Dale’s Briefs – Thursday October 27th
A former postal worker has admitted he stole cash and lottery tickets from the mail. Michael Vickery of Orchard Park faces a jail term of up to five years in jail and a 250-thousand dollar fine. The investigation began after Hamburg residents complained their mail had been tampered with.
Erie County Executive Chris Collins says it was an attempt to embarrass his re-election campaign that backfired. Sheriff’s deputies are getting close to making an arrest of an employee at the Board of Elections who marked outgoing absentee ballots with Collins’ name. Several sources say an old guard Democrat who works as an election clerk is the prime suspect.
A North Tonawanda man is behind bars in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this month. Michael Held was identified as the driver in the death of April Smith October 2nd. Police used surveillance video to narrow down the type of vehicle they were looking for then got a tip from a repair shop that parts for that type of vehicle had been ordered in Niagara County.
A report of a vehicle striking a house in Pendleton early this morning….on Townline at Loveland Road when the driver drove thru the stop sign. Minor damage to the house. No reports of injury.
The Sabres homestand continues tonight. They host Columbus at First Niagara Center on Hockey Fights Cancer night. Fans can buy Sabres pink ribbon caps autographed by a random Sabres player for 20 dollars. Those caps will be sold by the wives and girlfriends of the players. Proceeds go to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.