Angola resident charged with possession of marijuana
ANGOLA - On Wednesday, troopers from Collins charged Joseph Hummel, 21, of Angola, for fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana following a traffic stop.
Troopers patrolling on Route 5 observed the car Hummel was driving turn without signaling, and also saw that there was a brake light out. While speaking to Hummel, troopers reportedly detected an odor of marijuana and subsequently found a plastic bag containing 28 grams of marijuana under the passenger seat of the car.
Hummel was processed at state police barracks in Collins and is due in Evans Town Court in September.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
JAMESTOWN - On Wednesday, a Ripley woman was charged with petit larceny and fraudulent receipt of benefits.
After an investigation, it is alleged Julia M. Rummings, 31, of Ripley, had received public assistance and apparently failed to notify the Department of Social Services that she was employed.
Around 12:30 p.m., Julia M. Rummings was arrested and issued appearance tickets for petit larceny and fraudulent receipt of benefits. Rummings is scheduled to appear in the City of Jamestown Court at a later date to answer the charges.
The public is asked to report any welfare fraud to the We-Tip number at 1-800 782-7463 or the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-388-5365
MAYVILLE - On Wednesday, an inmate in the Chautauqua County Jail was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Around 10:35 a.m. while in the recreation yard of Podular Housing Unit A of the Chautauqua County Jail, inmate Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 21, of Silver Creek, is alleged to have damaged and defaced part of the jail wall by scratching an approximately 24 by 8 inch statement containing profanity into it with his handcuff restraints. Hollins will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.