Area Police

Cassadaga man picked up on drug warrant

LILY DALE — A 30-year-old Cassadaga man was picked up on a warrant Wednesday.

At about 1 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies located Jeffery Kozlowski. Subsequent to a search warrant conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Sheriff’s SWAT earlier this month, Kozlowski was wanted for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Kozlowski was turned over to the Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment.

Silver Creek man charged in narcotics investigation

SILVER CREEK — A Silver Creek man has been taken into custody following a narcotics investigation.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday at around 8:45 p.m. deputies observed a suspicious vehicle outside of a closed establishment on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek. Investigation into the incident allegedly found that Kevin M. Schunk, 28, was in possession of small quantities of marijuana, cocaine and LSD.

Schunk was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Schunk was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the village of Silver Creek court at a later date to answer to the charges

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

≤ ELLICOTT — On June 27, deputies received a report from a local veteran program claiming a member was possibly impersonating a military veteran. Through an investigation, it was determined that Glenn A. French, 63, of Jamestown, was allegedly using an alias and impersonating a veteran in order to receive services that he otherwise would not be entitled to. It was also alleged that French forged a document that was later found to be fraudulent.

French was charged with theft of services, criminal impersonation and third-degree forgery. He will be answering the charges in Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.

¯ FORESTVILLE — On June 24 at about 9:15 p.m., deputies responded to an address on Water Street for a reported disorderly person.

Upon an investigation, it is alleged that Randy S. Worden, 50, of Forestville, caused physical injury to another person after an altercation.

On July 11 at roughly 7 p.m., Worden turned himself in to Town of Hanover Court on the felony charge of second-degree assault. Worden posted bail and is to return to court at a later date.

¯ PORTLAND — On July 11 at around 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 5.

Deputies identified the driver as Victor C. Rivera, 65, of Ripley, who was immediately transported by helicopter to UPMC Hamot for treatment of his injuries.

Following an investigation into the crash, Rivera was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moved from lane unsafely and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Rivera will answer the charges in Portland Town Court at a later date.

New York State Police

≤ JAMESTOWN — On July 15, troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-86 for speeding.

Subsequent investigation revealed that Angel Rocha, 21, of Griffith, Indiana, was allegedly in possession of an E-cig pen containing marijuana oil. Cristopher Urquiza, 21, of East Chicago, Illinois, was reportedly found in possession of a bag containing marijuana, while a third passenger in the car, Cesar Menchaca, 23, of Hobart, Indiana, was allegedly in possession of edible marijuana candy.

Menchaca was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and both Urquiza and Rocha were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

All three subjects were issued appearance tickets and Rocha was additionally issued traffic tickets.

All subjects are scheduled to appear in Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.

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