police arrested Jeffrey C. Denton, 21, of Lockport, and charged him with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment in connection with a July 20 domestic incident.

State Police arrested a 15-year-old Sanborn boy, picking him up on Dysinger Road in Lockport and charging him with a burglary that occurred in Wheatfield July 29.

Sheriff's deputies charged Jason M. Schultz, 37, of Orangeport Road, Hartland, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, in the wake of a report the day before from a Newfane man. He accused Schultz of using black spray paint to mark where he thought his property line should be and then of driving over his lawn, leaving ruts.

Deputies said a woman from Ridge Road in Hartland reported a $150 GPS unit was stolen from his pickup truck sometime since Aug. 8. Also, a man from Asher Street in Johnson Creek said a GPS unit and a radar detector had been stolen from his vehicle sometime since Aug. 14; he estimated the loss at $370.

A Porter woman told deputies that two large wooden real estate "For Sale" signs, worth $265, were stolen from her husband's property on Ransomville Road sometime since Aug. 14.

John P. Benzinger, 56, of Spalding Street, Lockport, was charged by Lockport police with disorderly conduct. Benzinger allegedly shoved a man in the face in a Stevens Street parking lot.

> Aug. 18

Kevin M. Regelin, 43, of Elk Street, Buffalo, was arrested after deputies pulled his van over on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield at about 10:40 a.m. He was stopped for failure to keep right, and when a deputy asked him if he had any drugs, Regelin turned over four hydrocodone pills, saying they were for his back. However, he said he had no prescription because he said doctors can't find anything wrong with his back, so he got the drugs from a friend. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Lockport police arrested three teens after a report of young men on bicycles checking the door handles of cars in charges of looking for unlocked vehicles they could enter in the parking lot of SubDelicious at Walnut and Locust streets at 12:45 a.m.

Two got away, but Julio C. Pimentel, 17, of Erie Street, was caught. Police said that near one of the suspects' abandoned bikes, they found a car stereo wrapped in a black shirt.

Christopher J. Clay, 17, of Gabriel Drive, turned himself in about 12:45 p.m. and was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree auto stripping, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fifth-degree conspiracy and third-degree criminal tampering.

Pimentel said Clay stole the stereo from a car behind The Daily Grind in the Lockview Plaza on Main Street. Arrested later in the morning was the third suspect, Tajah R. Harris, 16, of Michigan Street. He and Pimentel were charged with the conspiracy and tampering counts.

> Aug. 19

Brian M. Quinn, 20, of Hedley Place, Buffalo, was charged by sheriff's deputies with criminal impersonation and underage possession of alcohol. Quinn was arrested on the alcohol charge Aug. 2 in Lewiston, but under another name. Deputies said admitted using another man's expired driver's license.

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