LITTLE VALLEY -- A South Dayton resident accused of sexual abuse was one of five men indicted Thursday by a Cattaraugus County grand jury. All face arraignment Feb. 13.
Aaron D. Bennett, 30, of Pine Street in South Dayton, was indicted on charges of first-degree sodomy, third-degree sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child for a Dec. 27 incident in South Dayton involving a child younger than 17.
Ronald K. Richter, 38, of South Dayton, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana Sept. 28 in Dayton.
William E. Struble, 23, of Cattaraugus, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and traffic violations Oct. 21 in Cattaraugus.
Charles H. Morgan, 32, of Freedom, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated Oct. 21 in Freedom.
Shane K. Garafalo, 32, of Salamanca, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and a traffic violation Aug. 18 in Salamanca.
Man arraigned on charges
of parole violation
FREDONIA -- Wayne L. Finley Sr., 36, of Chautauqua Avenue, was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on Thursday after arraignment on charges of parole violation, felony third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, village police assisted the state parole department in an investigation into possible parole violations by Finley. They said they went to his residence, where a search turned up suspected marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, several pieces of drug packaging material and money. Finley was arraigned before Village Justice David Prince.
Domestic call leads police
to drugs; two arrested
Housing police responding to a call of a domestic incident in a Perry Street apartment at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday found a woman flushing drug packaging material down a toilet, authorities said.
On searching the residence in the 300 block of Perry, Officers Brian Britzzalaro, Adam O'Shei and Ann Devaney discovered 35 bags of crack cocaine. Narcotics Detective Paul Skinner and drug-sniffing dog Tessa found a digital scale hidden beneath the kitchen stove.
Stacy Carr, 19, of Louisiana Street, and Carl Jackson, 36, of Holloway Boulevard, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Several others in the apartment were charged with criminal trespass. They were Iwana Patton, 30; Vincent McDuffy, 30; Arvesta Perkins, 34; Charles Cunningham, 54; Emmanuel Collins, whose age was unavailable; and Morell Buster, 28.
Police investigate assault
of girl on school bus
Northeast District police Wednesday were continuing an investigation into an attack of a Kensington Avenue girl on a school bus, authorities said.
The girl's mother reported that a 13-year-old girl attacked her daughter on the school bus earlier this week, according to police, who added that the attacker also cut the child's face with an unknown object at their school bus stop.
Two girls sought in attack
on Cleveland Hill student
Cheektowaga police are looking for two teenage girls who walked into Cleveland Hill High School armed with a box knife and battled with a 16-year-old student Wednesday afternoon.
The attackers never opened the box knife or swung it at the victim, but they are accused of punching her and pulling her hair, police said. The injured girl was treated at the scene by a school nurse.
The two assailants, who walked into the high school shortly before 3 p.m., reportedly do not attend the school. Both are believed to be 16.
"They fled as soon as one of the teachers broke up the fight," one police official said today.
Based on what they learn from the victim, police plan to charge the two girls with trespassing and possibly assault, they said.