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Man admits breaking into officer's home

LOCKPORT -- A Niagara Falls man has pleaded guilty in connection with two burglaries at the home of a Cataract City police officer whose guns were stolen.

Rahseen T. Ubiles, 19, of Jordan Gardens, Friday admitted to second-degree burglary. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. promised to give Ubiles no more than five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision when he returns to court June 8.

The sentence also will include restitution of $3,625, less whatever insurance payments were made to the victims, Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said. Besides the break-ins at the officer's house on Sept. 26 and sometime in August, Ubiles was charged with entering two Jordan Gardens apartments between Aug. 3 and 5.

Co-defendant Daryl L. Ford, 20, of 34th Street, who reportedly acted as a lookout at the Sept. 26 burglary, rejected a plea offer last month even after Kloch offered to place him on probation if he revealed what became of the officer's stolen guns.


Lawyer for drunken driver tells judge to jail client

LOCKPORT -- An admitted drunken driver awaiting sentencing was thrown in jail without bail at the suggestion of her defense attorney.

"It'll give her a chance to dry out," James J. Faso Jr. said Friday of Lauren P. Paul, 32, of Upper Mountain Road, Cambria.

Paul pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to misdemeanor DWI and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation stemming from an April 27 arrest in the Town of Lockport. She was to have been sentenced Friday, but she was arrested Jan. 28 on a felony DWI charge in Newfane.

"You're out of control! You're out of control! You're going to kill somebody!" State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. shouted at Paul.

A possible plea in the Newfane case is to be worked out before Paul returns to court April 27.


Tonawanda man pleads guilty to 3 burglaries

LOCKPORT -- A Town of Tonawanda man pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court in connection with three business burglaries in North Tonawanda.

Daniel C. Cain Jr., 25, of Cleveland Drive, a second-time felon, was promised a sentence of two to four years in state prison by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., who will make it official April 20.

Cain pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, specifically admitting to a Sept. 13 liquor theft at Crazy Jakes on Webster Street. He and co-defendant Charles M. Prebis, 22, of Oliver Street, North Tonawanda, also were charged with stealing cash registers Sept. 12 and 13 at Wally's Pizzeria on Goundry Street.

Prebis pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to third-degree burglary and was assigned to a court-supervised drug treatment program.


Vandals break into 2 cars, steal cash, electronics

WHEATFIELD -- Two cars were broken into Saturday morning while parked in the driveways of homes on Moyer Road, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

A man in the 3600 block of Moyer Road reported that a window was broken out of his car and his wallet and an iPod were stolen from the vehicle. He lost $150 cash and a credit card in the incident, deputies said.

A resident in the 3500 block of Moyer Road reported that her daughter's boyfriend's car was broken into while parked at her house, resulting in a loss of more than $2,400. Items stolen from the vehicle included a monitor and speakers, an amplifier, a stereo system and some clothing.


Trailered jet-ski stolen from River Road yard

WHEATFIELD -- A trailered jet-ski valued at $13,000 was stolen from the yard of a River Road home on Friday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

A neighbor reported seeing an unknown man in the yard of the home about 2 p.m. Friday, looking beneath a tarpaulin covering the 2008 Seadoo, deputies said, but no actual theft was witnessed. The victim told deputies she was behind a couple payments on the craft, but a quick check revealed that no repossessions had been reported to any area law enforcement agencies.


Chimney fire causes smoke damage to home

SOMERSET -- A chimney fire that sent flames shooting three to four feet into the air caused only minor damage to a Coleman Road home on Saturday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

The home sustained minor smoke damage, deputies said, and there were no injuries reported.