Area police

RANDOLPH — A not-so-safe park job stuck a Randolph man with a driving while intoxicated charge on Christmas Eve.

New York State Troopers responded to a report of a car parked in the eastbound lane of Interstate 86. Upon arrival, Troopers found Westley Bennett, 28, allegedly sleeping at the wheel of the parked vehicle. Troopers say that Bennett was placed under arrest after failing several sobriety tests and provided a .14 blood alcohol content breath sample.

Bennett was released with tickets to appear in Randolph Town Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ Shauna M. Skinner, 30, Cherry Creek Road, Conewango, was charged with operating a vehicle with obstructed vision, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation on Dec. 20.

Patrol stopped Skinner’s vehicle for an alleged obstructed vision. During the stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Skinner’s license was suspended on Jan. 16, 2015 for her failure to answer traffic summons in Perrysburg Town Court. Also, it was found that Skinner’s license was expired on Dec. 23, 2016.

Skinner was arrested and released to appear in Persia Town Court.

¯ Brian P. Seneca, 22, of Franklin Street, Springville, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with inadequate taillights on Dec. 20.

At around 8:59 p.m., patrol stopped Seneca for inadequate taillights. During the stop, a DMV computer check found that Seneca’s license was suspended on July 13, 2016 for his failure to answer a traffic summons in Nunda Town Court, near Letchworth State Park.

Seneca was arrested and released to appear in Collins Town Court.

¯ Zach Z. Zurat, 25, of Cleveland Avenue, Salamanca, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with an inadequate exhaust on Dec. 21.

Patrol stopped Zurat’s vehicle due to an inadequate exhaust at 8:30 p.m. During the stop, a DMV computer check found that Zurat’s license was suspended on Nov. 20, 2017 for his failure to answer a traffic summons in Sheldon Town Court, in Wyoming County.

Zurat was arrested then released to appear in Persia Town Court.

¯ Nathan A. Powell, 22, of Jamestown Street, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Patrol responded to a report of a disturbance at a Jamestown Street residence. Powell was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with a female. It turned physical, police say, as Powell supposedly intentionally damaged an interior door.

Powell was arrested and arraigned in Persia Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail with bail set at $500.

¯ Jamie D. Jensen, 22, of High Street, North Collins, was arrested on a warrant Thursday at 5:38 p.m.

Gowanda Police previously arrested Jensen for grand larceny. Jensen allegedly did not appear in Collins Town Court regarding this charge. On Thursday, Evans Town Police encountered Jensen and notified the Gowanda Police Department.

Jensen was arrested and released to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.

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