Niagara Gazette


September 3, 2013

Somerset man charged after damaging ankle monitor

Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Somerset home on Monday by Niagara County Probation officers who reported they conducted a home visit after getting a signal from the device that it was bing tampered with. 

The officers said upon inspection of the GPS ankle monitoring device, attached to the leg of Brandon L. Rutherford, 18, 8691 Lake Road, it was determined that an effort had been made to remove the device from his body.

The monitor was considered inoperable due to the damage done by Rutherford, the probation officers said. The value of the device is $2,500.

Rutherford was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree criminal mischief. Bail was set in the amount of $2,500.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page