Gowanda Police Department
¯ Brandon Brooks, 26, of Gowanda, was charged with second-degree harassment, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest stemming from a disturbance on June 7. Patrol was notified that Brooks, who seemed intoxicated, had been involved in a verbal altercation with a resident of West Main Street, and was also involved in a verbal altercation with the guests of the house. Brooks then took the resident’s speaker from the porch, smashed it into the roadway, then fled the scene. Patrol located Brooks, who fought with the officers arresting him. Brooks will appear in Persia Town Court later.
¯ Ryan Taggart, 41, of Perry Street in Gowanda, was charged with harassment and violating an order of protection on June 9. Patrol responded to a residence on Perry Street to the report of a violated order of protection, then learned that Taggart entered the house and pushed the resident. Erie County Family Court had issued a full stay away order to Taggart to stay away from this residence. Taggart was arrested on all charges and was arraigned virtually by an Erie County Judge, then was released to appear in Collins Town Court.
¯ Brenda Sinnot, 48 of Perrysburg, was charged with a stop sign violation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on June 13. Sinnot was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign on Caroline Road at Buffalo Street. During the stop, a computer check revealed that Sinnott’s license had previously been suspended on July 17 for failing to pay child support and again on Dec. 6, 2020, for failing to answer a traffic summons in Springville Village Court. Sinnot will appear later in Collins Town Court.
¯ Cassidy Martinez-Diaz, 29 of Dunkirk, was charged with a cell phone violation, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and unlicensed operation on June 15. Martinez-Diaz was stopped by patrol for talking on a cell phone while driving. During the stop, a computer check showed that her license had been suspended a total of four times from Aug. 7, 2019, to Dec. 20, 2020, for failing to answer traffic summons in three separate courts. The check also revealed that Martinez-Diaz did not have a New York state driver’s license. She will appear in Collins Town Court later.
¯ Alyson Brown, 23, of Grove Street in Salamanca, was charged with a cell phone violation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on June 19. Brown was stopped by patrol for talking on a cell phone while driving, and after a computer check, it was revealed her license had been suspended on April 1, 2020, for an insurance lapse. Brown will appear in Collins Town Court later.
Westfield Police Department
¯ A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded at 3:18 p.m. Monday to a Shore Drive residence in Westfield for a disorderly teen. An investigation found that the 16-year-old punched a hole through his bedroom door, causing more than $250 worth of damage. The juvenile is scheduled to appear in family court later.
¯ Eboni M. Brooks, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, operating without insurance and operating while registration suspended/revoked. Officers stopped a vehicle at 10:25 p.m. Saturday on West Main and Cottage streets. An investigation found that Brooks was operating the vehicle without insurance and on a suspended registration. Brooks was also allegedly found in possession of cocaine and a hypodermic instrument. She is scheduled to appear in Westfield Village Court later.
Dunkirk Police Department
— Cristian Maestre, 31, of Dunkirk, was charged June 16 with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated (blood alcohol content 0.18 or more) and inadequate muffler.
— Leon Jackson, 26, of Dunkirk, was charged Thursday with second-degree criminal contempt.