Niagara Gazette

Crime

December 16, 2013

BLOTTER: Police reports published Dec. 17

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls couple were arrested after an attack on a man in the 2400 block of Cleveland Avenue. Robert Wayne Francis, 22, and Kari Lynn Weston, 42, both of  2413 Cleveland Ave., Apt. 1, were each charged with first-degree assault. A Falls man told police he went to the couple's apartment at 12:30 a.m  Sunday to pick up money for speakers he sold to Francis. The victim said when he arrived, Francis attacked him with a baseball bat. The two men fought and when Francis dropped the baseball bat, he told Weston to pick it up and hit the victim. The man said Weston also attacked him with the bat. 

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from the 500 block of 12th Street. A 65-year-old man told police that sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday someone broke into his backyard storage shed by damaging a door. The victim said a snowblower was taken.

• ASSAULT: Police are investigating an assault at a bar in the 6500 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A 28-year-old woman told officers that she was in the bar at 1 a.m. Monday when she was approached by another woman who "confronted her about her sexual history." The victim said the women then threw her drink at her and she threw her drink at the suspect. A man, who was with the female suspect, than threw his glass at the victim, hitting her in the face. 

Lockport

• DWI: Sharema N. Land, 33, 19 Haller Ave., Cheektowaga, was charged with DWI, driving on the shoulder of the road and failure to keep right about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Niagara County Sheriff's deputies. While driving on South Transit Road, a deputy noticed Land drive over the fog line onto the shoulder of the road and fail to keep right several times. Pulled over at Lincoln Avenue and South Transit Road, Land appeared intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. A breath test administered at the sheriff's office determined Land's blood alcohol content to be 0.14 percent. 

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