Deputies Arrest Several Drivers with Suspended Licenses

Modified: April 6, 2016 9:26am

03/16/2016

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made five arrests since yesterday for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and other charges.

March 15, 9:43 a.m.; Town of Brant – While patrolling Milestrip Road, Deputy Mosier observed a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed and initiated a traffic stop. During the Deputy’s investigation, it was discovered the operator, Chelse Wilcox, 31 of Hanover, had three active suspensions on her license.  Following her arrest, Deputy Mosier’s search of the vehicle and the defendant recovered numerous morphine and hydrocodone pills and a container of white powder.  Wilcox was charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle, speeding and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.  She was taken to the Erie County holding Center in lieu of $500 bail.

March 15, 5:56 p.m.; Town of Cheektowaga – Deputy Grabar was investigating a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Cleveland and Beach roads.  His investigation discovered that the operator had 5 active suspensions on her license.  Sarah Katrein, 34 of Farnham, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation and was released on tickets.

March 15, 8:42 p.m.; Town of Holland – Following a traffic stop on Route 16, Deputy Grabar discovered the operator had two active suspensions on his license.  Arrested was Salvatore Pelonero, 42 of Holland, for aggravated unlicensed operation and a vehicle and traffic violation.  The defendant was released on tickets.

March 15, 9:19 p.m.; Town of Elma – Peter Wolski, 22 of East Aurora, was stopped for speeding on Clinton Street by Deputy Szczepanski.  During the Deputy’s investigation, it was discovered that the operator’s license was suspended.  Wolski was arrested for unlicensed operation of a vehicle and issued a summons for speeding.

March 16, 12:23 p.m.; Town of Lancaster - During a traffic stop on Transit Road, the operator was found to have five active suspensions on his driver’s license. Subsequent to Deputy Richard’s investigation, Marco Gray, 36 of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.  The defendant was released on appearance tickets and his parole officer was notified