Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ WESTFIELD — On Nov. 16 at around 9:40 p.m. Deputies conducted a warrant check on a residence in the town of Westfield. The home’s occupants, John P. Houser, 30, of Westfield and Kevin J. Weary Sr., 53, of Fredonia were allegedly in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Both were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Weary was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation. They were released and are due to appear in Westfield Town Court at a later date.

¯ On Nov. 23 at around 7:30 p.m. Deputies observed a disorderly female on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret. Deputies allege that Carly R. Bellanti, 22, of Derby was the disorderly female and she was taken into custody. Bellanti was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and second-degree harassment. She is currently being held at Chautauqua County Jail on pre-arraignment bail.

New York State Police

¯ RANDOLPH — On Thursday, Troopers pulled a vehicle over on I-86 in Randolph for allegedly speeding. The driver was identified as Stephanie Feliciano-Rodriguez, 25, of Erie, Pa. While speaking with Feliciano-Rodriguez Troopers reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search conducted purportedly revealed a bag of 11 Clonazepam pills, a marijuana cigarette and a grinder containing residue.

Feliciano-Rodriguez was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substances by users original container.

She was released and is due to appear in Randolph Town Court on a later date.

¯ KENNEDY — On Saturday Troopers pulled over a vehicle driven by Omar Marrero, 32, of Falconer on Route 394 in Kennedy. While speaking with Marrero, Troopers claimed to smell marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed a container with approximately three grams of marijuana.

Marrero was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released and is due to appear in Poland Town Court on a later date.

¯ CONEWANGO — On Saturday Troopers pulled a vehicle over on Route 62 in Conewango for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Timothy Snyder, 38, of Jamestown. A check of Snyder’s license allegedly revealed that it was suspended and that there was also a stay-away order in effect, directing Snyder to avoid all contact with his passenger.

Snyder was charged with first- degree criminal contempt and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He was arraigned in Conewango Town Court and taken to Cattaraugus County Jail.

¯ GERRY — On Saturday, Troopers and Deputies responded to an address in the town of Gerry. Richard Catanese, 29 and Heather Bentley, 37 both of Gerry were determined to be in the residence. Police had arrived at the residence as she is the registered owner of a vehicle involved in a menacing complaint in Jamestown involving a handgun. The owner of the residence said that Catanese had an outstanding warrant. After confirming the warrant, police entered the home reportedly finding Bentley with her child in a bedroom and Catanese hiding in another room.

Catanese allegedly resisted police but was taken into custody. He was charged with an outstanding Chautauqua County Court bench warrant and resisting arrest and Bentley was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Catanese was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and Bentley was released and is due to appear in Gerry Town Court at a later date.

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