Area Police

Gowanda Police Department

Weyland E. Cleland, 21, of Buffalo Street was charged with petit larceny on June 14. Police responded to the report of a larceny at a local business at 10 a.m. Cleland allegedly had taken items from the village business before running away. Police located Cleland and he was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Shelly R. Brennan, 41, of Forestville was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a breath test on June 16. Police observed Brennan’s vehicle operating in an erratic manner at 2:17 a.m. on West Main Street. The vehicle crossed the double yellow solid line and white fog line several times. During the traffic stop, Brennan was found to have an open container in her vehicle and refused a breath test. She was released on an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.

Christopher M. Meyers, 32, of College Street was charged on a warrant on June 21. Police had previously charged Meyers with aggravated unlicensed operation and when he failed to appear in court, a warrant was issued for his arrest. He turned himself into police and was arraigned in Collins Town Court. He was released on $600 bail.

Henry R. Loucks Jr., 29, of West Main Street was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating without insurance on June 22. Police stopped Loucks’ vehicle on East Main Street at 7:50 p.m. after the plate reader alerted police to his vehicle. Loucks’ registration was suspended on June 1 for not having insurance. He was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Derrick Rogers, 30, of Buffalo was charged with loitering on June 23. Police responded to a Buffalo Street business at 6:50 p.m. for the report of Rogers panhandling from customers and refusing to leave. Rogers refused to leave when instructed by police. Rogers was arraigned in Town of Collins Court and was sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail.

Arlen Schindler, 30, of Bush Road was charged with petit larceny on June 23. Police responded to a Buffalo Street business for the report of Schindler allegedly stealing items from the business. Schindler was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Nathan D. Crassi, 18, of Erie Avenue was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and controlled substance not in the original container on June 28. During patrol on Palmer Street at 5:31 p.m. police observed two males running and acting in a suspicious manner. Crassi was found to be in possession of a suspected morphine pill and two suspected ecstasy pills. Crassi was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

William G. Church, 26, of Lackawanna was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment on June 28. Police responded to a complaint on Perry Street at 7 p.m. where Church had allegedly left numerous threatening voicemails and text messages for a female victim. Police had previously told Church to not have contact with the victim. Church was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Wade F. Wampler II, 35, of Route 62 was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration on June 29. The license plate reader alerted to Wampler’s vehicle during routine patrol on South Chapel Street at 7:50 p.m. It was found Wampler’s registration was suspended in February and his license was suspended on June 13. He was released on an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Eric K. Lewis, 22, of Ardsley was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and disobeying a stop sign on July 3. At 10:26 p.m. deputies observed Lewis’ vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on Iola Drive in the town of Hanover. During the traffic stop, Lewis was found to be intoxicated. He was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

HANOVER – Norma J. Peterson, 43, of Angola was charged with driving while intoxicated, unsafe lane change and driving too slow on July 4. At 1:32 a.m. Peterson’s vehicle was stopped on Routes 5/20 in the town of Hanover and she was found to be intoxicated. She was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

BEMUS POINT – Michelle A. James, 23, of Cincinnati, Ohio was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and failure to signal turn on July 4. At 1:40 a.m. deputies stopped James’ vehicle on Main Street in Bemus Point for failure to signal a turn. James was found to be intoxicated and she was released on an appearance ticket for Ellery Town Court.