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January 18, 2008

BLOTTER: Police reports published Jan. 19


Three arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop on Park Avenue Friday morning led to three arrests.

Stopped for traveling too slowly, Lockport police said a license check showed the registered owner of the car — Mary Beth Frain, 42, 1101 90th St., Niagara Falls — had been suspended due to an insurance lapse. She was arrested for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

After finding various drug paraphernalia in the car, police also charged Frain and two passengers in the car: Scott F. Dunkleberger, 44, 241 Ohio St., and Joseph L. Ficarra, 52, 1101 90th St., Apt. C12, Niagara Falls, with seventh- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from a car in the parking lot of a mini-mart at 19th Street and Walnut Avenue. A 27-year-old woman told officers she was inside the store at 11:30 a.m. Friday when an someone took her purse from her vehicle. The purse contained cash and credit cards.

• SHOPLIFTING: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident. Gina R. Miller, 42, 424 Cedar Ave., was charged with petit larceny. Miller is accused of taking a 22 ounce bottle of Labatt Blue beer and a 22 ounce bottle of Smirnoff Ice from the Tops supermarket in the 1000 block of Portage Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Friday without paying for the items.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested on a weapons possession charge. Ian M. Stewart, 17, 209 22nd St., Apt. 2, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Stewart was stopped at 2:16 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Ashland Avenue for driving without a seat belt and not having a front license plate on his vehicle. After being stopped, cops found a gravity knife on the front seat of the car.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into an SUV break-in in the 300 block of Spruce Avenue. A 47-year-old man told police that sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday someone broke into his Jeep Cherokee by smashing a passenger-side front window. The victim said a blue coat was taken from the vehicle.

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