Attempted burglar tracked, found near elementary school bike path in Lockport

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Gasport man has been charged with attempted burglary Friday after Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies say he attempted to force entry into a Locust Street residence.

Hugh R. Jackson, 61, was charged with second degree attempted burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, fourth degree criminal mischief, seventh degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

According to sheriff’s reports, Jackson attempted to force entry into a Locust Street residence Friday afternoon when he was observed by the homeowner. The homeowner called 911 as Jackson fled the scene on a bicycle.

Several Niagara County Sheriff’s and New York State Police patrols were dispatched. Jackson’s bike was located in the 6300 block of Hamm Road and a track was started by a Niagara County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team. Jackson was tracked to a nearby bike path approximately 700 yards behind George Southard Elementary school, where he was taken into custody.

He was arraigned and held without bail until his next court date, 1 p.m. May 25. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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