ELLERY - Five teenagers were charged following a traffic stop on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. At 10:42 p.m. Friday deputies stopped a vehicle for failing to use designated lane while turning when it nearly struck the sheriff's vehicle. The driver Jordan R. Bryce, 18, of Portville was charged with failure to use designated lane while turning. His passengers, Carl T. Beacker, 19, of Galeton, Pa.; Kelly E. O'Sullivan, 18, of West Sayville; Shruti A. Merchant, 18, of Freemont, Calif.; and Ryan J. Lin, 19, of Millville, N.J. were found to be consuming alcohol in the vehicle. All were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21. All were released with appearance tickets for Ellery Town Court.
ELLICOTT - William G. Weichmann, 46, of Olean was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failure to use designated lane, stopped past stop line at a red light and crossing hazardous markings Saturday. At 1:18 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle pull from a parking lot out onto East Second Street and occupy two lanes of travel past the white stop line at a red light. The vehicle proceeded through the intersection and crossed over the hazardous markings. Weichmann was taken into custody for a BAC of .08 or higher. He arranged safe transportation and was released on an appearance ticket for Ellicott Town Court.
ELLICOTT - Joshua D. Meier, 19, of Gerry was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unsafe lane change Saturday. At 3:41 a.m. patrol observed a northbound vehicle on Route 60 in the town of Ellicott which failed to keep right and make an unsafe lane change without signaling. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Meier. He was taken into custody and later released on an appearance ticket for Ellicott Town Court.
Officers observed swerve in the road. Meredith was taken into custody and charged with DWI, blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, and driving across hazardous markings. Meredith was released to a third party and will appear in Poland Town Court later.
Alessi L. Lopez, 19, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after allegedly being found in possession of crack cocaine.
Ulus Battle, 25, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal using drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department.