CAMBRIA – On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, at approximately 0307hrs, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male victim, who stated that unknown parties were attempting to break into his vehicle. While responding to the call, patrol located a suspicious vehicle in close proximity to the scene and initiated a traffic stop.
It was discovered that the vehicle, which was operated by 26-year old Alicia Speer, was previously reported stolen out of the City of Niagara Falls. The vehicle was also occupied by passengers, 28-year old Marlyn Rubin and 24-year old Brandon Lazeration.
Deputies responded to the initial scene and it was discovered that the suspects had attempted to steal a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, an ATV and numerous powertools.
After an investigation by Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau, Speer was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree and Auto Stripping in the 3rd degree. Lazeration and Rubin were both charged with Attempted Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree and Auto Stripping in the 3rd degree. Lazeration was also arrested on an additional count of Auto Stripping in the 3rd degree and one count of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree stemming from a previous motor vehicle theft attempt. Speer, Lazeration and Rubin were all transported to the Niagara County Jail, where Rubin and Speer were arraigned under Centralized Arraignment and released.
Lazeration was arraigned later in the day by Judge Anthony Restaino in Centralized Arraignment. Lazeration was remanded to the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail on each docket for a total of $1,000 bail. It should be noted that Lazeration is currently on pre-trial release from five different arrest incidents, which includes multiple felony charges, dating back to October 2020.