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Welfare Fraud Cited Niagara County

Welfare Fraud Cited Niagara County

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of the following five individuals on welfare fraud related charges in Niagara County this past week:

Calvin Gandy, 35, of Niagara Falls, was charged with Petit Larceny and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree. Gandy has a return court date of June 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Lockport City Court.

Deborah Dennis, 50, of Niagara Falls, was charged with Grand Larceny 4th degree and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree. Dennis has a return date of June 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Lockport City Court.

Burglary Arrests Niagara County

Burglary Arrests Niagara County

Sheriff James R. Voutour announces the arrest of three individuals for burglarizing a residence on Braley Road in the Town of Porter in June of 2016. Matthew Miller, 31, of Royalton, Ryan Petersen, 26, of North Tonawanda, and Melissa Walker, 28, of Royalton, were each charged with Burglary 2nd degree and Grand Larceny 4th degree and arraigned in Town of Porter Court by Justice David Truesdale. Bail was set on Miller and Petersen at $15,000/$30,0000, and on Walker at $25,000/$50,000. Miller has a return court date of June 20th at 6:30 P.M., Petersen has a return date of July 11th at 6:30 P.M. , and Walker returns June 17th at 6:30 P.M. All appearances are in Porter Court.

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced On Carjacking Gun Charges

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced On Carjacking Gun Charges

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Michael Gonzalez-Colon, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, who was convicted of carjacking and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, was sentenced to 144 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. 

 

AAA WCNY, AT&T & NYS Police Team Up with WNY Officials to Host Distracted Driving Awareness Day

 AAA WCNY, AT&T & NYS Police Team Up with WNY Officials to Host Distracted Driving Awareness Day

York State Senators Chris Jacobs and Michael Ranzenhofer, AAA Western and Central New York, New York State Police and AT&T teamed up to raise awareness for AAA’s 100 Deadliest Days (the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities historically climb 15 percent compared to the rest of the year), as well as AT&T’s “It Can Wait” public education campaign and NYS distracted driving laws.

Distracted Driving Awareness Day in Western New York was hosted June 1 at AAA WCNY headquarters, where young drivers, parents and all those who visited the Amherst AAA were educated about the dangers of distracted driving.

Fatal Accident: Town of Royalton

Fatal Accident: Town of Royalton

Royalton, NY - On Monday, May 29th, 2017 the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a motorcycle accident in front of 4955 Royalton Center Road in the Town of Royalton. Preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was  traveling north bound and struck a vehicle traveling south bound turning into a driveway. The driver of the motorcycle died upon impact. The name of the driver of the motorcycle is being with held until family members are notified. The Investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Accident Investigation Unit.

Secure IT: Front Line Defenders in Cyber Crime are Small Businesses

Secure IT: Front Line Defenders in Cyber Crime are Small Businesses

NATIONAL: As we live in a society where ID theft, Credit Card scams and thievery occur on a daily basis, merchants are the first line of defense in securing a nation of consumers. Unfortunately some merchants take shortcuts and cheap fizes to save money. These shortcuts place consumers data at risk. Unfortunately the lax security of some allow criminals access. The employers are as guilty as the criminals in their complacently and professional indifference to security due to ignorance or greed. The hackers or criminals get the full brunet of blame, which is understandable, until the lax safeguards are exposed. Small businesses and family businesses  knowledgable abomay specialize in a certain product but not be able to analyse risk and understand risk.

Nash Road Accident

Nash Road Accident

Wheatfield, NY - On Wednesday May 10, 2017, at approximately 1100 hours, Niagara County Communications received several 911 calls reporting an injury accident on Nash Road in the Town of Wheatfield involving a school bus and another vehicle. Patrol units responded and found the bus on the west shoulder, and the other vehicle in a driveway on Nash Road. The investigation reveals that a northbound vehicle slowly started to drift into the southbound lane, sideswiping the school bus. The vehicle, driven by Donald McGuire Jr, 36, from Ransomville, continued northbound striking a Verizon pole and then coming to rest in a driveway just north of the pole and against a fence. McGuire was transported by ambulance to Mount St Mary's Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.