Police seek tips in Saturday stabbings

Police are having trouble finding information about a fight that broke out at Casa Montego on Heath Street on Saturday.

Three people were stabbed and one man was apparently beaten with a pool cue during the fight, which spilled outside of the bar, 34 Heath St., in the early morning hours.

Two stabbing victims — Markel Hill, 18, of Rochester, and Hershel Wilson, 22, of Niagara Falls — were taken to ECMC for treatment of their wounds. On Monday afternoon, Wilson was listed in good condition at ECMC, and Hill had already been discharged.

Another victim, DeAndre Turner, 22, of Niagara Falls, was treated and released from Lockport Memorial Hospital.

Another assault involved Michael Maye, 23, of Niagara Falls, who was beaten with a pool cue inside the club, Lockport Police Detective Capt. Larry Eggert said.

Victims and witnesses have been reluctant to give information about the crimes. Eggert said the incident had “some overtones of gang-related activity.”

“One side of the battle happened to be all wearing red,” he said. “The other side happened to be all wearing white clothing.”

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the detective division at 439-6722.

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Police are investigating a car break in in the 300 block of 10th Street. A 20-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday, someone broke into her 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue by smashing a driver’s side window. The victim said a TV and stereo system were taken.

Town of Niagara

• DWI: John H. Rowland II, 32, 8962 Porter Road, Apt. A1, Niagara Falls, was charged early Sunday with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and failure to use headlights with windshield wipers after a traffic stop on Porter Road. Rowland failed several field sobriety tests and registered a 0.26 blood alcohol content level on a breath test, according to reports.

City of Lockport

• TRESPASS: John R. Platt, 19, 2571 W. Creek Road, Newfane, was charged Monday afternoon with trespass. Platt allegedly went to an Ashley Place home in violation of a statement signed by the homeowner instructing him not to be there when she was not at home. The woman accused Platt of giving drugs to her son, the report said.

• HARASSMENT: Shannon A. Ross, 20, 143 S. Transit St., upper, was charged Sunday night with second-degree harassment. Ross allegedly fought with a High Street woman who came to Ross’ home to pick up her children. Ross reportedly pulled the woman’s hair and punched her three or four times in the face, leaving scratches and swelling. Ross was released on her own recognizance.

• DWI: Michael P. Feeney, 46, 13 Tudor Lane, Apt. 2, was charged Sunday afternoon with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding after an accident at North Transit and Ontario streets. Feeney was allegedly driving a car that struck a motorcycle in the intersection. His license was reportedly revoked for a past DWI offense in 2004. Feeney allegedly failed several field sobriety tests. Blood test results are pending to determine blood alcohol level, the report said. Feeney was held without bail.

Town of Lockport

• DRUG POSSESSION: Katrina N. Burton, 18, 170 Genesee St., upper, was charged Sunday night with unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies responded to Dysinger Road for a report of possible drug deals going on at an apartment building. Deputies reportedly watched a car pull into an apartment building and then leave after only a few minutes. They stopped the car and talked to Burton, a passenger, who was reportedly seen trying to hide something behind her back. She told deputies it was her purse and opened it for them, the report said. Inside the purse, they found a small baggie containing suspected marijuana. Burton was released on an appearance ticket and is due Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.


• DRUG POSSESSION: Anthony G. Workman Jr., 25, 2507 Transit Road, was charged Saturday afternoon with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies stopped Workman as he rode his bike on Transit Road because he had an active warrant from the Town of Hartland. While deputies were searching his property, Workman was allegedly seen with his hand in his underwear. When deputies searched his underwear, they found two plastic bags containing a large number of pills. Workman allegedly admitted the pills were oxycontin, methadone and hydrocodone, among others. He is being held in lieu of $3,000 bail and is due today in Newfane Town Court.