Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ ASHVILLE — On June 7 at roughly 9:35 a.m., Joshua A. Ryan, 30, of Ashville, was charged with driving while ability impaired, no seatbelt, expired inspection and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, following an alleged incident on Button Valley Road. Ryan was then transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On June 7 at around 11 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane on Route 430. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Matthew A. Simko, 39, of Mayville, was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

Simko was arrested and charged with DWAI, failure to keep right and unlawful possession of marijuana. A drug recognition expert completed an evaluation of Simko and determined he’d been opearting his vehicle under the influence of cannabis.

Simko was later released with traffic tickets and will appear in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.

¯ HANOVER — On June 8 at about 5:30 p.m., deputies located one of Chautauqua County’s wanted in a vehicle traveling on Alleghany Road.

Dalton S. McCurdy, 31, of Silver Creek was known to have an active felony warrant for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Evans Police

¯ On June 5 at roughly 12:30 a.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Eden Evans Center Road for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Officers contacted the driver, Brandi L. Rowell, 23, of Williamsville, who stated she didn’t have her license with her, but provided patrol a name. While speaking to Rowell, police said they observed a New York State driver’s license in her wallet and requested to see it. Rowell claimed it was her friend’s and they looked very similar.

Officers ran the name given by Rowell and discovered it to be valid, while the license in her wallet was found to be suspended. After an investigation, police determined Rowell provided a false name, which Rowell quickly admitted to.

Rowell was placed under arrest and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at a stop sign and second-degree criminal impersonation.

Rowell’s vehicle was impounded and she was transported to Evans Police Department for booking, where she was later released with appearance tickets.

¯ On June 7 at around 6 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Wisconsin Road for speeding. A computer check of the license of the driver, Bradley F. Parry, 37, of Hanover, allegedly revealed that his license was suspended.

Parry was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver and speed in zone. Parry was released with appearance tickets and he and the children in the vehicle were turned over to Parry’s father.

Fredonia Police

¯ Miranda Reynaldo, 38, of Dunkirk was charged June 5 with second degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

¯ Jesus Cuevas-Rivera, 39, of Dunkirk was charged June 9 with petit larceny.

¯ Andrew Santiago, 37, of Dunkirk was charged June 10 with petit larceny.

¯ Jenna Corsi, 28, of Dunkirk was charged June 10 with petit larceny.

Westfield Police

¯ On Monday at roughly 5:45 p.m., officers received a report of a domestic incident at an address on McKinley Road. After an investigation, it is alleged that Johnathan M. Ballew, 26, of Ripley, threw a soda in the victim’s face. Ballew was also reportedly violating an active stay away order of protection.

Ballew was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment, before being taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

≤ On Tuesday at 11:20 p.m., Westfield police responded to an address on Jefferson Street in the village of Westfield for a domestic dispute between brothers. After an investigation, it is alleged that Christopher A. Moore, 38, of Westfield caused damage inside the residence and put his hands around the victim’s throat for a period of time, making it difficult for the victim to breathe and talk.

Moore was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for the centralized arraignment program.