Erratic driving on Sy Road led to the arrest of a Bergholz man, sheriff’s deputies said.
Nathan C. Wiseman, 24, of Niagara Road, failed several field sobriety tests after being pulled over just before midnight, according to reports. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and a lane violation. Deputies said Wiseman registered a blood-alcohol reading of 0.14 percent, almost twice the legal limit.
Three bicycles valued at more than $800 were stolen from a home on South Military Road overnight Friday, Niagara Falls police said.
The bikes were removed from a shed at the property, police reported. No further details were provided.
• Close to $1,500 worth of electronics were stolen from a 26th Street home Friday in one of two house burglaries investigated by Niagara Falls police.
The victims were away from home between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., when someone entered their unlocked apartment and stole a PlayStation 3 video game system, five game cartridges and a pair of laptop computers, police reported.
A Fourth Street woman told police that her home had been entered the prior weekend, probably via a kitchen window. Taken from the home was a miniature laptop computer and a Nook e-reader. Both items were taken from a living room area. Loss was set at $453.
Three juveniles and a 17-year-old were arrested for shoplifting almost $400 worth of clothing from the Sears store at the former Summit mall in Wheatfield, sheriff’s deputies reported.
The four, including three females, were accused of loading merchandise into their backpacks before leaving the store without paying for any of the items. They were caught outside and returned to the store, where all the merchandise was recovered.
Charged with petit larceny was Marina C. Hansford, 17, of Deuro Drive, Niagara Falls, who is scheduled to answer the charge in Wheatfield Town Court. The three juveniles were turned over to their parents and will appear in the Niagara County Probation office.
• Someone caused about $1,000 damage to a Canadian man’s van Saturday night at the Seneca Niagara Casino parking lot, Niagara Falls police said.
The 2002 Dodge was scratched on all four sides with a sharp object, sometime between 7:45 p.m. Saturday and about 12:10 a.m. Sunday, police said. The incident occurred in a Fourth Street parking lot.
• A Canadian man’s cellphone was stolen after he inadvertently left it in the washroom of the Sam’s Club store on Porter Road, Niagara Falls police said.
The victim told police he left the phone in the rest room between 8 and 8:15 a.m. and, upon realizing, returned to the store to find that the Samsung Galaxy 3 model phone had been stolen. He valued the phone at $750.
An Orchard Parkway woman said a man dressed all in black appeared to have entered an unlocked door and grabbed her purse from a kitchen table.
The victim said she saw the man in her kitchen in the 600 block of Orchard Parkway in Niagara Falls just before 8:30 p.m. She said when she came into the room the man was trying to take a laptop that was on the kitchen table, but could not get it unplugged quickly so he instead grabbed the computer mouse and a purse that were on the table. She said the purse contained a $200 cellphone.
Police searching the area were unable to locate the man. The mouse was recovered in the driveway, police said.
A Grand Island man stopped for speeding faces additional charges for driving without a license and drug possession when he was stopped by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday.
Sean C. Riordan, 20, of Stony Point Road, was stopped on Saunders Settlement Road for driving 59 in a 45 mph zone at 3:24 p.m. He was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation after deputies found that his license had been revoked for an alcohol related offense.
While Riordan was being interviewed, deputies said they observed pills on the passenger floor in plain sight that were verified as a controlled substance and he was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Riordan was taken into custody and held in Niagara County Jail on $500 bail.
An unlocked 2012 Ford Escape, parked unlocked in a driveway in the 5600 block of Leete Road in Lockport was stolen with keys to the vehicle and keys to a woman’s house and work left in a cup holder.
The owner told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. someone took the $20,000 vehicle, which in addition to the keys also had prescription glasses, a GPS and a Nintendo DS game system.
The vehicle was located while deputies were taking the report Monday morning. The owner of Pete’s Collision on Washburn Street contacted the owner when he found the vehicle in his lot with no repair note. He said he was able to track down the owner by calling her insurance company. The vehicle was then secured by the Lockport Police Department.
No damage was reported to the exterior, but the interior of the vehicle was found ransacked, according to deputies. A cigarette butt was recovered for evidence, and a witness reported that a smaller, black SUV was observed leaving the scene at 4:41 a.m.
The victim’s husband told police that his vehicle, which had been parked in the driveway adjacent to his wife, had two cartons of cigarettes were stolen.
A Lockport woman told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that her house in the 5700 block of Sweetwood Drive was burglarized while she was at work.
She told deputies that she left for work at 9 a.m. and when she returned at 3 p.m. discovered the break-in. The victim said the doors were locked, but believes the suspects may have entered through the downstairs windows which were unlocked.
Reported stolen were a tablet computer, a laptop, an iPod, a Kodak flip camera and a PlayStation 2. Total loss estimated at $3,600.
The victim said she also believes a house key left on a table is missing.