New York State Police
¯ Titiana L. Berrios Vega, 22, of Fredonia, was charged Tuesday with petit larceny. Troopers responded to Aldi on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk for a report of recent thefts. When troopers arrived on scene, they reviewed security footage of a woman, later identified as Berrios Vega, going through the store, taking items and then hiding the items in a empty child car seat that was sitting in the shopping cart. As she left the store, Aldi employees obtained the license plate as Berrios Vega drove away. Berrios Vega eventually issued tickets to appear in Dunkirk Town Court later.
¯ Nicholas Vecchio, 25, of Fredonia, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Justin G. Schreier, 26, of Westfield, was charged with false personation.
Troopers originally stopped Vecchio at 1 a.m. Monday for the unauthorized lights and insufficient plate lamps on his vehicle in the town of Dunkirk. During the investigation at the scene, Vecchio allegedly failed standardized field sobriety tests and later admitted to using methamphetamine. Vecchio was arrested and transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for Troopers to obtain a blood sample.
Schreier, the backseat passenger in the vehicle was noted by patrols for not wearing a seatbelt. When trying to identify him, Schreier originally gave troopers a false name and date of birth. Once he was properly identified, Schreier was found to have two outstanding arrest warrants for burglary in the village of Fredonia.
Schreier was processed at police barracks before being turned over to the village of Fredonia police department.
Both men are set to appear in Dunkirk Town Court later this month.