Niagara Falls

• ARREST: A Falls woman was arrested after a shoplifting incident in the 7200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard on Friday. Clairessa A. Dussett, 64, 3234 Ninth St., was charged with petit larceny. A supermarket manager told police that he saw Dussett attempt to leave the store at 12:45 p.m. Friday with a shopping cart full of items she had not paid for.

• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested after a shoplifting incident in the 700 block of Portage Road. Vernon Lee Briggs, 50, 442 Fifth St., was charged with petit larceny, attempted second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. A drug store manager told police that Briggs had left her store at 10:38 a.m. Friday with a shopping cart containing three bottles of Tide laundry detergent. Officers stopper Briggs, moments later, at Seventh and Walnut streets. Briggs ran from the officers and then struggled with them when he was finally caught.


• BURGLARY: An employee of MJ Peterson Real Estate reported Wednesday that a house for sale on Wood Street was broken into between June 2 and 10. A dishwasher and sink were taken, along with the entire set of kitchen cupboards. The estimated value of the stolen items is $10,200, the report said.


• STOLEN CAR: A Park Avenue, Lockport woman reported Thursday morning that someone stole her 2002 Dodge Intrepid as it was parked in front of the Days Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard overnight. The woman said she may have left her keys and her wallet inside the car. The value of the car is $8,000, and there were two car seats inside worth $100, the report said.

City of Lockport

• HARASSMENT: Thomas E. Nichols, 38, 178 Pine St., Apt. 1, was charged Thursday night with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. A Van Buren Street woman reported that she woke up to someone banging on her window on May 16. When she went to investigate, she said she saw Nichols trying to force open her screen door. When the woman tried to close the door, Nichols allegedly punched her in the chest. He then left when she told him she would call the police, the report said. Nichols was arrested at his home and held without bail. He is due Monday in Lockport City Court.

• DWI: Carl A. Heckmann, 28, 178 Wilmington Ave., Tonawanda, was charged early Friday with driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Officers working a road check on South Transit Street reportedly saw Heckmann's car coming toward them at a high speed. When he reached the checkpoint, Heckmann was reportedly unable to produce a driver's license. He failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He is due Monday in Lockport City Court.

Town of Lockport

• AUTO STRIPPING: An employee at Ki-Po Motors on Robinson Road reported Thursday afternoon that sometime in the past two weeks, someone stole three catalytic converters from vehicles parked in the lot. The estimated cost of the converters is $600, the report said.

• HARASSMENT: Marcus A. Walton, 27, 6493 Dysinger Road, Apt. 12, was charged Wednesday evening with second-degree harassment. Walton reportedly accused another Dysinger Road man of breaking into his friend's car and the two men began arguing. Walton allegedly threatened to shoot the man in the head. He was released on an appearance ticket and is due Tuesday in Lockport Town Court.


• PETIT LARCENY: A Ketchum Avenue man reported Thursday morning that someone stole a bottle containing 75 hydrocodone pills from his car while it was parked in his driveway overnight.

• BURGLARY: A Lake Road woman reported Wednesday afternoon that between June 5 and 7, someone broke into her house and stole 15 pairs of jeans, 15 pairs of capri pants, 20 tank tops and an old leather chair. The estimated value of the items is $80, the report said.


• FIRE: Sheriff's deputies responded to a Lockport-Olcott Road home on Wednesday afternoon for a report of a fire and reportedly found a small shed engulfed by flames. Firefighters from Olcott Fire and Miller Hose responded to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage to the shed is estimated at $1,000. A bicycle inside the shed, worth about $80, was also destroyed, the report said.

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