Area Police

Police release details about weekend shooting

Dunkirk Police have released the details about a shooting earlier this week.

According to a news release, on Sunday around 10 a.m. officers were called to 91 Lincoln Ave. for a report of a male discharging a firearm in front of a residence. On arrival police took Anthony B. West, 41, of Park Avenue, Dunkirk into custody.

Police alleged West struggled with officers while being taken into custody and kicked an officer in the face.

West was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest. During the booking process he was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned and held for a grand jury.

Jamestown man charged after crashing into creek

STOCKTON — A 28-year-old Jamestown man has been charged after a traffic accident in which his car went into a creek near Route 380 Thursday morning.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies conducted a well being check of a male walking along South Stockton-Cassadaga Road around 5:45 a.m. During the investigation the male identified as Brandon M. Hardy stated he was involved in a single-vehicle auto accident. Deputies were able to locate the accident scene on South Stockton-Cassadaga Road near Route 380.

It was determined that Brandon M. Hardy was traveling north on South Stockton-Cassadaga Road and drove off the east side of the road.

Hardy’s vehicle traveled through some thick brush, through a utility pole, then went airborne before landing in Cassadaga Creek.Stockton EMS transported Hardy to a local hospital for evaluation.

Hardy was issued traffic tickets for moved from lane unsafely, speed not reasonable, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator. Hardy is to be in Town Court on a later date.

Missing man located by Evans police

EVANS – Evans Police have announced a missing person has been found.

Christopher S. Hammond, 29, was reported missing on Thursday. According to a news item sent by the department at 9 a.m. Friday, he has been located and is safe.

Sheriff’s Office warns of phone call scam

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to its residents about scam artists reportedly calling from 938-9191.

The scam states that the person has a warrant and must contact (727) 474-1003 to take care of this alleged warrant. The agency attached to this phone number is US Legal Support out of Clearwater Fl. The scam artist is posing as a representative from this group. Do not release any personal information or return any calls to this number.

If such a call is received, residents are encouraged to call their local police agency.

NY State Police

SINCLAIRVILLE — Troopers arrested a Stockton man Thursday on a drug charge after allegedly finding a crushed pill in his vehicle.

Jeremy Burke, 25, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Troopers initially pulled him over for driving 56 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone on Water Street in Sinclairville. Burke was determined to be in possession of Subutex, a controlled substance which he does not have a prescription for.

He was arrested, transported to the Jamestown substation and processed. Burke was then issued an appearance ticket for town of Charlotte Court and traffic tickets.

GERRY — On Thursday, troopers arrested Mary Waechter, 60, of Gerry on a town of Ellicott bench warrant. The warrant was for failing to appear in court for driving while intoxicated and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On Thursday, City of Salamanca Police released Waechter from their custody on an unrelated charge. It was there that Waechter was taken into state police custody and arraigned in the town of Carroll Court. Waechter was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail and is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellicott court later in the month.

North Collins Village Police

¯ Vivian Curry, 24, of Lawtons was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third-degree and speeding after she was pulled over on Main Street at 5:20 p.m. Sept. 2 for allegedly driving 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. A DMV computer check showed she had her license suspended June 13 for failure to answer a Town of Tonawanda Court traffic summons. Curry was released on a Town of North Collins Court appearance ticket.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

JAMESTOWN — On Thursday at approximately 3:15 p.m., Nancy Simmons, 69, of Ripley was issued appearance tickets for felony charges including four counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, third degree grand larceny, third degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps.

It is alleged that from April 17, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015, Simmons failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income within her household. This unreported income allowed for Simmons to receive $3,386 in unentitled SNAP/food stamp benefits. She is scheduled to appear in the city of Jamestown court on a later date.

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