*From the Editor, 8/17/21, All Accused Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty In Court
Wellsville Police Department
Shoplifting From Dollar General
Monday August 16, 2021 Wellsville Police arrested a Wellsville woman, age 31, charging her with Petit Larceny. The charges stem from a complaint made by Dollar General on West Dyke Street in the Village of Wellsville. She was processed, issued an appearance ticket and released. She is due in Wellsville Village Court on September 21st at 4:30 pm.
*Do these people really not realize that 99% of retail stores have security cameras, especially national chain stores? Tell the thief in your life!
Bench Warrant Arrest
Sunday August 15, 2021 Wellsville Police, acting on a Bench Warrant issued by the Wellsville Village Court, arrested a man, age 39 of Friendship, for failure to appear in Court on a previous AUO 2nd and other V&T charges. Burdick was processed and arraigned before Wellsville Village Justice Thompson. Burdick was released and is due back in Wellsville Village Court on September 21st at 4:30 pm.
*How many times can you be arrested for not showing up to court and still be released and asked to return to court? Asking for a friend….
New York State Police
On August 13th, 2021, New York State Troopers arrested a male, 26, of Silver Creek, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. He was pulled over on Routes 5 and 20 in Irving for a suspended registration and after failing several SFSTs, then was placed under arrest. He was transported to SP Fredonia where he was evaluated by a New York Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of cannabis. He refused to provide a urine sample. the stoned driver was then processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.
On August 16, 2021, SP Olean Troopers arrested male, 52, of Conesus, NY for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree. Troopers investigating the theft of a vehicle discovered he to be in possession of the vehicle on I-86 in the town of Allegany. The accused thief was arrested and released with appearance tickets for Allegany Town Court, where he is due to appear later this month.
*Steal a car, get a ticket!
Andrew Harris Had License Suspended 18 times
On August 14th, 2021, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Andrew Harris, 24, of Westfield and another male, 38, of Jamestown, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree. Harris was pulled over for attempting to avoid a road check on Route 60 in Jamestown. Harris was found to have 18 suspensions on his license and the passenger did not have a license at all. An inventory of the vehicle prior to the tow arrival revealed a wrapper, a bag and two jars all containing methamphetamine and a smoking device containing methamphetamine residue. Harris and company were placed under arrest, transported to SP Jamestown and processed. Harris was issued traffic tickets and both Harris and the other male were issued appearance tickets directing them to appear in the town of Kiantone Court next month.
*The name of the accused, Andrew Harris, was published due to the nature of the arrest, the record of the accused, and well, my name is Andrew Harris also. It is worth noting that this Andrew Harris hasn’t had his license suspended since 2006 and it was just that one time.
On August 8, 2021, SP Machias Troopers arrested a male, 20, of Springville, NY for Petit Larceny.
Troopers investigating a report of a calf stolen from a location on Creek Road in the town of Yorkshire determined he had committed the theft. The accused was arrested and released with an appearance ticket for Yorkshire Town Court, where he is due to appear in September.
Friendship woman arrested for Scio shoplifting incident
On August 10, 2021, SP Amity Troopers arrested a female, 33, of Friendship, NY for Petit Larceny. Troopers investigating a shoplifting complaint at Crosby’s on County Road 10 in the town of Scio determined she had stolen merchandise valued at $7.26.
She was arrested and released with an appearance ticket for Scio Town Court, where she is due to appear in September.
Multiple DWI Arrests
The troopers had a number of recent DWI arrests, publishing over ten DWI or DWAI arrests yesterday alone. These generally, “routine” arrests occurred all over WNY and included several drug impairment cases and minor accidents
*Clearly the efforts are keeping our roads safer but one has to note that state efforts such as STOP DWI took a dramatic hit during the pandemic. As programs like that start back up will DWI arrests fall or is this just like shooting fish in a barrel for NYSP? What portion of the revenues from these arrests directly fund the state police? What will happen if and when all vehicles have impairment sensors and its much more difficult to operate a vehicle under the influence?