Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff

¯ RIPLEY — A Ripley woman is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an incident in July.

At about 3:15 p.m. July 2, deputies were called to a location for a young child who was found. After an investigation it was found that the child was not adequately being supervised.

Stephanie M. Metzler, 25, was later charged with endangering the welfare of a child. She is to be at town court at a later date.

¯ RIPLEY — A town resident is facing felony driving while intoxicated charges.

At 10:37 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to an incident on Loomis Street. Upon arrival deputes learned that one of the involved people had fled the scene. A short time later, deputies located the vehicle and subject and identified him as James Howser, 39.

Following further investigation into the incident, deputies charged Howser with felony DWI for two previous DUI convictions within 10 years, DWI per se, and consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. Howser was processed and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail for the Centralized Arraignment Program.

¯ PORTLAND — A Brocton man is facing charges after a suspicious situation was reported.

At about 3:15 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to Railroad Avenue in the town and located a vehicle involved in the front lawn of he residence. They identified the operator to be Reyes Atayde, 46,.

Following further investigation into the incident, deputies charged Atayde with felony DWI for a previous DWI conviction within 10 years and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Atayde was processed and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail for the Centralized Arraignment Program.

Evans Police

¯ On July 22 at around 1:23 a.m., officers was dispatched to Lake Shore Road for a complaint of a motor vehicle on the beach. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the reported vehicle was stuck in the sand 150 feet out on the beach.

Officers made contact with the driver, Nicholas J. Harrington, 60, of Lockport, who stated he was attempting to turn around on the beach when he got stuck.

Harrington was issued an appearance ticket for vehicle on beach and his vehicle was impounded.

¯ On July 22 at roughly 12:45 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle going through multiple stop signs in the village.

Officers observed a vehicle matching the description allegedly swerving over the double yellow lines approximately three times on North Main Street. They initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Antonio A. Pratt, 20, of Evans, who immediately apologized, stating that he “just wanted to have a little fun.”

Pratt was charged with failure to keep right, operating an unregistered motor vehicle on highway and operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver.

Pratt’s vehicle was impounded and he was issued traffic tickets.

¯ On July 24 at about 7 p.m., officers responded to an address on Sturgeon Point Road for an overdue jet ski.

A short time later, the missing operator returned to the marina and stated he went down toward 18 Mile Creek and lost track of time.

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