Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

MINA — On Tuesday at approximately 11 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle property damage accident on 1-86.

After a brief investigation, it was found that the driver, Jamie A. Goodwill, 30, of Sinclairville, was in violation of a valid order of protection between himself and another occupant of the vehicle.

Goodwill was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He was released a short time later with an appearance ticket and will answer his charge in Mina Town Court at a later date.

CHARLOTTE — At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a single vehicle property damage accident on Thornton Road.

Upon arrival, deputies located a vehicle belonging to Philip A. Newton, 63, of Sinclairville.

Deputies determined that Newton had been impaired by drugs when he crashed his vehicle.

Newton was taken into custody and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, speed not reasonable and prudent, drove across hazard markings, failure to stop at stop sign and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Newton was released with tickets to appear in Charlotte Town Court at a later date.

RIPLEY — Deputies stopped driver Travis A. Rice, 25, of Fredonia on Wednesday at approximately 8:40 p.m. for a traffic infraction.

After a brief investigation it was found that Rice was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. Rice was taken into custody and deputies found a controlled substance in the vehicle.

Travis was arraigned in Ripley village court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail with the following charges: seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, uninspected motor vehicle, speed over 55 mph zone, unregistered motor vehicle and unlicensed operator.