Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

≤ POMFRET — On April 21 at roughly 2:26 a.m., deputies checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at the state land boat launch off Dale Drive. During the check, deputies allegedly located a small amount of marijuana and metal knuckles in plain view in the driver’s side door. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Quentin J. Lawton, 25, of Stockton. A license check of Lawton revealed that his driving privileges were reportedly suspended. Lawton was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana. Lawton is to appear in Pomfret Town Court on a later date to answer the charges.

≤ POMFRET — On April 18 at around 9:23 p.m., deputies were patrolling Route 5 when they observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction. Deputies then stopped the vehicle on Van Buren Road and identified the driver as Tyrone L. Hall, 33, of Dunkirk. Through an investigation, deputies found that Hall was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana. Hall was taken into custody without incident and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed in 55 and failure to stop at a stop sign. Hall will answer to the charges at a later date in Pomfret Town Court.

≤ BEMUS POINT — On April 19 at about 6:14 a.m., deputies arrested Timothy S. Smith, 38, of Bemus Point, for allegedly striking an individual and damaging property. Smith was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, and was committed to Chautauqua County Jail awaiting arraignment.

≤ JAMESTOWN — On April 19 at approximately 6:13 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on East Second Street. Deputies reportedly stopped the driver, Seth A. Devore, 35, of Jamestown, for driving with a revoked license, and subsequent investigation led to his arrest. Devore was charged with felony AUO, driving with .08 or more blood alcohol, felony DWI, unlicensed operation and operating out of restrictions. Devore was committed to Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.

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