Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

¯ HANOVER — On Saturday at about 10:25 p.m., sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle to be speeding on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified Donald J. Merritt, 22, of Ashville as its operator. Following an investigation, deputies arrested and charged Merritt with DWI, DWI per se and speed in zone. Merritt will answer his charges in Hanover Town Court.

¯ HANOVER — Renee J. Koval, 23, of Niagara Falls, was stopped for speeding on Sunday night on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. Upon stopping the vehicle at approximately 6:29 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies identified Koval as its operator. After an investigation, deputies arrested and charged Koval with DWI, DWI per se and speed in zone. Koval will answer her charges in Hanover Town Court.

¯ HANOVER — On Sunday at approximately 8:16 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle to be speeding on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. After stopping the vehicle, deputies identified Emily F. Wartinger, 22, of Cheektowaga as its operator. Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested and charged Wartinger with DWI, DWI per se and speed in zone. Wartinger will answer her charges in Hanover Town Court.

≤ FORESTVILLE — On Thursday around 3:16 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address on King Road in the town of Hanover for a reported disorderly person. Investigation by deputies at the scene found that Matthew R. Greenough, 29, of Forestville, had allegedly damaged property belonging to another person. Greenough was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree and aggravated family offense. Greenough was arraigned Hanover Town Court, where he was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

≤ ARKWRIGHT — On June 28, at about 6:47 p.m., deputies responded to Griswold Road in the town of Arkwright for a dispute between two parties. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the male victim, who alleged Shaina E. Love, 27, of Arkwright, slapped him in the face with children present. Love then allegedly stabbed the tire of his vehicle causing it to go flat. After further investigation, Love was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal contempt in the first degree and harassment in the second degree. Love was arraigned in Pomfret Town Court on the charges and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $2,000 cash and $4,000 property.

≤ CELORON — On Wednesday, at 7:44 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Marine division was dispatched to a boat fire near the boat launch in Celoron. A sheriff’s marine vessel responded to the scene. Upon arrival it learned that the occupants of the vessel were able to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. The occupants were assisted by another friendly boater and taken to shore.

Sheriffs Marine Officers assisted and towed the disabled vessel to shore as well. No injuries were reported.

≤ At at about 5 a.m. Thursday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol observed a wanted subject outside a residence on South Erie St., in the village of Mayville. David D. Hannold, 49, was wanted on multiple misdemeanor charges. Deputies took Hannold into custody, and he was subsequently found to possess quantities of Suboxone, Hydrocodone and various drug paraphernalia.

Hannold was charged with two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree, as well as the outstanding warrants. Hannold was arraigned Chautauqua Town Court, and was taken to the County Jail with bail set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

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