Area Police

Man on drugs cuts own wrists in front of deputies

CHAUTAUQUA — On Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to an undisclosed location where a man had locked himself in his vehicle, holding a razor blade to his throat. The despondent man proceeded to cut a large laceration on his wrist.

In an effort to prevent the subject from hurting himself further, deputies broke the window to the vehicle and deployed a taser. The man was detained and transported to UPMC Chautauqua for his injuries.

Upon further investigation, deputies determined that the man had been operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs. He was later released from the hospital and charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlicensed operator, and parking on pavement.

He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.

The subject was additionally held on an outstanding warrant out of Pennsylvania. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On July 3, deputies responded to complaint at a residence. After an investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Christopher D. Pendl, 35, of Fredonia, was arrested on Thursday for possessing a small quantity of narcotics.

Pendl was taken into custody and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released with an appearance ticket.

Pendl is scheduled to appear before the Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ On June 29, deputies had responded to a vehicle complaint that occurred in the town of Dunkirk. After an investigation of the incident, it was determined that Justin T. Schuk, 36, of Dunkirk, had allegedly followed a person in and about a public place and damaged property that did not belong to him.

After the investigation was concluded, Schuk was charged on Thursday with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He is scheduled to appear before Dunkirk Town Court