Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ FRENCH CREEK — On Feb. 16 at around 2:26 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly fail to stop at a stop sign on Griffin Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Alan K. Miller, 27, of North East, PA. Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested Miller for DWI, DWI per se, fail to stop at a stop sign, open container of alcohol in motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.

≤ JAMESTOWN — On Feb. 19 at approximately 1:06 p.m., Janice Morales, 44, of Dunkirk was issued appearance tickets for fourth-degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of Food Stamps (+$1000) and fourth-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 that Morales failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services that her husband had income/employment while residing with Morales. This unreported income allowed for Morales to receive $2,497 in unentitled benefits.

≤ DEWITVILLE — On Feb. 19 at about 6:19 p.m., deputies conducted a warrant check at a residence on Old Route 17. Deputies located Katlin S. Brown, 27, of Dewitville, inside the residence. Brown, who allegedly had a warrant out for issuing a bad check, was taken to Chautauqua County Jail on centralized arraignment.