GOWANDA POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Cory Brainard, 25, of Cattaraugus, was charged with expired inspection and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. On Dec. 19 just after 1:30 p.m., Brainard was stopped by patrol for operating a vehicle with an expired inspection. During this stop, patrol observed that Brainard’s inspection expired on Oct. 31. Further, a DMV computer check found that Brainard’s license was suspended on Aug. 26 for failing to answer two traffic citations in the town of Ellicott and was suspended on Nov. 28 for failing to answer a citation in the town of Friendship Court. He is scheduled to appear in Persia Town Court later.
¯ Randy Lemk, 57, of Perrysburg, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and a license place violation. On Dec. 22 at 10:42 p.m., Lemk was stopped by patrol on Aldrich Street for allegedly operating a vehicle without a front license plate. During the stop, a computer check revealed that Lemk’s license was suspended on Dec. 5 for failing to answer a traffic summons in Perrysburg Town Court. He is scheduled to appear in Persia Town Court later.
¯ Stacey Scinta, 31 of South Dayton, was charged with petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Dec. 20 at just after 11:30 a.m. on Buffalo Street, patrol received a complaint that a package valued at nearly $144 had been delivered to the doorway of a Buffalo Street resident. Patrol was then notified the package had been stolen from the doorway and reviewed home surveillance camera footage. The review showed that Scinta had allegedly stolen the package. On Dec. 21, patrol came into contact with Scinta, who was then arrested for petit larceny. During the arrest procedure, patrol discovered she was in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. She is scheduled to appear in Collins Town Court later.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ SHERMAN — An Erie, Pa., man is facing drunken driving charges following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 86.
The New York State Police on Monday announced the arrest of 34-year-old Robert Ludwig.
Troopers responded to the westbound lane of the interstate in Sherman for a reported two-vehicle collision with injuries. An investigation found that Ludwig was apparently traveling west at a high rate of speed when he changed lanes and rear-ended another vehicle.
The crash forced the Erie man’s vehicle to strike two guard rails.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage, the state police said in a news release.
The driver of the other vehicle was transported by Sherman firefighters to a local hospital for treatment of chest pain. Ludwig was not injured in the crash.
The Erie man reportedly failed field sobriety tests and later provided a breath sample of 0.13%. He was processed on a charge of driving while intoxicated and is scheduled to appear in Sherman Town Court later.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — Austin T. Schwab, 26, of Sinclairville, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conducted a larceny investigation in which several guns were stolen from a Sinclairville residence. It was found that Schwab allegedly removed the guns from the home without the owner’s permission. He was taken into custody Monday and is scheduled to appear in Gerry Town Court later.