Area police

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

SPRINGVILLE — A South Dayton man is facing felony drug charges after being picked up in this village on Thursday.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop at approximately 12:54 p.m. along South Cascade Road. The operator was found to have 10 active suspensions on their driver’s license and was taken into custody.

A search of the vehicle discovered 37-year-old Gregory Schroeder was allegedly in possession of a felony weight of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Schroeder is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a stimulant, a misdemeanor count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and two vehicle and traffic law violations.

He was transported to the holding center pending his arraignment.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

CHERRY CREEK — On Wednesday at around 3:30 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported physical altercation between two subjects. Upon arrival it was found that Joseph I. Chadwick, 18, of Cherry Creek was allegedly holding another person down and not letting them leave the residence.

Further investigation found that Chadwick purportedly started that altercation and was trying to allegedly choke the other party involved. Chadwick was later charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment. Chadwick was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail to await arraignment.

Evans Police Department

¯ On Aug. 15 at around 6 p.m., patrol was dispatched to a property damage accident on Erie Road. The driver, Carol S. Clarke, 55, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, allegedly only possessed a state of Tennessee identification card. It is also alleged that Clarke’s operating privileges in New York state were revoked by the state commissioner of motor vehicles.

Clarke was charged with unsafe backing of a vehicle, operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Clarke was processed and released on police bail.

¯ On August 12 at about 1:45 a.m., patrol arrested Louis B. Viggato, 38, of Buffalo, for various offenses. A NYSPIN check allegedly revealed an active warrant for Viggato’s arrest from the town of Cheektowaga. Viggato was booked on town of Evans charges and transported to Blasdell where he was turned over to town of Cheektowaga Police.

New York State Police

MAYVILLE — On August 18, troopers responded to Chautauqua Gorge State Forest for a report of a male subject menacing several people with a rifle. Investigation revealed that Douglas Murvine, 62, of Jamestown, allegedly became upset when another camper arrived with two dogs. Murvine threatened to shoot the dogs and pointed a rifle at the victim and his dogs. Murvine then set the rifle down, picked up a rock and threatened to strike the victim with the rock. This all occurred in the presence of four children. Murvine was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of second-degree menacing and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was processed at State Police Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.