Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ After pulling over a vehicle Sunday on Route 20 in Fredonia for allegedly failing to dim headlights, deputies found the driver Amanda J. Mecca, 33, of Maple Springs, to be intoxicated on drugs. Mecca was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to dim headlights. She will answer her charges in Pomfret Town Court at a later date.

¯SILVER CREEK — After pulling over a vehicle Thursday afternoon for failing to stop for a school bus, deputies allegedly found the driver, Angela M. Lintz, 41, of Silver Creek, to be intoxicated. Lintz was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (.18 or higher BAC), DWI, failed to stop for school bus and consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle. Lintz will appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date to answer her charges.

¯HANOVER — Deputies received a report of a robbery that had occurred Tuesday on Route 5. After an investigation, they found that Melwin Berrios, 20, of Dunkirk, had forcibly taken property from a victim while being aided by two other suspects. Berrios was charged with second-degree robbery and taken into custody Thursday, arraigned in Hanover Town Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail on $30,000 cash/$60,000 property bail.

¯ WESTFIELD — It’s alleged that Cristi L. Loveless, 39, of Westfield, had failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services of income with her household from March 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016. Loveless also filed a false instrument with the department Health and Human Services. These unreported issues allowed for Loveless to receive $1,515.50 in unentitled benefits. Loveless was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and misuse of food stamps.

North Collins Police Department

¯ NORTH COLLINS — Jan M. Weaver, 34, of Peabody Street, Buffalo, was charged with speeding and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Saturday at 2:50 p.m. Patrol stopped Weaver’s vehicle on Main Street at Kimble Avenue for allegedly driving 48 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. During the DMV computer check, it was found that Weaver’s license was suspended on Oct. 22, 2016 for her failure to answer a traffic summons in Cortlandville Town Court (south of Syracuse). Weaver was released to appear in North Collins Town Court at a later date.