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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ ASHVILLE — In early April 2019, an order of protection was issued out of Town of Harmony Court against Shawn M. Battle, 27, of Jamestown. Battle was ordered to stay away from the victim and not attempt communication with them. An investigation conducted by the criminal investigation division of the sheriff’s office found that Battle allegedly violated the order by communicating with the victim. An arrest warrant was applied for and signed by the Town Justice in Harmony. Battle was picked up by Jamestown Police on unrelated charges and transported to the county jail on April 14 at roughly 3 p.m. Battle was arraigned on second-degree criminal contempt charges using the centralized arraignment program, and bail was set on the charge at $3,500 cash.

¯ SHERMAN — On April 27 at around 3:03 a.m., deputies on patrol stopped a vehicle on Clymer-Sherman Road for an observed traffic violation. Deputies spoke to the operator, who stated he did not have photo identification. After allegedly repeatedly providing a false name to deputies, the male operator was detained. The male was eventually identified as Brian D. Bean, 39, of Corry, PA. Subsequent investigation led to a search of the vehicle. Inside, deputies located various drug paraphernalia, as well as quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, suboxone and marijuana. Bean was charged with four counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed in zone and unlicensed operator. Bean was arrested, processed and released with citations directing him to appear in Town of Sherman Court at a later date.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

GOWANDA — On May 4 at about 2:50 p.m., deputies arrested Nicole Ludlow, 28, of Gowanda, on a warrant issued out of Cattaraugus County Court for her failure to appear for drug court. Ludlow was taken directly to Cattaraugus County Jail, where she will appear in county court at a later date.

Gowanda Police Department

GOWANDA — On May 3 at about 9:43 p.m., Frankie Pirela, 28, of Buffalo, was turned over to the Gowanda Police Department by Niagara Falls Transit Authority (NFTA) police and immediately arrested on a warrant. Gowanda Police had previously arrested Pirela for a burglary at the Subway restaurant in Gowanda. When Pirela failed to appear for a subsequent court appearance, the Town of Collins Court issued a warrant for his arrest. On May 3, Pirela was encountered by NFTA police as he allegedly attempted to board a train to leave the area.

Pirela was arraigned in Town of Collins Court and was later remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $2,000 bail.


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