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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ FRENCH CREEK — On July 7 at about 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly commit several lane violations on Mann Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Gino A. Corsi, 31, of Erie, PA. Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested Corsi and charged him with two counts of driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and moved from lane unsafely. Corsi will answer the charges in Town of French Creek Court at a later date.

¯ HARMONY — On July 7 at around 2:40 a.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Blockville Watts Flats Road. Deputies located the vehicle and identified the operator as Courtney M. Thomas, 20, of Ashville. Following an investigation into the crash, deputies arrested and charged Thomas with DWI, DWI per se, failure to keep right and moved from lane unsafely. Thomas will answer the charges in Town of Harmony Court at a later date.

¯ ELLINGTON — On July 10 at roughly 4:15 p.m., deputies observed an all-terrain vehicle operator on Mill Street operating on a public highway without a helmet.

Deputies stopped the ATV and identified the driver as Walter F. Price, 63, of Ellington. Further investigation allegedly found that Price was operating his ATV in an intoxicated state.

Price was taken into custody and charged with aggravated DWI, DWI, no helmet while operating an ATV, unregistered ATV and uninsured ATV. Price was processed, released with traffic tickets and will appear in Town of Ellington Court at a later date to answer the charges.

Evans Police

≤ On July 4, a victim reported to Evans Police that sometime overnight between July 3 and 4, an unknown suspect struck the front passenger side door of their vehicle while it was parked on Lake Shore Road, and left the scene of the accident. Due to low solvability, the case is closed.

≤ On July 5 at around 3 a.m., a victim reported to Evans Police that she was at an address on Kennedy Avenue, when a fight began in the parking lot involving several individuals. The victim stated that she was not involved in the altercation, and for no apparent reason, Cheyne T. Jimerson, 29, of Evans, allegedly lunged towards her during the fight and pushed her to the ground. The victim knew she was injured, but did not receive immediate medical treatment. The next day, the victim went to Lake Shore Hospital for treatment of her injury. She was treated and released with medical documentation stating that Jimerson had fractured her left ankle. A supporting deposition was obtained from the victim and a criminal summons was requested. Jimerson was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

New York State Police

≤ BEMUS POINT — On Friday, July 12, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 430 for failure to dim high beams.

After failing several sobriety tests, Britani Newhouse, 27, of Mayville, was placed under arrest and charged with DWI. Newhouse was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she allegedly provided a breath sample of .17. Newhouse was then processed, issued tickets and released.

Newhouse is scheduled to appear in Town of Ellery Court at a later date.

≤ BEMUS POINT — On Saturday, July 13, Joshua Near, 30, of Bemus Point, was allegedly doing burn-outs in his truck when he lost control and damaged a fence at a private residence on Route 430.

Near reportedly fled the scene and was located a short time later, in an intoxicated condition, by troopers.

Near was placed under arrest after failing several sobriety tests and was charged with DWI. Near was transported to State Police Jamestown, where he allegedly provided a breath sample of .15. Near was then processed, issued tickets and released.

Near is scheduled to appear in Town of Ellery Court on a later date.

¯ COLLINS — On Sunday, July 14, troopers responded to a 911 call of a domestic incident on Wheater Road.

Investigation revealed that Nicholas S. Mason, 22, of Collins, allegedly grabbed a female victim by the throat and squeezed, causing an obstruction of breathing.

Mason was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Mason was arraigned before Town of Collins Court, an Order of Protection was issued and Mason was released on his own recognizance.

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