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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ BROCTON — Brianna C. Skuggens, 26, of Gerry was charged Nov. 24 with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone following a vehicle stop around 10:40 p.m. on Lake Avenue in Brocton. It was found Skuggens was driving with a suspended license. She was issued tickets for Portland Town Court.

¯ Shannon Jusko, 37, of Brocton was charged Dec. 2 with ability impaired by drugs and felony aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law following an incident on Lake Shore Drive West in the city of Dunkirk. Deputies were called to a business to check on the well-being of a female subject around 7 p.m. The subject in question had left the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The vehicle was located and the driver was identified as Jusko, who was further found to be under the influence of drugs with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, making the charge a felony. She was taken into custody, arraigned in Dunkirk City Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

¯ IRVING — John L. McLaughlin Jr., 47, of Irving was charged Dec. 3 with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following a report of a disorderly person on Main Road in Irving. Deputies arrived on the scene around 11:30 p.m., spoke to McLaughlin and during the investigation attempted to take him into custody. He was arraigned in Sheridan Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail. He will appear in Hanover Town Court to answer to charges at a later date.

¯ KIANTONE — Around 7:53 a.m., a house fire was reported at 1742 Foote Ave. Ext. in the town of Kiantone. Kiantone, Jamestown, Frewsburg, and Busti Fire Departments responded. The fire was quickly stopped limiting the amount of fire damage. The home was being heated by the use of a wood burning stove which vented into a chimney. An investigation revealed that a creosote fire occurred in the chimney and began to spread to the wall the chimney was contained in. There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire.