Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY — On June 28 at about 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Route 474. An investigation found that Matthew A. Ryan, 42, of Ashville, allegedly intentionally damaged property at the residence. Ryan was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. Ryan will answer his charge in Town of North Harmony Court at a later date.