Niagara Gazette

March 31, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published March 30

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following a reported shoplifting incident at 3:25 p.m. Friday at a liquor store in the 8400 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Richard Bailey, Jr., 40, 9393 Niagara Falls Blvd., was charged with petit larceny after a store employee said he was observed concealing a $7.49 bottle of vodka and bypassed payment. The employee told police he would press charges on behalf of the business after he stopped and detained the man. Bailey was reportedly issued an appearance ticket and the vodka was returned to the store.

• ARREST: A Buffalo man was arrested following a customs stop at a local bridge crossing at 11:59 p.m. Friday. Christopher Lickers, 47, 292 Lexington Ave., Buffalo, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt after police responded to the first block of Rainbow Boulevard due to border patrol alleging a violation of an order of protection. Border patrol told police Lickers was in a vehicle with a 32-year-old Depew woman who had a protective order against him. She told police she didn’t want Lickers arrested because she has tried to have the order vacated but has been unsuccessful. She said they were at a Canadian casino for dinner and she was driving him home. He was taken into custody but later released with an appearance ticket, police said, after he informed them of his severe diabetes, which he did not have medication for on hand.

Town of Lockport

• DWI: Christopher M. Delong, 29, 1212 19th St., Niagara Falls, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated for having a blood alcohol content 0.18 or above, driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right just before 3 a.m. Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. He was remanded to the Niagara County Jail on $250 bail and is due in Lockport Town Court on April 1.

• BAD CHECK: Patricia L. Blair, 40, Niagara Falls, was charged with issuing a bad check just before 11 a.m. Friday, the New York State Police said. She was held on cash bail.