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New York State Police

¯ JAMESTOWN — On Aug. 30, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 430 for a traffic violation. After allegedly failing several sobriety tests, the driver, Ashley Hancock, 25, of Jamestown, was placed under arrest and charged with DWI. Hancock was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she provided a breath sample of .14. Hancock was then processed, issued tickets and released. She is scheduled to appear in town of Ellicott Court at a later date.

¯ SHERMAN — On Sept. 2, troopers responded to Dollar General for a report of larceny. The complainant alleged that Emily Walker, 26, of Sherman, requested change for a $50 bill and when the cashier wasn’t looking, Walker took the $50 from the counter and put it into her pocket. Walker was questioned about the location of the $50 and she insisted that the cashier already put it into the register. Walker then accepted the change she requested and the cashier later noticed that the drawer was $50 short. The employees viewed the surveillance footage and observed Walker pocketing the $50 when the cashier was getting the change. Walker was arrested, charged with petit larceny, processed at State Police Jamestown and released with an appearance ticket. She is scheduled to appear in town of Sherman Court at a later date.

Evans Police Department

¯ On Aug. 27 at about 3:05 a.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Beach Road for no/inadequate plate lamps. Patrol made contact with the driver, Luke E. London, 50, of Eden, who allegedly informed patrol he didn’t have a license and it was suspended. While dispatch confirmed the suspension, patrol noticed an orange 2020 New York State inspection sticker on the windshield, not the standard 2020 red color. Upon further investigation, the sticker was discovered to be forged. London was placed under arrest and charged with display forged certificate without inspection, operate motor vehicle without inspection certificate, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and no/inadequate plate lamp. London was booked at Evans Police Department, his vehicle was impounded and he was issued traffic tickets.

¯ On Aug. 28 at around 8:58 p.m., patrol initiated a traffic stop on Kennedy Avenue at Northfield Street. While speaking to the driver, Dana D. Naples, 59, of Evans, patrol allegedly observed him to have glassy eyes, slurred speech, poor motor coordination and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Naples was then asked to exit the vehicle for sobriety tests. Naples reportedly performed two tests, stopped, refused to continue and began cursing at patrol. Naples was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on highway and aggravated DWI. A breath test on Naples produced a .10% result. Naples was held for arraignment at Evans Police Department.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ KIANTONE — On Aug. 22 at roughly 11 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle accident on Route 62. Deputies arrived to find all parties uninjured and subsequently spoke to one of the vehicle operators, Robert P. Rizzardi, 60, of Russell, Pa. Deputies found that Rizzardi allegedly failed to yield to cross traffic at an intersection. Further investigation found Rizzardi was also intoxicated while operating his vehicle. Rizzardi was arrested and charged with DWI, DWI per se and failure to yield. He was processed and released with citations to appear in town of Kiantone Court.

¯ SHERMAN — On Sept. 1 at about 7:55 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 76. A vehicle was located unoccupied at the scene that had struck a utility pole, causing significant damage. A short time later, an unnamed 20-year-old male returned to the area and was identified as the operator of the vehicle. He was charged with failure to keep right, failure to maintain and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He was issued vehicle and traffic citations and was detained for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol under 21 years of age. The 20-year-old is scheduled to appear in town of Sherman Court to answer the charges and attend a hearing by the NYS DMV Safety Hearing Bureau.

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