Sheriff's Office probing larcenies from vehicles
BROCTON - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating more than 15 larcenies from vehicle complaints occurring between March 2 and March 17.
These larcenies have occurred primarily in the village of Brocton and the town of Portland. All larcenies from vehicles during this time frame have occurred from unlocked vehicles.
Taken from the vehicles have been primarily loose change, paper money, jewelry and electronics. The larcenies have occurred both overnight and during the morning hours on private property and places of employment.
The Sheriff's Office encourages residents to take the time and lock their vehicles any time the vehicle is left unattended. The Sheriff's Office further encourages residents not to leave valuables and personal effects in their vehicles overnight whether at their residence or place of employment.
Residents are asked to quickly report to law enforcement any suspicious activity as it relates to the above activity.
To date, deputies recovered three knives that may have been taken from vehicles during these larcenies.
Anyone with information regarding these items or any of the larcenies is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Investigation Division.
City man arrested for selling crack cocaine
On Monday at about 5 p.m., Dunkirk Police arrested Ruben Santos, 28, of King Street on an outstanding warrant in which he was charged with one count each of third- degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
The warrant was issued by Judge Walter Drag based on information provided by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. It is alleged Santos sold a quantity of crack cocaine to an agent of the Task Force in the City of Dunkirk.
Santos was arrested at his residence and taken to the City of Dunkirk Police Department Jail where he is being held pending arraignment and further action by the court.
Authorities continue to urge residents to report narcotic-related activity by calling their local police department or the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force at 483-8477.
two men with driving while intoxicated
On Saturday night into Sunday morning, state troopers from Collins and the Jamestown Police Department conducted a checkpoint on State Route 60.
During the checkpoint, Troopers charged two Chautauqua County men for driving while intoxicated.
Michael P. Himes, 23, of Lakewood, was charged at about 11:20 p.m., after he reportedly failed standardized field sobriety tests. Himes was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where a breath test was reported at a blood alcohol content of .13 percent.
Himes was processed for DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over .08 percent.
He was issued tickets directing him to appear in the City of Jamestown Court on March 28, and released to his mother.
Douglas S. Hurd, 50, of Maple Springs, was charged by Troopers at the checkpoint at about 1 a.m. Hurd failed standardized field sobriety tests. He was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where a breath test was obtained.
His result was reported to be .10 percent.
Hurd was processed for DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent. He was issued tickets directing him to appear in the City of Jamestown Court on April 11 and released to a relative.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
It is further alleged Keating resisted arrest for the charge. She was arraigned in front of Chautauqua Town Justice Narducci and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
While investigating a complaint of an underage drinking party in the Town of Hanover, officers witnessed a vehicle leaving the scene of the complaint. The vehicle was stopped on Routes 5 and 20 and the occupants were interviewed.
Following an investigation, Roy, the operator of the vehicle, was arrested for DWI. Roy was processed and released with an appearance ticket. He will answer the charge in Hanover Court.
Deputies located the vehicle in a parking lot off Iola Drive and interviewed the occupants.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Matthew Wronski, 28, of Silver Creek. Following an investigation, he was arrested for DWI. Wronski was charged with DWI and blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater.
He was released to a third party to appear in Hanover Court.