Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ POLAND — James A. McNamara, 45, of Ellington, was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated and more relevant charges on Saturday at 2:23 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 62 for observed traffic violations. The deputies found that McNamara had privileges revoked during a prior DWI conviction and the deputies also found that there was an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle, police say.

McNamara was additionally charged with consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle, unlicensed operator, speed in zone and failure to keep right. McNamara will appear in Poland Town Court at a later date.

¯ POLAND — Tracey A. Brooks, 47, of Falconer, was charged with driving while intoxicated per se, DWI common law and inadequate headlamps on Friday.

At 9:32 p.m., sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 394 for inadequate headlamps. The operator, Brooks, was allegedly found to be intoxicated. Brooks was taken into custody and charged.

Brooks was released to appear in Poland Town Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police

¯ Jena R. Waterman, 30, of Smithcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, vehicle interlock violation and others on Jan. 6 at 8:49 p.m.

Patrol stopped Waterman’s vehicle on Buffalo Street after noticing one missing license plate. The DMV computer check revealed that Waterman’s license was expired and she was mandated to have an alcohol interlock device due to a prior conviction of DWI in Colorado. Also during the stop, Waterman was allegedly found to be in possession of numerous controlled substance pills including Adderall and Xanex. Police also say Waterman was in possession of a small amount of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle containing suspected heroin.

Waterman was additionally charged with license plate violation and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Waterman was arraigned in the Collins Town Court and released to appear at a later date.

¯Samantha A. Guizzotti, 25, of Chestnut Street, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, controlled substance in a non-original container, possession of a weapon and other charges on Jan. 9.

At 5:44 p.m., patrol stopped Guizzotti’s vehicle for a loud exhaust and obstructed driver’s view violation on East Main Street. During the stop, Guizzotti was discovered to be in possession of a hydrocodone pill that was in a plastic baggie, a small amount of marijuana and an illegal daggar, police say.

Guizzotti was additionally charged with exhaust violation and obstructed driver’s view during the stop.

Guizzotti was released to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.

¯ Pauline M. Whited, 46, Mosher Hollow Road, Cattaraugus, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and a controlled substnace in a non-original container on Jan. 9 at 5:44 p.m.

Whited was the passenger of a vehicle operated by Samantha A. Guizzotti that was stopped for a loud exhaust and obstructed driver’s view on East Main Street. During the stop, Whited was allegedly in possession of a hydrocodone pill that was in a plastic bag and a small amount of marijuana.

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

¯ Dawn M. Pfeiffer, 44, of Prill Road, East Otto, was charged with insufficent tail lamps and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Jan. 10.

At 6:07 a.m., patrol stopped Pfeiffer’s vehicle on Miller Street for insufficient tail lamps. During the traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Pfeiffer’s license was suspended on Aug. 28, 2017 for her failure to pay a traffic fine in Collins Town Court.

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

¯ William R. Johnson Jr., 38, of Johnson Street, was charged with third-degree tampering, second-degree criminal nuisance and disorderly conduct on Jan. 14.

At 4:49 p.m., patrol responded to a report of a disturbance on Johnson Street. Patrol was informed of Johnson being in an irate state with an neighbor and had yelled and sore at this neighbor. Johnson then allegedly hit the neighbor’s vehicle. As patrol was investigating the matter, Johnson supposedly became belligerent and verbally aggressive towards police. Johnson was warned by patrol, but Johnson ignored those warning, police say.

Johnson was arrested and released to appear in Persia Town Court at a later date.

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