Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ CHAUTAUQUA — At around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Patrol responded to a report of a single vehicle crash near 6398 Route 394 in the town of Chautauqua.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that Kevin J. Kelley, 54, of Westfield, was allegedly operating northbound when he left the roadway and came to rest in a field behind 6398 Route 394. A witness at the scene provided information that Kelley had been driving erratically prior to the crash. Following the investigation, it was believed that Kelley was operating under the influence of drugs and he was arrested for DWAI-drugs.

Kelley was also reportedly found to be in possession of a controlled narcotic medication without prescription.

He was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree as well as tickets for moving from lane unsafely and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Kelley was taken to the Sheriff’s Office in Mayville for additional processing. He was later released with a court date in January to answer to the charges. Kelley was not injured in the crash.

¯ HANOVER — Joyce N. Buddell, 69, of Arcade, was charged on Monday with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to keep right following a traffic stop at 6:05 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 39 in the town. Deputies stopped the vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested and charged Buddell. She will answer charges in Hanover Town Court.

¯ POLAND — Samantha J. Brown, 45, of Bemus Point, was charged for driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right and refusal of a pre-screen breath test following a traffic stop Dec. 2 at 1:11 a.m. Deputies observed a vehicle to be operating with no headlights and taillights and speeding on Route 62 in the town of Poland. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Brown. Following an investigation, deputies arrested and charged her with DWI, operating with no headlights or taillights, speed in zone, failure to keep right, suspended registration, no insurance and refusal to take a breath test. She will answer charges in Poland Town Court.

≤ SHERMAN — Deputies responded to a hit-and-run accident Monday at around 6 p.m. on West Main Street.

Deputies located the suspected vehicle on Edmund Street and later charged the driver, Diana Pope, 64, of Sherman with felony driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, moved from lane unsafely, parked on pavement and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Pope was arraigned in Sherman Town Court and released on her own recognizance.

≤ SHERMAN — During a follow-up investigation on Bement Road Wednesday morning, deputies were speaking with John Ferguson, 40, of Sherman, when it was found that he was in possession of a weapon.

Ferguson was issued an appearance ticket for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and will appear in court at a later date.

≤ HANOVER — After responding to a hit-and-run call on Versailles Road Tuesday morning, deputies located the vehicle involved and identified the driver as Lakota Crouse, 27, of Nedrow.

After a short investigation Crouse was alleged to be intoxicated and was subsequently taken into custody.

Crouse was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of property damage accident, unlicensed operator and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Crouse will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

≤ SHERIDAN — Deputies stopped a speeding vehicle Saturday on Route 20 and after identifying the driver as Nichole M. Fedick, 38, of West Seneca, deputies found that she was allegedly intoxicated.

Fedick was taken into custody and charged with speed over 55mph, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se.

She was released and will appear in Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

Dunkirk Police Reports

¯ Kaina Reyes-Santos, 22, of Dunkirk, was charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child.

¯ Yanira Maestre Corralita, 23, of Dunkirk was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

¯ Javelle Valle, 30, of Dunkirk was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 28 with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and discharging a firearm in city limits.

¯ Jose Lopez-Sepulueda, 29, of Dunkirk, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 28 with second-degree assault.

¯ Giovanni A. Pena, 31, of Dunkirk, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 28 with criminal obstruction of blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.