Area Police

Four arrested

in connection to church burglaries

The State Police in Machias in conjunction with the Cattaraugus County and Wyoming County Sheriff departments have announced the arrest of four defendants for a rash of approximately eight church burglaries throughout Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties.

Over the past several days, the New York State Police along with the Cattaraugus and Wyoming Sheriff departments responded to numerous burglaries at places of worship throughout both counties. Items taken during these burglaries included cash, two safes, musical equipment and other small items from these locations.

Information was gathered and shared by these law enforcement agencies which directly led to the speedy apprehension of the four defendants and the recovery of most of the items taken during the burglaries.

The State Police have charged Thomas J. Archer, 18, Christopher P. Rose, 18, both of Machias, Danae S. Chiarilli, 18, of Cuba, and Christopher M. Boilard, 20, of Franklinville, each with three counts of third-degree burglary (Class D felony), three counts of fifth-degree conspiracy, three counts of possession of burglary tools, one count of third-degree grand larceny (Class D felony) and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Additional charges are forthcoming from the Cattaraugus County and Wyoming County Sheriff departments.

All four defendants were arraigned in Yorkshire Town Court and were remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. All subjects are scheduled to return to court at a later date.

If you believe that your place of worship may have been burglarized or attempted recently, please contact the State Police in Machias at 353-4029.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Raymond Santiago-Rodriguez, 40, of Dunkirk, was charged Friday with petit larceny and second-degree obstructing governmental administration after a report of a shoplifting incident on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk. Deputies observed subjects matching the description of the suspects. As deputies approached, a male subject attempted to flee on foot. After a short pursuit, deputies were able to take Santiago-Rodriguez into custody, where he was found to be in possession of $650 worth of allegedly stolen merchandise. He was issued tickets and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

MINA – Skyler E. Liddell, 20, of Bemus Point, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and no turn signal after a traffic stop on Hazen Road. Investigation allegedly found Liddell was intoxicated. Liddell was issued tickets and will appear in Mina Town Court at a later date.

ELLERY – Aislyn G. Carlson, 27, of Lakewood, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, inadequate headlights and unlicensed operator after a traffic stop on Main Street. Investigation allegedly found Carlson was intoxicated. She was issued tickets and will appear in Ellery Town Court.

KIANTONE – Larry P. Babcock Jr., 31, of Jamestown, was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely and operating on an unsafe tire after a traffic stop on Foote Avenue in Jamestown. Deputies observed a vehicle riding on the rim of the tire and what appeared to be damage from a recent collision. When deputies approached, they noticed the airbags had deployed and the operator was injured. An ambulance was called and Babcock was taken by Starflight to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., for treatment of his injuries. Investigation found the accident allegedly took place on Foote Avenue Extension, where Babcock allegedly drove off the road and struck an embankment. Babcock’s injuries were non-life threatening. He was issued tickets and will appear in Kiantone Town Court at a later date.

ARKWRIGHT – Jason Hamby, 42, of Sanborn, was charged Saturday with trespassing after deputies responded to a report of a disorderly person on Burnham Road. The owner of the property told deputies Hamby refused to leave the property after being asked. Hamby was taken into custody and issued tickets to appear in Arkwright Town Court.

HANOVER – John F. Gotowka, 35, of Greece, N.Y., was charged Saturday with failure to stop at a stop sign, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unregistered vehicle, operating without insurance, unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana after deputies stopped Gotowka on an all-terrain vehicle on King Road. Investigation allegedly found Gotowka’s driving privileges were revoked and he was allegedly in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was issued tickets and will appear in Hanover Town Court.

GERRY – Scott And-erson, 45, of Hinsdale, was charged Saturday with second-degree criminal contempt after allegedly violating an order of protection. He was issued a ticket and will appear in Gerry Town Court at a later date.

ELLICOTT – Anthony C. Neubauer, 28, of Fal-coner was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, DWI, parking on highway, unlicensed operator and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Saturday.

At 9:18 p.m., deputies were on patrol when they observed a vehicle parked on the I-86 off-ramp east at Strunk Road and another vehicle parked on the west side of Strunk Road with its flashers on. Deputies stopped to check on the drivers of both vehicles.

Through a brief investigation, deputies alleged that Neubauer was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was placed under arrest. He was also found to be in alleged possession of a vial containing steroids.

Neubauer was released to appear in Ellicott Town Court.

CHAUTAUQUA – Darin L. Butts, 21, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and unlicensed operation on Sunday.

Around 12:30 a.m., deputies stopped Butts on Route 430 for allegedly speeding. He was found to have a suspended New York State driver’s license; he had been stopped and issued tickets for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone two nights prior.

He was issued tickets. Further charges are pending.