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February 19, 2013 - 4:07pm

Grand Jury Report: Niagara Falls police officer accused of felony assault in Darien

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, alexander, Darien, Grand Jury.

Kelly L. Alcorn is indicted on a count of assault, 2nd. Alcorn is accused of slamming a victim against a cinder-block wall at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Aug. 25. (Prior Coverage: Alcorn is a Niagara Falls police officer who was initially charged with a misdemeanor; her alleged victim pressed for upgraded charges).

Nicholas A. Antonucci is indicted on two counts of attempted grand larceny, 3rd, petit larceny and two counts of criminal mischief, 4th. Antonucci is accused of attempting to steal a 2007 Yamaha snowmobile with a value of $5,000 from a location in Alexander, and of attempting to steal a 2006 Yamaha snowmobile with a value of $4,000 from a location in Alexander, on or about Jan. 6, 2010. He is accused of stealing on the same date a backpack containing a Leatherman tool, flashlight and beer. He is accused of damaging the ignitions on the snowmobiles. (Prior Coverage)

John R. Chrisley is indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Chrisley is accused of sexual contact with a child less than age 11 during the summer of 2011.

Armand P. Cummer is indicted on counts of felony DWi and felony driving with a BAC of .08. Cummer is accused of driving drunk Aug. 26 on Route 5, Town of Pembroke. Cummer is alleged to have a prior DWI conviction in 2008.

Francis S. Smith is indicted on a count of burglary, 2nd, and criminal mischief, 4th. Smith is accused of breaking into a residence on Washington Avenue, Batavia, on Jan. 1.

Gary Spencer
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Sometimes I wonder..........why haven't people gotten the "don't drink and drive" message?

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Gary, I was thinking the same thing when I posted "law and order" yesterday ... I think four of the five busts were for DWI. There's just no tolerance in law enforcement any more; they're looking for you; and most of the time, they're going to get you. Plus it's just a stupid thing to do.

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And its pretty darn easy to avoid!

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When you are an alcoholic, and most of those with felony DWI's are, rational thought pretty much escapes you.

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Sometimes a DWI is the best thing that can happen to someone. I have a friend who, without naming names, it caused to get him to start going to AA meetings and get his act together. He's been clean and out of trouble for years.

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Dan, you hit the nail on the head, a DWI changed my life, been clean and sober since 2001.
Alcoholics don't get it because alcohol erases the frontal lobe, thus removing decision making abilities.
They convince themselves they drive better with a buzz than they do when sober.
Like any addict, when out of their drug of choice, there is nothing they won't do to get their fix.
Howard, alcohol is big money, from the drunk, to the courts, to treatment.
Make the shit illegal and watch how many jobs are lost. And don't give me the crap about how some people can handle it, the same argument could be made for any drug,
including bath salts, spice, or heroin.

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that was tried once, Frank. 1919-1933. didn't work out so well. A lot of people made a lot of money off that as well.

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Dave, I know, a lot of people are making money today as well, the illicit drug trade is alive and well.
Whats up with the negative vote? Probably an alcohol proponent.

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People are going to do what they are going to do, Frank.

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Dave, guess I'm just tired of people whining about losing their rights, but when its someone else its ok.
I don't give a damn whether alcohol is legal or not, just trying to make a point.
Seeing the neg. votes tells me I did.

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