Niagara Gazette

February 24, 2014

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DWI checkpoint nets two

The New York State Police made two arrests after conducting a sobriety checkpoint on the I-190 on Saturday.

More than 1,500 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. The following persons were arrested for DWI:

• Stephen P. Nielson, 49, of West Seneca, was found to be intoxicated and a breath test determined his blood alcohol content to be 0.16 percent. 

• Jason A. Raepple, 30, of Grand Island, was found to be intoxicated and a breath test determined his blood alcohol content to be 0.11 percent.


Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls teen was arrested after police caught him breaking into a convenience store in the 1500 block of Main Street. Jonathan J. Nichelson, 18, no permanent address, was charged with attempted third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar tools and resisting arrest. Police responded to a burglar alarm at the business at midnight Sunday and when they arrived, found a front window smashed. Officers then spotted Nichelson hiding in some nearby bushes. Nichelson ran from officers, but was caught a short distance away. He told officers he used a crowbar to break the store window.


North Tonawanda 

• DWI: Shannon M. Sweeney, 23, 874 Lee Ave., was charged at 12:26 a.m. Sunday with DWI and passing a red light. Sweeney has a blood alcohol content of 0.14 and was held for court. 

• ASSAULT: Christine D. Lacomb, 50, 205 Oliver St., upper, was charged at 10:52 p.m. Sunday at her home with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. She was held for court. 

• DWI: David P. Bush, 25, was charged at 10:24 p.m. Sunday with DWI, driving while ability impaired with drugs, possession of marijuana and several traffic violations. He refused a breathalyzer test and was released for court. 


Town of Lockport

• PARKING PROBLEM: The property manager for the Big Lots on S. Transit Road reported Sunday that a white 1994 Isuzu Rodeo had been parked in the lot for five to seven days, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. The manager requested that the vehicle be towed.