Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone call scam
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to its residents about a phone scam.
Deputies said someone is claiming to be a representative of the Social Security Bureau. They are requesting that you provide the last four digits of your social security number and send them money to clear up an alleged warrant for your arrest. The caller gave detailed information such as a badge number, case number and a warrant number claiming that the warrant is from the state of Texas.
According to deputies, do not release any personal information over the phone. If such a call is received, residents are encouraged to call their local police agency.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office
¯ SILVER CREEK — On Nov. 30 Kelly E. Lederhouse, 34, of Derby was arrested for driving while intoxicated charge.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle complaint and subsequently located the vehicle in question on Ward Avenue in the Village of Silver Creek. Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle to be Kelly E. Lederhouse, 34, of Derby.
Lederhouse will answer her charges in Silver Creek Village Court.
¯ On Dec. 1 Raaed K. Kassem, 31, of Buffalo was arrested for DWI, refusal of pre screen breath test, first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, speed in zone, and second degree criminal impersonation.
The Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle to be speeding on Water Street in the village of Fredonia. Deputies stopped the vehicle and subsequently arrested the operator for DWI. During processing of the subject, deputies alleged that he was misrepresenting himself as his brother to avoid further charges. Ultimately, deputies and Chautauqua County Correctional Officers were able to identify the subject as Raaed K. Kassem.
Kassem was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for the Centralized Arraignment Program where he was held in lieu of bail.
¯ SHERMAN — On Nov. 28 Lisa Penhollow, 52, of Jamestown was arrested and charged Penhollow with DWI, fail to dim highbeam headlights, and refusal of pre screen breath test.
Sheriff’s Deputies observed a vehicle fail to dim their highbeam headlights to oncoming traffic in the Town of Sherman.
Penhollow will answer her charges in Sherman Town Court.
¯ On Nov. 10 Krystal Adams, 35, of North Collins was arrested on charges of second-degree assault and for second-degree harassment.
On Nov. 9, patrol responded to the report of an assault at a Buffalo Street address. Patrol discovered that a female victim had been assaulted causing serious facial injuries and fractures. This victim was treated by the Gowanda ambulance service and was transported to ECMC for further treatment.
Gowanda Police then began an investigation into this incident. During this investigation it was allegedly revealed that Adams had intentionally struck the victim with closed fists numerous times and threw her to the pavement. These actions caused injuries to the victim. On Nov. 28, this investigation was concluded with the arrest of Adams.
Adams was then released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Collins Court.
¯ On Nov. 18 Timothy E. Reese, 27, of Gowanda, was arrested on a warrant.
Reese had been previously arrested by the Gowanda Police for a larceny charge. When Reese failed to appear for a subsequent court appearance, a warrant for his arrest was issued by the town of Collins Court. On Nov. 18, patrol located Reese and arrested him on this warrant.
Reese was arraigned in the town of Collins Court and he was released on his own recognizance to reappear in the town of Collins Court at a later date.
¯ On Nov. 23 Austin C. Adams, 27, of Blasdell, was arrested on charges of driving in the wrong direction on a one way street, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle without and alcohol interlock device.
Adams was stopped for allegedly operating a vehicle in the wrong direction on a one way street on North Water Street. During this traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Adams’ license was revoked on July 18 for a driving while intoxicated conviction. This computer check further revealed that an alcohol interlock device was mandated for Adams when he did operate a vehicle.
Adams was arrested, then released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.
¯ On Nov. 26 Jordan P. Bailey, 19, of Cherry Creek, was arrested on charges of inadequate headlights, operating a vehicle without insurance, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
Bailey was operating a vehicle stopped by patrol for inadequate headlights. During this traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Bailey’s registration was suspended on Nov. 4 for insurance not in effect and his license was suspended on Nov. 11 for his failure to appear for a traffic infraction in the town of Sheridan Court.
Bailey was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Collins Court.
¯ On Nov. 30 Kelly K. Smyczek, 39, of Gowanda was arrested on charges of second-degree harassment.
Patrol responded to the report of a disturbance at a Broadway Road residence. Patrol was notified that Smyczek allegedly surprised a male acquaintance by aggressively jumping on his back and punching him in the back of the head numerous times. As this male victim attempted to flee, Smyczek allegedly chased him and threw an ashtray striking the victim in the temple causing a bruise. She was located by patrol and arrested.
Smyczek was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.