LITTLE VALLEY – Two brothers from Olean received prison terms this week from Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald Ploetz for unrelated criminal convictions.
Joshua P. Tyler, 27, was ordered by Ploetz, who succeeded recently retired Judge Larry M. Himelein, to serve a combined prison term of two to six years for his third-degree burglary conviction. Tyler broke into a Hinsdale home Nov. 23, 2011. He also was convicted of attempted assault after he was accused of trying to injure an Olean police officer while resisting arrest for additional criminal activity last Feb. 9, prosecutors said.
Paul E. Tyler Jr, 26, Tyler’s brother, was sentenced to a combined prison term of up to four years based on his conviction of attempted burglary, involving an incident in Olean in June 2011, and reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and reckless driving, following a high-speed chase March 29 from Olean into Kane, Pa., District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said. Tyler was clocked at speeds of up to 75 mph as he drove out of Olean that day.
According to Rieman, in other cases this week:
• Breion M. Cooper, 27, of Cheektowaga, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with criminal obstruction of breathing for an alleged incident in Olean last July 15.
• Richard P. Hirliman, 41, of Allegany, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, fined $2,000, ordered to wear an ignition interlock for six months and given five years’ probation for driving drunk in Olean on June 25, 2011.
• Christopher L. Booker, 34, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence. He was granted a one-year conditional discharge and fined $500 in connection with an incident last March 29 in Olean.
• James E. Allshouse, 44, currently in the County Jail, was sentencing to five years’ probation and ordered to perform in a county weekend work program for four months on his aggravated driving while intoxicated conviction. He was driving drunk with a child passenger in Perrysburg on Nov. 25, 2011. Allshouse’s driver’s license also was revoked for six months, and he was ordered to use an ignition interlock device for his first six months back on the road.
• Demetrious Mack, 27, of Franklinville, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance for a cocaine deal in Olean last Feb. 8.
• William D. Perkins, 22, of Olean, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling painkillers in Olean on Sept. 11.
• Michael D. Lyons Jr., 29, of Olean, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated DWI for having a blood-alcohol reading of 0.20 percent when stopped in the Town of Allegany last March 16.
• Robin S. Wicker, 47, of Chafee, pleaded guilty to a felony DWI count, which followed her arrest in the Town of Yorkshire on Dec. 16.
• William E. Bailey, 30, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment accusing him of falsifying business records, petit larceny and conspiracy. He is accused of stealing property and entering false records at a Village of Allegany business last July 27.