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Failure to stop causes pile up in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — One motorists’ failure to stop caused a three-car pile up in the village of Silver Creek Saturday evening.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports Ventura J. Gonzalez, 47, of Dunkirk failed to stop at the intersection of Central Avenue and Hanover Street around 6:30 p.m. Gonzalez struck another vehicle, which in turn was by struck another vehicle.

Investigation found Gonzalez had a suspended license and she was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

The report did not mention injuries. The Silver Creek Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ Julian E. Matte, 58, of Route 62, was charged with multiple vehicle violations during a traffic stop on Feb. 25. At 4:15 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on North Water Street that allegedly had an expired inspection sticker. During the stop, patrol found on the DMV computer check that Matte’s license was revoked on Sept. 16, 2013 for a driving while intoxicated conviction. The computer check revealed that Matte was mandated to operate a vehicle only when it was with an alcohol interlock system, if he was relicensed. There was no interlock on the vehicle he was driving. His charges included expired inspection sticker, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with no alcohol interlock system. He was released to appear in Persia Town Court at a later date.

¯ Sara L. Seastrum, 34, of Hazard Street, Jamestown, was charged with inadequate license plate light, obstructed rear vision and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Feb. 25. At 8:15 p.m., patrol stopped Seastrum for an allegedly inadequate license plate light and obstructed rear view vision. During the stop, a DMV computer check up revealed that Seastrum’s license was revoked on May 24, 2016 for a driving while intoxicated conviction and was suspended five other times from July 5, 2015 to Aug. 17, 2016 for her failure to appear in court for traffic violations, an insurance lapse and failure to pay driver’s responsibility. Seastrum was taken into custody and released to appear in Collins Town Court.

¯ Jordan S. Coulan, 22, of Confederacy Drive, Brant, was charged with criminal mischief on Feb. 26 at 9:45 p.m. Gowanda Police previously investigated an incident of criminal mischief on Bader Street. It supposedly revealed that Coulan had intentionally damaged small trees along the roadside. Patrol could not locate Coulan and put a warrant out for his arrest which was issued by Collins Town Court. On Feb. 26, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department encountered Coulan and turned him over to Gowanda Police. Coulan was arrested on the warrant. He was arraigned in Collins Town Court and released to appear at a later date.

¯ Jordan L. Acevedo, 22, of South Authority Road, Killbuck, was charged with child endangerment. Gowanda Police investigated an incident of highly intoxicated juveniles. During the investigation, the department found that Acevedo allegedly provided the alcohol. Acevedo could not be located and a warrant was issued by Collins Town Court. On Feb. 27, patrol was notified of his release from Chautauqua County Jail for an unrelated matter by the Salamanca Police Department and they turned him over to Gowanda Police. He was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $500 bail.

¯ George A. Kennedy, 27, of St. Johns Place, was arrested on a warrant. His warrant was out of Lackawanna City Court. Patrol located Kennedy and arrested him to turn him over to Lackawanna.

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