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Headlight fragment leads
to arrest of Basom driver

A Basom man is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly hitting eight mailboxes during a hit-and-run incident Aug. 25, state police said.

Justin W. Nanticoke, 24, was issued an appearance ticket for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Newstead Town Court, authorities said.

State police at Clarence said Sunday that a fragment of a headlight found near a mailbox damaged on Cedar Road in Newstead led them to Nanticoke. Mailboxes also were damaged on Carney and Scotland roads. Police said they got their break in the case when they discovered the fragment was from a car in an unrelated crash.


Aggravated DWI charge 
lodged in Portville stop

PORTVILLE – A Cattaraugus County man was arrested early Sunday on drunken driving charges after being spotted driving erratically on Creek Road in the Town of Portville, according to sheriff's deputies.

Kyle M. Lampack, 22, of Portville, was driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit, Cattaraugus County deputies said. A person is considered drunk when his blood-alcohol content is 0.08 or higher.

Lampack's BAC was more than 0.18, and so he was charged with aggravated drunken driving, deputies said.

Lampack was pulled over by deputies at about 1:15 a.m. In addition to drunken driving, he was charged with obstructing governmental administration for struggling with deputies as they tried to take him into custody, according to sheriff's officials.


Man killed, woman hurt 
in shooting on East Side

One person died and another was injured in a shooting at about 2 a.m, Sunday in the 1200 block of Fillmore Avenue, police said.

A man was declared dead at the scene, and a woman taken to Erie County Medical Center with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

The victims, whose identities were not released, were outside when they were shot, police said. Further information was unavailable.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the department's confidential TIP-CALL line at 847-2255 or submit information via the "Report a Tip" function on the department's website,


Jewelry, revolver stolen
 from Royalton residence

ROYALTON – A burglar made off more than $3,000 worth of jewelry from an Ertman Road home while the residents were shopping Friday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Investigators believe the intruder entered the home through a basement door between 1:45 and 5:05 p.m. and stole the jewelry from a bedroom that was ransacked.

Also, a .22-caliber Ruger revolver was stolen from a locked gun cabinet, along with some ammunition and 40 $2 bills.


Assault charge filed
 in attack with knife

A Perry Street woman is accused of stabbing a man Saturday evening with a three-inch pocket knife.

Patricia Dyer, 19, was charged with first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing Andrew Pilarski, of Kane Street, in the chest at about 7:15 p.m.

Pilarski was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Dyer also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and violating an order of protection.


Exchange of words 
ends up in a stabbing

A Riverside man told Buffalo police he was walking on Marion Street, not far from his Grote Street home, Saturday afternoon when a stranger with a thin beard bumped into him.

The two exchanged words, then the stranger stabbed the Riverside man in the left bicep with a knife, police said.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. The incident occurred sometime around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the victim told police.


Casino hotel attack
 probed by police in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A 15-year-old girl told police she was assaulted early Saturday during a party in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Police said the girl was attacked by a 20-year-old man who showed up at 4 a.m. and after she refused to leave with him. Police said the attacker forced her outside and hit her several times, then stole her cellphone. The girl refused treatment, police said.


Camera and cash stolen
in Lockport car break-in

TOWN OF LOCKPORT – An unlocked car was broken into in the driveway of a Jennifer Drive address recently, police said. Taken were digital camera and $4 in cash.

The loss was estimated at $142.