Chautauqua County Sheriff's
ELLERY - John Galloway, 67, of Bemus Point, was charged Wednesday with failure to keep right, and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher after he was stopped on Route 430. Galloway was allegedly found to be intoxicated, and was processed and released with tickets to appear in the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.
JAMESTOWN - Teresa Gustafson, 58, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and fourth-degree welfare fraud after she allegedly reported to the Department of Social Services that she was paying rent when her roommate was paying the entire amount. This allowed Gustafson to receive $2,338 in benefits she was not entitled to have. She will appear in the City of Dunkirk Court at a later date.
ELLERY - Scott P. Meese, 41, of Rocky River, Ohio and Rodney A. Spurlock, 30, of Cleveland, Ohio, were charged Monday with unlawful possession of marijuana after their vehicle was stopped on Route 430. Both were found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and were issued tickets to appear in the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.
State police at Jamestown
ELLICOTT - On Tuesday, Ryan Lawson, 23, and Charles Lawson, 24, both of Jamestown, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
A trooper originally stopped the vehicle on Route 60 for following too closely. The officer reported that he smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Another trooper responded to the scene to assist in the search of the occupants. It was reported that the two were each found to have possession of a marijuana cigarette.
Both were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.
On Wednesday, Frank Dale, 63, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, stemming from a complaint filed in September.
According to the complainant, Dale was given $1,700 to repair a roof, but never completed the work. As of December, Dale never finished the roof.
He was processed at state police barracks in Jamestown, released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court at a later date.
On Wednesday, Matthew Taft, 34, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree criminal contempt. Officers received information that Taft had been at the Bemus Point residence of a teenage victim whom he was directed to avoid per court order.
Taft was processed at state police barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in the Town of North Harmony court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
NORTH HARMONY -On Thursday, Thomas Eggleston, 44, of Jamestown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated.
Eggleston was pulled over on Interstate 86 for reportedly traveling west in eastbound lanes. Troopers reported he failed several field sobriety tests.
He was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where his breath sample was reported as .15 percent. Troopers said that Eggleston driving record revealed a DWI conviction within the past 10 years, so the charge was upgraded to a felony.
Eggleston was processed, issued tickets returnable to the Town of North Harmony Court and turned over to a sober individual.