Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ KIANTONE — John T. Fort, 31, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Sunday and charged with felony driving while intoxicated. At about 10 p.m., deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint, and located a vehicle stuck in a front yard of a residence. Deputies identified the operator as Fort, and following an investigation, Fort was allegedly found to be intoxicated. He had a previous DWI conviction within the last 10 years, making this arrest a felony. He was arraigned in Busti Town Court and taken to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

¯ Robbie S. Wells, 42, of Dunkirk, was taken into custody Sunday at about 2:30 a.m. and charged with several offenses. According to reports, deputies observed Wells’ vehicle make a wide left turn onto Route 60 from Route 20 in the town of Pomfret, at which time the vehicle hopped the curb and almost entered the Country Fair parking lot. Upon stopped Wells’s vehicle and conducting an investigation, it is alleged that Wells was found to be intoxicated. His charges include driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, moving from lane unsafely and driving across hazard markings. He will answer these in Pomfret Town Court.

¯ SHERIDAN — Peter C. Wykstra, 54, of Hanover, was taken into custody Saturday at about 11 p.m. Allegedly, deputies had observed Wykstra’s vehicle speeding on South Roberts Road, turning onto Whitaker Road. When Wykstra was stopped and deputies investigated, Wykstra was found to be intoxicated, reports say. His charges include driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failure to comply with a police officer, speed in zone, speed over 55 miles per hour and failure to stop at a stop sign. He will answer for these in Sheridan Town Court.

¯ Kimberly S. Jewell, 44, of Fredonia, was taken into custody Saturday shortly after 2 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and unsafe turn without a signal. Allegedly, Jewell had failed to signal a turn on Porter Road in the town of Pomfret, and when deputies stopped her vehicle to investigate, she was found to be intoxicated. She will answer for her actions in Pomfret Town Court.

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

¯ NORTH COLLINS — Michael Renowden, 27, of Collins, was taken into custody Friday and charged with driving while intoxicated, moving unsafely from a lane and failure to produce an insurance card. Allegedly, he was found to be intoxicated by deputies after they found his vehicle in a ditch along Quaker Road; a strong odor of alcohol was detected, prompting standard field sobriety tests. Renowden was issued tickets and later, released.

¯ BRANT — Destinee Loyd, 29, of Buffalo, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle without a license and an equipment violation. Her vehicle had been stopped by deputies on Old Lakeshore Road for traffic infractions. Loyd was released with tickets.

¯ IRVING — Karrigan Jimerson, 20, of Brant; and Mark Swantek, 23, of Brant; and Keith Renaldo, 33, of Angola, were issued appearance tickets Monday after deputies investigated a vehicle rollover on Versailles Plank Road on the Seneca Nation of Indians. Allegedly, two ounces of marijuana were discovered in the vehicle. Each subject was charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

Cattaraugus County Court

≤ Michael J. Smith, 45, of Gowanda, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about Nov. 2, 2015, in the town of Persia, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully attempted to possess a controlled substance. Sentencing is scheduled for March 12, 2018.

≤ Reginald Irion, 59, of Gowanda, was sentenced to five years probation for his conviction to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony. The incident occurred on or about Nov. 11, 2015, in the town of Persia, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully sold a narcotic drug.

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