Lockport Police Reports for the week of Aug. 26
Billie Jo R. Baity, 29, 126 Olcott St., Apt. 2, Lockport was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree grand larceny Aug. 26.
On Aug. 11, police received a walk-in complaint from the victim who stated he was at the Niagara Hotel and then went home and called Baity to “chill.”
He said he drove to pick her up on South Street and went to the 7-11 to purchased items. Baity stayed in the vehicle while the victim was in the store.
He told police they then went to his apartment. When he woke up the next morning, his roommate said Baity had just left.
The victim started to look for his phone and realized it was not in his pocket. He walked to his car and saw it was also missing. He then realized $3,500 in cash was missing from his pants pocket as well.
He went back to the South Street location he had picked her up at the night before. She was not there, but several family members were and they called Baity and reportedly came up with a “ruse” to get her to come to the house with the victim’s car.
The victim said at one point when the family members were on the phone with Baity, he got upset and grabbed the cell phone and yelled at Baity, causing her to hang up.
He told police he did not give her permission to take the keys, cash, cell phone or car. He reported she was the only one in the bedroom with him and the only one with the opportunity to take the items.
Later that day, the victim came back to the police department to report he located his car at Walgreens in Lockport. The keys were with the car, but the cash and cell phone were still missing.
Robert A. Barton, 25, 122 Locust St., Apt. A, Lockport was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a child.
A 3-year-old child was found wandering on Walnut Street, east of Locust Street, without adult supervision. Patrol, along with witnesses, attempted to locate the child’s home but was unsuccessful.
The child was taken to the station and parents contacted the department several hours later to report the child missing.
Christopher J. White, 37, 6 Walnut St., Apt. 2, Lockport was charged Monday with second-degree harassment.
Patrol responded to a domestic incident where they could hear screaming and yelling. The victim reported she was lying in bed when the suspect began to scream and yell at her.
When she attempted to get away from him, the suspect allegedly punched her in the head causing her minor pain.
A witness to the incident stated White was the aggressor in the argument.
Jamie L. Abrahams, 30, 71 Prospect St., Apt. Upper, Lockport was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct.
Patrol responded to Prospect Street to investigate a female yelling outside of a house. Upon arrival, the reporting officer observed Abrahams running around the house yelling to be let in.
While interviewing her, she stated her husband had kicked her out of her own house. Patrol told him he could not kick her out and he agreed.
The reporting officer was interviewing Abrahams, who was sitting on a couch on her porch. During the interview she began shouting incessantly and swearing loudly, despite being told to stop. She them reportedly became increasingly agitated, jumped off of the couch and began to approach the reporting officer. The officer ordered her to sit down, and she refused.
Shanay Cobbs, 36, 374 East Ave., Apt. 4, Lockport was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal mischief.
On Aug. 25, the victim reported she was outside the Niagara Hotel with her two friends when she saw her husband Timothy McDowell, 34, 374 East Ave., Apt. 4, Lockport and his cousin Cobbs, drive into the parking lot at Taylor and Reynolds.
The victim told her friends to get into her car as she anticipated a problem between them. She saw Cobbs approach her vehicle from the passenger side, where she reportedly cussed and told her to get out of the car.
Cobbs then allegedly started to punch, kick and slap the vehicle. The victim then stated her husband approached the vehicle and also started punching it.
The victim was able to drive off and go to her home. There, she noticed the damage to her vehicle, estimated at $500.
McDowell was also charged with third-degree criminal mischief Monday.