Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
Olean man arrested in connection with area thefts, drug possession
On July 29, 2021, SP Olean and Machias Troopers arrested Derek W. Lockwood, 31, of Olean, NY for two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Providing a False Written Statement, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
Troopers observed Lockwood operating a stolen vehicle in the village of Portville and determined it to have been stolen from a residence in the town of Alma. Lockwood was also determined to have been in possession of property stolen from a residence in the town of Farmersville. During the arrest, Troopers discovered Lockwood to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Lockwood was arrested and arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court, where he was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail without bail. He is due to appear in Portville Village Court and Olean City Court later this month.