Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ ELLICOTT — Michael G. Newman, 36, of Celoron, was charged with felony driving while intoxication (with a previous conviction within the past 10 years), felony aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to comply with a police officer, operating without ignition interlock device, reckless driving, refusal of prescreen breath test and various other traffic violations. On Saturday at 12:03 a.m., deputies reportedly observed a vehicle make several traffic violations in the city of Jamestown. The vehicle supposedly did not stop when deputies tried to stop him and a pursuit took place. The vehicle crashed in the town of Ellicott. Newman, the alleged driver, was arrested and charged. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.

¯ Ashley Ayers, 22, of Dunkirk, was charged with first-degree identity theft, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree unlawful possession of personal identification information on Saturday. Ayers was arrested after an ongoing investigation from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies allege that Ayers unlawfully obtained a debit card number belonging to another person. Ayers then reportedly made 75 fraudulent charges totalling $3,400 over several months. Ayers was arrested on a warrant and charged in Dunkirk Town Court. Ayers was transported to Chautauqua County Jail after arraignment and bail was set at $15,000 or $30,000 property bond.

¯ SILVER CREEK — The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist the Silver Creek Fire Department with a garage fire on Friday at 2:58 p.m. The investigation was determined that the fire was started after a child was playing with fire. No injuries or charges will be filed.

¯ CHARLOTTE — Roger Reeves, 74, of Ashville, was reportedly involved in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday at about 3:30 on Route 60. According to police records, deputies responded to the location and found that Reeves had driven off the roadway to avoid hitting an animal. Reeves was transported to a medical facility by Gerry Fire Department for non-life-threatening injuries. Sinclairville Fire Department also responded. No charges were filed.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

¯ RANDOLPH — Debra S. Schrader, 50, of Lephmill Road, Cattaraugus, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny on Thursday at 3:50 p.m. Schrader allegedly used a credit card that was not authorized for her on multiple dates since March 27 that amounted to $1,440.73. Schrader was arraigned in Coldspring Town Court and released, where she will appear in Randolph Town Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police

¯ Robert M. Grubbs, 41, of Chestnut Street, was arrested on a warrant on March 23 at 8 p.m. Patrol responded to a report of a disturbance on 138 Chestnut St. Patrol encountered Grubbs while investigating this complaint. A computer check revealed there was supposedly an active warrant for a burglary in Chautauqua County. Grubbs was arrested and turned over to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department for processing.

¯ Ismar F. Sevillano, 27, of Commercial Street, was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree menacing and child endangerment on March 29. Patrol responded to a report of a disturbance. Patrol was then informed that Sevillano was involved in a verbal altercation with a 15-year-old juvenile. Sevillano began threatening the juvenile then displaying a machete and again, threatening the juvenile, allegedly. The juvenile was previously notified that he was not allowed on the premises. Sevillano was arraigned in Persia Town Court and released to appear in the court at a later date. The juvenile was arrested for trespassing and was issued a ticket to appear in Cattaraugus County Family Court at a later date.

¯ Ryan D. Pisa, 38, of Commercial Street, was arrested on a warrant on April 4 at 2:30 p.m. Gowanda Police previously arrested Pisa for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance when he was found with methamphetamine. Pisa, allegedly, failed to appear in court and a warrant went out from Collins Town Court. Patrol located Pisa on April 4 and arrested him. He was remanded to Erie County Holding Center with bail set at $1,500.

¯ Christopher M. Law, 22, of Slate Creek Drive, Cheektowaga, was charged with speed in zone and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on April 9 at 1:28 p.m. Reportedly, patrol stopped Law’s vehicle for speeding, going 50 mph in a 30. During the stop, the computer check, reportedly, revealed that Law’s license was suspended on March 26 for his failure to pay a traffic fine in Elma Town Court. He was arrested and released to appear in Persia Town Court at a later date.

¯ Two victims, on back-to-back days, overdosed on heroin and received NARCAN with the assistance by Gowanda Police. A 54-year-old female was unconscious and not breathing after the overdose on April 1 at 6:05 a.m. Patrol arrived and was informed that a family member administered one dose of NARCAN. After receiving it, the subject became conscious and responsive.

The other victim was a male who was unconscious and not breathing on March 31 at 8:33 a.m. Patrol arrived and administered a dose of NARCAN, after which, the subject became conscious and responsive.

Gowanda Ambulance Service arrived to both scenes and transported them to Lake Shore Hospital.

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