Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Transit Road business Saturday morning for a report of a counterfeit bill.
The manager of Burger King, 5720 S. Transit Road told patrol that at about 10:15 a.m. an unknown suspect attempted to purchase a $1 cup of coffee with a $20 bill. The cashier at the time used a counterfeit bill detecting pen on the "strange looking" money and it tested positive for being fake.
The cashier refused to accept the bill, instead giving it back to the patron, who left.
Burger King staff was unable to get a description of the vehicle, but were able to show NCSO video of the attempted exchange.
The unknown suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with short brown hair.
Patrol advised for future reference, that if anyone attempts to pass fake money, to get the suspect's personal information or vehicle information. Patrol also advised to attempt to confiscate any obvious counterfeit money.
TOWN OF LOCKPORT
MISCHIEF: Matthew W. Neal, 29, 6493 Dysinger Road, apartment 19 was arrested by Niagara County Sheriff's Office and charged with 4th-degree criminal mischief. According to the report, Neal had a verbal argument with a neighbor and kicked the wall outside the neighbor's apartment as he left, causing damage. Neal is scheduled to appear in town court on July 12.
BURGLARY: A Hinman Road resident told NCSO that an unknown person or persons had attempted to break into their garage shortly after midnight on Sunday. According to the report, the homeowner's dogs barked excitedly at about 12:15 a.m. The homeowner went outside to find that there were pry marks on the metal door on their garage, but the lock was still in tact, although damaged. A single footprint was located.