Gowanda Police log for July 15
According to authorities, Gabel allegedly approached a male walking on Buffalo Street, physically grabbed him, refused to release him and demanded his money. He then allegedly threatened to shoot the victim, saying he had a gun, and also threatened to stab him with a knife if he refused to give Gabel his money.
The victim struggled and managed to break free to call Police.
Gabel, who allegedly began fighting with Patrol after he was located, is due in Collins Town Court.
• Denise A. General, 43, of Bicentennial, Ohweken, Ontario, was charged July 8 with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation after being stopped on Aldrich Street for speeding.
According to authorities, a DMV check revealed that General’s privilege of driving in New York State was suspended on Nov. 12, 2009 for failure to pay a traffic violation fine in the Village of Leroy.
General is due in Collins Town Court.
• Seneca Mohawk, 35, of Bush Road, Gowanda, was charged July 6 with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing after Patrol responded to a Chestnut Street address for a domestic incident.
According to authorities, Patrol was notified that Mohawk had become involved in an argument with a female acquaintance, which escalated, turning physical, with Mohawk allegedly attacking the female, throwing her to the floor, choking her and punching her repeatedly in the head.
Mohawk was arraigned in Persia Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
• Brandon J. Brooks, 17, of Route 438, Gowanda, was charged July 4 with trespassing after Patrol responded to a report of an unwanted person at a Buffalo Street address.
According to authorities, Patrol was informed that Brooks allegedly entered the residence without permission and then refused to leave when asked to do so.
Brooks is due in Collins Town Court.
• Edgar A. Lewis, 18, of Four Mile Level Road, Gowanda, was charged July 3 with unlawful possession of marijuana after, Police say, he was seen in the rear of a village business parking lot, acting in a suspicious manner.
According to authorities, as Patrol approached Lewis to investigate, he allegedly dropped a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana.
Lewis is due in Collins Town Court.
• Meghan Yahner, 20, of Orchard Road, Grand Island, was charged June 30 with unlawful possession of marijuana after Patrol responded to a village business’s report of a suspicious vehicle in their parking lot.
According to authorities, Yahner was found with a jar containing marijuana and two pipes containing marijuana.
Yahner is due in Collins Town Court.
• Justin Paulazzo, 23, of North Forest Road, Williamsville, was charged June 30 with unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with the above incident.
According to authorities, Paulazzo was a passenger in Yahner’s vehicle, and was found with a pipe containing marijuana.
Paulazzo is due in Collins Town Court.
• James A. Wheat, 23, of Buffalo Street, Gowanda, was charged June 28 with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and attempting to conceal evidence after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped on Buffalo Street for a traffic infraction.
According to authorities, Wheat allegedly threw an unknown item out the passenger side window into some grass. The Erie County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit responded to assist Patrol with the traffic stop.
The area was searched and the object thrown was a baggie allegedly containing cocaine.
Wheat was arraigned in Collins Town Court and remanded to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,500 bail.
• Kenneth F. Renaldo, 24, of Buffalo Street, Gowanda, was arrested June 28 and charged with violating his parole.
According to authorities, Patrol was asked to assist New York State Parole Officers with the arrest.
Renaldo is awaiting a hearing regarding his status for violating parole.
• David M. Monat, 20, of Buffalo Street, Gowanda, was arrested June 22 on a warrant issued by Fredonia Police, charging him with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing, stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Fredonia.
Monat was turned over to Fredonia Police.