Area Police Reports


GREAT VALLEY – Cory J. O’Neil, 28, of Ellicottville was charged at 3:54 a.m. on Feb. 10 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and following too closely after he was involved in an accident at the intersection of Route 219 and Route 98 in the town of Great Valley. O’Neil was taken to the town of Great Valley Court for arraignment and transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail where he was held in lieu of $1,000 bail. He is to appear in court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – Barry E. Snyder III, 32, of Salamanca was charged at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday on a violation of parole. Cattaraugus County deputies apprehended Snyder as he was walking along Old Route 17 in the town of Salamanca following an incident at his home address. He was then transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail where he is being held without bail.


NORTH HARMONY – Daniel M. Martino, 29, of Corning was charged at 5:26 p.m. on Monday for marijuana possession. Following a traffic stop, the odor of marijuana was detected. The trooper located a plastic baggie allegedly containing 4 grams of marijuana. Martino was issued an appearance ticket for town court on March 7.

GERRY – George C. Austin, 33, of Buffalo was charged at 11 p.m. on Monday on a warrant from of the town of Cheektowaga police department. The trooper initiated a traffic stop on Route 60 in the town of Gerry on a 2002 Chrysler Sebring for an obstructed registration plate. A check revealed that Austin was wanted on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Austin was transported to Cheektowaga for arraignment.

CLYMER – Adrianna Samlock, 20, of Clymer and Keith Tilyou, 19, of Ripley were charged on Thursday with second-degree aggravated harassment. Over the preceding few days, Samlock and Tilyou called the state police several times reporting that the other was contacting them excessively. As neither party desired the other arrested, verbal warnings were given to both to refrain from contacting each other. When Samlock and Tilyou ignored the state police and continued to contact and annoy each other, they were charged and taken into custody. They were processed and issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of French Creek Court.

Brittany Merrill, 34, of South Dayton was charged on Feb. 20 with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. Police responded to a larceny complaint at the Sweet Repeats consignment shop in Jamestown. A customer reported that a woman she had been talking to in the store had stolen her purse, containing credit cards, cash and personal effects. The investigation determined that the suspect was Merrill. When the trooper located her at her residence, she was allegedly in possession of the stolen purse, with all the contents intact. She was taken into custody and processed at the Jamestown barracks, arraigned in the Town of Kiantone Court and released on her own recognizance, to appear at a later date.


SALAMANCA – Justin Pickett, 24, of 53 Eagle St., Salamanca was charged at 5:08 a.m. on Monday, for obstruction of governmental administration. He is being held awaiting arraignment.

SALAMANCA – Ryan Tarr, 22, of 59 Main St., Salamanca was charged at 11:03 a.m. on Monday, on a bench warrant. He posted bail and was released.

SALAMANCA – A 17-year-old female was charged at noon Wednesday with second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The charges stem from an alleged domestic dispute that occurred in the city Feb. 16. The female was released and will appear in Salamanca City Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA -Darrin L. Frank, 23, of 3747 Killbuck Road, Salamanca was charged at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday, with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred in the city on Feb. 18. Frank was released and will appear in Salamanca City Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – Eric Gustafson, 37, of Olean was charged at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday for second-degree criminal trespass after a domestic incident. Gustafson was processed and released to appear at a later date.