Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SHERMAN — A Sherman couple was arrested on Monday, Dec. 11 when they broke into a locked storage facility with their 5-year-old child to spend the night.

Deputies had observed Mike Barringer, 42, of Sherman and Hollie Petroff, 33, of Northeast, Pa, with their 5-year-old daughter at the laundromat. Moments later, deputies observed Barring help lift Petroff over a wall separating the laundromat and a locked storage facility.

Barring then lifted his daughter over the same wall and then climbed over the wall himself.

Both Barring and Petroff slept inside the locked storage area overnight with their daughter.

Barring was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Petroff was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Barring is currently incarcerated in Chautauqua County Jail and Petroff is expected to answer her charge in Sherman Town Court.

Evans Town Police

¯ John L. Hageman Jr., 27, of Evans, was given multiple charges including first-degree criminal contempt for violating an order of protection, criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation and others on Dec. 27.

At around 11:32 p.m., patrol responded to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a victim was located in a kitchen and the offender, Hageman Jr. was in the living room. The victim stated that, while at the victim’s residence, the duo got into an argument that turned physical, police report.

The victim told the police that Hageman Jr. grabbed and threw the victim by her hair and to the ground. He allegedly choked the victim, letting her free a short time later. The victim grabbed their child and while leaving, Hageman Jr. supposedly grabbed her by her hair again and punched her. Again, Hageman Jr. was reported to choke the victim again and kicked her.

Hageman was arraigned and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center with bail set at $500 cash and $1,000 property.

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