Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ RIPLEY — On Friday at about 5:21 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the town of Ripley for a reported suspicious situation. Upon arrival, deputies located John P. Houser, 30, of Ripley at the residence. After an investigation, it was found that Houser was in possession of a number of hypodermic needles. Houser was taken into custody and charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Houser was released with an appearance ticket and will appear in Ripley Town Court at a later date to answer to the charge.

New York State Police

¯ MAYVILLE — On Monday troopers stopped a vehicle on Route 430 in Mayville for a traffic violation. While speaking to vehicle occupants police allegedly observed a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, later determined to be methamphetamine residue, inside an open wallet. Jennifer Dellahoy, 27, of Jamestown was identified as the owner. Further investigation turned up a pipe and a straw, reportedly to also contain residue in Dellahoy’s possession. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released. She is due to appear in the Chautauqua Town Court at a later date. North Collins Police Department

In July 2018 the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for 324 hours. These hours included hours the officers were assigned to the Southwestern Firemen’s Convention.

Police responded to a total of 70 various requests, which included some traffic stops. In total they responded to one larceny, two erratic operation of vehicle complaints, one suspicious vehicle, three suspicious incidents, one alarm, seven assists to other police departments, six assists to EMS, two funeral details, two assist person requests, four community policing details, four court details and one parade detail.

Regular property checks were conducted of schools, businesses, public property, all town parks and vacant properties. Regular curfew checks were conducted and traffic control details carried out at the conclusion of church masses in the village and in Langford.

In total the department issued 41 traffic tickets in July; these included 26 tickets for speeding. Speeds in the village ranged from 47 to 61 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, with the average for tickets being 51.88 MPH in the village. In addition to those, two tickets were issued for texting, seven for cell phone violations, three for red light violations, two for crossing a solid double yellow line and one for unlicensed operation.