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Lockport police reports for the week of Nov. 19

BY: Rikki Cason | November 24, 2012

Police reports from the Lockport Police Department.

Nov. 8


Timothy R. Roberts, 41, 93 South St., Apt. 2, Lockport was charged with criminal tampering, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration Nov. 8.

The reporting officer observed Roberts opening the passenger side door of a vehicle parked in front of the American Legion bar.

The defendant walked away from the vehicle when he saw patrol. He then ran between the American Legion and the Niagara Hotel.

The officer yelled for him to stop, but Roberts allegedly continued to run toward Transit.

Roberts was taken into custody in front of the Niagara Hotel. The owner of the vehicle was located inside and stated he did not give the defendant permission to enter his vehicle.


Bruno J. Haney, II, 23, 329 Prospect St., Lockport was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Nov. 8.

Patrol observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign and initiated a traffic stop. A check confirmed the driver Haney’s license was suspended.

Haney admitted to patrol he pulled into the driveway to prevent himself from being pulled over.

In the back hatch of the vehicle there were 10 large spools of wire along with miscellaneous pieces of large diameter bare copper wire.

Haney and passenger Patrick T. Vail, 23, 659 Gardenwood Dr., Apt. 2, Lockport had discrepancies in their stories of where the wire came from.

While inventorying the vehicle prior to tow, pieces of a green leafy vegetable matter were located throughout the vehicle. The matter field-tested positive for the presence of marijuana.

Vail was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Nov. 14


At 2:50 p.m. Nov. 14, Lockport Police responded to an accident at the corner of West Avenue and Prospect Street in the city.

The crash involved a Ridge Road Express school bus that had just left North Park Middle School. The bus was occupied by approximately 40 passengers between the age of 12 and 13.

Approximately six passengers complained of minor injuries, none of which required transport to the hospital. All people involved left under their own power.

The school bus driver was not charged.

The other driver, Nam Brigham of Gasport was charged with passing a red light. She will return to court on Dec. 11 in Lockport City Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nov. 15


Dalvan H. Robinson, 51, 79 South St., Lockport was charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree menacing Nov. 15.

On Nov. 12, patrol received a walk in complaint of a domestic. The victim stated following a verbal argument concerning their relationship, her boyfriend had placed her into a “headlock” and pushed her face into the bed, making it hard for her to breathe.

Robinson then left the residence.

Nov. 20


Donathan L. Alston, 41, Lockport was charged Monday with third-degree assault, third-degree menacing, second-degree coercion and unlawful imprisonment.

Patrol interviewed the victim who stated she was walking her dog on Chapel Street approaching her residence.

As she reached her porch, Alston ran up to her and allegedly punched her in the face.

According to the victim, he then forcefully pulled her up the stairs into her own apartment. She was held down on a bed and he would not let her leave.

The victim stated she tried to escape several times. When she tried to call 911, Alston took the phone away from her and kept it the rest of the night. He stayed the entire night and would not leave and reportedly made threats the entire time.

At one point he took a towel and lit it on fire, threatening to burn the house down. Tuesday, she convinced Alston she would not call the police and he left the residence.

The victim reported severe jaw pain and discomfort, as well as abrasions on her back from being dragged up the stairs.

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