Niagara Gazette


April 14, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 15


Teens steal can of root beer in restaurant break in

Lockport police quickly caught up with two teens charged with breaking into a Main Street restaurant early Sunday morning.

Kyle D. Ball, 18, 35 Beattie Ave., Apt. 7, was charged with third-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy.

Stephen N. Runfola, 19, 198 Pine St., Apt. 4D, was charged with fifth-degree conspiracy and third-degree trespassing.

Lockport police showed up to Papa Leo's at 5:49 a.m. Sunday morning and found one of the doors open. Officers found and detained Ball and Runfola on Heritage Court near Pine Street, just a short walk from the pizza place.

Papa Leo's had video footage that reportedly showed Ball forcibly enter the restaurant by pulling open the exterior door — which had a deadbolt — and entering with Runfola, police said. Ball reportedly took a 20-ounce Mug root beer, which costs about $2.49, then left with Runfola.


Niagara Falls

• VANDALISM: Police are investigating a vandalism incident in the 600 block of Seventh Street. A 24-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 2 and 8:50 a.m. Monday, someone damaged her 2005 Mitsubishi Galant. The victim said the windshield of the car was smashed, the side view mirrors were ripped off and there were scratches in the paint. The woman told officer she had spent the night at her ex-husband's house and that "her ex-husband has a lot of girlfriends and one of them may have been angry that she stayed overnight."


Town of Niagara

• CHARGED: Gary M. Todd Jr., 23, of Niagara Falls, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and Jermaine A. Hamilton, 24, of Niagara Falls, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, according to New York State Police. Todd and Hamilton were charged after a traffic stop on Military Road.

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