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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

DUNKIRK — Daniel M. Strong Jr., 22, of Dunkirk was arrested Tuesday for fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property — a felony and petit larceny.

Deputies had received a complaint in October of a crime that was committed at 3901 Vineyard Drive.

After an investigation it was discovered that on Oct. 25, Strong was reportedly in possession of a stolen debit card and that he had used the card to purchase items from Home Depot.

On Nov., 10 an arrest warrant was signed, and on Tuesday, Strong was located, taken into custody, arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $2,000 cash/$4,000 property.

≤ SHERIDAN — On Saturday morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies allegedly observed a vehicle driven by Raymond C Orser, 27, of Sheridan, fail to dim the headlights to oncoming traffic on Rote 20. After pulling over the vehicle, it was determined that Orser was in possession of a quantity of marijuana and charged with unlawful possession and failure to dim headlights.

Orser will answer the charges in Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

≤ RIPLEY — On Sunday at approximately 9 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash. Deputies identified the driver as Samantha H. Martin, 19, of North East, Pa.

Investigation determined that Martin was reportedly driving while intoxicated. She will answer the charges of DWI, unlicensed operator and failure to stop at stop sign in Ripley Town Court at a later date.

≤ POMFRET — On Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly fail to stop at a red light. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Dianne M. Burgess, 45, of Dunkirk.

After investigation, Burgess was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and passed red signal.

Burgess will answer the charges in Pomfret Town Court at a later date.

≤ ELLINGTON — Deputies responded to West Main Street on Sunday for a reported altercation. After further investigation, a 17-year-old woman was arrested for third-degree assault and trespassing.

The teenager will appear in Ellington Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.