The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — WHEATFIELD
Robbery attempt thwarted
An employee of a convenience store on the 6800 block of Plaza Drive reported that a man tried to rob the store about 11:55 p.m. Thursday night.
The employee said she was outside smoking and noticed a suspicious shadow on the west side of the store so went inside to call 911. While on the phone with a dispatcher, a man with a grey cloth covering his face, with a hat and black hoodie on, walked into the store with a closed pocket knife and demanded money. The clerk told him no, as she was on the phone with dispatchers, and the man tried to open two different cash registers before fleeing the store empty-handed.
A Lewiston police K-9 was called in but lost the suspect’s tracks at Jagow Road.
WARRANT: Jeffrey C. Alexander, 28, of Williamstowne Court, Cheektowaga, was charged at 1:11 a.m. Saturday on a warrant for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is being held in lieu of $250 bail.
WARRANT: George E. Maney IV, 27, of Town Line Road, turned himself in at 8:09 a.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to comply with the terms of a DWI charge. He is being held in lieu of $500 bail.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Shannon N. DiTullio, 20, of 16th Avenue, was charged at 4:14 p.m. Friday with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief after an incident in the 600 block of Ruie Road. She is being held in lieu of $1,300 bail.
DWI: William D. Schwartz, 65, of Oliver Street, was charged at 9:27 p.m. Friday with DWI, no registration and a muffler violation following a traffic stop at Oliver Street and 11th Avenue. Schwartz refused a breath test and is being held in lieu of $250 bail.