LOCKPORT – Mayor Michael W. Tucker will host police leaders and elected officials at a news conference at 1 p.m. Friday in City Hall to announce details of an impact program to clean up the Washburn Street area.
Tucker said Thursday he has worked out an interagency plan with the Lockport Police Department, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and State Police, in the wake of the still-unsolved Jan. 3 shooting of a man outside a gas station at Walnut and Washburn streets.
“I’m going to send a message to the residents that we’re concerned. I’m going to send a message to the criminals that we won’t tolerate it,” Tucker said.
The shooting scene is across the street from the Harrison Square complex into which Trek Inc. of Medina is to move its business soon, bringing almost 100 jobs.
Tucker said the city Building Inspection Department will be asked to crack down on abandoned housing in the area.