Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

ELLICOTT — On Feb. 3 at around 2:55 p.m., deputies checked on the well-being of a disabled vehicle on I-86. The driver of the vehicle was identified as James D. Bliss, 38, of Jamestown. It was found that Bliss’ vehicle allegedly became disabled after a property damage traffic accident. Further investigation found Bliss to have been operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state. Bliss was taken into custody and charged with aggravated DWI, DWI common law and driving across hazard markings.

≤ JAMESTOWN — On Feb. 2 at about 11:46 a.m., Laura A. Smith, 49, of Bemus Point was issued appearance tickets for fourth-degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps (+$1000.00) and fourth-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that from July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015 that Smith failed to notify Chautauqua County Department of Social Services that her boyfriend had income/employment while residing with Smith. This unreported income allowed Smith to receive $2,134.00 in unentitled benefits. Smith is schedules to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.

≤ WESTFIELD — On Feb. 4 at approximately 5:56 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 for an alleged traffic violation. Through an investigation, the operator of the vehicle, Nicholas L. Rollins, 29, of Erie, PA, was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Rollins was issued tickets for speed over 55mph and unlawful possession of marijuana.

≤ SHERIDAN — On Feb. 5 at roughly 1:38 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 for an alleged traffic violation. During the stop, it was found that the operator of the vehicle, Stephen K. Taylor, 24, of Falconer, had a revoked driver’s license. Taylor was issued traffic tickets for fail to dim high beams, unlicensed operator and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator.

≤ JAMESTOWN — On Tuesday at 3:22 p.m., a female was observed entering the public front lobby of the South County Office Building visibly under the influence of a narcotic. Further investigation revealed that the subject, Tiffany M. Walsh, was reportedly under the influence of methamphetamine, and also possessed a quantity of methamphetamine on her person. Walsh was issued two appearance tickets for Jamestown City Court to answer to the above listed charges. She was released without incident.

Fredonia Police Department

¯ Dakota Wilson, no age listed, of Fredonia was charged Jan. 9 with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.

¯ Connor McDonald, no age listed, of Fredonia was charged Jan. 14 with criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment.

¯ Doniesha Brown, 19, no address listed, was charged Jan. 18 with petit larceny.

¯ Angela Rak, 41, of Dunkirk was charged Feb. 4 with petit larceny.

Gowanda Police Department

≤ On Saturday at about 2:40 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on Broadway Road for reportedly crossing a double yellow solid line several times. The driver was identified as Jordan R. John, 25, of Brant allegedly gave a fictitious name that was found to be fake. A DMV check soon found that John’s license had allegedly been suspended twice in 2017. John was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, false personation and failure to keep right. She was released and is due to appear in Persia Town Court on a later date.

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