Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ IRVING — An Irving man is facing several charges after crashing his car on Buffalo Road in Irving on Friday evening. Sheriff’s say they responded to a motor vehicle accident with property damage. An investigation found that John J. Plucinksi, 58, was allegedly operating a motor vehicle while impaired by a mixture of prescription medications and crashed into the rear end of a vehicle at a stop sign. Plucinski was arrested for driving while ability impaired by combined influence of drugs, following too closely, and failure to stop at a stop sign. Plucinski was released with an appearance ticket and is to be arraigned at Hanover Town Court at a later date.

Evans Police

≤ EVANS — A 19-year-old Buffalo man pleaded an Evans police officer not to take his marijuana because he “paid $120 for it and it’s the best money can buy,” the department reports.

Shakota C. Guthrie was pulled over Sunday on Eden-Evans Center Road for the alleged speeding. At around 9:57 p.m., patrol approached Guthrie’s vehicle and allegedly smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Around 20.8 grams of marijuana was found in the center console, police say.

Guthrie was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a speed in zone violation. He was charged and will appear in Evans Town Court at a later date.

≤ EVANS — Gerald S. Papiernik Jr. was chasing down his dog across Reeves Road while holding his beer and as he crossed the road, Papiernik was hit by a car on Thursday, Evans police say.

Patrol was dispatched to a report of a pedestrian-vehicle accident at 7:08 p.m. The witness reported he observed Papiernik, 61, chasing a dog, cross Reeves Road going east and get hit by a vehicle.

The operator of the vehicle, Mark W. Krone, 33, of Evans, swerved to avoid Papiernik. However, Papiernik was struck with the right-front of the vehicle and was found laying under the driver’s side of the vehicle.

During a DMV computer check, Krone’s license was suspended on Sept. 26, 2015 for failure to answer summons in Evans Town Court. Krone was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The beer was found in the lawn, towards the rear of the road. The driver was tested and passed for being sober. There was no update on the dog.