Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ BROCTON — On Thursday, Nov. 23 deputies stopped a vehicle that was allegedly speeding and committing lane violations on West Main St. The driver, Akwasi Owuso, 31, of Portland, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, speed in zone, move from lane unsafely and refusal of pre-screen breath test.

Owuso will answer his charges in Portland Town Court at a later date.

New York State Police

¯ ASHVILLE — Carl Brown, 28, of Ashville, was taken into custody on Nov. 25 as a fugitive from justice. New York State Police in Jamestown received information from Chautauqua County 911 that Brown was residing in Ashville and that he was wanted on a felony trespassing warrant out of Pennsylvania. Troopers responded to the address provided and took Brown into custody without incident. Brown was then processed at SP Jamestown, arraigned in the Busti Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Hector Rivera, 32, of Jamestown, was charged Nov. 25 with driving while intoxicated. Rivera was pulled over on South Main Street in Jamestown for an alleged traffic violation. After allegedly failing several standard field sobriety tests, Rivera was taken into custody. He was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .16. Rivera was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Jamestown City Court and released. Rivera is scheduled to appear in the court next month to answer the charge.

¯ JAMESTOWN — Devin Houghwot, 29, of Jamestown, was charged Nov. 24 with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Houghwot was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation committed on Buffalo Street in Jamestown. After failing several standard field sobriety tests, Houghwot was taken into custody. Houghwot was transported to SP Jamestown where he was evaluated by a State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of narcotics. Houghwot was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Jamestown City Court and released to appear court next month.

Westfield Police Department

¯ Victor C. Rivera, 63, of West Pearl St., Westfield, was charged Nov. 22 with possession of burglar tools, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and trespass. According to police, officers responded to an alleged burglary around 3:45 p.m. at the Clark Apartments on Route 20. The suspect, Rivera, fled the scene and headed west into the village. He was located in front parking lot of the Westfield Academy and Central School. From there, he allegedly continued to flee patrols on a bicycle. A short time later, he was again located in a grape field across from the school. Rivera was taken into custody, arraigned in Westfield Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.

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