Gowanda Police Department
Jeffrey Brown, 30, of Buffalo was charged with forcible touching on April 18. Brown was visiting a female acquaintance in Gowanda on Buffalo Street when he allegedly became sexually aggressive against the female's desires. A neighbor arrived to visit the victim, at which time Brown left the residence. Brown was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Collins Court.
Adam M. Jones, 39, of Buffalo was charged on a warrant on April 19. Jones was previously arrested for harassment in 2010 and when he failed to appear for a court appearance, the Town of Collins Court issued an arrest warrant. Jones turned himself in to police on this date. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.
Louis Acevedo of Central Avenue, Dunkirk was charged with curfew violation on April 20. Police observed two minor aged males walking down Jamestown Street at 11:35 p.m. after curfew. Patrol stopped and discovered one of the males was 15-years-old. Acevedo is the parent of this child and was charged for allowing his child to be in violation of the curfew law. The minor was released to Acevedo with an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Persia Court.
Jordan L. Acevedo, 17, of Central Avenue, Dunkirk was charged with violating the curfew and unlawful possession of marijuana on April 20. Police observed Acevedo and another minor walking down Jamestown Street after curfew at 11:35 p.m. It was found that Acevedo was in possession of marijuana. He was released to his parent with an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.
Mary Buckley, 54, of Chestnut Street was charged with obstruction governmental administration on April 22. Police had interviewed Buckley as part an investigation for a stolen handgun from a village resident. Buckley had signed a sworn deposition regarding her knowledge of the theft. Through investigation, it was found Buckley had lied on the sworn written statement. She was arraigned in the Town of Collins Court and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail.
Jason D. Fairbanks, 23, of College Street was charged with aggravated harassment and criminal mischief. Patrol received a complaint that Fairbanks had allegedly harassed a female acquaintance with in excess of 300 texts messages of harassing content contrary to her expressed desire to him to stop these messages. Patrol contacted Fairbanks and warned him that any further messages would result in his arrest and ignored patrol's warning. Fairbanks then became belligerent and aggressive toward patrol by breaking his handcuffs, attempted to spit at patrol and then spit on the patrol vehicle. Due to his behavior the charge of criminal mischief were added. Fairbanks was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and then remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,500.
David F. Cooper, 47, of Route 353 was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to keep right on April 25. During routine patrol, police observed a vehicle being operated erratically, swerving and crossing the double yellow solid line on Jamestown Street on April 25. Cooper displayed signs of intoxication and then failed several sobriety checks. A DMV computer checked revealed this was Cooper's fourth arrest for DWI and his license had been revoked in 2009 for a previous DWI charge. Cooper's BAC was .18. He was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.