Area Police

Jamestown man

wanted on multiple warrants caught with meth

HARMONY — Wanted on multiple arrest warrants, Jonathan Vega-Rivera, 26, of Jamestown, was caught on Friday, Feb. 9, by deputies during a routine traffic stop on Route 394.

Deputies had pulled over the vehicle, driven by Camille L. Lopez, 18, of Jamestown, for inadequate headlamps.

Vega-Rivera, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody on the outstanding felony and misdemeanor charges.

K9 Officer Link was deployed on an exterior sniff of the vehicle and alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics within. The subsequent search revealed drug paraphernalia, multiple prescription pills and a quantity of methamphetamine.

Vega-Rivera was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Lopez was released with citations charging unlicensed operator and inadequate headlamps.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Deputies stopped Janelle E. Lundgren, 53, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at approximately 2:15 a.m. Sunday for driving with only one working headlight. The deputies allegedly found Lundgren to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody and released with tickets charging driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and improper headlights. Lundgren will answer her charges at Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ HANOVER — After pulling over a vehicle Sunday that was traveling on Route 5 and 20 with only one working headlight, deputies allegedly found the driver, Lucas A. Jamison, 25, of Irving, to be intoxicated. Jamison was taken into custody and released with tickets charging driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and improper headlamps. Jamison will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

¯ MAYVILLE — After pulling over a vehicle on East Chautauqua Street early Sunday morning, deputies allegedly found the driver, Angela, M. Grekulak, 42, of Mayville, to be intoxicated. Grekulak was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, failure to keep right and unlicensed operator. She was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and released with appearance tickets.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ Evan W. Jones, 45, of Route 438, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration on Feb. 6. At 9:52 p.m., patrol pulled over Jones’ vehicle on Buffalo Street for a suspended registration. During the stop, the DMV computer check revealed that Jones’ license was suspended on Feb. 5, 2018 for an insurance lapse. Jones was arrested and released to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.

¯ Erica V. John, 34, of Cayuga Road, Irving, was charged with window tint violation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Feb. 6. At 10:01 p.m., patrol pulled over John’s vehicle on Buffalo Street for a window tint violation. During the stop, a DMV computer check revealed that John’s license was suspended on Feb. 1, 2018 for her failure to answer a traffic citation in Collins Town Court. John was arrested and released to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.

¯ Robert E. Muenzer Jr., 32, of Jamestown Street, was charged with child endangerment after an incident occurred with a child allegedly falling off of a dirt bike on Jan. 28.Patrol responded to a report of child endangerment. Patrol found out that Muenzer was supposedly operating a dirt bike with a young child on the back without a helmet. The child then fell off and sustained a head injury.After an investigation, patrol arrested Muenzer on Feb. 8 and released him to appear in Persia Town Court at a later date.

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