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Westfield Police Department

¯ On Saturday, Dakota R. Martell, 24, of Corry, Pa. was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, speeding and expired Pennsylvania vehicle inspection.

On Saturday, a vehicle was observed allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on North Portage Street. The vehicle was stopped and through investigation, it is alleged that Martell was in possession of a loaded pistol and high capacity magazines. It is also alleged that Martell did possess a switchblade knife.

Martell was charged with the above charges and released on appearance tickets directing him to appear in the Village of Westfield Court at a later date.

≤ On Monday, Sara R. Grover, 31, was arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while registration suspended/revoked and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. After investigation, it was found the vehicle had a suspended registration and the operator, Grover was in possession of marijuana. Grover was charged and is to appear in the village of Westfield court at a later date to answer her charges.

≤ On Monday, Christine M. Shaw, 69, was arrested for alleged third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator.

Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. After investigation it was found that the operator was operating a vehicle on a suspended license. Shaw was subsequently charged and will answer to her charges in the village of Westfield court at a later date and time.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ On Jan. 1, Kevin D. Goodemote, 63, was arrested for alleged inadequate headlights, suspended registration, operating a vehicle without insurance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation.

Goodemote was stopped by a patrol for operating a vehicle with no headlights after dark. During the traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Goodemote’s license was revoked in August for a driving while intoxicated conviction. This computer check further revealed that Goodemote’s vehicle did not have insurance and the vehicle’s registration was suspended for no insurance in effect.

Goodemote was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.

¯ On Friday, Donna L. Truesdale, 40, of Cattaraugus was arrested on a warrant.

Gowanda Police had previously arrested Truesdale for driving while intoxicated. When she failed to appear at a subsequent court hearing, the town of Persia issued a warrant for her arrest. Truesdale was encountered by the Erie County Sheriff Department and Gowanda police were notified. Per the town of Persia Court, Truesdale was released on her own recognizance to appear in the town of Persia Court on a later date.

¯ On Jan 1, Dale M. Reynolds Jr, 30, of South Dayton, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speed not reasonable or prudent and unsafe tires.

Officers responded to the report of a vehicle striking a tree on Jamestown Street and the driver fleeing the scene. Patrol located Reynolds and observed he was exhibiting signs of intoxication and he failed several sobriety checks. Reynolds was arrested and then refused the chemical breath test. Reynolds was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.

¯ On Dec. 31, Kelly K. Smyczak, 39, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

Officers responded to the report of a disturbance at 113 Chestnut Street and were informed that Smyczak was involved in a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance. This verbal altercation escalated into a physical altercation with Smyczak throwing a chair, which struck the male victim in the head. As the victim then attempted to leave the residence, Smyczak allegedly armed herself with a knife and stood in the doorway, threatening the victim and preventing the victim from leaving. This situation further escalated with Smyczak stabbing the victim in the hand causing an injury. Smyczak was arrested and was arraigned in the town of New Albion Court. Smyczak was released on her own recognizance to appear in the Town of Persia Court on a later date.

¯ On Dec. 28, Christina M. Neyman, 35, was arrested for alleged second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment.

Police responded to the report of a disturbance at a Chestnut Street address. The patrol was informed that Neyman was involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance and this verbal altercation escalated into a physical altercation. Neyman allegedly pushed her way into the apartment of the victim, pulled her hair, pushed her down into a chair then punched the victim numerous times in the head and facial area. Neyman was arrested then released on an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Persia Court.

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