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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ WESTFIELD — A town resident wanted on multiple outstanding warrants was taken into custody on Monday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rachel A. Blanchard, 37, at a residence on Felton Road and was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.

Blanchard was charged with two counts of second degree criminal contempt, one count of fourth degree criminal mischief and one count of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Blanchard was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ HANOVER — On Sept. 20 at roughly 1:49 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 39 for an observed traffic infraction. Upon investigation, it was found that the driver, Christopher W. Killock, 38, of Gowanda, was allegedly operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state. Killock was arrested and charged with DWI, DWI per se and failure to keep right. Killock will answer the charges in town of Hanover Court at a later date.

¯ FORESTVILLE — On Sept. 21 at about 4:22 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Dennison Road for an alleged traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as John D. Runyon, 55, of Silver Creek. Following an investigation, deputies arrested Runyon and charged him with aggravated DWI, DWI, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone. Runyon is scheduled to appear in town of Hanover Court at a later date.

¯ WESTFIELD — A Westfield man and a Mayville woman are facing charges following an investigation.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Edward Wood, 40, of Felton Road, Westfield has been charged with first- and second-degree criminal contempt, two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Martha Burdick, 50, of Prospect Station Road, Mayville, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt.

Both were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police Department

On Nov. 29, 2018, patrol arrested David N. Payne, 29, of Gowanda, for harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. When Payne failed to appear to a court date, a warrant for his arrest was issued by town of Persia Court. On Sept. 13, Payne arrived at the Gowanda Police Station and allegedly requested to turn himself in. Patrol was also notified of an additional warrant for Payne’s arrest from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department. Payne was arraigned and released on his own recognizance to reappear in town of Persia Court at a later date. He was then turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department to process their warrant.


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