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Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the following recent pleas and sentences in County Court:

¯ Shanis Garcia-Guzman, of Jamestown, was sentenced on June 18 by Chautauqua County Court Judge David W. Foley on one count to a determinate sentence of five years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision and on one to four years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision to run consecutive to each other resulting in a nine-year sentence to state prison, after being convicted on one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

¯ Enrique Collazo, of Jamestown, was sentenced on June 11, by Chautauqua County Court Judge David W. Foley on one count to an indeterminate sentence of one to three years in state prison, after being convicted of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

¯ Damian Young, of Dunkirk, was sentenced on May 30 by Acting County Court Judge Susan Eagan on one count to a determinate sentence of five years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision, after being convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

¯ Edwin Hannold, 43, of Sherman, was sentenced on May 11 by Acting County Chautauqua Court Judge Stephen Cass on one count to a determinate sentence of three and one-half years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision, after being convicted of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

¯ Chyanna Muntz, 30, of Jamestown, was sentenced on May 18, by Acting Chautauqua County Court Judge John Lamancuso on two counts to indeterminate sentences of one to three years in state prison on each count to run concurrently, after being convicted of fourth and fifth degrees criminal possession of stolen property.

¯ Brian Wilson, of Jamestown, was sentenced by County Court Judge David Foley on May 10, on one count to an indeterminate sentence of one to three years in state prison, after being convicted of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

New York State Police

¯ RANDOLPH — On Sunday, June 24 troopers pulled Randall Schuler, 59, Jamestown over for purportedly driving erratically on Route 394 in Randolph.

After failing several sobriety tests further investigation turned up two bags containing a total of 11 grams of marijuana and two smoking devices containing residue. A breath sample taken later came up .07 and Schuler was charged with driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Randolph Court next month.

¯ CONEWANGO — On Wednesday troopers pulled Melissa Ecker, 36, Panama, over for a traffic violation on Route 62 in Conewango.

Troopers said they noticed an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. A further search allegedly revealed a smoking device containing marijuana residue. It was also found that Ecker’s drivers license had been revoked on three separate occasions.

She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.

She was released and is scheduled to appear in the town of Conewango Court next month.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

¯ LITTLE VALLEY — On Tuesday at approximately 12:35 a.m., Jordan C. Franze, 32, of Conewango, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and other traffic violations. Franze was arrested after a traffic stop on Route 242 in Little Valley. He was arraigned in the Town of Little Valley court and released. Franze is due back in court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CASSADAGA — On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle crossing the center lane of traffic on Nelson Road in Cassadaga. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver to be Howard P. Roberts, 73, of Cassadaga. Following an investigation, deputies arrested and charged Roberts with DWI, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher and failure to keep right. Roberts was released with tickets and will appear in the Town of Charlotte court on a later date.

¯ IRVING — On Thursday morning at approximately 2:10 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to the Tim Hortons location in Irving for a possible female under the influence in the drive-thru. After a brief investigation, deputies found that Ashley Halas, 30, of Dunkirk was driving in an intoxicated state. Halas was taken into custody for DWI and later released with appearance tickets. Halas will answer to the charges in the Town of Hanover court at a later date.

Westfield Police

¯ David E. Morga, 21, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Saturday. At 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, Westfield police officers observed a vehicle traveling on West Main Street in the village of Westfield violating a local law noise ordinance. The vehicle was stopped and the operator identified himself as David E. Morga. Further investigation revealed that Morga’s driving privileges in NYS are suspended. Morga was issued a traffic ticket for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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