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Area Police

May crash resulting in serious injuries leads to charges

OBSERVER Staff Report

RIPLEY – A motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a Route 76 accident last May is now being charged after toxicology reports concluded he was intoxicated at the time.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, David Baum, 24, of Ripley is being charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, failure to keep right and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Baum was injured in an accident on May 16 shortly after midnight. An investigation at that time showed Baum was traveling south at a high rate of speed when he lost control around a curve. The motorcycle overturned and struck a guard rail.

Baum was flown by helicopter to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., and remained hospitalized in critical condition for some time. He will answer the charges in Ripley Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

IRVING – John Was-ierski, 38, of Henry Street was charged with petit larceny Monday. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on or around Sept. 5 when Wasierski allegedly stole a Bosch Skill Saw and a Milwaukee Limited Edition Sawzall from his landlord. He will appear in Hanover Town Court.

Area Police

Pedestrian hit in Seventh Street accident

OBSERVER Staff Report

A Dunkirk resident was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital Monday evening after being hit by a vehicle attempting to back out of a driveway on East Seventh Street, just west of South Main Street.

According to the Dunkirk Police Department, around 7:45 p.m., Patrick Michalak, 46, of South Main Street was attempting to exit the residence of 637 S. Main St. by using a driveway located on East Seventh Street. Michalak struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk, who was identified as Shaunn Boyd, 33, of Deer Street.

Police confirmed Boyd’s injuries were non-life threatening.

The Dunkirk Fire Depart-ment and Alstar Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Michalak was cited for having an uninspected motor vehicle.

Names released in Cassadaga Lake accident

CASSADAGA – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved in the vehicle in the Cassadaga Lake accident.

Deputies responded to the scene at 6:23 a.m. Thursday off Dale Drive. It is alleged Nathan Rios, 31, of Jamestown was driving on Dale Drive around 5:30 a.m. when he swerved to miss a deer. Rios and his passenger, Joseph Bowers, 35, of Falconer did not report the accident but called a friend who took them home. Rios was charged with failure to keep right, speed not reasonable and prudent and leaving the scene of an accident. Rios will appear in Stockton Town Court at a later date.

Dunkirk Police

Tamika Thomas, 17, of Park Avenue was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having an unregistered motor vehicle on Oct. 16.

Martha Rosado, 33, of Columbus Avenue was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Oct. 17.

Danielle Mason, 24, of North Martin Street was charged with six counts of failure to pay a parking ticket on Oct. 17.

Tammra Topliffe, 22, of Ellicott Road, Brocton, was charged with aggravated harassment on Oct. 18.

Carl Mathews, 27, of Lake Shore Drive East was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 18.

Isai Santiago-Garcia, 28, of Lake Shore Drive East was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 18.

Devin Smith, 21, of Middle Road was charged with second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal contempt Oct. 19.

Carla Pucciarelli, 27, of Central Avenue was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and having an uninsured motor vehicle on Oct. 19.

Dianne Burgess, 41, of Swan Street was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to yield the right of way at a left-hand turn, no signal, failure to keep right and move from lane unsafely on Oct. 20.

Joshua Febus, 18, of South Zebra Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and having an obstructed driving view on Oct. 20.

Jonathan Rodriguez, 28, of Webster Street was charged with trespassing on Oct. 20.

Christopher Small, 39, of Wisteria Drive, Fredonia, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Oct. 21.

Cody Whitehill, 19, of Stow was charged with following too closely on Oct. 23. Shortly before noon at the intersection of Main Street and East Third Street, Jessica Harrison, 25, of Richmond, Ind., was stopped in traffic and was struck from behind by Whitehill. Whitehill stated to police he did not see Harrison’s vehicle in time. Whitehill was driving a Casella Waste Management vehicle at the time of the accident.

Eric Grimm, 55, of Hoyt Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 23.

Robert Kaczor, 19, of Liberty Street, Fredonia, and Jerry Murphy, 19, of Waterman Road, Forestville, were both charged with third-degree criminal trespassing on Oct. 23.

Niesha Lockett, 22, of Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 24.

Julio Torres, 41, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and failure to stop at a stop sign on Friday.

A two-vehicle accident occurred on Sunday at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive East and Central Avenue. According to an accident report, shortly before noon, Joshua Kelly, 28, of Beech Hill Road, Stockton, was traveling east on Lake Shore Drive East, approaching the Central Avenue intersection while he had the green traffic light, according to him. Richard Kern, 59, of Johnson Street, Fredonia, entered the intersection while traveling south on Central Avenue from the city pier and into Kelly’s path. The two vehicles then collided. Kern told police he had a green light, as well, and was struck by Kelly. Kelly’s vehicle was a two-axle platform trailer and a three-axle tractor with a full load of 20 boxes of grapes. Skid marks for the tractor trailer measured 55 feet seven inches.

Latrece Stewart, 23, of East Fifth Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday.

Anthony Irizarry, 20, of Townsend Street was charged with second-degree harassment and trespassing on Sunday.

Aurelio Lopez, 28, of Townsend Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday.

Nicolas Parra-Arredondo, 38, of East Second Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday.

Mary Pesser, 55, of Point Drive West was charged with second-degree harassment on Sunday.

Servando Salasar-Sanchez, 17, of East Second Street was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol and possession of alcohol while under 21 years of age on Sunday.

Michael Porter, 42, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Monday.

Terrell Ezell, 23, of South Roberts Road was charged with second-degree harassment on Monday.

Terri Moat, 31, of Main Street Upper was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Monday.

Fredonia Police

Richard Balzer, 50, of Central Avenue, Dunkirk, was charged with criminal mischief, harassment and petit larceny on Oct. 24.

Thomas Moses Jr., 44, of Lakeview was charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Oct. 24.

Travis Stursa, 16, of Mayville was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone on Saturday.

Peter Mleczko, 22, of East Second Street, Dun-kirk, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday.

Donald Wilson, 24, of Orchard Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and smoking marijuana in public on Sunday.

Area Police

Silver Creek man shops for a jail cell

  • NORTH COLLINS – A 22-year-old Silver Creek man was sent to the Erie County Holding Center on Thursday on $1,000 bail after he allegedly stole a bank card from a family member and went on a shopping spree.

According to the New York State Police at Collins, Douglas Bastedo Jr. of Porter Avenue reportedly used the card six different times to make ATM withdrawals totaling $600. He also apparently made two purchases inside stores by using the card and signing the family member’s name.

After an investigation following a complaint by the family member, Bastedo was charged with first-degree forgery, fourth-degree grand larceny and identity theft. He was processed at the Collins Barracks and arraigned in Collins Town Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CREEK – Leisa Braswell, 33, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely and no seatbelt on Friday. At 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on French Creek-Mina Road. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Braswell and an investigation found her to allegedly be intoxicated. She was issued uniform traffic tickets.

MAYVILLE – James Mawhir, 24, of Mayville was charged on Oct. 21 with petit larceny. It is alleged that around 8:20 p.m., Mawhir entered a store on North Erie Street, took an item from the store and left without paying. He was located on Sunday and issued an appearance ticket.

Area Police

Kennedy man arrested for Randolph Burglary

RANDOLPH – Shane T. Snyder, 39, of Kennedy was charged with third-degree burglary on Oct. 18 after an investigation stemming from an incident in November 2012.

Troopers were advised by a victim that had located two deer decoys previously stolen from his shed on Sample Hill Road in Randolph. The victim said he located the decoys in the yard of a different Randolph residence. After speaking with the resident, the victim called Jamestown State Police. The investigation led troopers to suspect Snyder, who had moved to Kennedy. Further investigation and interviews led to Snyder being charged with burglary.

All of the property was recovered and Snyder was released and is scheduled to appear in Randolph Town Court.

State Police at Jamestown

SINCLAIRVILE – Brian J. Winslow, 48, of Gerry was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated on Oct. 20 after a traffic stop on Jamestown Street.

Winslow was operating a vehicle and swerved toward a patrol car as it approached. The trooper then stopped the vehicle. Winslow was arrested after failing sobriety tests. He was taken to the Jamestown state police barracks where he provided a blood alcohol level of .13 percent and was found to have a previous felony DWI conviction in the past ten years making the charge a class D felony. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

Fredonia Police Department

Jacob Gozdiak, 18, of Cheektowaga was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and trespassing on Oct. 13.

Brandon Shutt, 17, of East Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 16.

Carly Maurer, 20, of Hamburg was charged with harassment on Oct. 16.

Brett Nadolinski, 19, of SUNY Fredonia’s Igoe Hall, was arrested Oct. 17. He later pleaded guilty to two counts of littering.

Jamie Nolan, 22, of Union Street was charged with following too closely on Oct. 17. Around 7:35 a.m., while traveling east on East Main Street, Nolan struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Elioenai Burgos, 35, of East Main Street. Burgos’ vehicle was slowing due to school traffic. Nolan told police she was distracted by her GPS unit and could not stop in time to avoid the collision. Burgos transported herself to Brooks Memorial Hospital for a complaint of neck and shoulder pain.

Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

JAMESTOWN – Ryan A. Bloom, 28, of Elliott Street was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 14.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 23 when Bloom allegedly took $150 from an individual as payment to start repair work on her house.

After taking the money, Bloom allegedly never returned to do the repair work.

Bloom was advised to return the money but he failed to do so.

He was released on appearance ticket for Chautauqua Town Court.

PORTLAND – Brian A. Wagner Jr., 29, of Brocton was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana on Monday.

At 6:35 p.m. deputies responded to Route 20 for the report of a person passed out in the vehicle. Wagner was found to be operating under the influence of a narcotic drug and was found in possession of a controlled substance and a quantity of marijuana.

He was released to appear in Portland Town Court at a later date.

FRENCH CREEK – Ryan M. Peters, 24, of Bakerink Road was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction of breathing and second-degree menacing on Tuesday.

Deputies responded to Bakerink Road for an alleged dispute in the roadway at 9:20 a.m.

Peters allegedly threatened the female with a collapsible baton and chased her outside where he choked her while she was holding an infant.

Police also located a cane sword in Peters’ residence, which was not involved in the incident.

He was arraigned in French Creek Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Area Police

Accident on I-86 sends one to hospital

SHERMAN – An accident on I-86 Monday sent one teen to the hospital.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover accident on the interstate near mile marker 10 at 5:44 a.m.

A vehicle driven by Rickey H. Pratt, 43, of Sherman was traveling east when a deer struck the side of his car. Pratt had pulled his vehicle off to the right side of the road to call police. A second vehicle driven by Ashlee K. Waite, 17, of Sherman, swerved to miss the deer, causing her vehicle to leave the left side of the road and roll over. Waite was treated and released on scene, but a passenger, Ashley Kelly, 17, of Sherman, was transported to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., for apparent minor injuries.

Sherman and Bemus Point fire departments also responded to the scene.

Gowanda Police Department

William J. Merecki, 28, and Amanda L. Light, 25, both of Angola were charged with trespassing on Oct. 12. Police responded to the report of alleged trespass on Palmer Street at 2 p.m. Merecki and Light were allegedly illegally camping on private property. Both were released on appearance tickets.

Arlyn J. Schindler, 30, of Buffalo Street was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 17. Schindler was arrested previously for larceny and when he failed to appear in court, an arrest warrant was issued. He also had a warrant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Schindler was arraigned in Collins Town Court and turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. He was sent to the Erie County Holding Center.

Michele M. Twoguns, 32, of East Main Street was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 17. Twoguns was previously arrested by police for damage she caused inside a village business. When she failed to appear in court, a warrant was issued. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $5,000 bail.

James A. Wheat, 24, of Perrysburg was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 18. He was previously arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance by police. When Wheat failed to appear in court, an arrest warrant was issued. He had appeared in Springville Village Court on an unrelated charged and Gowanda Police were notified. Wheat was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Area Police

Intended accident leads to charges

SHERIDAN – A 19-year-old Dunkirk resident was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail after he allegedly backed into an unoccupied vehicle with intent to cause damage.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, deputies responded to Center Road in the town of Sheridan for a report of a property damage accident.

After an investigation, it was found Dylan Pieszak of South Roberts Road allegedly backed into the parked vehicle and then left the scene of the incident.

Pieszak was issued traffic tickets and charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and second-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Hanover Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Accident damages cemetery in Sherman

SHERMAN – A Sher-man woman has been charged following a property damage accident on Route 430 Friday night.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Samantha Griswold, 24, was driving when she lost control of her vehicle and drove into a cemetery at 11:30 p.m. Her vehicle struck numerous pieces of cemetery property and then struck a tree. An investigation showed Griswold was allegedly intoxicated and had her driving privileges revoked from a previous incident. She was charged with failure to keep right, uninspected motor vehicle, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Pamela M. Ramsden, 37, of Derby was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle and unsafe tire Thursday. At 9:43 p.m., deputies observed Ramsden’s vehicle on Alleghany Road and determined the vehicle had an expired registration. During the traffic stop, Ramsden was found to be in possession of an alleged quantity of narcotics. She will appear in Hanover Town Court.

SILVER CREEK – David Sodaro, 55, of Jaekle Avenue was charged with three counts of third-degree menacing Friday. At 8:40 p.m., Sodaro was allegedly making threats to harm his neighbors and his girlfriend while in possession of a metal pipe. He was arraigned in Silver Creek Village Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

GERRY – Christina Weed, 33, of Falconer was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument Friday. At 5:30 p.m., deputies found Weed to allegedly be in possession of a hypodermic instrument at a Route 60 address.

Weed was issued an appearance ticket.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

SOUTH DAYTON – Daryl C. Emke, 51, of Irving was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to signal a turn Thurs-day. Emke was charged following a traffic stop on Oak Street at 10:23 p.m., where he was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was re-leased to appear in South Dayton Village Court.

Area Police

Ripley domestic incident leads to charges

RIPLEY – Charges were announced Friday for a 21-year-old woman who was involved in a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon.

According to Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies, Miranda N. Natcher, 21, of Ripley was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment after an incident on State Street around 2:36 p.m.

She was arraigned in town of Westfield Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail. She will answer the charges at a later date.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

RANDOLPH – On Oct. 16 at 9:15 p.m., Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies arrested David E. Roberts, 40, of Sinclairville on a warrant issued from the Cattaraugus County Family Court.

Roberts allegedly violated Article 4 of the Family Court Act, which involves child support.

He was arraigned in Randolph Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000.

Area Police

Dunkirk Police Department

Willie Wright III, 44, of King Street was charged with criminal obstruction of an airway and harassment on Oct. 11.

Daniel Douglas, 27, of Townsend Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 11.

Thomas Treasure, 23, of East Second Street was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a government administration on Oct. 11.

Ryan Bracy, 32, of Temple Street, Fredonia, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign on Saturday.

Shane Morgis, 26, of Middle Road was charged with second-degree harassment on Saturday.

Thomas Felton, 37, of Webster Street was charged with unlicensed operation and failure to stop at a stop sign on Saturday.

Scott Munson, 44, of Birchwood Drive, Fredonia, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign on Sunday.

A warrant was issued on Tuesday for Angel Perez-Morales, 33, of Swan Street for the charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

Alescia Johnson, 28, of Eagle Street, Fredonia, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing on Wednesday.

Fredonia Police Department

Seven people were charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device and/or a cell phone between Oct. 10 and 14.

Dustin Spencer, 19, of South Dayton was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no headlights and second-degree obstruction of a government administration on Saturday.

Clint Catchot, 20, of Brocton was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree obstruction of a government administration on Saturday.

Paul Kern, 56, of West Seventh Street, Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se, speed in zone and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle on Saturday.

Russell Catalano, 18, of Akron was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and possessing an open container of alcohol on Saturday.

Lunch break leads to arrest

GOWANDA – Troopers assigned to the Collins State Police barracks stopped at a Gowanda sub shop for lunch on Thursday and observed a man inside wanted on an active bench warrant. Upon receiving their food, they observed Joshua A. Bowers, 24, of Persia, enter the restaurant and place his order. After quietly confirming the warrant with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (issuing agency), Bowers was taken into custody without incident. Prior to transport, Bowers was found to be in possession of one hydrocodone tablet and a small amount of marijuana. He was processed at the Collins barracks for seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana before being turned over to the sheriff’s office. He is scheduled to appear in Collins Town Court later this month.

Area Police

Driver charged in car fire

VILLENOVA – A driver has been charged following a car fire on Route 83 on Sunday. Valerie A. Roach, 28, of Silver Creek was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane. Roach was allegedly intoxicated when her car left the road and caught on fire. Roach was pulled from the vehicle by a deputy and a passerby. She was flown by Starflight to ECMC.

Additional charges are pending the results of a blood test that was secured following the accident which take several months to be returned. At this time, the investigation is complete.

Frewsburg fire ruled accidental

FREWSBURG – A Monday fire on Rice Avenue has been ruled accidental. According to the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team, combustibles were too close to a chimney pipe which was located in the garage of a residence at 3 Rice Ave. Frewsburg Fire Department responded to the fire call at 5 p.m.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Douglas Schwertfager, 56, of Berry Road, Fredonia was charged with no or inadequate headlights and driving while intoxicated on Tuesday. At 7:38 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle operating on Route 60 in the village of Fredonia without any headlights. The vehicle was stopped and Schwertfager was allegedly intoxicated. He was released to appear in Fredonia Village Court at a later date.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

LEON – Ryan R. Rodriguez, 21, of Irving was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane on Saturday. Deputies stopped Rodriguez’s vehicle on Mosher Hollow Road where he was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was released on appearance tickets for Leon Town Court.

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

STOCKTON – John R. Robinson, 37, of Stockton was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment on Monday. Deputies alleged Robinson smashed the windows of a victim’s truck and was harassing another victim on Saturday. He was issued appearance tickets.

RIPLEY – Amanda Alford, 27, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and moving from lane unsafely on Saturday. Deputies, in addition to Ripley Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a reported accident involving a car on fire at 2:51 a.m. on Route 20. The fire was extinguished by the fire department upon their arrival. Deputies alleged Alford was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. She was released to appear in Ripley Town Court at a later date.

Dana Mislin-Langa, 37, of Kenmore was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher Monday. At 1:57 a.m. deputies responded to the report of an alleged suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the LoGuidice Center on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret. Mislin-Langa was found to be the alleged driver and intoxicated. She was released on appearance tickets.

JAMESTOWN – Mark E. Dunn, 28, of Falconer was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and fraudulent receipt of benefits on Oct. 9.

It is alleged Dunn failed to report income or employment he received from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012 to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. This unreported income allowed for Dunn to allegedly receive $1,737.45 in unentitled benefits. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court.

Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

  • HANOVER – Troopers arrested David Harrison, 40, of Old Lakeshore Road in Irving on Sept. 24 for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Harrison was stopped on Routes 5 and 20 for texting while driving. A computer check found he was driving on a suspended ID only, with no license. Troopers then allegedly found him in possession of two bags containing crack residue and a pipe with crack residue in it.

Gowanda Police

  • Donald Hofner, 59, of McKinstry Road in Delevan was arrested Sept. 25 for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Aldrich Street Extension and Route 438 for an equipment violation. While speaking with him, troopers smelled alcohol and he failed a series of field sobriety tests after providing a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent.
  • Michael Smith, 40, of Chestnut Street in Gowanda was arrested on Oct. 2 for felony driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving was stopped on Jamestown Street for driving erratically. After speaking with him, troopers had him perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was processed at the Collins state police barracks with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent. A computer check revealed a prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years, making this arrest a felony. Smith was also wanted in Florida by the Volusia County Sheriffs Department for fraud. Troopers contacted the Volusia sheriffs and were told they will not be extraditing him on the charges.
  • Nathan Abram, 18, of Forestville was arrested on Sept. 22 after he failed to negotiate the curve on Route 438 and Aldrich Street Extension and drove off the road. Troopers in the area located his vehicle and after he failed field sobriety tests, police arrested him for driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police searched the vehicle and found marijuana.
  • Susan Kohler, 45, of Buffalo Street Extension, Gowanda, was arrested on Sept. 24 on an arrest warrant for fourth-degree criminal mischief. She was spotted at a yard sale on Buffalo Street by troopers and taken into custody. She was also charged with failure to appear on an appearance ticket. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holing Center on $500 bail.

State Police Collins

  • Christopher Stone, 24, of Main Street, Collins was arrested on Sept. 26 for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers were assisting an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a traffic stop and drug arrest on Route 39 and while talking with Stone, a passenger in the vehicle, he was found in possession of a plastic tube with cocaine residue. He was processed at the Collins state police barracks and issued an appearance ticket .
  • George Borowski, 26, of Lake Street, Angola was taken into custody after troopers stopped the vehicle he was driving on Collins Road because of an expired inspection. A computer check revealed he had a bench warrant for his arrest issued by the Evans Town Court. He was taken to the Evans Police Department.
  • Jesse Howk, 21, of Lakeview Road in Machias was arrested Sept. 29 for unlawful possession of marijuana after his car was stopped for an equipment violation. While speaking with Howk, troopers smelled marijuana and then found a pipe with marijuana in it.
  • Quintin Jones, 34, of Aldrich Street, Gowanda was arrested on Oct. 1 with unlawful possession of marijuana after the car he was riding in was stopped for speeding. While speaking with Jones, troopers smelled marijuana. A small quantity was found in his possession.
  • SPRINGVILLE – On Sept. 23, troopers charged Joshua Kinder, 22, of Otto with unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers stopped him on Route. 39 for an inadequate exhaust and while speaking with him smelled marijuana inside the car. After a subsequent search, police allegedly found a pipe with marijuana in it and two grams of marijuana in a plastic bag. He is due in Concord Town Court.
  • VERSAILLES – Keith Young, 35, was charged with second-degree harassment after an alleged domestic dispute on Sept. 23 at a home on Burning Springs Road. Young reportedly punched and pushed a victim following an argument. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Area Police

Dunkirk man caught on felony warrant charge

LITTLE VALLEY – A Dunkirk man who was wanted on a felony warrant was captured Wednesday.

At 8:30 p.m., Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies took Jonathan R. White, 36, of Bucknor Street into custody.

He was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal contempt on the felony warrant out of Dunkirk City Court. White was turned over to the Dunkirk Police Department.

Dunkirk Police Department

Victor Robles-Alvarez, 22, of Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 6.

Mickey Deet, 22, of Derby was charged with following too closely and operating an uninspected motor vehicle on Tuesday. According to an accident report, Barbara Catalano, 60, of West Seneca was traveling east on Millard Fillmore Drive around noon when her vehicle was struck in the rear by Deet. Police say Deet was solely at fault.

Ruth Santiago-Rivera, 29, of Park Avenue was charged with driving through a red light, unlicensed operation, having an uninspected motor vehicle and having no insurance on Tuesday.

Sammantha Reyes, 21, of Hoyt Street was charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday.

Thomas Petz, 32, of Cassadaga was charged with petit larceny on Wednesday.

Jessenia Gerena, 26, of Grant Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday.

Jordan Acevedo, 28, of Lord Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Thursday.

Adrian Rivera-Velez, 35, of Columbus Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday.

Louis Fernandez, 30, of Lake Shore Drive East was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, second-degree obstruction and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Thursday.

Fredonia Police Department

Demetris Jones, 33, of Wisteria Drive was charged with third-degree criminal mischief on Oct. 1.

An arrest warrant was issued on Oct. 2 for Brittany Dougherty, 24, of Wisteria Drive for the charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

An arrest warrant was issued on Oct. 2 for Christopher Hammond, 24, of Wisteria Drive for the charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Becca Odell, 21, of McKinley Avenue, Dunkirk, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated per se, driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and driving over hazardous markings on Oct. 3.

Eric Incitto, 32, of Newton Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 4.

Christopher Bird, 31, of East Main Street was charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Oct. 4.

Dean Epps-Love, 19, of Buffalo was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment on Thursday.

Kaplin McClary, 18, of Buffalo was charged with unlicensed operation, turning without a signal and evasion of payment of a toll on Thursday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

PORTLAND – Katie A. Covert, 31, of Westfield was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Thursday after deputies responded to Webster Road for the report of criminal mischief at 6:30 p.m.

It is alleged Covert broke another subject’s vehicle passenger side mirror with a brick and attempted to smash out a passenger side window to the vehicle.

She was released to appear in Portland Town Court at a later date.

SHERIDAN – Lisa M. Williams, 45, of Dunkirk was charged with moving from lane unsafely, inadequate headlights, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and felony driving while intoxicated on Friday.

At 2:09 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on South Roberts Road for allegedly crossing the center line and having only one headlight.

Williams was found to be allegedly intoxicated and was previously charged with DWI in the past 10 years. Her driving privileges were also allegedly suspended in New York state.

She was released to appear in Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

SOUTH DAYTON – Mark W. Daniels, 50, of Oak Street was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Wednesday. At 9:30 p.m. deputies took Daniels into custody on a warrant issued from Leon Town Court.

He was arraigned in South Dayton Village Court and released to appear in Leon Town Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following sentences in Chautauqua County Court in front of the Honorable John T. Ward:

Gerald W. Nelson, 75, of Busti, was sentenced to 6 years probation and a $1,300 fine for second-degree sex abuse.

Leon Jones, 31, of Buffalo, was sentenced to a determinate 4-year prison term with 2 years post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Levelle D. Jones, 25, of 635 Main St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to a determinate 2-year prison term with 2 years post-release supervision for fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Joshua Hauswirth, 20, of Baldwinsville, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, 5 years probation and restitution for third-degree criminal mischief.

Ashley Nicholson, 25, of 33 E. 6th St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

George Travis, 50, of 280 Main St., East, Westfield, was sentenced to 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Area Police

16 year old charged with sex abuse

CHAUTAUQUA – A 16-year-old male from the town of Chautauqua was arrested and charged on Oct. 9 with felony first-degree sexual abuse, felony first degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. He was charged after allegedly having sexual contact with a 6-year-old female on multiple occasions over the last couple months at a residence in the town of Chautauqua. He was arraigned in North Harmony Court and further proceedings will take place in County Court.

Dunkirk man found in possession of nearly a pound of marijuana

STOW – A Dunkirk man was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana on Oct. 9 after police performed a road check on Route 394. Brian G. Waller, 36, of Dunkirk was pulled out of traffic when troopers smelled marijuana. According to the police report, troopers located over 14 ounces of marijuana and an open can of beer in the vehicle. Waller was taken to the Jamestown State Police barracks and issued a traffic ticket for the open container. He was then arraigned in North Harmony Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $3,000 cash bail.

Traffic stop leads to discovery of warrants, arrest

GERRY – State Police arrested a Buffalo man on Oct. 9 after state police witnessed a vehicle speeding on Route 60. According to the police report, Taihek D. Quarles, 36, was observed traveling 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. Upon further investigation, it was alleged that Quarles possessed a suspended New York State driver’s license with 13 suspensions on eight different dates. It was also revealed that Quarles had two active bench warrants from the City of Jamestown. One warrant was for second-degree criminal impersonation and the other was for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Quarles had two child passengers in the vehicle and was issued citations for speeding, improper child restraint, improper plates, unlicensed operation for holding an expired identification card and another charge of aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree. He was taken to the Jamestown Police Department for execution of the warrants and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date for the traffic charges.

Jamestown man charged with allegedly manufacturing meth

JAMESTOWN – A man who was wanted for the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine has been taken into custody. Phillip Reichardt, 38, of Jamestown was taken into custody by police in Titusville, Pa., on a felony warrant on Thursday morning. Reichardt was wanted in connection with an incident which occurred last month on Crossman Street. He is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail where he is awaiting an extradition hearing. He will be returned back to Chautauqua County if and when he waives the extradition. Investigators from Jamestown police have been in communication with police in Titusville since Reichardt had fled the Jamestown area and was believed to be heading to Titusville to stay with members of his girlfriend’s family. A check of one of these locations led to Reichardt’s arrest.

Area Police

Jamestown man arrested in Kiantone robbery

KIANTONE – A Jamestown man is in Chautauqua County Jail after being tracked down by law-enforcement agencies and the Sheriff’s Department K-9 after an armed robbery this morning.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report David R. Zembardo has been charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and petit larceny after he robbed a Kwik Fill at 1781 Foote Ave. Ext. at around 12:33 a.m. Zembardo allegedly confronted the store clerk in the parking lot after she had closed the business. He then forced the clerk back into the store and forcibly stole the cash.

Zembardo then reportedly ran North and was seen in the city of Jamestown. Sheriff K-9 Drago was brought to the scene and was able to track the subject before locating him behind a number of businesses along Foote Avenue in the city.

He was arraigned this morning and sent to jail. The knife and money were recovered. Sheriff’s officers were assisted by Jamestown, Lakewood-Busti and the state police agencies.

Arkwright accident sends one to hospital

ARKWRIGHT – A one-car accident sent a motorist to the hospital early Wednesday morning. Sarah G. Hadley, 17, of Sinclairville was west on Bard Road when she allegedly lost control of her vehicle, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Hadley’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch causing the vehicle to roll over and land on its roof at 3:15 a.m. Hadley was able to safely exit the vehicle on her own and was treated on scene by Cassadaga Fire Rescue for minor injuries. She was later transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for precautionary treatment. No charges were filed.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Dylan Gibbs, 21, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday. Deputies charged Gibbs on a warrant from the town of Gerry. The warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Oct. 6. Gibbs allegedly unlawfully entered and remained in a dwelling. While he was in the dwelling, Gibbs allegedly damaged a window screen. He was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

Area Police

Cause of Ripley home blast determined

RIPLEY – Fire investigators determined a direct gas leak was the cause of the home explosion on 24 Lakeview Ave., Ripley, on Monday.

According to police, the homeowner had fixed a gas line break on his own in December 2012. Over the course of the past several months the ground where the repair was made had settled, causing the repaired section to break loose and a direct gas leak underground.

This leak allowed the ground to become saturated with natural gas, which led to the gas permeating into the basement of the home. Once the air mixture in the basement got to a volatile state, it ignited from the pilot light on the hot water tank which ultimately caused the explosion.

Nobody was injured in the blast.

Jamestown Police give update on missing woman

JAMESTOWN – Investi-gators from the Jamestown Police Department have obtained information through investigation that reported missing woman Roseanne Hardiman left the Jamestown area on her own free will.

Hardiman, 50, was last seen leaving WCA Hospital early Sunday. This incident is not considered to be suspicious at this time. Hardiman will still be considered a missing person until her family hears from her, but at this time it is believed she is traveling on her own and is not in immediate danger.

Investigators from the Jamestown Police Depart-ment are working with an agency outside of New York state to determine her exact location and to confirm her safety.

Anyone who may have additional information is asked to contact the police department at 483-7531. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Dunkirk Police Department

Clayton Cieslewicz, 19, of East Cedar Street was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving while intoxicated and failure to use a designated lane on Oct. 3. Cieslewicz stated to police that around 5:45 p.m., he was traveling east on West Doughty Street when his pizza fell on the floor. He allegedly bent down to pick it up and struck a pole on the side of the street with his vehicle. Cieslewicz stated to police he then tried to get to his grandmother’s house with his car.

A 16-year-old youth of Lakewood Drive was charged with unreasonable speed, operating in violation of restrictions, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use a designated lane on Saturday. Around 3 p.m., the youth was traveling south on Marauder Drive when she failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with West Lucas Avenue and continued traveling south until she struck the wall of the abandoned AL-Tech Steel Plant building. No damage was done to the building, but heavy damage was done to the front end of the youth’s vehicle. She was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital via Alstar Ambulance as a precautionary measure. The youth stated to police that she lost her focus and attention while driving.

Natasha Mercado, 26, and Paige Plaza-Mercado, 22, both of Main Street, were both charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday.

Patrick Dunn, 33, of West Fourth Street was charged with second-degree strangulation on Sunday.

Victor Robles-Alvarez, 22, of Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Sunday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

RIPLEY – Timothy Conklin, 60, of North State Street was charged with trespass and second-degree harassment on Monday. At 5:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to North State Street for an alleged neighbor dispute. Conklin allegedly punched a neighbor in the face and also trespassed on another person’s property. He was released on appearance tickets for Ripley Town Court.

Pedro J. Corraliza, 47, of Westfield was charged with failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, driving across hazard markings, improper or no signal and driving while intoxicated on Friday. Deputies stopped Corraliza’s vehicle on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret for several alleged lane violations at 8:16 p.m.

During the stop, Corraliza was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was released on appearance tickets for Pomfret Town Court at a later date.

STOCKTON – Joseph Armeli, 30, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and unsafe turn on Monday. Deputies, along with the Stockton Fire Department, responded to a one-car rollover on James Road at 12:13 a.m.

Through an investigation Armeli was found to be the alleged operator of the vehicle and was driving in an alleged intoxicated state. No injuries were reported.

Armeli was released on appearance tickets for Stockton Town Court at a later date.

John E. Peterson, 29, of Brocton was charged with parking on highway and driving while intoxicated on Monday. At 7:55 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle on the north shoulder of Route 20 in the town of Pomfret with its four-way flashers on. The driver, Peterson, was found to be allegedly intoxicated. He was released with appearance tickets for Pomfret Town Court.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

PERRYSBURG – James W. Mallaber, 23, of Gowanda was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations on Saturday.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred on Indian Hill Road on Friday. Mallaber was arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and sent to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000. He will appear back in court at a later date.

Area Police

House fire snuffed out in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A house fire was quickly snuffed out on Saturday at 237 E. Terrace Ave.

Around 3:52 p.m., the Lakewood Fire Department responded to the above address with assistance by the Celoron Fire Depart-ment.

The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist in determining the cause of the fire.

After the investigation, it was determined that an electrical problem at an electrical junction box in the ceiling of the kitchen was the cause of the fire.

No one was at the residence at the time the fire occurred. The incident has been ruled accidental.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CREEK – Dayne C. Heimburg, 42, of Findley Lake was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right and operating with a handheld electronic device on Friday.

At 11:45 p.m., deputies responded to the report of an alleged hit-and-run accident that occurred on French Creek-Mina Road in front of the French Creek Tavern.

It was alleged that an unknown vehicle operated by an unknown operator had left the parking lot and failed to keep right and side- swiped another vehicle. The operator then fled the scene.

Through an investigation, Heimburg was found to be the alleged operator. He will appear in French Creek Court at a later date.

SILVER CREEK – A 17-year-old youth from Silver Creek was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana and a second 17-year-old youth from Silver Creek was charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation on Saturday.

Around 5:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Elm Street for a report of a burglary in progress.

When deputies arrived on the scene, two male youths were allegedly located there.

After a short investigation, it was determined the youths were involved in the burglary and were placed under arrest.

The youths are both scheduled to appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date to be arraigned.

BROCTON – Jeffrey T. Hinderschied, 31, of Aurora, Ohio, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent and failure to signal a turn on Saturday.

Around 9:45 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn while traveling from Main Street to Old Mill Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Hinderschied. A subsequent investigation revealed he was allegedly intoxicated.

Hinderschied will appear in Brocton Village Court at a later date.

Area Police

Two charged in thefts from Hanover vehicles

HANOVER – Two Jackson Street residents have been charged in the theft of items from town vehicles.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report Cody J. Cook, 20, and Ryan C. Cook, 17, have been charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after officers conducted a search warrant of their residents. The two were found in possession of items that were recently stolen in vehicle larcenies.

Ryan Cook turned himself in while Cody Cook is currently in the Chautauqua County Jail on an unrelated charge.

Further charges are pending.

Dunkirk Police Department

Kim Kalfas, 25, of Doughty Street was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, resisting arrest and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday.

Booker LaBaron, 43, of Ruggles Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday.

Area Police

Dunkirk Police Department

Jullian Dunman, 18, of Main Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 26.

Draunn Richardson-Copeland, 25, of Bucknor Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Sept. 26.

David Frank, 21, of Route 5 was charged with speed in zone and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Saturday.

Sally Rico, 51, of West Second Street was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to yield the right of way at a right turn at a red light and disobeying a traffic control device on Saturday.

Roberto Maldonado-Correa, 30, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with improper passing, improper turning, failure to comply, unreasonable speed, unregistered motorcycle and having no insurance on Saturday.

Juan Contreras, 34, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having an inadequate muffler on Sunday.

A 17-year-old youth of East Seventh Street was charged with petit larceny on Monday.

Jose Correa, 33, of King Street was charged with petit larceny on Monday.

Vanessa Stevens, 23, of Lowell Road, Fredonia, was charged with petit larceny on Monday.

Alexis Diaz, 35, of Lord Street Upper was charged with second-degree menacing on Monday.

Haidy Colon, 33, of Maple Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Monday.

Toschani Serreno, 21, of Maple Avenue was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Monday.

Tamileska Rodriguez, 19, of West Second Street was charged with second-degree assault on Tuesday.

Larry Sasey III, 23, of Park Avenue was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and having an obstructed driver’s view on Tuesday.

Derek Honaker, 23, of Leming Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Tuesday.

Alex Diaz, 35, of Lord Street Upper was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Tuesday.

Timothy Banach, 55, of Berry Road was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding in a school zone on Wednesday.

Area Police

Police investigating larcenies in Mayville

  • MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of larcenies from parked vehicles on Elm Street.

In one of the thefts, a wallet containing credit cards was stolen from a car. The subject attempted to use the bank card at the M&T Bank ATM machine on South Erie Street in Mayville. The photographs are of the suspect attempting to access the ATM.

The Sheriff’s office is requesting anyone with information on the car larcenies or recognize the suspect in the photographs to contact the We Tip Hot Line and the Sheriff’s Office at 753-4915.

Forestville woman charged after allegedly making bomb threat

  • HANOVER – A For-estville woman was charged with making a terroristic threat at a municipal building Tuesday morning.

According to the Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office, Jeanne Polisoto, 67, was charged with making a terroristic threat, second-degree harassment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Deputies responded to the Hanover Town Hall for the report that Polisoto allegedly had made a bomb threat toward some employees at 11:15 a.m.

A warrant was issued and Polisoto was taken into custody at 6 p.m. She was arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

JAMESTOWN – Ern-est E. Skinner, 58, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree offering a false instrument for filing and misuse of SNAP/food stamps on Monday. It is alleged that from Aug. 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 Skinner failed to report income and employment to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. This unreported income/employment allowed for the receipt of $1,920 in unentitled benefits. Skinner was released on an appearance ticket.

Gowanda Police

Nathan E. Miskell, 19, of Aldrich Street was charged with third-degree assault on Sept. 30. Patrol responded to the report of a domestic incident on Aldrich Street. Miskell had allegedly tried to punch a female, threw her against a door, pulled her hair and threw her down the stairs. The victim received numerous minor injuries as a result of this incident. Miskell was released on appearance tickets.

Fredonia State Police

  • Around 1:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Fredonia State Police responded to the report of a traffic accident on Route 60, near Wal-mart. Daniel Hall, 35, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet when he failed to yield the right of way and struck a 2007 Chrysler driven by Olive Hardinger, 29. Hardinger suffered neck pain and was treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The accident is pending further investigation.

Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following sentences in Chautauqua County Court in front of the Honorable John T. Ward:

  • Deion J. Carr, 28, of Jamestown, was sentenced to a determinate 6-year state prison term with 5 years post-release supervision for second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
  • Adam Kidd, 32, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 5 years determinate in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision for second-degree robbery.
  • Candido Pagan-Hernandez, 31, of Hamburg, was sentenced to a determinate 5 years in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision for first-degree attempted assault concurrent with 90 days in jail for third-degree assault .
  • Glenn J. Hurrell, 23, of Forestville, was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison for third-degree burglary consecutive to 1-3 years in state prison for two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
  • Juan Garcia, 48, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 1 year determinate in state prison with 1 year post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Dennis L. Penhollow, 40, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Christy Smathers, 32, of Silver Creek, was sentenced to 5 years probation and 4 months work release program for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Area Police

Man charged under Leandra’s Law

CELORON – A Celoron man has been charged after allegedly driving while intoxicated with three minors in the vehicle.

Luis M. Rosa, 48, was charged Sunday with DWI, aggravated DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, felony DWI with a child in vehicle, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely, driving across hazard markings and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

At 7:08 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane and driving across hazard markings on Dunham Avenue. Rosa was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was found to have a suspended driver’s license for a previous alcohol related offense. Rosa also had a 14-year-old and 16-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Rosa was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to the County Jail.

Westfield Police

Rex L. Boozel, 44, of 10 W. Pearl St., Westfield was arrested Sept. 27 at 5:22 p.m. after police were notified by a concerned citizen that a male subject was un-conscious in a vehicle at the McDonald’s parking lot. Police located Boozel and allegedly found him to be intoxicated. He was arrested for having an open container in a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and providing a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

RANDOLPH – Steph-anie R. Gassman, 23, of Hall Street was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Sunday. At 12:25 a.m. deputies were called to Hall Street for a report of an alleged domestic incident. Gassman was arraigned in South Valley Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

IRVING – Nicole F. Ludlow, 23, of South Dayton was charged with second-degree harassment on Tuesday. At 5 a.m. police were called to a Mechanic Street residence for a reported altercation. It is alleged Ludlow was involved in a physical altercation where she struck a subject with a closed fist. Ludlow was released on appearance tickets.

IRVING – Cody J. Cook, 20, of Jackson Street was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana on Tuesday. At 5 a.m. deputies were called to a Mechanic Street residence for Cook allegedly attempting to steal items from a fenced in property. Cook did not have permission to be on the property. He was arraigned and sent to the County Jail.

Fredonia Police

Martin Larue Jr., 27, of Buffalo was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Sept. 23.

Shanna Eppinger, 28, of Wisteria Drive was charged Friday with issuing a bad check.

Scot Spears, 20, of Center Street was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of alcohol on Friday.

Craig Lavery, 23, Der-ron Hilts, 21, Walter Thom-pson, 21, and Tyler Hatch, 22, all of Central Avenue, were charged with violating a noise ordinance on Friday.

Shawn Cavender, 44, of Orchard Street was charged with first-degree aggravated criminal contempt, second-degree menacing, second-degree aggravated harassment, harassment and third-degree criminal mischief on Saturday.

Matthew Roll, 21, of Williamsville was charged with disorderly conduct and littering on Sunday.

Colby Adamczak, 21, of Akron was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.

Nicholas Watson, 20, of Central Avenue was charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday.

Gowanda Police

Jay T. White, 52, of Caledonia, was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated on Sept. 1. Police responded to the report of a vehicle off the roadway on West Hill Street. Upon arrival White had allegedly driven off the roadway and was teetering on an embankment over a deep ravine. White was allegedly intoxicated. A chemical breath test concluded a blood alcohol content of .20 percent. White had been previously convicted of DWI in 2004 and 2005 and a felony DWI in 2007. He was arraigned in Persia Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000.

Nathan F. Bley, 17, of Allen Street was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 1. Police had received a complaint Bley had allegedly taken $220 to pick up a TV for a female acquaintance but refused to pick up the TV. He also would not return the money, according to police. He was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Joshua D. Ellis, 24, of Forestville was charged with a stop sign violation and third-degree aggravated un-licensed operation on Sept. 3. It is alleged Ellis was operating with a suspended license during a traffic stop at North Water and Aldrich streets. He was released on appearance tickets.

Tina M. Ganschow, 51, of East Main Street was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 5. Police responded to a village business on Jamestown Street for the report of a shoplifter. Ganschow had allegedly attempted to steal an item by placing it in her book bag. She was released on an appearance ticket and the stolen item was recovered.

Eric K. Pierce, 30, of Jamestown Street was charged with failure to register as a sex offender on Sept. 27. Police began an investigation after seeing Pierce, who police had previously arrested, in the village. Pierce allegedly did not register his new address as required by law. He was arraigned in Persia Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.

Gowanda Police

Nathan E. Miskell, 19, of Aldrich Street was charged with third-degree assault on Sept. 30. Patrol responded to the report of a domestic incident on Aldrich Street. Miskell had allegedly tried to punch a female, threw her against a door, pulled her hair and threw her down the stairs. The victim received numerous minor injuries as a result of this accident. Miskell was released on appearance tickets.