Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
FREDONIA – Mark C. Majka, 24, of Depew was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher and speed in zone. At approximately 3:38 a.m., deputies stopped a speeding motorist on Brigham Road in Fredonia. The driver – Majka – was found to be intoxicated. He will appear in Fredonia Court at a later date.
DUNKIRK – Robert M. Piotrowicz, 19, of Hamburg was charged Sunday with zero tolerance detainment, unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 and speed in zone. Tyler V. Gaglia, 18, of Hamburg was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21. At approximately 2:13 a.m., deputies stopped a speeding motorist on Millard Fillmore Avenue in Dunkirk. The driver – Piotrowicz – and the passenger – Gaglia – were found to have beer in their possession. It was also determined that they had consumed alcohol. Piotrowicz, though not intoxicated, was detained under provisions of the Zero Tolerance Law. Both males will appear at Dunkirk Court at a later date. Piotrowicz will also appear at a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing where he may have his license suspended.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
A 16-year-old suspect was charged on April 23 with fourth-degree criminal mischief, trespass and resisting arrest. At approximately 9:30 p.m., a trooper was driving on Washington Street when he heard the sound of a window breaking at one of the residences. The trooper pulled into the driveway and shined the spotlight on the house and observed a broken door and a male on the porch. After identifying himself, the trooper told the male suspect not to move, at which point the suspect fled. The trooper called for assistance and began a foot pursuit, chasing the suspect north on West 13th Street, across North Main Street and onto Crossman, where he was taken into custody. The suspect was taken to the State Police barracks at Jamestown for processing and issued appearance tickets for Jamestown Court. The suspect was released to a guardian.
POMFRET – Anthony Amoroso, 24, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated on Fredonia Stockton Road in Pomfret. When the trooper stopped to check on the operator of a running vehicle stopped on the side of the road with its flashers on, a strong odor of alcohol was detected. The operator failed all standard field sobriety tests. The vehicle’s registration was also expired. The operator was transported to State Police barracks at Fredonia for processing and issued appearance tickets to appear in Pomfret Court on Tuesday. He was then released to a relative.
April M. Nelson, 25, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Pratt Street in Jamestown. Troopers stopped the vehicle after observing the passenger half out of the car appearing to be sick. When interviewing the driver, an odor of alcohol was detected and Nelson was transported to State Police barracks at Jamestown for processing where a blood alcohol content of .14 percent was obtained. Nelson was issued appearance tickets for Jamestown Court and released to a third party.
Kristy M. Wisniewski, 30, of Jamestown was charged on April 27 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after a traffic stop on Washington Street in Jamestown. Troopers had been flagged down by a motorist reporting an erratic driver, and after locating the vehicle, observed the driver fail to use the turning signal, drive up onto the curb and veer between lanes. A traffic stop was initiated and after field sobriety test Wisniewski was transported to State Police barracks at Jamestown where a blood alcohol content of .26 percent was obtained. She was arraigned in Ellicott Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail.