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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

POLAND — On Jan. 18, at around 8:27 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 62 for an alleged violation. Further investigation found that the operator of the vehicle William P. Johnston III, 21, of Lakewood, was in possession of a small quantity of concentrated cannabis. Johnston was taken into custody and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fail to stop at stop sign. Johnston was released with appearance tickets.

≤ BROCTON — On Jan. 15 at around 7 p.m., deputies were investigating an incident that occurred in the town of Stockton, when they located Jason R. Evans, 42, of Stockton at a residence in Brocton. Evans was allegedly found to be violating an order of protection issued against him by the Stockton Town Court. Evans was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt and later released with an appearance ticket.

≤ BROCTON — On Jan. 18 at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies assisted Chautauqua County Probation in the village of Brocton with a warrant out of Dunkirk City Court. Aaron J. Clark, 31, of Fredonia was located at a residence in Brocton and picked up on his warrant. At the time of his arrest, Clark was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. Clark was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Clark was arraigned on his charges out of Dunkirk and then taken to Chautauqua County Jail.

≤ BUSTI — On Jan. 20 at roughly 12:24 p.m., deputies and the Lakewood-Busti Police Department were called to an address on Orr Street Extension for reports of an unwanted person. It was reported that Jason D. Wasson, 45, of Dayton, Ohio, whom had active felony warrants out of the town of Portland, was inside the residence. Wasson allegedly fled into the woods prior to police arrival. Deputies and officers tracked the subject roughly two miles before locating him. Wasson was transported to UPMC for treatment due to exposure from the weather. Wasson was charged with second-degree burglary and later transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

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