Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ Jorge D. Rivera Jr., 45, of Dunkirk allegedly failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Social services that someone he was receiving SNAP/food stamp benefits for had income. This unreported income through May 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, allegedly allowed for Rivera to receive $3,999 in unentitled benefits. Rivera has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, misuse of food stamps and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Rivera is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Victor Martinez, 44, of Brocton, was arrested Thursday for allegedly violating the Sex Offender Registration Act. The arrest stems from an investigation that started in December of 2017. Martinez is a registered level 3 sex offender and allegedly failed to comply with the terms of the sex offender registry. Martinez was arraigned in the Chautauqua Town Court and was committed to the Chautauqua County jail on $15,000.00 bail or $30,000.00 property bond.

¯ RIPLEY — Dylan M. Murphy, 20, of Ripley, was charged Friday after sheriff’s observed him at a residence on South State Street. Murphy was known to have two felony warrants for burglary and assault along with two misdemeanor warrants for criminal mischief and petit larceny. Murphy attempted to evade arrest by running from the residence. During a foot chase, Murphy was tased, arrested and additionally charged with resisting arrest. Murphy was held without bail on charges that include resisting arrest, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, criminal and petit larceny.

Westfield Police Office

WESTFIELD — After being pulled over Wednesday evening for driving down the center lane of East Main street, officers found that Dawn M. Swoger, 52, of Westfield, had a blood alcohol content almost double the legal limit at .15. Swoger was charged with driving with .08 of 1% more of alcohol, DWI, driving in center lane and moved from lane unsafely. She will appear in Westfield Village court at a later date.

WESTFIELD — Keyaon L Eichelberger, 19, of Westfield was arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail Thursday on a warrant that had been issued due to Eichelberger failure to pay fines for a number of charges. Officers were conducting the warrant check after they observed Eichelberger get into a parked vehicle on East Main Street. While placing Eichelberger under arrest, the driver of the vehicle, Chance A. Stoddard, 20, of Westfield, turned over a small amount of marijuana. Stoddard was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and is to appear in court at a later date. Eichelberger’s bail is set at $300. The fines he had failed to pay were for the following charges: obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to comply.