Area Police

Westfield Police Department

¯ WESTFIELD — On Wednesday at approximately 4 p.m., Westfield patrols allegedly observed an individual operating an uninspected motor vehicle. Patrols conducted a traffic stop and identified the operator as Justin L. Wisniewski, 40, of Ripley. Upon further investigation, Wisniewski’s New York state driving privileges and vehicle registration were allegedly suspended. He was charged with uninspected motor vehicle, operating while registration suspended/revoked and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Wisniewski will appear in the village of Westfield court at a later date and time.

¯ WESTFIELD — On Thursday at approximately 1:32 a.m., Westfield police officers observed a motorcycle and operator stuck in the bushes near a business on East Main Street in the village of Westfield. After a brief investigation, officers identified the operator as Kevin J. Kelley, 54, of Westfield. Officers found that the motorcycle’s registration was expired and Kelley’s New York state driving privileges are suspended. Kelley was issued traffic citations for third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unregistered motorcycle and operating without insurance. Kelley was released and scheduled to appear in the village of Westfield court at a later date.

Evans Police Department

¯ EVANS — On July 10 at around 12:15 a.m. patrol was dispatched the area of Allen Street for a fireworks complaint. A resident told police that the occupants of a car had set fireworks off and then fled. Police eventually located the car on Franklin Street. A traffic stop was conducted and upon investigation patrol reportedly discovered non of the three occupants had a driver’s license. Patrol also allegedly observed marijuana residue in plain view. All occupants were removed and checked for illegal substances. Gage M. Laspesa, 20, Silver Creek was purportedly found to be in possession of one dose of LSD. Laspesa as charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released to appear in court at a later time.

¯ EVANS — On July 10 at around 10:45 a.m. patrol was dispatched to look for a speeding vehicle that was all over the roadway. Police eventually located said vehicle going 72 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Michelle C. Opeil, 45, Forestville. Upon investigation it was found that Opeil’s license was allegedly suspended. She was charged with third-degree Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with obstructed vision and speed violation exceeding 55 MPH. She was released and will appear in court at a later date.

¯ EVANS — On July 10 at about 8:10 p.m. Robert S. Barlett, 24, Evans turned himself in on a warrant out of Orchard Park. He was taken by the Evans Police Department to the Orchard Park Police Department.

¯ EVANS — On July 11 at around 12 a.m. patrol was checking on a suspicious vehicle complaint on Wendt Road. Upon investigation it was found that the driver, Dionte A. Heath, 21, Buffalo had a warrant out of the town of Amherst. Heath was taken to the Lackawanna tolls to meet Amherst Police.

¯ EVANS — On July 11 at around 8:50 p.m. patrol responded to Versailles Plank Road in regards to a vehicle in a ditch. Upon arrival police found the vehicle had struck a mailbox and was resting facing north bound in the ditch west of the roadway. The operator was identified as Kent O. Brink, 31, Evans and claimed he was attempting to avoid a deer. Following an investigation patrol suspected Brink might allegedly be under the influence of drugs. After failing several sobriety tests and testing negative on a breath test Brink reportedly admitted that he had taken a Xanax before driving home from work. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs– first offense and failure to keep right on a two-lane road. He was released with appearance tickets.

¯ EVANS — On July 12 at about 10:15 p.m. patrol was requested to Potter Road for a report a possible domestic dispute. Upon arrival patrol allegedly heard loud music playing and a leaf blower running on the front porch. Residents at the address stated that there was no incident. Police soon located Mark D. Kuppel, 47, on the front porch and police requested the music and leaf blower be turned off. Patrol spoke to Kuppel, who was purportedly in an intoxicated state and was allegedly told that he wants to annoy the neighbors as they maintain their properties at late hours. Kuppel also reportedly stated that he would continue his behavior again once patrol left. He was charged with unreasonable noise and released on an appearance ticket.

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