• THEFT: Police are investigating a car break in in the 100 block of 59th Street. A 21-year-old man told officers that sometime between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into his 1997 Saturn. The victim said 150 compact discs, along with speakers and amplifiers were taken.
• THEFT: Officers are looking into a car break in in the 200 block alley of 58th Street. An 18-year-old man told police that sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday someone broke into his car by smashing the rear driver’s side window and drilling out the driver’s side front door lock. The victim said a digital camera and an iPod were taken.
• THEFT: Police are investigating another copper theft in the city. An employee of the city’s Community Development Department told officers that sometime between Aug. 2 and Monday, someone broke into a vacant home in the 100 block of Garden Avenue and stole all the copper piping, valued at $1,000.
• LARCENY: Shawn K. Haseley, 37, 93 Rainbow Park Way, was charged Monday afternoon with second-degree burglary and petit larceny. A Ransomville Road woman told deputies that Haseley came to her house at 9:53 p.m. and asked if he could have a garbage bag filled with returnable cans that was sitting in a back room of her home. The woman said no and closed the door. Minutes later, she heard someone open the back door and looked out the window to see Haseley walking down the road carrying a white garbage bag full of cans. She called the sheriff’s department, who tried to locate Haseley but were unable to. Haseley was later found at the Porter County Mart attempting to return the cans. Deputies took him to the woman’s house and she identified him, the report said. Haseley told deputies, “I thought I could take the cans. I always take those cans.” The value of the cans is estimated at $5, the report said. Haseley is being held in lieu of $500 bail.
• STOLEN ATV: A Youngstown-Wilson Road man reported Monday that he noticed Sunday his 1992 Polaris ATV had been stolen from his barn. The ATV is worth $1,500, the report said.
City of Lockport
• HARASSMENT: Andrew Gerald Fusco, 27, 145 East Ave., lower, was charged Monday night with second-degree harassment. A Washburn Street man told police he and Fusco had a verbal argument on East Avenue that turned into a physical fight. Fusco allegedly ran at the man and tried to hit him. The man called the Lockport Police Department for help, and while he was on the phone, Fusco allegedly threatened to punch him several times.
• WARRANT: Tyrone L. Flournoy, 23, 3254 Seneca Ave., Niagara Falls, was charged Tuesday morning with violating his probation. Flournoy was arrested in Niagara Falls. He allegedly violated the conditions of his probation on May 15 on Main Street.
n STOLEN BIKE: A South Street woman told police Tuesday that overnight, someone stole her blue men's Next brand bicycle from outside her home. The bike is valued at $75, the report said.
Town of Lockport
• DRUG POSSESSION: Taryn A. Torriere, 17, 4162 Lake Ave., was charged Tuesday morning with endangering the welfare of a child, giving or selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21 and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff's deputies responded to Torriere's home for a report of a loud party at 12:50 a.m. They went to the basement and reportedly saw Torriere smoking a pipe containing marijuana with a 9-year-old child standing within five feet of her. The 9-year-old told deputies he had seen Torriere smoking from the pipe before. Nine other people under the age of 21 were in the basement drinking alcohol, the report said. Torriere was released on appearance tickets and the other teens were brought home by deputies. Torriere is due Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.
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