Area police

Westfield Police Department

¯ Mathew T. Sturges, 38, of Corry, PA, was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating an uninspected motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Westfield Police stopped a vehicle on Chestnut Street in the village of Westfield for allegedly operating a unregistered motor vehicle. During the stop, police also noticed that the vehicle was allegedly uninspected and uninsured.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Sturges. A New York State DMV check of Sturges’ license revealed that he was reportedly operating with a suspended license in NYS. Upon search of the vehicle, police state they located a small quantity of marijuana.

Sturges was charged and released to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date and time to answer to the charges.

¯ Nathan A. Abers, 44, of Jamestown was charged with open container of alcohol on Saturday.

At approximately 1 a.m., Westfield Police checked a suspicious male walking through closed business parking lots in the village of Westfield. Upon speaking with the subject, identified as Abers, it is alleged that Abers was in possession of an open container of alcohol. Abers was charged and released to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date and time to answer to the charges.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

¯ GREENHURST — Donald R. Paulson, 25, of Greenhurst, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief on Thursday.

At around 3 a.m., Paulson was found to have allegedly caused approximately $2,000 worth of damage to a residence on Pine Street in Greenhurst. A warrant was obtained for Paulson, and he was located later in the evening. Paulson was arraigned before Judge Ferarra in Ellery Town Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail on $2,500 bail.

¯ CASSADAGA — Shawn A. Cavender, 47, of Cassadaga was charged with aggravated family offense and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday.

At approximately 7 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a disorderly person on Smith Road in Cassadaga. After an investigation, it was found that Cavender allegedly damaged the property of another individual. Cavender was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, and was subsequently charged with aggravated family offense due to previous convictions. Cavender was arraigned in Arkwright Town Court and was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

New York State Police

¯ Devon M. Ford, 18 of Bennington, and Seth Z. Pionessa, 17 of Attica, were charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief on Saturday.

Troopers responded to a 911 call of trespassers at the JN Adam Complex on Peck Hill Road in Perrysburg. Responding Troopers could hear subjects inside the building breaking glass and damaging the building. Two subjects fled the building and were subsequently apprehended by the Troopers.

Pionessa and Ford were charged with burglary and criminal mischief for allegedly smashing windows and a door inside the facility. Pionessa was also found to be in possession of marijuana, and was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Both men were arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.