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Dunkirk Police Department

¯ On Sept. 11, Lisa L. Covert, 53, of Fredonia was charged with a revoked registration.

¯ On Sept. 11, Andrew C. Fredric, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

¯ On Sept. 11, Javier Medina-Reyes, of Dunkirk was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, damaged windshield and failure to stop at a stop sign.

¯ On Sept. 12, Jarmel V. Casey, 29, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, no insurance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a suspended registration.

¯ On Sept. 13, Brianna Csont, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

¯ On Sept. 14, Tyvone L. Casey, 29, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, DWI and DWI .18 or higher.

On Sept. 14, Joseph M. Massar, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating without insurance and violation of a restricted license.

¯ On Sept. 14, Peter J. McDenhauer II, 51, of Dunkirk was charged with DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and refusal of a breath test.

¯ On Sept. 16, Esmond M. Colvin, of Buffalo was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding in zone.

¯ On Sept. 17, Connor M. Delaney, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with suspended registration, suspended license and no insurance.

¯ On Sept. 19, Jeremy Soto, 33, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment.

¯ On Sept. 20, Monica R. Bragg, 35, of Frewsburg was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding in school zone.

¯ On Sept. 20, Troy S. Smith, 47, of Forestville was charged with two counts of petit larceny.

¯ On Sunday, Lenny R. Vega, 36, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree assault.

¯ On Sunday, Blanca I. Nienes, of Dunkirk was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

¯ On Sunday, Calvin Stallworth, 27, of Dunkirk was charged with criminal trespassing.

¯ On Monday, Gabriel M. Soto, of Dunkirk was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal impersonation.

¯ On Monday, Casey P. Crane, 26, of Dunkirk was charged with one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fifth and seventh-degree.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ A 25-year-old Celoron man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after an incident Sept. 22.

At about 1:29 a.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle to be traveling in the turning lane of Vineyard Drive with no turning movement. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator to be Brandon R. Knepshield. Following an investigation into the incident, Deputies arrested and charged Knepshield with DWI, DWI per se and failing to use designated lane.

Knepshield will answer his charges in Dunkirk Town Court.

¯ A Fredonia man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after being stopped on Sept. 21.

Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle failing to dim its highbeam headlights on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret around 2 a.m.. Deputies identified the operator to be Jordan Moreland, 32. Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested and charged Moreland with, DWI, DWI per se and failure to dim highbeam headlights.

Moreland will answer his charges in Pomfret Town Court.

¯ FREWSBURG — On Sept. 4, deputies received a burglary report from the Ivory Baptist Church. It was reported that someone unlawfully entered the building overnight and broke into the office, allegedly causing damage.

After an investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Tylor J. Launier, 20, of Frewsburg. On Tuesday, at roughly 12:20 p.m., Launier was located and taken into custody without incident. Launier was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. He was then transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department

COLDSPRING — A Ripley man is facing charges after allegedly injuring another person at Bear Claw Campground on Sept. 20. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies report William D. Harkness of 9358 E. Main Road was charged with third-degree assault after causing a laceration to a victim’s head.

He is due back in court at a later date.

Evans Police Department

EVANS — A Hamburg man was allegedly found growing 21 marijuana plants along an Evans walking trail.

On Sept. 10 at about 3:35 a.m., an Evans Police patrol discovered a vehicle parked on the side of the roadway on Holland Road. Patrol checked the immediate area and observed movement on a trail along the train tracks near Hardpan Road. Upon further investigation, patrol said they observed a man using gas cans to collect water from a nearby creek. Patrol watched the man gather water and walk back into the woods approximately three times. After the third visit, patrol followed the man’s trail and said they noted a strong odor of marijuana in the area. When patrol told the man to stop, he allegedly fled on foot.

The man, identified as Larry A. Tanner, 48, of Hamburg, was located 20 feet from mature, potted marijuana plants and was placed under arrest. Officers observed a total of 21 marijuana plants in the area.

Tanner was charged with second degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful growing of cannabis. He was transported to Evans Police Department for booking and his vehicle was impounded.

Tanner was later released with an appearance ticket.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ GOWANDA — On Sept. 14 at roughly 7:48 p.m., patrol received a complaint of a disturbance in a moving vehicle, wherein a subject had reportedly jumped out of the vehicle while it was in motion.

Patrol located the vehicle in question and conducted a traffic stop to check on the welfare of the occupants. Patrol was then notified that a male subject had exited the vehicle and left the area. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Donna L. Truesdale, 39, of Cattaraugus. During the traffic stop, Truesdale allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed several subsequent sobriety tests. Truesdale was arrested and charged with DWI.

A chemical breath test of Truesdale resulted in a reading of .08 BAC. Truesdale was later released on an appearance ticket to appear in town of Persia Court at a later date.

¯ GOWANDA — On Sept. 8 at around midnight, a patrol stopped a vehicle on Buffalo Street for having insufficient tail lamps. A DMV computer check of the license of the driver, Robert E. Muenzer Jr., 34, of North Collins, allegedly revealed it to be suspended.

Muenzer was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and insufficient tail lamps. Muenzer was later released with an appearance ticket to appear in town of Collins Court at a later date.

¯ GOWANDA — On May 2, police received a complaint from a female acquaintance of Daryll M. Bernard, 24, of Gowanda. The complaint stated that Bernard allegedly stole the victim’s credit card, as well as some personal checks. Bernard then reportedly used the credit card to withdraw money from two ATM machines and then forged the victim’s name to a check made out to himself.

At the time of this incident, Bernard could not be located and a warrant for his arrest was issued. On Sept. 12, police located Bernard and arrested him on this warrant for fourth-degree grand larceny, two counts of petit larceny and third-degree forgery. Bernard was arraigned in town of Collins Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear in town of Collins Court at a later date.

New York State Police

¯ JAMESTOWN — Troopers observed Ronald Hall, 33, of Mayville, whom they recognized as a subject wanted in several local jurisdictions, as well as family court, allegedly riding his bicycle on North Main Street on Tuesday. Hall was instructed to stop, at which point he fled, ignoring verbal commands from troopers.

Hall reportedly struck a vehicle, causing damage to its rear quarter panel. Hall attempted to flee a second time, but was taken into custody by troopers. The following items were found in Hall’s possession: 14 grams of loose marijuana, a bag containing an unspecified amount of marijuana, a stolen wallet containing three bank cards, two identification cards, three social security cards and other miscellaneous documents, a stolen Droid phone, and a BB gun. Hall was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Hall was processed at State Police Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

¯ JAMESTOWN — On Sept. 20, troopers pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Route 430. After allegedly failing several sobriety tests, the driver, Sarah Brinley, 30, of Jamestown, was placed under arrest and charged with DWI. Brinley was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she provided a breath sample of 0.08. Brinley was then processed, issued tickets and released. Brinley is scheduled to appear in town of Ellicott Court next month.

¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — On Wednesday, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 60 for speeding. While speaking to the driver, Anthony Torres, 22, of Jamestown, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Torres and his vehicle revealed a marijuana cigarette. Torres was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Torres was issued an appearance and traffic ticket and is scheduled to appear in town of Charlotte Court next month.

• JAMESTOWN — On Sept. 20, troopers pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Route 430. After allegedly failing several sobriety tests, the driver, Sarah Brinley, 30, of Jamestown, was placed under arrest and charged with DWI. Brinley was transported to State Police Jamestown, where she provided a breath sample of 0.08. Brinley was then processed, issued tickets and released. Brinley is scheduled to appear in town of Ellicott Court next month.

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