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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE – Crys-tal Kinsey, 31, of Sinclairville was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and false personation on Saturday. Around 8:43 a.m., deputies stopped Kinsey for a traffic violation on Route 60. Deputies allege Kinsey initially gave a different name, which was determined to be false. Kinsey was seemingly trying to hide that her license had been revoked due to a prior driving while intoxicated conviction. She was issued several traffic tickets and an appearance ticket for the false personation charge. She is to appear in Charlotte Town Court.

PORTLAND – Thomas Schrader, 28, of Webster Road, Brocton, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone on Sunday. Around 11:12 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Lake Avenue for allegedly speeding. Schrader identified himself as the driver. After a brief investigation, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued a traffic ticket and an appearance ticket.

NORTH HARMONY – Tracy Abbey, 50, of Ashville was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, operating on a road shoulder and inadequate turn lamps on Sunday. Around 5:40 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to maintain its lane and fail to signal a turn on Route 394. Deputies stopped the vehicle on Fardink Road and identified the operator as Abbey. After an investigation, Abbey was allegedly found to have been driving in an intoxicated condition. She was arraigned in Harmony Town Court and released to appear back at a later date.

RIPLEY – Jason Leamer, 25, of Goodrich Street was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and failure to signal a turn on Sunday. At 2 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn from Burton Avenue to Goodrich Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator was identified as Leamer. A further investigation found Leamer to allegedly be intoxicated. He will appear in Ripley Town Court.

Jennifer Vinciguerra, 21, of West Main Street, Fredonia, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and failure to maintain a lane on Sunday. At 2:17 a.m., deputies saw a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 60 cross the center line of the roadway. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Vinciguerra. Upon investigation, Vinciguerra was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was placed into custody. She was issued appearance tickets for Dunkirk Town Court and was released to a family member.

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Forestville man charged after allegedly shooting cat

FORESTVILLE – A Forestville man has been charged following an alleged incident of animal cruelty. Michael T. Edmunds, 42, of Chestnut Street was charged with overdriving, torturing or injuring animals on Tuesday.

It is alleged Edmunds used an air pellet gun and shot a domesticated cat causing its death in June. He was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court at a later date.

Three charged following search warrant execution

JAMESTOWN – Three were charged following a search warrant on West 11th Street Thursday. According to Jamestown Police, information was received that occupants of 45 W. 11th St., were allegedly drying a large amount of marijuana and were in the process of moving it from the house.

Police responded to the residence and observed several indicators that marijuana was allegedly being used and possessed inside.

A search warrant was obtained and executed by drug investigators from the Jamestown Police and New York State Police departments and found an alleged quantity of marijuana inside.

Terrance L. Austin, 63, Jordan T. Austin, 22, and Lesley H. Knight, 59, were all charged with third-degree felony criminal possession of marijuana. All were taken to the city jail and are awaiting arraignment.

Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales or possession of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the police department’s anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY – Blaine M. Wescott, 19, of Ashville was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment on Wednesday. It is alleged that Wescott harassed a neighborhood youth when he yelled at the youth from a window at his resident at 7 p.m. Further investigation revealed a valid order of protection between Wescott and the victim. He was arraigned in North Harmony Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.

Dunkirk Police

Timothy Ray Nadolny, 28, of North East, Pa., was charged with a warrant on Friday. Dunkirk Police picked up Nadolny on Washington Avenue at 11:30 a.m. on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged home invasion occurring in North East, Pa. He was turned over to the Jamestown Police Department where he also had a warrant out for his arrest. He was held at the Chautauqua County Jail pending pickup.

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Break-ins reported in Hanover

HANOVER – Several residents of the Smith Mills area of Hanover have called the OBSERVER recently to report a rash of vehicle and home break-ins. According to King Road residents, around 15 vehicles have been broken into in the past two weeks. It was also reported several vehicles were stolen.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents. Investigator Larry Klajbor confirmed three vehicles were taken on the same day and the sheriff’s office believes the incidents are connected because it was from the same area. He also confirmed “numerous” vehicle larcenies throughout the town of Hanover.

He told residents to lock their doors and remove valuables. He said all of the stolen vehicles had the keys inside.

“These are crimes of opportunity,” he said. “This has been happening for a while and we are trying to chase them down.”

Residents should report suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office immediately by calling 753-2131.

Dunkirk Police report school zone speeding

Since the beginning of the Dunkirk City School District’s new year on Sept. 4, 36 people have been charged with speeding in a school zone. This number is as of Thursday morning and is aggregated from both routine patrols and the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Also, as of Wednesday, 13 tickets have been written since the beginning of the school year for distracted driving with the use of cell phones.

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By REMINGTON

WHITCOMB

Special to the OBSERVER

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man finds himself back in the city jail after police found him in possession of a loaded .40-caliber pistol and crack cocaine while responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday.

Zaid Mendoza, 35, attempted to avoid apprehension by police officers at 1:40 p.m. by fleeing from a domestic disturbance at 633 E. Second St. Police were forced to subdue Mendoza with the use of a Taser device and he was then allegedly found in possession of the pistol, several baggies of crack cocaine and cash.

The pistol was found to have had its serial number defaced, and it is believed by police to be stolen. Accor-ding to Captain Robert Sam-uelson, the pistol was found to contain 13 rounds of ammunition, which is in violation of the NY SAFE Act.

“As an agency, we are very glad that no one was hurt as a result of this,” Samuelson said. “However, the situation involved a known drug dealer and a loaded firearm. We are very glad to have both of these off the streets.”

Mendoza was taken into custody and is being charged with multiple felonies including: second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Mendoza is currently awaiting arraignment.

For Mendoza, this is not his first run in with the law, as he has already served time in jail with post-release supervision.

In 2008, Mendoza was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. It was later that year that he was sentenced to three years in prison with two years post-release supervision for two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was also sentenced to serve time concurrently for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Earlier this year, Mendoza was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after JPD investigators executed a search warrant at 905 Prendergast Ave., which was the culmination of a several-months-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine at the location.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. Anyone who may have information on the illegal possession of narcotics or guns can leave an anonymous tip on the department’s anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Kevin J. Nicander, 19, of Derby was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding and having excessive window tint on Saturday. At 2:07 a.m. deputies observed Nicander’s vehicle allegedly speeding on Route 20 in Pomfret. During the traffic stop, Nicander was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was released to a sober third party and will appear in Pomfret Town Court.

Angel A. Alvarez,-Colon, 25, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right on Sunday. At 12:02 a.m. deputies observed Alvarez-Colon allegedly fail to keep right on Porter Avenue in the town of Pomfret. During a traffic stop it was found he was allegedly intoxicated. He was released to a sober third party and will appear in Pomfret Town Court.

Kristen M. Maynard, 21, of Cherry Creek was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to signal turn on Sunday. At 2:18 a.m. deputies allege Maynard failed to signal a turn onto Route 60 from Porter Road in the town on Pomfret. During the traffic stop, Maynard was allegedly intoxicated. She was released to a sober party and will appear in Pomfret Town Court.

James M. Callahan, 61, of Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding Sunday. At 9:37 p.m. deputies observed Cal-lahan’s vehicle allegedly speeding on Route 60 in Pomfret. Callahan was found to be allegedly intoxicated during the traffic stop. He was released to appear in Pomfret Town Court.

Dunkirk Police

Marilina Salgado, 37, of Lord Street was charged with driving with a suspended registration and no insurance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Sept. 16.

Kelley Godra, 44, of Stockton was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 17.

Robert Bleck, 87, of Seel Street was charged with improper passing on Sept. 18. Around 11 a.m., both Bleck and a second vehicle driven by Jose Melendez, 60, of Fay Street, Portland, were traveling north on Central Avenue between Howard Avenue and Lucas Avenue when Bleck attempted to go around Melendez on the left side. Melendez was in the right lane for proceeding straight and Bleck was in the right turn-only lane. Bleck then attempted to merge right, striking Melendez. Police say Bleck stated he did not see Melendez.

Matthew Hutch, 28, of Sinclairville was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal trespass on Sept. 18.

Ramon Feliciano, 20, with no permanent address given, was charged with two counts of criminal sale and endangering the welfare of a child on Sept. 18.

James Robb, 26, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Sept. 18.

Christina Marrero, 24, of East Second Street was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 19.

Ricardo Negron-Garcia, 25, of Park Avenue was charged with operating an uninspected and uninsured motor vehicle while using a cell phone on Friday.

Edyl Vega, 62, of Maple Avenue was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating an uninsured motor vehicle with a suspended registration on Saturday.

Daniel Lukasik Jr., 21, of Lake Shore Drive East was charged with trespassing on Sunday.

Matthew Jessie, 25, of Lake Shore Drive East was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle without insurance on Sunday.

Keith Martell, 33, of Deer Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance and a suspended registration on Sunday.

David Taber Jr., 46, of Middle Road was charged Monday with second-degree harassment, criminal ob-struction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child Monday.

Fredonia Police

Melvin Ingram, 36, of Columbus Avenue, Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child on Sept. 17.

Brandon Schick, 18, of East Amherst was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of more than .18 percent, disobeying a stop sign, failure to keep right and driving without insurance on Sept. 19.

Dmitri Novgrodsky, 48, of Central Avenue was charged with failure to yield the right of way on Sept. 19.

Douglas Aldridge, 19, of SUNY Fredonia’s Eisenhow-er Hall, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, littering and possession of an open container of alcohol on Friday.

Brandon Mang, 20, of Center Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday.

Garrett Moore, 21, of SUNY Fredonia’s Igoe Hall, was charged with violating a sewer ordinance on Satur-day.

Joseph Edwards, 20, and Steven McCool, 20, both of Day Street, were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and violating a noise ordinance on Saturday.

Brian Castonguay, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Chautau-qua Hall, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and possession of an open container of alcohol on Sunday.

Michael Nichols, 21, of Central Avenue was charged with violating a noise ordinance on Sunday.

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Jamestown man sought on meth lab charge

ELLICOTT – A felony warrant for the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree has been issued for Phillip L. Reichardt, 38, of Jamestown.

Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 19, Jamestown police and parole officers of the New York State Parole were at 19 Crossman St. when they allegedly discovered a working methamphetamine lab.

Officers secured the area and investigators from the New York State Police (Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team) were called in to assist in the investigation. Reichardt is not in custody at this time and is believed to still be in the Jamestown area.

Anyone with information about Reichardt’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Fredonia Police Department

A motorcycle accident with injuries occurred on Sept. 11 on Route 20 just west of Route 60. Police say a motorcyclist identified as Vincent Vacanti, 67, of Andrew Court, was heading west on Route 20 around 3:43 p.m. Vacanti allegedly did not see a school bus and other traffic stopped ahead of him and had to come to a sudden stop, causing him to lose control and lay his motorcycle down on the right side. This caused both him and his passenger, Margaret Vacanti, 61, to slide across the road’s surface. Police say Margaret suffered minor injuries and Vincent suffered a concussion.

Kelli Clavin, 23, of Frewsburg, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, texting while driving and failure to use a designated lane on Sept. 14. Around 2:53 a.m., the Fredonia Police Department received a call from a witness who observed a car driving south on Liberty Street about a mile south of Water Street that rear-ended a parked vehicle, causing severe damage to both vehicles. The car then drove off, continuing south. Police located the vehicle in the driveway of 3794 Webster Road. The driver was identified as Clavin after she exited the driver’s seat. Her airbag was deployed. She stated to police the driveway was her friend’s. Clavin was put through field sobriety roadside tests, but was not arrested for driving while intoxicated. She allegedly admitted to texting while driving. After her tickets were written, she was released to her father.

Brian Davis, 22, of Eagle Street, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and using an electronic device while driving on Sept. 5.

Christopher Hammond, 24, of Fredonia, was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful impersonation, third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief all on an arrest warrant on Sept. 6.

Brian Blizzard, 21, of Terrace Place, was charged with violating a noise ordinance as well as a social host law violation prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs by persons under 21 on private property on Sept. 6.

Joel Vandick, 21, of Central Avenue, was charged with possessing an open container of alcohol and littering on Sept. 7.

Eric Cadena, 21, of Terrace Place was charged with violating a noise ordinance as well as a social host law violation on Sept. 7.

Russell Catalano, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Chautauqua Hall, and Frank Vecchio, 18, of Hendrix Hall, were both charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, littering and possessing open containers of alcohol on Sept. 8.

Joshua Mase, 21, of Batavia, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 8.

Jacob Paul Sopak, 18, of Celoron, was charged with driving while intoxicated and following too closely on Sept. 8.

Katie Parsons, 23, of Dunkirk, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, making graffiti, unlawful dealing with a child and possessing an open container of alcohol on Sept. 8.

A 16-year-old youth was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and unlawful possession of alcohol on Sept. 8.

Nicholas Morrison, 21, of Eagle Street, was charged with unlicensed operation on Sept. 9.

Kristina Beaujean, 30, of Chautauqua Road, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and running a red light on Sept. 10.

Hector Colon, 39, of Dunkirk, was charged with two counts of confinement of puppies in a vehicle in extreme heat on Sept. 10.

Alex Ippolito, 20, of West Main Street, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 12.

Rochelle Digiroiano, 40, of Brocton, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 12.

Christina Marrero, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 13.

Christin Tibbetts, 22, of Wisteria Drive, was charged with second-degree harassment on Sept. 13.

Lindsay Moshides, 21, of Canadaway Street, was charged with second-degree harassment on Sept. 14.

Francis Sterlace, 21, of Silver Creek, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 14.

Jared Babcock, 21, of Silver Creek, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 14.

Christian Chaparro, 25, of Mayville, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and violating a sewer ordinance on Sept. 15.

Christopher Harding, 29, of Sinclairville was charged with second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment on Sept. 16.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – A 17-year-old youth from Hanover was charged with trespass on Sept. 8. Deputies allege the male youth went onto the complainant’s property on Alleghany Road without consent.

He was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

RIPLEY – Rudy J. Damonti, 31, of West Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Wednesday. Deputies allege Damonti struck a female in the face with a closed fist during an incident that happened on Sept. 13.

Damonti was released on an appearance ticket for Ripley Town Court.

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Dunkirk Police Department

Emmanuel Acevroe-Rodriguez, 24, of King Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to yield the right of way at a left-hand turn on Sept. 8.

Luis Fred, 27, of South Serval Street was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, second-degree criminal impersonation, violating a conditional license and possessing a loud exhaust on a motorcycle on Sept. 8.

Alejandro Rios-Vasquez, 46, of Deer Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and possessing an obstructed driver’s view on Sept. 8.

Brian Mason, 43, of West Sixth Street was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving at a speed that wasn’t reasonable or prudent on Sept. 8.

Cristian Maestre, 23, of Ruggles Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, possessing a suspended registration and driving an uninsured motor vehicle on Sept. 9.

Russell Leone, 24, of Point Drive North was charged with unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone on Sept. 9.

Robert Hyde, 61, of Washington Avenue was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sept. 10.

A 16-year-old youth from West Doughty Street was charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Sept. 10.

Fernando Martinez, 32, of Main Street was charged with unlicensed operation on Sept. 11.

Keirsten Rounds, 19, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 11.

Silva Monserrate III, 20, of South Beaver Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 11.

Felimon Sanchez, 49, of East Second Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and possessing no insurance on Sept. 12.

Mark Mekus, 34, of Townsend Street was charged with operating an uninspected and uninsured motor vehicle with a suspended registration on Sept 13.

Luis Medina Jr., 30, of East King Street was charged with second-degree harassment and first-degree criminal contempt on Sept. 13.

Nichole Barber, 27, of Robin Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an unregistered motor vehicle on Sept. 14.

Benjamin Traks, 33, of Central Avenue was charged with third-degree unauthorized use, second-degree obstruction and resisting arrest on Sept. 14.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

CHAUTAUQUA – William E. Ostagen, 43, of Mayville, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Tuesday. Deputies received a report of a violation of an order of protection at a motel on Route 394.

Ostagen allegedly violated an order of protection by having contact with an individual. He was taken into custody and arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court.

He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $500.

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Three from Rochester nabbed in Jamestown drug bust

JAMESTOWN – An investigation into the sale and trafficking of controlled substances has resulted in the arrests of three Rochester men.

At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Jamestown Police Department and New York State Police executed a search warrant at 30 Franklin St., with the assistance of the JPD’s SWAT Team. Inside, officers found the three subjects identified as Theodore Coffie, 42, Terrance Wilson, 38, and George McFadden, 35, all of Rochester to be in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said.

The subjects were all taken into custody and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Coffie, Wilson and McFadden were transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, where they are awaiting arraignment.

Anyone who has any information on the illegal sales of narcotics in the Jamestown area are asked to contact the JPD’s anonymous tip line at 483-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Dunkirk Police Department

A two-car accident occurred Sept. 13 on Leopard Street just south of East Fourth Street. Around 9:44 a.m., J.L. Roldanmartinez, 21, of King Street was traveling south on Leopard Street from East Fourth Street. Rose Ann Tripoli, 59, of Derby was attempting to turn left from the CVS store parking lot. Tripoli stated to police she did not see Roldanmartinez, causing her to strike the vehicle on Leopard Street.

A two-car accident with reported injuries occurred Sept. 13 on Franklin Avenue just north of Talcott Street. Around 1:03 p.m., Joshua Sosinski, 24, of New Road was traveling southbound on Franklin Avenue. While he was driving, he was allegedly distracted by looking for a cigarette lighter in the center console of the car. When he looked up, he could not go around a vehicle driven by Aida DeJesus, 58, of Urban Road. DeJesus’ vehicle was parked on the west side of Franklin Avenue and was occupied by the driver. Sosinski struck DeJesus in the rear of the vehicle. DeJesus complained of neck pain afterward and was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital via Alstar Ambulance for a further medical evaluation.

John Lugen, 51, of Nevins Street was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing a chemical test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unreasonable speed and improper turn on Sept. 5.

Jeffrey Kane, 46, and Daniel Armstrong, 43, both of Grant Avenue were charged with third-degree criminal trespass and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 6.

Erica Whitfield, 23, of West Second Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 7.

Nestor Reyes, 34, of Dove Street was charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest and petit larceny on Sept. 7.

Sara Leon, 23, of Washington Avenue was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Sept. 7.

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Investigation of vehicle larcenies leads to property recovery

JAMESTOWN – After several investigations of vehicle larcenies and burglaries in the French Creek and Clymer area dating back to early spring, several items have been recovered. These include electronics and an autographed baseball and have yet to be claimed by their rightful owners. If you have any information regarding ownership of these belongings, please call the State Police Jamestown Station Commander Sergeant Gary Segrue at 665-3113.

Troopers make arrest for Leandra’s Law

PERRYSBURG – Jeremy E. Klusek, 26, of Dunkirk was charged on Sept. 14 after troopers responded to the report of a disabled vehicle on North Road around 10:40 p.m. Klusek was transported to the state police barracks in Collins for a breath test and registered a blood alcohol content of .08 percent. Due to the test result and the fact that he had two minor children in the vehicle, Klusek was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and several other vehicle and traffic charges. Klusek was released to a third party and is scheduled to appear in Perrysburg Town Court at a later date.

Jamestown man charged under Leandra’s Law

GERRY – A Jamestown man has been charged under Leandra’s Law following a Sunday arrest. Thomas D. Maher, 29, of Big Tree Sugar Grove Road was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law on Route 60.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report of a vehicle all over the road and Maher was located on Route 60. After a traffic stop, it was alleged Maher was intoxicated and had a 6-year-old passenger in his vehicle making this charge a felony. He was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court, due to the unavailability of the Gerry Town Judge, and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

Dunkirk Police Department

A property damage accident occurred on Sept. 11 on Lamphere Street. Around 10:11 a.m., Daryl Spencer, 46, of Cheektowaga was traveling northbound on Lamphere Street when he was distracted while checking directions to Dunkirk City Court. He allegedly drove through lowered Norfolk Southern crossing gates, causing the front windshield to smash. Damage was done to the front pillars of the vehicle. The crossing gate was broken in two places.

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

VILLENOVA – Klarisa J. Foster, 23, of Forestville was taken into custody on a warrant for felony burglary Thursday. At 7:30 p.m. deputies were called to South Dayton Silver Creek Road for the report of a wanted suspect.

Foster had been wanted on a Chautauqua County warrant and deputies were advised Foster had allegedly fled into a wooded area. K9 Unit Drago was brought in and found Foster who hid in a ditch under brush.

Foster was arrested and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

Michael J. Gula, 52, of Fredonia was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and driving while intoxicated on Friday. Deputies observed Gula’s vehicle allegedly fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Waldorff and Brigham roads in the town of Dunkirk at 3:06 a.m.

Gula was found to be allegedly intoxicated during the traffic stop. He was released on appearance tickets for Dunkirk Town Court.

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

CHAUTAUQUA – Jason C. Merritt, 40, of Forestville was charged with driving while intoxicated on Monday.

At 8:34 p.m. deputies responded to an accident between a vehicle and an Amish buggy accident on Hartfield Stockton Road. It was found that Merritt was allegedly intoxicated. He was released on an appearance ticket for Chautauqua Town Court. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – A 17-year-old youth was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Friday.

At 8:58 p.m., deputies responded to Angell Road for a report of a disorderly person. An investigation showed the youth had allegedly punched holes in the wall and destroyed other property during an altercation. The youth was arraigned in Hanover Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

KIANTONE – Jose DeJesus, 29, of Providence, R.I., was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, moving from lane unsafely and driving without a license on Saturday.

At about 4:05 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60 for a traffic violation. The operator was identified as DeJesus and upon further investigation, was allegedly found to be intoxicated. A check of DeJesus’ Rhode Island driver’s license showed that his privileges to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended.

DeJesus was taken into custody and later arraigned. He was then committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond. He will appear in Kiantone Town Court.

State Police at Collins

EVANS – Troopers arrested 23-year-old Garrett Beaver of Seneca Road in Lawtons for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop on Eden-Evans Center Road on Friday.

Troopers stopped the car Beaver was riding in for an inadequate exhaust and found that both he and the driver had only New York state learners’ permits. Troopers also found a small amount of cocaine in the glove box of the car, which Beaver took ownership of.

Beaver was processed at the Collins State Police barracks and is due in Collins Town Court later this month.

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Fredonia Police Department

A property damage accident occurred on Gardner Street on Monday. According to police, at 1:25 p.m., Jeffrey Majka, 44, of Gardner Street was backing up from 115 Gardner St. when he did not see Lisa Cuthbert, 36, also of Gardner Street, traveling westbound behind him. He struck Majka’s vehicle in the passenger’s side rear with her front passenger’s side, causing major damage to both vehicles. Cuthbert continued across Gardner Street and struck the Gardner Street Playground sign and a no parking sign. Police said Majka was solely at fault.

Dylan Sugden, 18, of Route 60 was charged with trespassing on Tuesday.

Christopher Colasanto, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Grissom Hall was charged with littering and unlawful possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY – Jason J. Sprague, 23, of Dewittville was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday.

At 1:43 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 394. During the traffic stop, deputies found an alleged odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A passenger, Dennis P. Gonzalez, 21, of Mayville was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after both were found in alleged possession of marijuana. Both were released on appearance tickets for North Harmony Town Court.

ELLERY – Josh A. Moore, 33, of Bemus Point was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment on Wednesday.

At 4:45 p.m. deputies responded to an altercation on Route 430. Moore had allegedly pushed and placed his hands around the neck of another person while the victim was holding a small child. Moore was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court at a later date.

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Two charged in theft of a motor vehicle

SILVER CREEK – Two Dunkirk residents have been charged following an investigation into a stolen motor vehicle.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Dyquan Smith, 18, of Deer Street, and Jordan Acevedo, 18, of Lord Street, have been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Smith and Acevedo were picked up on felony warrants Wednesday following an investigation of a stolen motor vehicle that occurred in August in Silver Creek. The two were arraigned in Silver Creek and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash/$4,000 property bail.

Name released in pole damage accident

Dunkirk Police have released the name of the individual who struck a utility pole Wednesday night at the corner of Grant Avenue and East Seventh Street, resulting in major damage to the pole.

Forty-year-old Chad Mitchell of Blue Springs, Mo., was the driver of the vehicle. Mitchell was driving a Penske rental truck when he crashed into the pole around 9:30 p.m.

The pole had split and was hanging from the wires. There appeared to be no outage on the street as a result of the damaged pole.

No other information could be given.

Dunkirk Police Department

Andrew Sobilo, 24, of East Second Street was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Monday.

Donald Tolbert, 39, of Nichols Avenue was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Monday.

Julie Porter, 38, of Rochester was charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on Monday.

Angel Cruz, 18, of East Second Street was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation and failure to keep right on Tuesday.

Henry Hoisington III, 46, of Taft Place was charged with violating a noise ordinance on Tuesday.

Elisa Rivera of Webster Street was charged with driving with a suspended registration, operating an uninsured and uninspected motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Tuesday.

Derik Cuyler, 36, of Rochester was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninspected motor vehicle with no plate lamps on Wednesday.

Bianca Mojica, 21, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Wednesday.

A 17-year-old youth of Deer Street was charged with petit larceny on Wednesday.

Juan Mercado, Jr., of Monroe Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninspected motor vehicle with no stop lamps on Wednesday.

Dunkirk Police Department

Jose Santiago of Lake Shore Drive West was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Fredonia Police Department

A property damage accident occurred on Gardner Street on Monday. At 1:25 p.m., Jeffrey Majka, 44, of Gardner Street was backing up from 115 Gardner St. when he did not see Lisa Cuthbert, 36, also of Gardner Street, traveling westbound behind him. Cuthbert had no other option but to strike Majka’s vehicle in the passenger’s side rear with her front passenger’s side, causing major damage to both vehicles. Cuthbert continued across Gardner Street and struck the Gardner Street Playground sign and a no parking sign. Majka was solely at fault.

Dylan Sugden, 18, of Route 60 was charged with trespassing on Tuesday.

Christopher Colasanto, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Grissom Hall was charged with littering and unlawful possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY – Jason J. Sprague, 23, of Dewittville was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday.

At 1:43 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 394. During the traffic stop, deputies found an alleged odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A passenger, Dennis P. Gonzalez, 21, of Mayville was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after both were found in alleged possession of marijuana. Both were released on appearance tickets for North Harmony Town Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

ELLERY – Josh A. Moore, 33, of Bemus Point was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment on Wednesday.

At 4:45 p.m. deputies responded to an altercation on Route 430. Moore had allegedly pushed and placed his hands around the neck of another person while the victim was holding a small child. Moore was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court at a later date.

Area Police

Jamestown man charged

following narcotics investigation

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man has been charged following a narcotics investigation in the city. Juan J. Rivera, 33, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Wednesday following an investigation lasting several months.

Drug investigators from the Jamestown police and the New York State Police executed two search warrants at 245 and 251 Fulton St. at 6 a.m. Rivera was found inside the residence and an alleged loaded pistol was also found inside. Rivera was sent to the city jail pending arraignment. More arrests are expected.

Anyone who has information on illegal sales and trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK – Richie A. Thompson Jr., 21, of Howard Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Tuesday.

At 2:15 p.m. deputies were investigating a possible narcotics complaint on Howard Street. Thompson was allegedly found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and smoking pipes. He was released on an appearance ticket for Silver Creek Village Court.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

LEON – Michael A. Doubek, 39, of Conewango Valley was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 or more, failure to keep right, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a vehicle without interlock and leaving the scene of an accident on Aug. 30.

At 11:07 p.m. deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on Youngs Road. Doubek had allegedly lost control of his vehicle and gone into the ditch and fled the scene of the accident on foot. He was arraigned in Dayton Town Court and sent to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail. Doubek will appear in Leon Town Court at a later date.

Area Police

Man charged after allegedly hitting camper with vehicle

CHAUTAUQUA – A Mayville man has been charged after using his vehicle to allegedly hit a camper Monday evening.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and New York State Police responded to a fight on Plank Road. It is alleged that Ricky Zentz, 49, of Prospect Road drove his vehicle to a camp site and hit a camper with his vehicle while people were inside.

Zentz also allegedly tried to hit a person outside of the camper with his vehicle.

He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court where he was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court at a later date.

Randolph man arrested following domestic incident

RANDOLPH – Rich-ard Frink, 28, of Randolph was arrested on Aug. 30, after state police responded to the report of a domestic dispute.

Frink allegedly choked a female victim to the point of unconsciousness and stole her purse. Frink was arrested for criminal obstruction of breathing and petit larceny.

He was transported to the state police barracks in Jamestown and issued appearance tickets for the Town of Randolph Court.

Mayville man charged with forcible touching

CHAUTAUQUA – A Mayville man has been charged following an incident Monday.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas A. Swan, 46, of Snug Harbor Road was charged with forcible touching just after 9 p.m. Swan allegedly forcibly touched a female by grabbing her buttocks and genital area.

He was issued an appearance ticket for Chautauqua Town Court.

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

CATTARAUGUS IND-IAN RESERVATION – Desmond A. Jimerson, 40, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and two outstanding warrants on Monday.

At 12:30 p.m. deputies responded to the report of an intoxicated driver and stopped Jimerson’s vehicle on Longhouse Road. Jimerson allegedly ran from his vehicle and was pursued on foot by police. Once in custody, Jimerson was found to be intoxicated and found to have warrants from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and town of Evans.

He was arraigned in North Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Brittany Wall, 23, of Depew, Megan Williams, 21, of Depew, and C.J. Zaporowski, 22, of Elma, were charged with having an open container on Monday. At 6:50 p.m. deputies were on patrol in Sunset Bay and saw a large group to be in alleged possession of open containers. Deputies also found Williams to be allegedly urinating in public. Williams was additionally charged with disorderly conduct. All were released on appearance tickets for Hanover Town Court.

Area Police

Man, 28, found unconscious in vehicle, charged with DWI

RIPLEY – A 28-year-old Erie, Pa., man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday after he was allegedly found to be sitting unconscious at the wheel of a vehicle in a driveway that did not belong to him.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, at about 9:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the scene after the report came into the office. Shortly thereafter, the deputies learned the vehicle had dispersed.

A vehicle matching the description was located and stopped on Route 20. Upon making contact with the vehicle, the operator identified himself as Bryan M. Gregory. A subsequent interview and investigation allegedly found Gregory to be intoxicated.

In addition to the DWI charge, Gregory was charged with aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content over .18 percent and refusal to take a breath test. He was released to a third party and will appear in Ripley Town Court.

Two injured in motorcycle/deer crash in Pomfret

  • Two people were left with minor injuries after their motorcycle hit a deer in Pomfret Saturday.

According to the New York State Police at Fredonia, 20-year-old Travis McCarthy of Sinclairville and a 17-year-old youth from Forestville were traveling south on Route 60 around 9:30 p.m when a deer ran across the road right in front of them. The motorcycle hit the deer.

The two individuals were taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital by the Cassadaga Fire Department.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

  • RIPLEY – Kristofer M. Kubasik, 44, of North East, Pa., was taken into custody Saturday after deputies responded to an incident on Main Road at 12:15 a.m. He was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and re-manded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

MAYVILLE – Henry B. Stovall, 36, of Mayville was arrested on Aug. 30 for an incident that took place on Aug. 28 at 15 Water St. According to deputies, a verbal argument was taking place between a male and female when a third party male tried to intervene. Stovall allegedly struck the man in the face. He was issued an appearance ticket.

BEMUS POINT – Aaron F. Phillips, 33, of Jamestown, was arrested on Aug. 30 after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly observed a vehicle operating with a loud and inadequate muffler on Lakeside Drive. After stopping the vehicle, deputies performed a search and allegedly discovered an open container of alcohol, a small amount of marijuana and prescription pills. Phillips was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance outside its original container, unlawful possession of marijuana, possession or consumption of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and a loud or inadequate muffler. Phillips is due in the Ellery Town Court.

HANOVER – Sunny A. Leblanc, 31, of Little Valley, was arrested on Aug. 30 at 10:45 p.m. after deputies stopped a motor vehicle that had allegedly been involved in a minor accident. Leblanc was found to be intoxicated and taken into custody after further review of her driving record revealed she had a prior DWI conviction. Leblanc was arraigned and released to appear in court at a later date for the charges of felony DWI, DWI per se, suspended registration and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

RIPLEY – Rosa N. Jauregui, 31, of Lackawan-na was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se and speed in zone Sunday after deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on West Main Street at 1:15 a.m. After stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Jauregui and a further interview and investigation allegedly found her to be intoxicated. Jauregui was issued citations and will appear in Ripley Town Court.

HANOVER – Joseph T. Sliwinski, 59, of Angola was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and moving unsafely from a lane on Sunday after deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 and 20 for a traffic violation at about 1:43 a.m. The operator was identified as Sliwinski and an investigation allegedly found him to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets. Sliwinski will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.

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