Area Police

Teen charged after allegedly hitting girlfriend with boot

LAWTONS – A teenager has been charged Thursday after an alleged domestic dispute involving his girlfriend. New York State Police charged 18-year-old Lucas Beaver of Mileblock Road with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment.

Beaver allegedly took the victim’s cell phone and physically kept her from leaving his house during an argument. He then allegedly began throwing the victim’s clothes out of the house and hit her in the face with a boot. The victim reported the incident to police the next day and Beaver turned himself in to police on Feb. 20. He was released to appear in North Collins Town Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY – Michael K. Ellert, 51, of Euclid, Ohio was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to signal a turn on Friday. At 10:15 p.m., deputies stopped Ellert’s vehicle on Route 474 after allegedly failing to signal a turn from South Maple Avenue. During the stop, it was found that Ellert was allegedly intoxicated. He was released to appear in North Harmony Town Court at a later date.

SILVER CREEK – Stephanie A. Hart, 40, of Silver Creek was charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree criminal trespass on Friday. Hart allegedly walked into a victim’s apartment on Christy Street for no apparent reason and proceeded to threaten her at 11:30 p.m. She was released to appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date.

New York State Police at Collins

EVANS – Anthony Szarpa, 24, of Angola was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday. At 1:30 a.m., police stopped Szarpa’s vehicle for allegedly failure to signal a turn on Garfield Avenue. Szarpa was found to be allegedly intoxicated and failed a series of sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was found to be a reported .10 percent. He was released to appear in Evans Town Court at a later date.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

EAST OTTO – Tonja M. Libby, 34, of Collins was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to maintain lane on Wednesday. These charges stem from a motor vehicle accident at 11:03 p.m. Libby was turned over to a third party and is due back in East Otto Town Court at a later date.