Area Police Reports


EAST OTTO – Samantha J. Lilley, 28, of 7940 Mill St., East Otto was charged at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 with third-degree assault. Lilley allegedly punched another party in an altercation causing injury to the other party, splitting both the upper and lower lips, and causing bleeding, swelling and pain. She was taken into custody, arraigned and taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.


SILVER CREEK – Joseph R. Faraci III, 34, of Henery St., Silver Creek was charged at 1:59 a.m. on Thursday, with insufficient tail lamps and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek for an equipment violation. Faraci was identified as the operator of the vehicle and upon further investigation, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was released with appearance tickets and will appear in village court at a later date.