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Kasey Klein

Two hurt after vehicle, buggy crash

HARTFIELD — Two people were injured after a vehicle and Amish buggy crash around 8:40 a.m. on Route 430. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report an investigation into the crash showed that Timothy Spears, 55, of Ellington was traveling east when he struck the buggy and horse that was traveling in the same director. The buggy was being operated by Mollie Byler, 31, of Hartfield.

Spears states that he was blinded by the sun and did not see the buggy. The buggy was destroyed in the accident and Byler only suffered a leg injury and was treated by Hartfield Rescue.

The horse suffered cuts and bruises, but was expected to survive. Spears was also treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Route 430 was closed for approximately 45 minutes.

Traffic stop locates wanted individual

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of 32-year-old Kasey Klein of Collins on an outstanding warrant and drug possession on Wednesday.

Deputies stopped a vehicle near the intersection West Becker and Bagdad roads in the town of Collins for a vehicle and traffic law violation. During the investigation, the deputies identified one of the occupants as a subject of an Erie County Sheriff’s warrant. Klein was taken into custody, and the subsequent search allegedly discovered a number of loose amphetamine pills, a crack pipe, a hypodermic needle, and two plastic straws with cocaine residue.

Klein is charged with five separate misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor count of possession of a hypodermic instrument and two violations of possessing a controlled substance not in the original container.

The defendant is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment.

Man threatens individual with handgun

FREWSBURG — On Wednesday at 6:45 a.m., deputies responded to a residence for a reported incident. An investigation revealed that during the incident, Mark D. Boardman, 49, of Frewsburg, allegedly threatened to kill the other person, while displaying a hand gun. Boardman was taken into custody and charged with second-degree menacing, criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal possession of weapon.

Boardman was transported to Chautauqua County Jail, where he will be arraigned on the charges.

Cattaraugus County Court

Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court:

¯ Jay D. Stafford, 29, of Perrysburg, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to driving while intoxicated, a class E felony, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about Nov. 16, 2018, in the town of Perrysburg when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public highway while he was in an intoxicated condition, knowing that his license was revoked as a result of a prior alcohol-related conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for April 29.

¯ Nicholas O. Castellano, 30, of Gowanda, entered a plea of guilty to driving while intoxicated, a class E felony to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about May 24, 2018, in the town of New Albion, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public highway with a blood alcohol content of .10%. Sentencing is scheduled for April 29.

Dunkirk Police

≤ On Monday Bradley Pryll, 42, of Westfield was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

≤ On Monday Hector M. Negron, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

≤ On Tuesday Hendel Rosario, 22, of Yonkers was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign.

≤ On Tuesday Victor Robles, 37, of Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny.

≤ On Tuesday Milazy Negron, 28, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and obstructed view.

≤ On Tuesday Daniel J. Thomas, 49, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny.

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