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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ WESTFIELD — On Dec. 29 at about 3 p.m., Scott A. Walker, 39, of Ripley, turned himself in to Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies at the Westfield Police Department on warrants issued out of the Town of Ripley Court. It is alleged on Dec. 25 at roughly 3:30 p.m., Walker entered a home in Ripley where he was an unwelcome guest. He began a physical altercation with the resident and left the scene prior to the arrival of deputies. Walker was charged with burglary in the second degree, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment in the second degree. Walker was arraigned by the Town of North Harmony Court on behalf of the Town of Ripley Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ DUNKIRK — On Dec. 29 at around 3:30 p.m., deputies received a shoplifting complaint from a business on Vineyard Drive. The victim provided a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which was later located on Fredonia Stockton Road in the Town of Pomfret. After conducting a traffic stop, investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Cody A. DiDomenico, 25, of Jamestown, was the reported suspect in the larceny. Allegedly, DiDomenico stole $945.88 worth of merchandise from the business, all of which patrol was able to recover. DiDomenico was charged with petit larceny in the Town of Dunkirk and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree in the Town of Pomfret. He was issued appearance tickets for his charges. DiDomenico was also found to have an outstanding New York State Parole violation warrant and was taken to Chautauqua County Jail, where he is awaiting arraignment on the parole warrant.

¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — On Dec. 29 at roughly 8:56 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Maple Street for reportedly failing to stop at a stop sign. The operator was identified as Alexander R. Cieplinski, 26, of Jamestown. Upon investigation, it is alleged that Cieplinski was found to be in possession of multiple controlled substances, including a quantity of LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA. He was also allegedly found to be in possession of multiple scales and marijuana. Cieplinski was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, fail to stop at a stop sign, and unregistered motor vehicle. Cieplinski was arraigned in the Town of Stockton Court for the Town of Charlotte and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

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