Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ SHERIDAN — On Jan. 22 at approximately 8:46 p.m., deputies, Chautauqua County Medic and the Sheridan Fire Department were dispatched to a one motor vehicle accident with a vehicle into a tree on Route 20. A brief investigation determined that Nicholas E. Mooney, 25, of Fredonia, was allegedly operating his vehicle when he lost control, went off the roadway and struck a tree. Mooney was issued traffic tickets for speed not reasonable and prudent and no seatbelt. Mooney and his female passenger were both unharmed.

≤ SILVER CREEK — On Jan. 23 at around 7:25 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 5. Investigation determined that LeeAnn B. Beadle, 53, of Irving, attempted to pass a vehicle, causing her to lose control and strike a tree. Beadle suffered an arm injury and was transported to ECMC for treatment.

Town of Evans Police Department

¯ On Jan. 14 at around 11:05 a.m., officers responded to a reported garbage truck on fire. Officers located the vehicle smoldering in an employee parking lot at the end of Inwood Avenue. The driver told officers he saw smoke and pulled into the lot to perform emergency procedures to offset his load, but could not do so in time. Upon the arrival of additional officers, the fire worked from the cab area to the load-carrying area of the vehicle. Evans Center Fire Company arrived and began extinguishing the fire with assistance from Eden, Brant, Angola and Lawtons Fire Companies.

¯ On Jan. 14 at approximately 10:40 p.m., patrol responded to an address on Mariano Parkway for a vehicle break-in. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a witness, who claimed to have observed a female offender partially inside the victim’s vehicle. When the witness confronted the offender, she allegedly ran towards Erie Road. The witness described the offender as 5-feet-5-inches tall, brunette hair and wearing a pink jacket. The victim checked her vehicle and stated that it’d been gone through, but nothing appeared missing. The victim reported that she had some clothing taken from her vehicle a few months ago and that other staff members have mentioned an unknown female attempting to break into vehicles in the area. The victim feels as though the offender could reside in the area. Patrol checked the area for the offender to no avail.

¯ On Jan. 18 at roughly 10:51 p.m., patrol observed a vehicle operating with no/inadequate lights on North Main Street. Patrol conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Suzanne M. Doherty, 52, of Buffalo. A check of Doherty’s license revealed that it allegedly had been suspended twice. Doherty was issued tickets for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no/inadequate lights.

¯ On Jan. 18 at around 11:11 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Southwestern Boulevard for a muffler/exhaust system violation. Patrol identified the driver as Caitlyn M. Blakely, 27, of Lackawanna. After a check of her permit, patrol discovered it allegedly had been suspended twice. Blakely was arrested for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and muffler/exhaust system violation.

¯ On Jan. 20 at approximately 8:58 a.m., patrol was dispatched to a house on Herr Road for a report of a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, patrol detected the odor of smoke. Lake Erie Beach firefighters investigated, but were unable to determine the cause of the incident. The following fire departments responded: Lake Erie Beach, Highland, North Evans, Brant and Sunset Bay.