Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

≤ Deputies responded to an alleged single vehicle personal injury accident on Route 5 on July 12. On July 25, as a result of investigation, Lyle G. Howard, 25, of Dunkirk, was charged with DWI and moved from lane unsafely. Howard was issued traffic tickets and will appear in town of Dunkirk Court to answer the charges at a later date.

≤ FREWSBURG — On July 24 at about 11 p.m., deputies responded to a call from an address on West Main Street. Through an investigation, it was determined that Marley N. Green, 18, of Frewsburg, allegedly harassed another person at a neighboring residence. Green was charged with second-degree harassment and released with an appearance ticket. She will answer the charge in town of Carroll Court at a later date.

New York State Police at Jamestown

≤ PANAMA — State trooppers have charged a Panama man after he allegedly gave a false statement after a car accident July 4.

Zachary Dunham, 27, was charged July 26 with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Troopers had responded to a residence in Panama for a report of a stolen vehicle. Dunham claimed his vehicle was stolen from his yard in the evening hours of July 4. An investigation revealed that Dunham was actually leaving a bar in Sugar Grove, Pa., when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

The passenger in Dunham’s vehicle was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Video surveillance and witnesses confirm that Dunham was driving and wrecked his own vehicle during the time he reported it was stolen.

Dunham was placed under arrest, processed at SP Jamestown and released with appearance tickets. Dunham is scheduled to appear in the town of Harmony Court next month to answer the charges.

Gowanda Police

¯ GOWANDA — Patrol stopped a vehicle on Buffalo Street for an unspecified traffic offense around 5 p.m. July 22. During the stop, a DMV computer check of the license of the driver, Corey J. Austin, 39, of Gowanda, allegedly found it to be revoked for a DWI conviction, and again suspended pending prosecution for another DWI arrest. Austin was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Austin was later released with an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Town of Collins Court at a later date.

¯ GOWANDA — Patrol arrested Jordan Morris, 27, of Buffalo, for unsafe backing, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and false personation on April 28. When Morris failed to appear for his court date, a warrant was issued for his arrest out of Town of Collins Court. On July 24 at about 7:32 p.m., Morris was arrested by the Erie County Sheriff’s Department on an unrelated incident. Morris was turned over to Gowanda Police, where he was arrested on the warrant. He was arraigned in town of Collins Court and later released after posting $2,000 bail. Morris will be in town of Collins Court at a later date.

¯ GOWANDA — On July 25 at roughly 1:41 p.m., patrol was notified of an individual ignoring an order of protection. Gowanda Police had previously arrested Melissa M. Gould, 54, of Collins, for harassment after numerous harassing and threatening communications were made to a female acquaintance. At her latest court appearance, Gould was issued an order of protection and was instructed that any further communication with her victim was prohibited. Gould was allegedly harassing and threatening her victim again. Gould was arrested for second-degree aggravated harassment and second-degree criminal contempt. Gould was arraigned in Town of Collins Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 bail.

≤ GOWANDA — On July 13 at roughly 10:58 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Buffalo Street for operating with inadequate license plate lamps. During the stop, a DMV computer check of the license of the driver, Buffy Hernandez, 46, of Buffalo, allegedly revealed it to be suspended. Hernandez was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate license plate lamps. Hernandez was later released with an appearance ticket and will appear in town of Collins Court at a later date.

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