16-year-old facing drug charges
According to Dunkirk Police, officers spotted the suspect walking at the corner of East Sixth and Leopard streets. A search of the youth, whose name was not released due to apparent youthful offender status, found multiple bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale and cash believed to be the proceeds of drug sales. The youth was taken into custody without incident.
He was charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Dunkirk City Lockup and held without bail until his arraignment. He was then remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $17,000 cash bail.
Dunkirk Police Department
Edwin Martinez, 36, of South Main Street was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign on May 6.
Steven J. Hamernick, 35, of Front Street was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign on May 6.
Hewitt Slaton, 78, of King Street was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign on May 6.
Shanessa M. Figueroa, 19, of McKinley Avenue was charged with failure to yield when making a left turn and no insurance on May 6.
Joseph C. Polisoto, 47, of East Main Road was charged with having no inspection, no registration and no insurance on May 6.
Megan M. Panek, 21, of Chautauqua Road, Fredonia was charged with having no tail lights on May 7.
Roldan Martinez, 24, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with failure to stop at a red light and unlicensed operation on May 7.
Cassandra Liddle, 25, of Temple Street, Fredonia was charged with second-degree harassment on May 7.
Tina M. Loveland, 44, of East Main Road, Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated per se on May 7.
Jose Garcia, 17, of Leopard Street was charged with disorderly conduct on May 7.
Anthony L. Irizarry, 19, of East Doughty Street was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration on May 8.
Justin J. Grant, 19, of New Road was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and excessive window tint on May 8.
Sex offense charges placed against Mayville man
On April 13 around 3 p.m., Delmar Aikens, 40 of 19 Jackson St., Upper, in Mayville allegedly forcibly held a 17-year-old female by the neck while he forcibly kissed her and forcibly touched her sexually at his address.
It is further alleged this occurred after supplying the 17-year-old female victim and a 17-year-old male with marijuana.
After an investigation, Aikens was picked up on an arrest warrant at his resident and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and fifth-degree criminal sale of marijuana.
Aikens was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 property bail.
Ripley man charged in stolen gun offense
In mid-April, investigators developed information about a stolen hand gun that had been sold at Erie Sport Store in Erie, Pa., and that the gun had been stolen from a house on Shortman Road in the town of Ripley.
Upon investigation, it was found the house had been burglarized and a rifle-shot gun combination weapon was taken from the residence.
Sheriff's investigators and Pennsylvania State Police were able to recover the gun from the Erie Sports Store, and Nicholas J. Hart, 32, of Ripley, was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny in the incident.
Hart was committed to Chautauqua County Jail but was later released on bail.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
On Monday around 4 p.m., deputies responded to an address on Versailles Road in the town of Hanover for the report of Travis Eggleston, 18, of Irving, allegedly in possession of marijuana.
Investigation into the incident resulted in Eggleston being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Eggleston was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Hanover Court to answer the charge.
On Wednesday around 1:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle on Route 380 driving down the highway without its headlamps on.
The vehicle was subsequently stopped on Cummings Road, and Kyle R. Smith, 21, or Fredonia, was found to be the operator.
An investigation into the stop led to the charges of driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol above .08 percent and inadequate headlamps. Smith was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Town of Stockton Court at a later date.
On Tuesday, Robert Lyman, 18, of Hanover Road, Silver Creek, was charged with petit larceny and trespass. It is alleged on May 4, Lyman trespassed on private property and stole scrap metal from the location. Lyman was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges in the Town of Hanover Court.