Area Police

Brocton man facing burglary, petit larceny charges

  • A Brocton man has been charged in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in the village of Fredonia.

According to Fredonia Police Wednesday night, Harold E. Voss III, 57, was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny earlier that day following the conclusion of their investigation.

It is alleged Voss entered a locked apartment located on East Main Street in the village of Fredonia earlier this month.

After gaining entry, Voss allegedly stole money and personal property of the owner prior to leaving the residence. The home owner was not home at the time of the burglary, but did return a short time later and contacted the police.

Voss turned himself in to police Wednesday morning and was later released.

Silver Creek man arraigned on NY SAFE ACT charge

  • A Silver Creek man who became the first person to be charged under the New York SAFE Act appeared in Hanover Town Court Wednesday.

Benjamin Wassell, 32, is facing three felonies and a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly tried to sell two banned assault weapons to undercover state trooper. His arraignment is expected to continue on April 17.

Cheektowaga man charged with DWI

  • SINCLAIRVILLE – On Saturday, Andrew Goslin, 31, of Cheektowaga was charged with driving while intoxicated.

State police pulled him over on Route 60 for a reported traffic violation. After reportedly failing several sobriety tests, he was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown. The breath sample Goslin provided was reported to be .09 percent.

Goslin was processed, issued tickets returnable to the Town of Charlotte Court and released to a sober individual.

Teens charged

after ATV damaged church property

  • SILVER CREEK – According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, two youths were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after incidents which took place in November and December. The two youths allegedly rode their all-terrain vehicles on the property of St. Alban’s Church on Hanover and Blanding roads without permission and allegedly caused damage to the property.

They were issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Hanover Town Court at a later date.