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Jamestown woman nabbed with drugs in Sherman

SHERMAN — A woman who entered a residence in the town of Chautauqua on Friday is facing drug charges after being located by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies before 6 p.m.

According to a report, Angela Snow, 41, of Jamestown allegedly entered a residence without permission. Deputies located Snow a short time later in the town of Sherman where she was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, cocaine, concentrated cannabis, and ecstasy as well as several hypodermic needles.

Snow was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

She was being held in the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment and is due in both the town of Chautauqua and the town of Sherman Court at a later date.

Woman injured in Route 430 crash

ELLERY — No charges have been filed in a one-vehicle accident on Friday on Route 430 that caused serious injuries.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were called to a location around 3 p.m. and determined that vehicle operator James Willcockson, 82, of Mayville, exited the road causing the vehicle to roll over. Vehicle passenger Joyce Willcockson, 81, was airlifted to Hamot hospital for serious injuries. James Willcockson did not suffer any injuries during the incident.

Pair charged with attempting to take hemp plants

DEWITTVILLE — A pair of Jamestown residents are facing trespass and larceny charges after attempting to steal a quantity of hemp plants at a business.

At approximately 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a complaint. When deputies arrived, two suspects were still on the premises. An investigation found that David A. Brown, 43, and Mackenzie M. Kepler, 18, both of Jamestown had entered the property and attempted to steal a quantity of hemp being grown on the property.

Their actions also caused damage to some of the plants on the property. Both Brown and Kepler were charged with second-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and third-degree criminal trespass

Brown and Kepler were both taken to county jail and will answer their charges in town of Chautauqua court on a later date.

Man charged in property damage

PORTLAND — A town man is facing fourth-degree criminal mischief charges.

Early Saturday morning, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a past tense complaint. It is alleged that at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Kody Cambria, 21, intentionally damaged the property of another individual at the residence.

Cambria will answer to the charges at a later date in town of Portland court.

Man found with meth

MAYVILLE — A village man, nabbed with methamphetamine, is facing charges.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were called to a narcotics investigation on Valley Street around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Upon further investigation, deputies found Leroy Stepp Jr. in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. Stepp was issued an appearance ticket and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He will be in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.

Woman charged after toddler found in road

ASHVILLE — On September 23, New York state troopers responded to a residence in Ashville for a report of a toddler in the roadway at approximately 8:15 a.m. An investigation revealed that a 1-year-old child had been left without adequate supervision.

While Natalie Wescott, 24, of Ashville, allegedly left the home to run errands, the child exited the home, wandered into the roadway and was located by the caller. When the caller was unable to make contact with anyone at the child’s home, he called the police. The condition of the home in which Wescott and her child were living was in a reportedly deplorable state and Child Protective Services was contacted.

Wescott was placed under arrest and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Wescott was transported to State Police Jamestown and processed. She was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in town of North Harmony Court on a later date.


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