Area Police

Evans Police arrest one in marijuana bust

EVANS – The Evans Police Department uncovered several marijuana plants being grown in the town with help from the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

Police were alerted by Erie County Sheriff’s Air One Pilot Captain Kevin Caffery of several marijuana plants being grown in the rear yard of 720 Bennett Road at 3 p.m. Police were guided by Air One to the lo-cation of these plants which were confiscated. A 63-year-old man was charged with unlawful growing of marijuana. Police did not release his name.

Several minutes following the seizure, Air One located several more plants in a rural area near 7615 Southwestern Boulevard in the town. Police responded and also confiscated these plants. No arrests have been made in connection with this confiscation and the investigation is continuing.

Forestville man charged with

cutting brake lines

HANOVER – A For-estville man has been charged with cutting brake lines on vehicles in Hanover. James J. Hilliker, 45, was charged Monday.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Hilliker went to the victim’s house on Hanover Street and allegedly cut the brake lines of several vehicles, damaged braking apparatus and damaged other vehicular parts on July 5.

For the damage to the vehicles, Hilliker was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief. He was additionally charged with second-degree reckless endangerment for potential consequences of driving the brakeless vehicles on a public highway. He was re-leased on appearance tickets for Hanover Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Kevin A. Brennan, 25, of Cheekto-waga was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more and speeding.

At 1:11 a.m. deputies stopped Brennan’s vehicle on Routes 5/20 for a traffic violation. During the stop, it was found Brennan was in-toxicated. He was released on an appearance ticket from Hanover Town Court.

HANOVER – Kyle M. Samuelson, 20, of Cone-wango was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana Tues-day. At 3:06 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5/20 for a traffic violating. During the traffic stop, deputies found Samuelson was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

CATTARAUGUS – Kyle J. Harris, 35, of Cattaraugus was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and disorderly conduct Sunday.

Deputies responded to a domestic altercation on South Street at 3:45 a.m during which Harris allegedly threw his wife down. These actions took place during a temporary order of protection. Harris was arraigned in Dayton Town Court and posted bail. He is to appear in New Albion Town Court.

LEON – Andrew M. Pasinski, 37, of Derby was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, failure to maintain lane and inadequate ex-haust. At 11:28 p.m. depu-ties stopped Pasinski’s vehicle on Dredge Road in the town of Leon and found him to be intoxicated. He was released on appearance tickets for Leon Town Court.

Gowanda Police

Weyland E. Cleland, 21, of Buffalo Street was charged on an arrest warrant on July 2. Cleland also had a warrant out of Erie County Court for failure to appear. He was arrested on both warrants and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $2,000 bail.

John H. Quiter, 52, of East Main Street was charged with disorderly conduct on July 2. Police saw Quiter, who appeared intoxicated, yelling obscenities on East Main Street in the presence of young children. He was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Angi L. Witczak, 39, of East Main Street was charged with disorderly conduct July 2. Police ob-served Witczak, who ap-peared intoxicated, yelling obscenities on East Main Street in the presence of young children. She was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Court.

Tylor S. Connor, 27, of Perrysburg was charged with operating with a suspended registration July 3. During patrol, Connor’s vehicle was alerted by the license plate reader on Jamestown Street. Connor was released on an appearance ticket for Persia Court.

Anthony I. Sanjurjo, 21, of Buffalo Street was charged on an warrant on July 4. Hamburg Police notified Gowanda Police of an active warrant for Sanjurjo issued from Hamburg Town Court. He was arrested and turned over to Hamburg Police Department.

Kristie S. Riley, 44, of Conewango was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration on July 4. During routine patrol on Buffalo Street, the license plate reader alerted to Riley’s vehicle. Riley was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Ray W. Silverheels, 26, of North Collins was charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on July 7. Police took a report of a stolen vehicle from a village driveway the previous day. Police observed Silverheels operating this stolen vehicle on a suspended license. He was arraigned in Persia Town Court and sent to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Jessica Lundgren, 27, of Cheektowaga was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having an expired registration on July 10. Police observed Lundgren’s vehicle turn into a closed village business and it was found Lundgren’s registration had expired. She was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

James W. Mallaber, 23, of Jamestown Street was charged with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and criminal mischief on July 13. Police responded to the report of an assault where Mallaber had allegedly struck a victim, choked her and smashed her cell phone. The victim was treated by Gowanda Ambulance Service for facial injuries. Mallaber was arraigned in Persia Town Court and then sent to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Jonathan R. White II, 16, of Commercial Street was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny, making graffiti and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on July 19. White, along with other juvenile subjects were charged in connection with entering various vehicles and stealing items in the Hidi area of the village and spray painting buildings and roadways previously. White was found in possession of a stolen credit card and other stolen items were recovered. The juveniles were released on appearance tickets for Cattaraugus County Family Court while White was released for an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.

Robert M. Dyer, 50, of East Main Street was charged with disorderly conduct on July 21. Dyer was causing a disturbance on the sidewalk of East Main Street at 8:30 p.m. He appeared intoxicated and was yelling obscenities in the presence of several young children. Dyer was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.