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Gowanda Police Department

¯ On Nov. 30 Kelly K. Smyczek, 39, of Gowanda, was charged with second-degree harassment.

Patrol responded to the report of a disturbance at a Broadway Road address. Officers were told that Smyczek had intentionally jumped a male acquaintance from behind, placing him in a headlock or choke hold, then punched this subject in the back of the head numerous times. Smyczek then chased this subject up a flight of stairs throwing an ashtray at him striking the subject in the temple.

After being charged, Smyczek was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.

¯ On Dec. 7 Lyndy Pembleton, 59, of Gowanda, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Patrol responded to the report of a disturbance at a Buffalo Street residence. Patrol was notified that Pembleton had intentionally broken a window in the residence of a female acquaintance.

Pembleton was arraigned in the town of Collins Court and was released on his own recognizance to reappear at the court on a later date.

¯ On Dec. 8 Anthony R. Bernardi, 21, of Little Valley, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

On Oct. 10, patrol responded to a residence for the report of a disturbance and unwanted guest. Bernardi had already been informed that he was not welcome on the residence and when the resident would not answer the door, he intentionally broke a door window and reached through to gain access to the residence. At that time, a warrant for his arrest was requested because he could not be located. On Dec. 8, Bernardi was encountered by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department who turned him over to Gowanda Police. Bernardi was arrested on this warrant.

Bernardi was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear in the court on a later date.

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