Area Police

Portland pair charged in marijuana possession

A pair of Portland residents are facing charges after a traffic stop Thursday morning.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle in the town of Pomfret for a traffic infraction just before 6 a.m. at Route 20 and Farel Road. During the traffic stop, operator Matthew Peterson and passenger Kathy Frazer were found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.

Both Peterson and Frazer were issued appearance tickets for unlawful possession and will answer the charges in Pomfret Town Court on a later date.

17-year-old hurt in Sinclairville accident

SINCLAIRVILLE — An apparent medical condition led to a crash involving a 17-year-old village resident Thursday evening.

At around 8:30 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident on Lester Street. An investigation found that a male was operating a motor vehicle when his vehicle left the road and went into the ditch due to an apparent medical condition.

The operator of the vehicle sustained serious physical injuries and was transported by Starflight to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. There are currently no charges pending in this incident.

Sinclairville woman charged with falsely reporting incident

STOCKTON — A Sinclairville resident is facing charges after a November accident.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single motor vehicle accident that occurred on Thum Road in Dewittville. The operator was identified as Brenda G. Witt, 69. Upon further investigation it was determined that Witt had allegedly falsely reported herself as the operator of the vehicle.

Witt was released with appearance tickets this week for third-degree falsely reporting an incident and will answer to the charge in the town of Stockton Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ JAMESTOWN — On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with New York State Parole conducted warrant checks within Chautauqua County. Individuals sought after were wanted on parole violation warrants. Deputies and parole officers, assisted by Jamestown Police, were able to locate several individuals including, Devonte Green, 19, of Jamestown and Alexander J. Jankowiak, 24, of Panama. They were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.

Westfield Police Department

On Wednesday at midnight, Westfield Police observed a female walking down the white fog line on Route 20 in the town of Westfield. Officers checked on the female and recognized her to be Melissa L. Bridges, 50, of Ripley. Bridges was known to have a current arrest warrant for an alleged charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

During the arrest, officers also allegedly found her in possession of a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine. Bridges was additionally charged with second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

She was arraigned in the town of Westfield court on the two charges, both misdemeanors, and sent to Chautauqua County Jail on $1,500 cash or $3,000 property bail.