Area Police

Fire department rescues trapped male in basement

The Fredonia Fire Department responded to a report of a basement wall collapse with entrapment at 8955 Glasgow Road in the town of Pomfret Tuesday around 4:30 p.m.

The fire department reported on its Facebook page Rescue 15 arrived on scene to find a wall of dirt that had collapsed on the victim in a large hole. The victim was buried up to his legs and was unable to get out. Fredonia personnel assisted with extricating the patient and no transport was necessary.

Rescue 15, Engine 15, Misc. 15 and Misc. 10 responded. Fredonia Fire was assisted by Alstar ambulance and New York State Police.

Two charged in July 4th fireworks


POMFRET — On July 4 at roughly 10:15 p.m., deputies and Fredonia Fire Department members responded to an address on Bayshore Drive. Deputies investigating the scene found a 58-year-old female victim who had reportedly been struck by a firework that was allegedly lit by a neighbor. The female victim was taken to ECMC for evaluation of her injuries.

On August 12, the investigation was concluded and it was found that an unnamed 18-year-old female from Amherst, and an unnamed 19-year-old male from Buffalo, were both allegedly lighting projectile fireworks at the scene. It is alleged that one of these fireworks struck the 58-year-old victim, causing injuries. The 18-year-old female and 19-year-old male were both arrested and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. Both are scheduled to appear before town of Pomfret Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

POLAND — On August 3 at about 1:01 a.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Falconer-Frewsburg Road. The operator was identified as Kyle O. Kotch, 22, of Kennedy, and investigation found him to have been allegedly operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state. Kotch was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator and failure to keep right. Kotch was processed and released with traffic tickets. He will answer the charges at a later date in town of Poland Court.