Jail visitor extends stay in contraband case
MAYVILLE -- A Jamestown man went to visit a female friend at the Chautauqua County Jail Friday and ended up spending the night.
Chautauqua County sheriff's officials said Walter L. Green, 42, of Hazard Street, was seen allegedly passing contraband to inmate Laverne L. Riley, 28, about 2:40 p.m. Friday. Authorities confiscated marijuana, matches and a striker.
Both were arraigned on felony charges of promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana, and Green was committed to the jail pending the disposition of his case.
Former Scout official expected to take the stand
LOCKPORT -- A former Boy Scout assistant leader accused of child molestation and possession of child pornography is expected to take the witness stand Tuesday, when a hearing continues on a defense effort to suppress his confession.
Friday's testimony indicated that Michael P. Walleshauser, 50, of Dodge Road, Amherst, admitted the pornography charges to a Niagara County Sheriff's Office investigator but told a county crime victim advocate about the sexual acts with two boys.
Walleshauser, a former resident of Parkwood Drive in the Town of Lockport, is charged with predatory sexual assault against a child, first-degree criminal sexual act, attempted second-degree sexual abuse and 21 counts of attempting to promote a sexual performance by a child.
Olean father charged in snowmobiling crash
ALLEGANY -- An Olean man is charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated after a crash that injured his 9-year-old son about 9 p.m. Wednesday, State Park Police said.
Authorities said John Perry, 45, was thrown from the snowmobile after helping his son operate it. The boy, lost control of the vehicle, which accelerated across a field, through some small trees and brush and into an embankment before he also was thrown.
The boy was flown by Mercy Flight to Women & Children's Hospital, Buffalo, for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.
Suspect in abuse case surrenders to police
Frank Flowers, 50, who was being sought by Buffalo police, turned himself into authorities Thursday night.
Sex Offense Squad detectives charged him early this morning in connection with the predatory sexual abuse of a child. He is expected to be arraigned in Buffalo City Court.
Buffalo police had asked the public's help Thursday in locating Flowers for questioning.
Plea deal in DWI crash has promise of prison
LOCKPORT -- A drunken driver who seriously injured herself in an Aug. 14 Lewiston crash needs to prepare for prison, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza warned in accepting a plea deal Friday.
Renee L. Harris, 40, of South Hewitt Drive, Lewiston, admitted to a felony driving while intoxicated charge for her arrest June 24 in the Town of Niagara, where police measured her blood-alcohol content at .26 percent.
But Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said he could have added another felony DWI charge for the Aug. 14 crash, which left Harris with a shattered pelvis and right hip, and a finger broken in four places.
Sperrazza said, "Getting one felony for two DWIs is a gift, and the likelihood of a state prison sentence is very high." She will be sentenced April 1.
Suspect in theft of ATVs enters not-guilty plea
LOCKPORT -- One of three Buffalo 17-year-olds accused of stealing four all-terrain vehicles in Wheatfield June 22 was arraigned Friday in Niagara County Court.
Michael A. Frears of Barton Street pleaded not guilty to four counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree grand larceny and single counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny.
Facing the same charges are Edwin Colon and Daniel Lopez, both of Miami Street, who were arraigned earlier this week and pleaded not guilty.
Assistant District Attorney Charles F. Pitarresi said the ATVs were taken in the early morning hours from garages and sheds along Walmore Road, and all were recovered.
Probation ordered for two in break-in
LOCKPORT -- Men from Amherst and Buffalo, who had pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary in connection with a North Tonawanda home break-in, were placed on five years' probation Thursday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.
William A. Notaro, 23, of North Forest Road, Amherst, and Abdulsemed A. Bouh Jr., 22, of Voorhees Avenue, Buffalo, each avoided jail time. Notaro must serve 30 days in the Niagara County work program.
Awaiting sentencing on the same charge are two North Tonawanda men: Notaro's cousin, Daniel Notaro Jr., 21, of Second Avenue, and Daniel G. Breloff, 19, of Niagara Street.
Bouh drove the three to and from the burglary on Schenck Street in North Tonawanda May 22. Police stopped the vehicle in the City of Tonawanda and arrested the occupants.