Burglars of car, candy found
VERSAILLES – State troopers ended a weeklong burglary investigation on Aug. 28 after it was reported that trespassers entered a home on Water Street on Aug. 20. The burglars allegedly took two bottles of wine, $20 from a wallet, keys and a bag of Snickers and then took the homeowner’s vehicle and fled the scene. Troopers were informed of an abandoned vehicle later in the week and verified it was the stolen car from Aug. 20. After a number of interviews, troopers charged three females from the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation with second-degree burglary. Two of them, both 16 years of age, were arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and later turned over to family members. The other alleged burglar, 15, is due in Cattaraugus County Family Court in September.
Motorcycle-deer accident results in injury
State Police at Fredonia and the Fredonia and Cassadaga fire departments responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret Saturday around 9:30 p.m. It was discovered at the scene that the motorcycle struck a deer. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to Brooks memorial Hospital by Cassadaga ambulance for unknown injuries. State Police could not be reached for further details Saturday night.
State Police at Collins
COLLINS – State troopers charged Jay Phillips, 28, of Collins, on Aug. 18 with driving while intoxicated. Police stopped the truck he was driving on Collins Road and allegedly found him to be intoxicated after failing a series of field sobriety tests and supplying a blood alcohol content of .16 percent. He is due to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.
IRVING – James Porter, 43, of Hagersville, Okla., was charged with driving while intoxicated on Aug. 25 after a report of a motorist asleep in a parked car on Route 438 and Versailles Plank Road. According to the police report, troopers arrived on the scene to find Porter asleep in his SUV, parked facing the wrong direction. After further investigation, it was discovered Porter’s license had been revoked in New York state since 1988. He was charged with DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and a number of other traffic offenses. Porter was arraigned in Collins Town Court and transported to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 cash bail.
PERRYSBURG – Andrew Armbruster, 26, of Glenwood, was charged on Aug. 25 with criminal obstructing breathing and endangering the welfare of a child following a domestic incident on Main Street. Armbruster allegedly choked a female victim in front of two small children after a verbal altercation. He was arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $500 cash bail.