Westfield man charged after biting officer multiple times
WESTFIELD?- On Saturday, a Westfield man was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, re-sisting arrest, assault on a police officer and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Around 12:50 a.m., Westfield police investigated a suspicious male on East Second Street in the Village of Westfield, concerned over recent car larcenies.
During the investigation, it is alleged officers observed Bryan Oneil Rodriguez-Morales, 19, of Westfield, displaying nervous behavior and is alleged to have tossed something into the grass next to him.
Police say Rodriguez-Morales then walked over to an officer and grabbed him by the arm, attempting to pull the officer.
As Rodriguez-Morales was advised he was under arrest and not free to leave, he began to flee the officers on foot.
Rodriguez-Morales was stopped in the street by police and he began to physically fight with officers. and refused to respond to officers' commands.
During the fight, it is also alleged Rodriguez-Morales bit an officer multiple times.
Once in custody in the back of a Westfield police vehicle, police allege Rodriguez-Morales kicked and damaged the vehicle.
Rodriguez-Morales was arraigned on the charges in the Village of Westfield Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash/$30,000 property.
Rodriguez-Morales is to appear in Westfield Village court at a later date.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Moore's vehicle was towed and Moore will answer the charges in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
Around 3:10 a.m., sheriff's deputies witnessed a vehicle strike a deer on Panama-Bear Lake Road new the New York and Pennsylvania state line. The vehicle pulled into a driveway along the road and deputies pulled in behind the vehicle to check for injuries.
After it was apparent there were no injuries, it is alleged the deputies found the driver, Jeffrey E. Hagey, 48, of Mentor, Ohio, to be intoxicated. He was processed and released with traffic tickets to appear in Town of Harmony Court at a later date.
Around 3:05 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Hanover for failing to maintain lane. The driver was identified as Alexa White, 21, of Dunkirk. Upon investigation, it is alleged White was found to be intoxicated.
White was processed and issued tickets and released to appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.