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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ POMFRET — On Jan. 7, Edwin L. Hamlet, 42, was arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and no seatbelt.

Deputies stopped a vehicle in the Town of Pomfret for an alleged traffic violation. Through investigation it was discovered the vehicles operator Hamlet was operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Hamlet was taken into custody and charged. Hamlet will answer his charges in the Town of Pomfret Court at a later date.

¯ CHERRY CREEK — On Jan. 13, Joseph I. Chadwick, 19, was arrested for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Deputies responded to a residence in the village for a report that a vehicle had been taken. Upon arrival, deputies were able to interview individuals with information in regards to the incident. An investigation into the matter led to deputies locating the suspect.

Chadwick was subsequently arrested and charged. The owner did recover his vehicle. Chadwick was processed for the charge then released with an appearance ticket. He is scheduled to appear in the Cherry Creek Village Court at a later date.

¯ FREWSBURG — On Jan. 12, Christopher Gullotti, 30, of Jamestown was arrested for alleged fourth-degree criminal mischief and trespassing.

Deputies responded to a call in Frewsburg regarding a past tense criminal mischief that occurred. After an investigation it was determined that Gullotti had entered the property of another unlawfully and had damaged property of another person.

Gullotti was issued an appearance ticket and will answer to the charges in the Town of Carroll Court at a later date.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On Jan. 12, Charles E. Carter, 38, of Mayville, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, move from lane unsafely and uninspected motor vehicle.

Deputies responded to Plank Road in the Town of Chautauqua for a motor vehicle accident with personal injury. The operator was identified as Carter. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Carter was operating the motor vehicle while intoxicated. Carter was taken into custody and released with traffic citations. Additional Charges are pending for this incident. Carter will answer to the above charges at a later date in the town of Chautauqua Court.

¯ PORTLAND — On Jan. 13, Michael K. Lawhead, 60, of Fredonia, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, failed to keep right and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Deputies responded to RT 380 in the Town of Portland for a single vehicle rollover. The operator of the vehicle was identified Lawhead. Through further investigation, it was determined that Lawhead was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Lawhead was issued citations and is scheduled to appear in the town of Portland Court at a later date.

New York State Police

¯ On Jan. 9, troopers out of Jamestown arrested Joshua Ross, 31, of Kennedy, for fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, overdriving/torturing/injuring animals and resisting arrest.

The Troopers responded to a residence in Kennedy for a domestic incident. Investigation revealed that Ross arrived at the residence without invitation and walked into the victim’s home. Ross refused to leave when instructed to by the victim and during their argument, kicked her chihuahua. When the victim attempted to call 911 for assistance, Ross knocked the phone from the victim’s hand and across the room. The police were eventually contacted by a third party.

The Troopers attempted to place Ross under arrest at which point he physically resisted, but was eventually taken into custody and transported to SP Jamestown. Ross was then processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ FORESTVILLE — On Jan. 14, Cory J. Near, 31, was arrested for alleged criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.

Deputies responded to an address in Forestville for a report of a domestic incident. An investigation found that Near was the suspect in the incident. Cory was charged and transported to CCJ for the Centralized Arraignment Program. Cory will answer to his charges at a later date and time in the town of Hanover Court.

¯HARMONY — On Jan. 14, Nathan E. Manhart, 43, of Ashville, was arrested for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment.

Deputies were called to a residence in the Harmony for report of a physical altercation. Upon further investigation, deputies found that Manhart engaged in a physical confrontation with another while in close proximity of a young child. Manhart was charged and later issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the town of Harmony Court at a later date.

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