LOCKPORT – A juvenile was captured by a citizen Thursday night in the Town of Lockport after the boy allegedly stole his bicycle, along with a dirt bike from a Beattie Avenue woman’s garage.
William J. Nimetz, 21, of Pendleton, chased three males whom he believed were responsible for stealing his bicycle and the Kawasaki dirt bike sometime between 7:30 and 10:45 p.m. Nimetz said he was able to catch one of the three males on O’Connor Drive and held onto him until Niagara County Deputy Kevin Landrigan arrived.
The boy’s mother, who lives on Dysinger Road, was summoned to the scene, but in front of her, the boy denied being involved in any crimes, even though Nimetz’ bicycle was found in high grass behind the boy’s home. He did give Landrigan the names of the other two males. The Kawasaki dirt bike also was found in high grass south of the garage from which it was taken.