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¯ BEMUS POINT — On Sunday, Nov. 24, State Police out of Jamestown arrested Sally Lawson, 62, and charged her with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree criminal nuisance.

The Troopers responded to a residence in Bemus Point for multiple 911 calls. Upon their arrival, Lawson was allegedly belligerent, refused police assistance and demanded they leave her property. Lawson would repeat this process multiple times throughout the afternoon. After determining that Lawson never needed police or medical assistance, Lawson was placed under arrest.

Lawson was processed at State Police in Jamestown and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

¯ CARROLLTON — On Monday, Nov. 25, State Police at Olean arrested Joanne M. Jones, 43, of Jamestown, and charged her with driving while ability impaired by drugs and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

During a traffic stop on Interstate 86 in the town of Carrollton, Jones, the operator, was exhibiting obvious signs of impairment. Troopers determined she had been operating a motor vehicle in an impaired condition. She subsequently failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. A Drug Recognition Expert evaluation further confirmed her to be impaired.

Jones was arrested and released with appearance tickets for Carrollton Town Court, where she is due to appear in December.


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