Area police

Tip leads to Silver Creek man’s arrest in assault

HANOVER — A 29-year-old Silver Creek man is facing a number of charges after a tip from an anonymous source in regard to an incident that occurred in March.

On Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies received information from the “WE-TIP” hotline on the location of Aaron J. Tundo, which the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office had active warrants for.

Deputies did utilize the “WE-TIP” information and arrested Tundo without incident on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover.

Tundo was arraigned in the town of Hanover Court on the following charges: third-degree assault, criminal obstructing of breathing, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail. Residents are encouraged to utilize the anonymous “WE-TIP” program by calling 1-800-78-CRIME or to report wanted individuals.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK — Thomas M. Benedict, 53, of Silver Creek, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported disturbance on Lafayette Street in the village. Investigation at the scene found that Benedict allegedly damaged property belonging to another person and physically struck the person. Benedict was arrested, arraigned in Silver Creek Village Court and released on his own recognizance.

Dunkirk Police

¯ Doneisha Brown, 19, of Dunkirk, was charged on Wednesday, July 25 with second-degree harassment.

¯ Shannon Roche, 33, of Dunkirk, was charged Friday, July 27 with petit larceny and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

¯ Franki Ramos, 25, of Dunkirk, was charged Friday, July 27 with first-degree criminal contempt.

¯ Donald McDermott, 30, of Fredonia, was charged Friday, July 27, with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Westfield Police

On July 28 at 9:08 p.m., Westfield police officers stopped a sedan in the McDonald’s parking lot after it was found to have an expired registration. Upon speaking to the driver and occupant in the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. During the investigation, the driver retrieved a bag of marijuana from the trunk, and the search revealed another bag of marijuana in the glove box.

The driver, Rijad Kantarevic, 20, of Erie, Pa. was issued a traffic ticket and an appearance ticket for the alleged unregistered motor vehicle and for fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana for having more than 25 grams. The total weight of the marijuana was 41 grams.

¯ On Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. patrol allegedly observed Joshua A Tunison, 35, of Westfield operating a motor vehicle on Washington Street without a seat belt on. During investigation it was discovered that Tunison’s license was suspended.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no seat belt. He was released and is due to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.