Police reports for the week of May 13
Nicholas Augusiniak, 24, 4071 Willow Road, Wilson was charged with criminal possession and other traffic and vehicle violations May 4. Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, they reported there was an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.
The driver stated that he might have a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver gave patrol verbal consent to search it and they found a plastic bag, which contained a green, leafy vegetable substance. The substance field-tested positive for marijuana.
Daniel R. Potter, 53, 22 Van Buren St., Apt. Rear, Lockport was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree stalking and aggravated harassment May 5.
Patrol responded in an attempt to located Potter, who was found to be in violation of a court order to have no contact with the victim. The victim told police that Potter had called her on the phone.
Robert L. Partello, Jr., 26, 19 Price St., Lockport was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an auto accident May 6.
On May 5, officers were dispatched to investigate a hit and run involving a car and a person in the rear parking lot behind Lock 34.
Upon arrival, patrol spoke with a victim who stated he was at a birthday part on the rear patio at Lock 34, speaking to his ex-girlfriend, when her boyfriend, Partello arrived on location.
Upon seeing the two parties speaking, Partello allegedly collected the keys to his girlfriendís vehicle and left the bar. Partello was reportedly the designated driver for her.
The victim was reportedly asked by her to get her keys back ad he went into the parking lot in an attempt to locate Partello.
It was reported by the victim that Partello backed out of the parking spot, revved the engine, spun the tires and accelerated at a high rate of speed, driving toward the victim, without attempting to avoid him. The victim was allegedly struck with the front bumper. The vehicle then left the parking lot at a high rate of speed.
The victim told police he was thrown in the air and landed on the ground. Rescue was dispatched for medical treatment and the victim complained of pain in his head and hip area.
Ryan M. Habalou, 24, 351 East Ave., Apt. Rear, Lockport was charged with second-degree harassment May 6.
Police spoke to the victim, who was attempting to pack her belongings and move. She stated that she and the suspect got into a verbal argument and he grabbed her wrist and caused scratch marks. The suspect then allegedly punched a hole in the television.
David J. Piro, 49, 1513 97th St., Niagara Falls was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana May 6.
Police observed a vehicle traveling 51 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted. While interviewing the driver, he stated he had a suspended license.
Piro was asked if he had anything illegal on him and he stated he had some marijuana on him. Patrol found a clear plastic bag containing a green, leafy vegetable matter that field-tested positive for marijuana.
Stefan E. Belliveau, 38, 7947 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport was charged with driving while intoxicated May 6.
The defendant was observed committing several vehicle and traffic infractions and was stopped on Summit Street. There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the defendantís breath. He was giving a field sobriety test, but refused other tests.
Kyle C. Mast, 21, 4636 Crescent Dr., North Tonawanda was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated.
Patrol was traveling eastbound on Oakhurst Street and observed a vehicle stopped at the corner of Oakhurst and Michigan Street. As patrol pulled behind the vehicle, it still did not move even though the intersection was clear.
Patrol activated emergency lights and approached the vehicle to interview the occupants. According to reports, the driver seemed disoriented and told patrol the vehicle was stopped on the road because they ran out of gas. Patrol detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and also observed an open container of Four Loko behind the driverís seat. Three field-sobriety tests were performed, all of which he failed.