Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ MAYVILLE — After stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation on South Erie Street Sunday, deputies found that a passenger, Richard J. Patterson, was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine. Patterson was arrested and released with an appearance ticket charging him with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance. The driver, John J. Chizewick, was cited for inadequate stop lamps. Both men will answer their charges in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ HANOVER — On Sunday at approximately 2:45 p.m., deputies responded to a two-car collision on Route 5 and 20. Although it was reported that neither driver sustained any injuries from the accident, one driver was transported to a local hospital for precautionary measures. Deputies were assisted by Silver Creek and Sunset Bay Fire/EMS services. The names of the drivers were not made available.