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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

¯ FORESTVILLE — On May 8 at approximately 2:05 p.m., Krista Miller, 48, of Forestville, was arrested and charged with third-degree welfare fraud, 21 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps (+$1,000) and third-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that from December 1, 2010 through August 31, 2016 that Miller failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services that she had income/employment, and she was also receiving child support. This unreported income allowed for Miller to receive $15,228 in unentitled SNAP benefits and $4,531 in unentitled Child Care benefits. Miller is scheduled to appear in City of Jamestown Court at a later date.

¯ MAYVILLE — On May 9 at around 7:05 a.m., deputies responded to North Erie Street for a report of a disorderly person. A short time later, deputies located Kathryn S. Fisher, 41, of Sherman. Through investigation, it was found that Fisher was allegedly wanted out of the Town of Westfield, City of Jamestown and State of Ohio. At this time, Fisher was also reportedly found to be in possession of a hypodermic instrument. Fisher was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and transported to Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned as a fugitive from justice.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On May 9 at about 9:31 p.m., deputies on patrol located a suspicious vehicle parked at the dead end of Barnes Street. Further investigation found that a passenger in the vehicle, Ronald J. Hall, 32, of Mayville, was allegedly in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. Another occupant, Rose M. Weary, 26, of Brocton, was reportedly in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Hall was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, while Weary was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both Hall and Weary will answer their charges in Town of Chautauqua Court on a later date.

¯ SILVER CREEK — On Saturday at about 1:15 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Route 20. Following a brief investigation, police allegedly identified the operator, David M. Lotz, 26, of Buffalo, as being intoxicated. He was charged with DWI, DWI per se, and insufficient tail lamps. Lotz is due to appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later time.


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