Charles E. Boardway, 48, of Park Avenue, Medina, pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court to a felony count of driving while intoxicated.
County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III set sentencing April 4 for Boardway, who was arrested June 17 in Middleport.
• In another case Thursday, Jason R. Mucha, 43, of Old Beattie Road, Lockport, pleaded not guilty to felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding. Mucha was arrested Sept. 23 as he pulled into his driveway; his blood alcohol content was measured at .16 percent.
• Witnesses told Niagara Falls police they saw a Whitney Avenue landlord giving an unknown person a washer and dryer belonging to a former tenant. The tenant had recently moved out and had arranged for her rental appliances, valued at $,1400, to be picked up by the rental company. Instead, neighbors told police they saw the woman’s former landlord turning the property over to someone else. An investigation is continuing.
An Orange County man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges stemming from his arrest on the Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls police said. Raymond M. Pitt, 27, of Washingtonville, was a passenger in a car attempting to re-enter the U.S. just after 10 p.m., Customs agents said. A check of the vehicle turned up a variety of prescription pills, some liquid methadone and a small amount of marijuana. The driver, Robert J. Badstein, 28, of Monroe, New York, was ticketed for unlawful possession of marijuana. Pitt faces charges of fourth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and will be arraigned in city court.
• A 51-year-old man told Niagara Falls police he was beaten and then chased by a man threatening to shoot him. The victim, a Birch Court resident, told officers he had argued with a man at a Tennessee Avenue home around 11:30 p.m., and had been punched and kicked in the face and body. His assailant then walked to a nearby truck and grabbed a handgun, threatening to shoot him before chasing him through neighboring yards. The assailant fled before police arrived. The victim was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment of facial injuries.
An 82-year-old Ontario Avenue man called Niagara Falls police when he found his side door open and damaged and then found that a flat screen television and laptop were stolen.
The victim said as he waited for police just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of Ontario Avenue, he noticed a suspicious vehicle which he said appeared to be stopping in his driveway. He said the driver then appeared to notice him and left the area. He told police he attempted to follow the unknown vehicle, a dark, older-style GMC/Chevrolet, but then lost sight of it.
Inside the house the victim said his 32-inch flat screen television and an Apple laptop were taken. Total loss and damage $2,700, police reported.
A Niagara Falls man didn’t have much time to appreciate his brand-new refrigerator, finding that someone had stolen it from the alley behind his home while he was in the process of moving it upstairs into his apartment in the 2200 block of Grand Avenue.
The 21-year-old victim told police that he had just purchased the white Hot Point refrigerator from Kmart and unloaded it into the alleyway behind his apartment. The victim said he removed the door and took it upstairs and when he returned five minutes later to bring up the rest of the refrigerator it was gone.
The victim said he could see tire tracks, but the vehicle information is unknown, according to police.
• Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said they located a Town of Lockport man accused of fleeing from a Walmart security officer with stolen power tools just after 11 a.m. at the South Transit Road store.
Samuel T. Battles IV, of Northview Drive, was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Store security said Battles left the store Monday with a Black and Decker sander and a Skil variable speed drill, valued at a total of $69.94. The security guard said he confronted Battles outside the store, but he left in a Toyota Camry with a woman and a child in the back seat.
With assistance from the City of Lockport police, deputies were able to locate Battles at his home on Northview Drive and found the property that had been reported stolen. Battles was arrested after he was brought back to Walmart and positively identified, deputies said.
A Juniper Street man told Lockport police that he invited a woman to stop in for a place to stay then caught her in the act of stealing from him.
April A. Mosier, 29, of Ridge Road, was stopped on warrant and charged by Lockport Police with petit larceny.
That man said Mosier had stayed at his house while he was out and when he returned home at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 10, he saw her with his XBox game system and two games. He said when he asked her what she was doing she jumped into a waiting friend’s vehicle, taking the game system and games.