Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ GERRY — Jessica L. Zenns, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with several offenses Thursday at about 5:20 p.m.

According to reports, deputies stopped her vehicle on Route 60 for moving from the lane unsafely. Further investigation allegedly revealed that Zenns was driving under the influence of drugs. It is further alleged that Zenns was in possession of a controlled substance and a hypodermic instrument. A records check showed that her driving privileges were revoked in New York state, as well. Zenns was charged with moving from lane unsafely, first-degree unlicensed operation, driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Zenns was issued appearance tickets and will answer her charges in Gerry Town Court.

New York State Police

¯ BRANT — Eric J. Barreno, 23, of Irving, was taken into custody Sunday at about 3:30 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer and multiple traffic violations.

According to reports, troopers stopped Barreno’s vehicle on Milestrip Road for failure to dim high beams. Troopers attempted to interview Barreno, who sped off when troopers asked for a driver’s license. Barreno continued down Milestrip Road before turning into a field, getting stuck in the mud there. Not willing to give up yet, Barreno attempted to flee on foot, but troopers were faster, and Barreno was caught. He was transported to the Collins barracks for processing, where, determined to stay his course, he refused all sobriety tests and a breath sample. He was arraigned in Brant Town Court and taken to Erie County Jail with bail set at $2,000 cash or $4,000 property bond.

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