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Recent local arrests from the Springville area

Boston man admits to marijuana use
New York State Trooper Christopher Sullivan responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana’s emanating from an apartment on Boston State Road in the town of Boston, on April 27 at 2 p.m.

Sullivan located the origin of the odor and interviewed the apartment’s resident, Michael Carpentieri, 20, of Boston. The subject admitted that he had been smoking marijuana and voluntarily gave the police a plastic bag that contained almost 4 ounces of the substance.

Troopers observed numerous, used marijuana-smoking devices in view, as well as another plastic bag, containing more marijuana, at the apartment.

The subject’s roommate, Sean Fairl, 22, was contacted and responded to the Boston State Police Station.

Carpentieri was charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. Fairl was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Both men were given appearance tickets to appear in the town of Boston Court, at a later date.

Man found with heroin and suspected cocaine

While on patrol in Boston on April 6 at 6:10 p.m., State Trooper Paul Reilly observed Keith Kaczmarski’s operating a black Chevy Cobalt, headed southbound, on Boston State Road.

Reilly stopped the vehicle, driven by Kaczmarski, and was informed, by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, that the driver’s license was suspended.

Reilly said that, during his interview with the subject, he became aware of a “strong smell of marijuana” coming from the vehicle.

The officer requested that K9 Trooper Sean Pierce and drug dog Dobber respond, for a K9 search of the vehicle.

Peirce and Dobber searched the vehicle and the K9 checked the rear driver’s seat, where a piece of cotton, with heroin, was located. A clear straw, containing white powder, which the officers said they suspected to be crack cocaine, was also located.

Further investigation revealed that Kaczmarski was wanted by the village of Hamburg police, on an arrest warrant.

The subject was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was issued appearance tickets to the town of Boston Court and was turned over to Officer William Travis of the village of Hamburg Police Department.

Trooper arrests driver for DWI
Trooper Matthew Michalski from the New York state troopers’ Boston station investigated a one-car, personal injury accident on Boston State Road in Boston on April 18 at 10 p.m.

Michalski’s investigation of the accident revealed that the operator and sole occupant was driving southbound on Boston State Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the east shoulder of the roadway and into a ditch.

The vehicle continued off the roadway, going through a wooden fence and becoming airborne. It then overturned, coming to rest on its side.

The operator was identified as Stephen Rieske, 28, of Springville.

Following an investigation and interview with the driver, Michalski said that Rieske exhibited signs of intoxication.

The subject was transported to the Erie County Medical Center, with lacerations to his head.

Rieske was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He voluntarily submitted a blood sample for blood alcohol concentration evaluation, while at the hospital.

The subject was issued traffic tickets for DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to use designated lane and no seat belt. He was scheduled to appear in the town of Concord Court, at a later date.

Java man arrested in Yorkshire
New York State Trooper Paul Landwehr arrested Lynworth Stafford, 71, of North Java, for driving while intoxicated, following an April 21 collision that occurred in Yorkshire.

Stafford was driving west on Route 39, when he entered the intersection with Route 16, in violation of the red light.

The subject, who was driving alone, struck a vehicle that was driving south on Route 16. This automobile was occupied by two adults and two children. There were no injuries.

Stafford was processed and found to have a .15 percent blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets for DWI, passing a red light and improper turn.

The subject will face the charges in the town of Yorkshire Court, at a later date.

Springville man arrested for DWIErie County Sheriff Timothy Howard reported the arrest of a Springville man, for felony driving while intoxicated, on April 13 at 9:17 p.m.  
Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Hanna stopped a vehicle, operated by Nicaiah Ausman, 26, after observing that the car was not using its headlights. The vehicle went through a stop sign and failed to stay on the right side of the road.  
Upon further investigation, Hanna determined that Ausman was intoxicated. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Erie County Sheriff’s Springville substation, for processing. He refused to submit to a chemical breath test. 
It was discovered that Ausman had been convicted of driving while intoxicated, in July 2009. Due to Ausman’s prior conviction, the subject was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation, as well as other vehicle and traffic infractions. Ausman was also found to be in possession of an illegal weapon and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.  
Ausman was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, pending arraignment in the village of Springville Court, at a later date.
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