A 23-year-old Salamanca man has been ordered by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz in Little Valley to serve a one-year term in the Cattaraugus County Jail and pay $659.80 to the Seneca Nation Marshal Service for the uninsured portion of the damage he caused to a Marshals Service SUV that he allegedly stole last May 23 in Great Valley.
Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said Kevin M. Beaver was convicted Jan. 9 on charges of grand larceny, criminal mischief and possession of stolen property in a brief jury trial.
Pettit Rieman and First Assistant District Attorney Amber Kerling said Beaver stole the vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. that day as a marshal was checking on a crime report. He later abandoned the vehicle in a Town of Red House gravel pit with almost $3,000 damage, officials said. The two prosecutors credited the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Nation Marshals Office for the investigation that led to the conviction.
Also on Monday:
• Bradley E.D. Gabel, 28, of Gowanda, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with second-degree assault for a Town of Little Valley mugging last Sept. 6. He was remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail pending further court proceedings.
• Brenda L. Anderson, 38, of Salamanca, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated for her arrest in the City of Salamanca last Sept. 20 when, according to police reports, she had a blood alcohol level of 0.28 percent. She faces sentencing May 19.
• Tina L. Wagoner, 50, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve up to one year in the Cattaraugus County Jail and pay a mobile home park $1,650 restitution for the damage she caused in a brief arson fire in her Salamanca mobile home on Nov. 8, 2012. She pleaded guilty to a felony count of fourth-degree arson.
• Misty M. David 25, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child during an Olean incident last Aug. 15. Police seized two firearms from him during the incident.
• Tracy A. Wadsworth, 28, of Kennedy, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with multiple counts of burglary in the third degree and grand larceny for two break-ins in the Town of Cold Spring last June in which over $3,000 in goods were stolen. He was remanded pending further court proceedings
• Jay T. White Jr., 53, of Gowanda, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of driving while intoxicated for his arrest in the Town of Persia last Sept. 1. Pettit Rieman said White had a blood alcohol reading that day of 0.20 percent.
• James C. Covert Jr., 23, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of driving while intoxicated and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle for his arrest in the Town of Allegany last Aug. 24. Pettit Rieman said he had a blood alcohol reading that day of 0.14 percent
• Leanne J. Heintz, 31, of Franklinville, was ordered to begin serving four months of weekends in the Cattaraugus County Jail this weekend on her felony driving while intoxicated conviction for an incident in the Town of Farmersville last May 29. Ploetz also placed her on probation for the next five years, revoked her driver’s license and ordered her to use an ignition interlock device in any vehicle she drives for the first five years when she is driving again.
• Jacob W. Bishop, 18, of Salamanca, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary in the third degree and petit larceny for stealing property during a break-in in that city last Aug. 17. He faces sentencing May 19.
• Corey T. Short, 23, of Falconer, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and a reduced charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance for his arrest in the City of Salamanca last June 27 when police reportedly found illicit drugs in his vehicle. He faces sentencing June 23.