Area Police

Liquor businesses found to be in compliance

On Wednesday, the New York State Police and the New York State Liquor Authority conducted an underage enforcement detail at nine separate establishments in Cattaraugus County: Clark’s Market and Deli of Great Valley, Red Apple Ellicottville, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Tops Friendly Markets of Ellicottville, Crosby’s of Little Valley, The Corner Store of Little Valley, The Bear Brick of Little Valley, 7-11 of Yorkshire, and Crosby’s of Delevan. Police said all nine establishments were found to be in 100% compliance.

Evans Police

≤ On Nov. 17 at 10:48 p.m., patrol officers responded to an unwelcome guest complaint at Chick’s Bar on Erie Road. Steven C. Kukoleca Jr., 21, of Angola was allegedly observed sitting at a picnic table on the outside deck, yelling irately, and screaming obscene language. Kukoleca then stood up and reportedly slammed a female victim onto her back on the deck.

Officers arrested him for disorderly conduct. Kukoleca was later released, issued an appearance ticket and given a return court date.

≤ On Nov. 21 at 11:14 p.m., patrol officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 20. The driver, Carrie A. Davis-Oputa, 31, of Wisconsin was reportedly found to only be in possession of a non-driver ID for the state of Wisconsin, and had 25 suspensions on seven dates in New York under the name Carrie A. Rembert.

Davis-Oputa was arrested for operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, operating an unregistered motor vehicle on a highway, speeding in excess of 55 mph, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation with three or more suspensions on three or more dates.

Davis-Oputa and her two children were transported to Evans Police Department, where she was later released without bail due to having small children with her, and given a return court date.

≤ On Nov. 22 at 2 p.m., patrol officers approached Antonio A. Pratt, 19, of Evans regarding an incident on Jefferson Avenue. During the interview, officers allegedly smelled marijuana on Pratt. Police said he admitted to having marijuana in his pocket and was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Pratt was later released to his mother and issued an appearance ticket.

New York State Police

CARROLTON — A Chautauqua County woman is facing charges of driving while ability impaired from drugs.

On Tuesday, state police observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of I-86 West during inclement weather. The troopers stopped to check on the well being of the occupants and made contact with Mary L. Waechter, 60, of Gerry. During this interaction, the troopers said they determined Waechter had been operating her motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. She was arrested and transported to the State Police in Olean for processing.

Waechter appeared in Allegany Town Court and was sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail. She will reappear in Allegany Town Court at a later date.

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