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Man who stole dog from Olean SPCA sentenced to prison

LITTLE VALLEY – Stephen L. Schindlbeck, 31, of Olean, was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz Tuesday to a one and 1/2 to three year state prison term on his felony burglary conviction for breaking into the Olean SPCA this past Sept. 16 and stealing a dog, a leash and dog food. District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said the dog was recovered in good health.

Also Tuesday before Judge Ploetz:

- Andrew Robert Stephan, 26, of Olean, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child for having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in the Town of Olean last May 1. He faces sentencing March 6.

- Shane Rice, 26, of Olean, was ordered to serve a state prison term of one and 1/2 to three years on his felony burglary conviction for an incident in the City of Olean last June 20.

- Aaron Diers, 41 of Gowanda waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to two third-degree felony unlawful manufacture of methamphetamines for arrests last April 9 in the Town of Persia and last Dec. 3 in the City of Salamanca when he was found in possession of lab equipment and precursor chemicals linked to the manufacture of meth. He faces sentencing March 6.

- Lenny A. Pena, 21, of Olean was sentenced to two consecutive one-year terms at the Cattaraugus County Jail on his felony assault conviction for seriously injuring a 65-year-old man during an altercation in the City of Olean last March 11 and his conviction on felony criminal mischief and obstruction for causing over $250 damage to property during another Olean incident last April 10.

- Rosemary McKay, 54, of Randolph, pleaded guilty to a felony reckless endangerment charge for endangering the safety of a 16-year-old girl during an armed incident in the Town of Randolph on Sept. 24, 2015 and a felony charge of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamines for her arrest in the Town of Little Valley this past June 6 when she was found with lab equipment and precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamines. She faces sentencing March 6.

- Brad M. Clayson, 29, of Olean, was fined $1,000, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and had his driver's license revoked for one year and use an ignition interlock system on any vehicle he drives for a year after he regains his license and face five years of probation on his felony driving while intoxicated conviction for his arrested in the City of Olean last July 17 when he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent, more than twice the state's legal limit.

- Lisa E. Murphy, 44, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging her with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a screening test and a number of Vehicle and Traffic charged for being stopped in the City of Olean last Sept. 14 when she was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent, nearly twice the state's legal limit.

- Arthur J. Kendall, 30, of Bradford, PA, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated for his arrest in the City of Olean on Aug. 15, 2015 when he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent. He faces sentencing March 6.

- Robert L. Nelson, 46, of Portville, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of menacing a police officer for pulling out a knife on a police officer after he was confronted about damaging property in the City of Olean last May 16. Indicted in September he faces sentencing March 6.

- Ricky L. Armstrong, 37, of Salamanca, was sentenced to time-served for the time he has been in custody since he was charged with resisting arrest for an incident in the City of Salamanca last Jan. 7.

 

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