Lockport Police Reports for the week of Sept. 17
Douglas P. Johnson, 55, 112 Cottage St., Apt. Upper, Lockport was charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree menacing Sept. 15.
Patrol was dispatched to a location for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, patrol spoke to the victim, who stated Johnson had been arguing with her since 3 p.m. At 11 p.m., the victim said she was lying in bed and when Johnson began attempting to drag her out of the house. The victim stated Johnson pulled her by the hair and tried dragging her by her throat. This caused several of the victim’s braids to be pulled out and pain, bruising and abrasions to her throat.
The victim attempted to wrap her leg around a dresser to stop her from being moved, which caused swelling and pain to her foot.
The victim left the bedroom and sat down on the couch. Johnson allegedly grabbed her by the arms and attempted to move her once more, which caused bruising and abrasions to her biceps.
At that time, the victim’s child left the residence to run for help.
The victim was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital for further treatment. An order of protection was requested for the victim and her son.
Ellissa N. Harrington, 33, 3754 Day Road, Lockport was charged with driving while intoxicated Sept. 15.
Patrol was dispatched to East Avenue after it was reported a motorist was possibly intoxicated and all over the road.
The vehicle was located and police observed it moving from their designated lane and almost struck a parked vehicle on the north side of the road.
Patrol made a u-turn and observed the vehicle make a wide left turn into the post office parking lot. Once in the lot, the truck struck a curb when attempting to stop.
The driver, Harrington, had slurred speech and impaired motor skills. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests.
Richard A. Barron, 26, 174 Union St., Lockport was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, disorderly conduct and fourth-degree possession of a weapon Sept. 16.
Patrol responded to the area of East Avenue for a report of a possible fight involving a knife. The officer observed Barron, Steven J. Wright, 22, 33 Corinthia St., Lockport and an unknown male involved in an altercation.
As the officer gave commands to stop, and Barron and Wright flet northbound toward Chestnut Street.
Wright was located in the parking lot behind the church. He was taken into custody without incident.
Barron was also located by a stairwell behind a church on Chestnut Street. He was found in possession of a folding knife in his pants pocket. He was taken into custody without incident.
He stated to police he had his knife out and was chasing the unknown male because the male tried to rob him.
It was later determined the two men were trying to purchase pills from the unknown male and when the male tried to keep the money, Barron allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and began to chase him.
Wright was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
Later that day, Barron was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. A victim told police while Barron and the unknown male were fighting near her vehicle, she heard them hitting it during the fight.
Fresh scratches were observed on the vehicle. She estimated it would cost $500 to repair.
Jay T. Kenneth, 28, 8469 Rochester Road, Apt. Lower, Lockport was charged Monday with second-degree harassment.
On Sept. 10, patrol was flagged down by the witness and victim, who stated they wanted to file a harassment complaint.
The victim said she received several bruises and pain to her arm as a result of Kenneth grabbing her during an incident on Lock Street Sept. 7. She said she was so upset that evening she did not realize he had caused injury to her arm.
Shawn M. Shanahan, 24, 37 Hyde Park, Lockport was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree menacing, first-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Patrol observed the victim walking near Oliver Street. She was barefoot, holding her baby and seemed upset. She stated she had been inside her apartment with her ex-boyfriend Shanahan, when he started to argue with her about photo albums they were looking at together.
Shanahan left the living room and went into the kitchen, where he allegedly kicked the baby gate that was between the two rooms.
The victim went into the bedroom to call 911, and Shanahan came in demanding the phone. She said she was scared for her safety and ran out the back door.