Man charged after shooting turkey
Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to the area of 720 Creek Lane for a report of a man shooting a turkey about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Deputies spoke to the man, Ryan D. Jackson, 36, 596 Lockport St., Youngstown, who told them a turkey had been attacking a girl in a vehicle so he shot it for her safety.
Deputies had the man lead them to the remains and noticed it had been butchered. Jackson told them he had cut some of it up and was currently cooking it.
A state DEC officer was called in and deputies interviewed people at a nearby business who said the turkey was not being aggressive but was just looking at its reflection off the vehicle.
Jackson was eventually charged with illegal discharge of a firearm (less than 500 feet from business/dwelling), discharging a firearm across a roadway, hunting small game out of season and possession of a turkey without a tag.
Robbery attempt thwarted
An employee of a convenience store on the 6800 block of Plaza Drive reported that a man tried to rob the store about 11:55 p.m. Thursday night.
The employee said she was outside smoking and noticed a suspicious shadow on the west side of the store so went inside to call 911. While on the phone with a dispatcher, a man with a grey cloth covering his face, with a hat and black hoodie on, walked into the store with a closed pocket knife and demanded money. The clerk told him no, as she was on the phone with dispatchers, and the man tried to open two different cash registers before fleeing the store empty-handed.
A Lewiston police K-9 was called in but lost the suspect's tracks at Jagow Road.
Deputies called to disturbance at animal facility