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Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ POLAND — A Kennedy man is facing charges after an alleged altercation.

On Tuesday at about 2:48 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Oriole Street in the town of Poland for a reported altercation.

Upon arrival, Deputies located Austin J.L. Muntz, 22, of Kennedy at the scene. After an investigation, it was found that Muntz had allegedly physically harassed another individual in the presence of a child less than 17 years old. Muntz was taken into custody and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned via the Centralized Arraignment System.

Muntz was arraigned by Judge Gerace and released on his own recognizance. Muntz will appear in Poland Town Court at a later date.

¯ MAYVILLE — On Dec. 29 at approximately 2:53 a.m., deputies on patrol stopped a vehicle for an observed violation on Mill Street. The operator was identified as Allison L. Syper, 24, of Mayville. Further investigation led to a search of the vehicle, where Syper was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine. Syper was cited for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fail to stop at a stop sign and fail to signal turn.

¯ KIANTONE — On Jan. 6 at roughly 12:30 a.m., patrol stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on Route 62. The operator was identified as Sarah E. Lundsten, 37, of Jamestown. Further investigation led to a search of the vehicle, where Lundsten was allegedly found to be in possession of various drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles, and a quantity of methamphetamine. Lundsten was arrested, charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing hypodermic needles, and speed in zone, and was subsequently released with citations to return to Kiantone Town Court at a later date.

¯ FORESTVILLE — On Jan. 6 at around 3:29 a.m., deputies responded to a reported altercation at a local residence. It is alleged that Trevor R. Kennedy, 20, of Forestville, got into an altercation with several people at the residence. The altercation resulted in damage to property and unwanted contact by Kennedy to other individuals at the residence. Kennedy was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail on pre-arraignment bail.

¯ SHERIDAN — On Jan. 6 at approximately 4:41 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Route 39. Upon arrival, deputies located Carrie A. Babcock, 40, of Cassadaga, a short distance from the scene of the accident. Through investigation, it is alleged that Babcock was found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated state. Babcock was issued tickets for DWI, DWI per se, and backing unsafely.

JAMESTOWN — On Jan. 7 at around 10:30 a.m., Michael J. Penhollow, 54, of Jamestown, was issued appearance tickets for misuse of food stamps (felony), fourth-degree welfare fraud, fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. It is alleged that from Aug. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016, Penhollow failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income within his household. This unreported income allowed Penhollow to receive $2,330 in unentitled SNAP/Food Stamps benefits.

Fredonia Police Department

¯ Nicholas Swanson, 22, of Lakewood, was charged Jan. 1 with disorderly conduct.

¯ John Myers, 20, of Fredonia, was charged Jan. 1 with disorderly conduct.

¯ Paddilla J. Lagares, 34, of Fredonia, was charged Jan. 5 with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unsafe backing.

Dunkirk Police Department

¯ Domingo Torres-Rodriguez, 29, of Dunkirk was charged with two counts of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on two separate dates — Jan. 3 and Jan. 5.

Additionally on Jan. 3, he was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

¯ On Jan. 4 Jarrett J. Sikes, 39, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment.

¯ On Jan. 5 Brandon C. Washington, 33, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

¯ On Sunday Stephen Pacheco, 31, of Dunkirk was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

¯ On Sunday Matthew P. Miles, 24, of Brocton was charged with petit larceny.

¯ On Sunday Jamie P. Waclawski, 43, of Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.

¯ On Tuesday Robert M. Lozada, 41, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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