Task Force arrests two in Salamanca
Following the early morning execution of a search warrant at an undisclosed location in the City of Salamanca on Nov. 1, two subjects were arrested by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and members of the City of Sala-manca Police Department on numerous drug charges. Larry M. Peterson, 22, of Sullivan Street in Olean and Adele M. Flores, 33, of School Street in Olean were both charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class B Felony) after police reportedly found about one ounce of suspected cocaine and 50 packets of suspected heroin in their possession. Addit-ional charges including three counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana were also filed.
Peterson and Flores were processed by City of Sala-manca police and arraigned in City Court before the Honorable Ronald Ploetz and remanded to the Catta-raugus County Jail in Little Valley in lieu of $50,000 bail and are scheduled to appear in court at a later date. Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Rieman is overseeing the case.
Anyone with any information regarding illegal drug activity is urged to contact their local police or the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force at 373-2773. All calls will be kept confidential.
Silver Creek Court
Brittany L. Botticello, 20, of Angola, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was given a conditional discharge and paid full restitution.
Guy W. Brown, 58, of Kenmore, pleaded guilty to facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation. He was fined $285.
Joseph A. Culmo, 23, of Fredonia, pleaded guilty to facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation and was fined $285.
Daniel W. Percy, 39, of Forestville, pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was fined $405.
Patrick P. Post, 59, of Erie, Pa., was convicted of driving while ability impaired following a stipulated facts trial. He was fined $560 and his license was suspended.
Christopher K. Rogers, 20, of Derby, was arraigned on criminal possession of stolen property. He was released on his own recognizance and returns to court Dec. 7.
A 17-year-old Burgess Street boy was arraigned for fourth-degree grand larceny. He was released under the supervision of his father and returns to court Jan. 4.
Charles W. Smith, 57, of Dunkirk, pleaded guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation and was fined $285.
Matthew R. Thompson, 23, of Dunkirk, was arraigned for driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, blood alcohol count over the legal limit and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He will be sentenced May 2, 2012.
A 16-year-old Main Street boy pleaded guilty to possessing alcohol under age 21. He paid a $75 fine.
Ida L. Weber-Smith, 44, of Fredonia, turned herself in to the court on a warrant charging her with second-degree aggravated harassment. An order of protection was issued and she returns to court Jan. 4.
State Police at Collins
GOWANDA - On Oct. 30, troopers charged Gregory Mencer, of State Route 242 in Ellicottville for aggravated driving while intoxicated, after a reported motor vehicle accident on State Route 62 and Peck Hill Road in Dayton.
Reportedly, Mencer was seen driving off Route 62, striking two road signs. His pickup then continued through a metal gate and into a cow pasture. Mencer also reportedly drove through the pasture and numerous sections of barbed wire fencing before returning to the highway.
Responding troopers spotted Mencer's truck coming into Gowanda and stopped it on Jamestown Street. Troopers conducted field sobriety tests and concluded he was intoxicated.
He was transported to state police barracks in Collins where he provided a breath sample that was reported to be .21 percent. Besides the DWI charge he was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident and other violations. He is due to appear in the Towns of Persia and Dayton Courts at a later date.
DAYTON - On Wednesday, troopers charged Mark Wiedmaier, 57, of Warren, Pa., for fifth-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance outside its original container and numerous traffic violations following an afternoon traffic stop for reportedly speeding on State Route 62.
According to troopers, a computer check found that his Pennsylvania driver's license was suspended in New York state for failing to answer a summons. Troopers impounded his car and he was reportedly in possession of 37 Hydrocodone pills and seven Oxycodone pills.
Wiedmaier was taken to state police barracks in Collins for processing. He was arraigned in the Town of Dayton Court, posted $500 bail and was released.
GOWANDA - On Thursday, troopers charged Michelle Boland, 40, of Prospect Street in Gowanda for third-degree forgery and third-degree identity theft.
Troopers interviewed a family member who had been contact by a credit card company's fraud department. They advised that an unknown person had attempted to obtain a credit card in their name.
The investigation led troopers to Boland who had the personal information the application required. She was processed at state police barracks in Collins and is due in Perrysburg Town Court later this month.