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Man charged with having illegal weapons, drugs

CHAUTAUQUA — A Sherman man is accused of having illegal weapons and marijuana in his vehicle.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday around 1 p.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle on Route 394 in the town of Chautauqua for a traffic violation. After further investigation, it was discovered the operator of the vehicle, Anthony J. Crouch, 34, of Park Street, allegedly had in his possession an unregistered pistol, an illegal gravity knife and a small amount of marijuana. Deputies also allege Crouch’s license was suspended.

Crouch was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and no inspection.

He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000 cash/$20,000 property bail.

State to hold DWI enforcement

crackdown

Chautauqua County police agencies will participate in the upcoming New York State STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown, a statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving.

The crackdown will take place during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17 through March 19. The Chautauqua County Sheriff, municipal law enforcement agencies and New York State Police will vigorously enforce laws related to driving while impaired. They will work together to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths, with special emphasis on driving while impaired by either alcohol or drugs.

“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the highway with them.”

These events are funded by a 2016-2017 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and is part of a national crackdown effort. Future crackdowns will take place around such holidays as Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

The Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program is funded by drinking and driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers.

Westfield Police Department

Gary A. Warren III, 24, of Westfield was charged Sunday with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, possession of a controlled substance outside of the original container, unlawful possession of marijuana and no/inadequate exhaust/muffler.

At 12:28 a.m., Westfield Police stopped a vehicle on Academy Street in the village for an alleged equipment violation. The operator was identified as Warren, who was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant issued by Westfield Village Court for two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of a controlled substance outside of the original container.

During the arrest, Warren III was allegedly found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, and was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Warren was arraigned on the warrant and was released on his own recognizance to appear in Westfield Village Court on a later date and time to answer the charges.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

GOWANDA – Jeffery M. Royce, 39, of Gowanda was charged with sex offender failure to report a change of address/status within a 10-day period on Feb. 24.

At 5:15 p.m., patrol located Royce at his residence in the village of Gowanda. He was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant out of Persia Town Court for failing to register within 10 days of an address change. He was taken to Persia Town Court for arraignment and is due back at a later date.

Dunkirk Police Department

¯ Leroy Gilbert, 20, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday.

¯ Damian Young, 28, of Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no interlock device, unlicensed operation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Saturday.

¯ William Green, 51, of Dunkirk, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree obstruction and resisting arrest on Saturday.

¯ Joseph A. Rosario, 29, of Dunkirk, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia on Saturday.

¯ Jermaine L. Fann, 31, of Dunkirk, was charged with open container in a motor vehicle on Saturday.

¯ Ronald A. Fish II, 19, of Jamestown, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol on Friday.

¯ Michael J. Borst, 31, of Brocton, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and failure to use a turn signal on Wednesday.

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