Area Police

New York State Police

≤ ELLERY — On June 17, troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-86 for speeding. While speaking to the driver, Jerry Brewington, 36, of Jackson, MI, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Brewington and his vehicle revealed a marijuana cigarette and a bag containing more than an ounce of marijuana. Brewington’s driver’s license was also reportedly suspended. Brewington was placed under arrest and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was then taken to State Police Jamestown, processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

≤ GERRY — On June 18, troopers and Ellicott Police received a report of an erratic driver on Route 60. The vehicle was located at Country Fair in Gerry, and the driver, Nicholas Alianell, 41, of Jamestown, was placed under arrest after allegedly failing several sobriety tests. Alianell was charged with aggravated DWI and transported to State Police Jamestown, where he provided a breath sample of .23. Alianell was then processed, issued tickets and released. Alianell is scheduled to appear in Town of Gerry Court later in the month.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ POLAND — On June 15 at about 10:30 p.m., deputies and Kennedy Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Scott Hill Road. Upon arrival, it was found that Melissa C. Hartley, 49, of Poland, reportedly lost control of her vehicle, struck a utility pole and then also struck a propane tank. Investigation allegedly found Hartley to be intoxicated and she was taken into custody. Hartley was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, moved from lane unsafely and speed unreasonable. After processing, Hartley was released with traffic tickets and will appear in Town of Poland Court at a later date.

≤ POMFRET — On June 16 at roughly 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to a business for an alleged dine and dash. After an investigation, deputies charged Gary A. Miller, 60, and Anne Guziec, 53, both of Dunkirk, with theft of services. Both Miller and Guziec will return to Town of Pomfret Court at a later date.

≤ FORESTVILLE — On June 16 at around 9:51 p.m., deputies responded to an address on Center Street for a reported altercation. Upon investigation, deputies discovered that Jose G. Caraballo, 29, of Forestville, had allegedly damaged property that he did not have the right to damage. Caraballo was later located off scene and taken into custody. Carabello was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies were assisted by New York State Police.