Niagara Gazette


May 12, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published May 12


Town of Lockport

• FORGERY: An unknown male wearing a hooded sweatshirt attempted to use a counterfeit $20 bill for his order at McDonald's on South Transit Road around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. The cashier who took the $20 bill took it to her manager, as she felt it wasn't a real $20 bill, the Sheriff's Office said. While doing this, the male drove away. The manager at the time did not have access to video security footage, but said he would leave a not for the day shift on Wednesday to see if the man or the car could be identified. 


• LARCENY: A Chestnut Ridge Road man told the Niagara County Sheriff's Office someone had taken his 2007 Yamaha Raptor all-terrain vehicle, which was worth $3,000. The man said he last saw the ATV on May 5 and noticed it was missing on Saturday. It had been sitting in front of his garage while renovations were being done on the inside of the structure.

North Tonawanda 

• CONTEMPT: Brandon G. Mante, 20, of Porter Road, Niagara Falls, was picked up on a warrant and charged at 2:29 a.m. Wednesday on River Road with second-degree criminal contempt. Mante was released for court. 

• POSSESSION: James R. Plau, 27, homeless, was charged at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday with petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of  a controlled substance. Plau was hed for court. 

City of Tonawanda

• TRESPASSING: Jeffrey S. High, 59, of Main Street, North Tonawanda, was charged Wednesday with trespassing and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was allegedly on the CSX railroad tracks. He was released on an appearance ticket.

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