Area police

Vehicle hits horse in Busti

BUSTI — A horse reportedly sustained serious injuries after it was struck by a vehicle Monday evening in the town of Busti.

The crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Kortwright and Big Tree roads. County fire dispatch said the horse sustained serious injuries and was down in the road. County road crews were called to assist in removing the injured animal from the intersection.

One person also reportedly suffered injuries.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ ASHVILLE — Sean P. Reardon, 56, of Ashville, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Sunday at 3:20 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection. It was later, allegedly, found that Reardon violated the order of protection earlier that day. He was arraigned at Clymer Town Court on behalf of Harmony Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. He will appear in Harmony Town Court at a later date.