Fredonia incident still under investigation
Sources were finally ready to give an update on Tuesday's incident.
According to authorities an investigation into an altercation and robbery which occurred in the parking lot of Walmart is ongoing.
Around 9:30 p.m., it is alleged a male individual had a discussion with another male individual known to him in a vehicle in the parking lot. An argument occurred and escalated into an altercation. The suspect in the car took property from the other male and fled. The victim chased the suspect in his car and called 9-1-1. The two cars were stopped at a location on Route 60 in the Town of Dunkirk.
The victim was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Individuals were detained by police, questioned and released. The investigation is ongoing.
Veteran trooper suspended
Trooper Titus Taggart was suspended without pay effective April 26, 2012 as a result of an internal investigation that was initiated in December of 2011.
Trooper Taggart is alleged to have organized parties that may have involved the promotion of prostitution, while off-duty. There has not been an arrest in this investigation, which is ongoing.
Trooper Taggart, an 18-year veteran, is assigned to Troop T Buffalo.
State police at Collins
PERRYSBURG - On Wednesday, Jesse M. Dickson, 20, of Springville was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and other vehicle and traffic charges.
An investigation into a two-car accident revealed that Dickson drove into the back of a car he was attempting to pass on State Route 39.
The operator of the other vehicle, Amanda M. Friedman, 22, of Lawtons was not injured.
Troopers reported that Dickson's impairment was caused by prescription medication. Dickson was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear in the Town of Perrysburg Court on May 17.
GOWANDA - On Tuesday, James W. Mallaber, 22, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct outside his residence.
According to troopers, he was in the street shouting profanities, refused to get out of the road, and refused to comply with troopers and resisted being taken into custody.
Mallaber was processed at the state police barracks in Collins and arraigned in the Town of Persia Court. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
On Monday, Nathan D. Crassi, 17, of Gowanda, was charged with petit larceny and second-degree harassment. According to troopers, the dispute was over a cell phone. Crassi was released on an appearance ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Collins Court on May 2.
Gowanda Police Department
David F. Cooper, 47, of Route 353 was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to keep right on Wednesday. At 12:34 a.m. police observed a vehicle driving erratically on Jamestown Street and crossing the double solid line. Cooper displayed signs of intoxication and failed several sobriety checks. His BAC was found to be a .19. A DMV computer check revealed Cooper's licensed had been revoked on Oct. 26, 2009 for a previous DWI arrest and this was his fourth DWI arrest making this charge a felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.