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Lockport police reports for the week of March 12

Police reports from the

Lockport Police


March 11


Joseph S. Trusello, 431 Memorial Parkway, Niagara Falls was charged Monday with third-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny.

On March 8, Trusello allegedly entered the M&T Bank branch located at Walnut and Pine Streets in Lockport and demanded money.

No weapon was displayed and no one was injured. The suspect was last seen fleeing the bank on Pine Street with an undetermined amount of cash.

Monday, City of Lockport police detectives and Niagara Falls police arrested Trusello.

Lockport Detectives received numerous tips since the suspect’s photos were shown March 8.

March 12


Matthew G. Pollina, 27, 1841 Weston St., Niagara Falls was charged Tuesday with aggravated harassment.

Patrol responded to a report for a domestic incident. The victim stated her ex-boyfriend made a threatening phone call and sent a threatening text message.

March 13


Deandre M. Mathews, 22, 1828 North Ave., Apt. 7, Niagara Falls was charged Wednesday with two counts of criminal possession and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police responded to a domestic between a boyfriend and girlfriend. Officer’s interviewed the girlfriend, who stated there was no problem.

While interviewing Mathews, a metal pipe, which is commonly used to smoke crack cocaine was observed sitting on the floor next to his right foot and next to his left foot was an off white rock like substance. There was also two .22 cal rounds on the floor and a marijuana cigarette on the night stand next to him.

The off-white substance tested positive for cocaine.


Nicholas A. Nerber, 21, 5982 Washington St., Apt. 1, Olcott was charged Wednesday with criminal possession of marijuana.

Patrol responded to a report of an accident and a fight.

The victim stated his vehicle was parked behind a pick up truck in the drive way and he was in the house. Nerber then allegedly came into the house and stated he had stuck the car while backing out.

A witness said the victim became angry his car had been struck and was yelling at Nerber. They then reportedly began to fight.

While interviewing Nerber, patrol could smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from Nerber and his vehicle.

When asked about it, he allegedly stated he had a quantity of marijuana in his jacket pocket. He also said he had more in the glove box.

Two plastic bags containing a green leafy vegetable matter were found and field-tested positive for marijuana.


Karen A. Kostyo, 36, 3960 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree burglary.

The victim reported some one stole a dog out of one of the cages. The dog is a black and white Papillion valued at $1,080.

The video shows a female, walking a Beagle, go through a door marked employees only. The video shows the female grab the dog out of its cage and walk into another room off camera.

The suspect then allegedly peaked out the door and handed her Beagle off to a younger female who was with a juvenile.

The suspect then exited the back room with only her purse, with out putting to dog back.

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