Area Police

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

Chase M. Miller, 23, of Kennedy was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing, speed in zone (130 in a 65), speed in zone (75 in a 55), reckless driving, and driving out of class on Tuesday after an incident in the town of Coldspring earlier in the day.

Patrols had observed Miller allegedly traveling 70 in a 55 mph zone and, when they attempted to stop him, Miller accelerated and refused to stop. At that time, Miller reportedly accelerated to approximately 130 mph in a 65 mph zone in an attempt to evade patrol, and the pursuit was terminated due to the high speed.

The defendant was located at his residence a short time later and taken into custody. He is due back in Coldspring Town Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Westfield Police Department

Donald A. Baker, 58, of Westfield was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Thursday.

At about 1 a.m., patrols observed a suspicious vehicle parked near the railroad tracks on English Street in the village of Westfield. Upon further investigation, Baker allegedly possessed one marijuana joint.

Baker was issued an appearance ticket, and is to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date to answer to the charge.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ NORTH HARMONY — Dawn L. Wick, 50, of Lakewood, was charged with speeding, failed to keep right, driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. On Friday at 5:41 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 394 after observing violations. The operator was identified as Wick. Police, allegedly, found Wick was driving while intoxicated. Wick was arraigned on the charges and sent to Chautauqua County Jail with bail set at $2,000.

¯ MAYVILLE — James D. Mawhir, 27, of East Chautauqua Street in Mayville, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument on Saturday at 8:56 a.m. Sheriffs responded to a report of a suspicious male walking around a residence at Water Street. The male, Mawhir, didn’t have permission to be in the residence. Mawhir was taken into custody and arraigned at Chautauqua County Court and went to Chautauqua County Jail with bail set at $1,000.

¯ NORTH HARMONY — Nathan T. Stow, 19, of Eggleston Hill Road in Sherman, was charged with speed not reasonable and prudent, fail to keep right, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se on Saturday at 2:05 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of a personal injury accident on Eggleston Hill Road. Upon investigation, the driver was identified as Stow. Stow was transported by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries and will appear in North Harmony Town Court at a later date.

¯ MAYVILLE — Julie Messinger, 35, of Ashville was charged with petit larceny on Monday.

Messinger was served an appearance ticket, the charge for which stems from an incident that occurred on April 25 in the village of Mayville. Messinger will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

New York State Police

¯ JAMESTOWN — Daniel Magnuson, 51, of Bemus Point was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs on May 12.

Magnuson was pulled over on Fluvanna Avenue in Jamestown for a traffic violation and placed under arrest after reportedly failing several standard field sobriety tests. After a blood specimen was secured from Magnuson at WCA Hospital, Magnuson was processed at State Police Jamestown, issued tickets returnable to Ellicott Town Court, and released.

¯ Mark Young, 29, of Jamestown, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance — both felonies.

It was discovered Young was wanted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff Department during a commercial vehicle checkpoint in Ashville, and he was taken into custody. Young was transported to Jamestown City Court, where he was arraigned and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

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