Victim's name released
Jamestown Police have released the name of the victim who was killed in an accident involving a car and a motorcycle Wednesday night. Jacob L. Crawford, 20, of Jamestown died at WCA Hospital as a result of injuries sustained when the motorcycle he was operating was struck by a vehicle making a turn.
According to Jamestown Police, preliminary results of the accident investigation show Crawford was traveling east on E. 8th Street at about 11 p.m. when a 2005 Ford Escape that was traveling west on E. 8th Street made a left turn on to Prendergast Avenue directly into the path of the motorcycle.
Jamestown Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Chautauqua County Accident Reconstruction Team. The investigation is ongoing and charges against the operator of the 2005 Ford Escape are pending the results of the investigation. The name of the Escape driver has not been released.
Rollover accident east of Exit 58
The vehicle was eastbound on the Thruway and drifted into the passing lane. The driver overcorrected and his vehicle exited the roadway, hit a bank and overturned multiple times, according to a spokesperson for Troop T in Buffalo.
Other details are not able to be verified at this time.
Fredonia man charged by troopers for drugs
Reportedly, Laurie was in possession of a glass smoking pipe containing marijuana residue and a baggie containing about a half gram of marijuana.
He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Pomfret Court on May 29.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Around midnight on May 20, Andrew Woodin, 31, of Ellington was arrested for allegedly entering a residence without permission, refusing to leave and threatening the occupants. Woodin was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment. Woodin was arraigned in the Town of Carroll Court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail. Andrew Woodin is to appear in the Town of Poland Court at a later date to answer to the charges.
Around 12:50 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a verbal argument between two patrons at the Lighthouse Inn on Routes 5 and 20 in Hanover. It is alleged that during the argument, Hugh W. Maybee Jr., 34, of Salamanca, caused damage to property belonging to the Lighthouse Inn in excess of $250. Maybee was taken into custody and charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Maybee was arraigned in the Town of Hanover Court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail.
Around 12:15 a.m., David R. Lavtar, 27, of North Collins, was observed by deputies creating a hazardous and physically offensive condition in a public place. Lavtar was placed into custody without incident and charged with disorderly conduct. Lavtar was issued an appearance ticket to return to court at a later date.
Around 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Westman Road in the Town of Ellery. It is alleged that John-Henry Johnson, 25, of Dewittville, was southbound on Westman Road when he struck an unoccupied parked vehicle on the side of Westman Road. The vehicle struck by Johnson then struck another unoccupied parked vehicle in a nearby driveway. Johnson was found to be intoxicated and was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content over .18 percent and over three times the legal limit, driving on shoulder, and unsafe lane change. He is to appear in the Town of Ellery Court.
Around 9:50 p.m., deputies stopped a speeding motorist on Bemus-Ellery Road in the Town of Ellery. The operator was identified as Eric R. Sayers, 31, of Fredonia. Deputies allege Sayers was operating in an intoxicated condition and was taken into custody and charged with DWI, blood alcohol content of .08 percent and speed in zone. Sayers was released to appear in Ellery Town Court at a later date.
Around 10:20 p.m., deputies, along with volunteers from the Ellery Center Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Maple Springs-Ellery Road and Bemus-Ellery Road.
At the intersection was a gray Dodge pickup truck, which appeared to have struck a utility pole after skidding through the intersection.
The driver had left the scene, but was located hiding a short distance away. Lowery was charged with aggravated DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, and leaving the scene of an accident. Lowery was taken into custody and later released to appear in the Town of Ellery Court to answer to charges at a later date.
Gowanda Police Department
Josh D. Larkin, 24, of Perrysburg was charged with a warrant on May 10. Larkin had reported an incident to the Transit Police Department in Buffalo. While at the police station, a computer check revealed Larkin had an active bench warrant from the Town of Persia Court. Larkin was turned over to Gowanda Police and arraigned in the Town of Persia Court. Records revealed this warrant had been recalled but another warrant was revealed from the state of Florida for a violent felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Larkin was remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail pending extradition proceedings to Florida.
Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary. James R. Freeman, 17, of Johnson Street and Daryll M. Bernard, 17, of Jamestown Street were charged with second-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief on May 11. Patrol began an investigation after being notified of a burglary at a village residence where police discovered Freeman and Bernard along with a minor had committed this burglary. An attempt to break into this residence was first made from a lower floor window with the window screen being intentionally cut. During the investigation, one of these subjects had left his cell phone in the residence. During processing, Bernard was discovered to be in possession of a small bag of marijuana and was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Bernard was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000. He was currently on bail pending sentencing on other arrests for burglary in Gowanda and th surrounding area. Freeman was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Persia Court.
Darren Warrior, 27, of Aldrich Street was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief on May 18. Patrol received a complaint from a female victim that she and friends were at Warrior's house party the night of May 11. As this victim attempted to leave Warrior's residence at 8 a.m. the next morning, he allegedly became physically aggressive and attempted to fight with individuals at his residence. As the victim attempted to leave, Warrior allegedly picked up a rock and threw it at the victim's vehicle breaking her windshield. The victim then fled the area. Warrior was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Collins Court.
Edward S. Groat, 22, of Jamestown Street was charged with trespass on May 15. At 12:56 a.m. police responded to a report of a subject on a resident's rear porch looking into windows and banging on the windows. Patrol arrested Groat as he attempted to flee the area. Groat was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.
Amanda J. Ahrens, 25, of West Hill Street was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on May 15. At 7:45 p.m. police stopped Ahrens for a traffic infraction. During this traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed Ahrens' license had been suspended on April 2 for failure to appear in Town of Collins Court. She was released on her own recognizance to appear in the Town of Persia Court.
Justin R. Janish, 27, of West Main Street was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration on May 16. The license plate reader alerted police to Janish's vehicle on West Main Street at 1:59 p.m. A computer check also revealed an arrest warrant by the Erie County Sheriff's Office Department. He was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Persia Court then turned over to the Erie County Sheriff's Office for their warrant.
Ezra Redeye, 25, of Salamanca was charged with disorderly conduct on May 19. Patrol responded to the report of a fight in front of 88 Jamestown Street at 4:46 a.m. Police responded and observed Redeye who appeared intoxicated involved in a fight with another individual. Redeye refused to comply with all police direction and instructions. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.
Donald W. Stevens, 24, of North Collins was charged with disorderly conduct on May 19. At 4:46 a.m. patrol responded to the report of a fight in front of 88 Jamestown Street. Police observed Stevens who appeared intoxicated involved in a fight with another individual. Stevens refused to comply with police directions and instructions. He was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Persia Court.
Frank H. Dombrowski, 46, of Boston, N.Y., was charged with operating a motor vehicle with no headlights and driving while intoxicated on May 20. At 12:08 a.m. police observed driving with no headlights on Aldrich Street. Upon stopping this vehicle, police observed Dombrowski exhibiting signs of intoxication and failed several sobriety checks. A chemical breath test resulted in a .13 BAC. Dombrowski was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Persia Court.
Prinston D. Blount, 23, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell on May 20. At 4:27 a.m. Blount was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Jamestown Street. During this stop, police discovered Blount was in possession of 4.5 grams of cocaine in numerous individual packets indicative of packages to be sold. Blount was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and then remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $20,000.
Jorge R. Garay, 27, of Warren, Pa., was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having loud exhaust on May 20. At 4:27 a.m. Garay was operating a vehicle on Jamestown Street for loud exhaust. During this stop, a DMV computer check revealed Garay's license was suspended. He was arraigned in Town of Persia Court and then remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.