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Arrest made in county burglaries

A Forestville man is facing burglary charges for allegedly committing burglaries in three different towns in Chautauqua County.

During the months of November and December in 2019, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of burglaries and larcenies in the towns of Ripley, Pomfret and Gerry. After an extensive investigation by the sheriff deputies, Gerry Lang, 51, of Center Road, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of petit larceny, third-degree criminal tampering and trespassing.

Deputies allege Lang unlawfully entered two separate dwellings at night while the residents were asleep inside and stole property. They further allege he stole property from several unlocked vehicles.

He was arrested Friday and issued appearance tickets. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to lock their homes and vehicles in order to deter crime.

Alleged drunk driver hits house

SILVER CREEK — A Lawtons woman is accused of hitting a house while driving drunk.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, today just after 7 a.m. deputies responded to Central Avenue in the Village of Silver Creek for a report of a vehicle striking a house. Upon arriving to the scene deputies found a car had left the roadway going around a curve. The car then struck a stop sign before continuing on and striking a residence.

Deputies found the driver to be Kali Isaac, 21. During the investigation it was found Kali was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Isaac was subsequently charged with speed not reasonable or prudent, moving from lane unsafely, Driving While Intoxicated, and Aggravated DWI-Blood Alcohol Content .18 or higher.

The residence suffered minor damage and no one inside the residence was harmed. Isaac is to answer to the charges in Village of Silver Creek Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ WESTFIELD — A Westfield woman was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday afternoon.

At about 4:40 p.m., a patrol stopped a vehicle on Route 5 in the Town of Westfield for an alleged speeding violation. The operator was identified as Charlene Lanneaux, 35. Investigation revealed that Lanneaux was driving while intoxicated after allegedly failing field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DWI and transported to the Sheriff’s Office for processing. Lanneaux was additionally charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating with suspended registration, operating without insurance and speeding. She was released to appear in the Town of Westfield Court at a later date and time.

¯ MAYVILLE — A Brocton woman faces drug charges and was found to have outstanding arrest warrants during a traffic stop Sunday.

At approximately 1:18 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on West Lake Road in the village of Mayville for an observed traffic infraction. Further investigation found that the operator of the vehicle, Amanda J. Mecca, 35, was operating her vehicle under the influence of drugs. Mecca was found to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. Additionally, she was found to have outstanding warrants for her arrest out of the State of Pennsylvania.

Mecca was charged with first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI drugs, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle while registration suspended, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and unlawful possession of marijuana. She will answer to the charges in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.

Dunkirk Police

≤ On Jan. 18, William Jackson, 32, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to keep in lane.

≤ On Jan. 18, Jordan Warrick, 33, of Dunkirk was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

≤ On Jan. 18, Philip M. Whitfield, 26, of Fredonia was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree menacing.

≤ On Jan. 18, Lamont E. Brown, 31, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding in zone.

≤ On Jan. 18, Hernan Colon Santiago, 42, of Dunkirk was charged with two counts of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

≤ On Jan. 19, Ashley M. Valle-Meldonado, 20 was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and suspended registration.

≤ On Jan. 20, Daniel M. Strong Jr., 22, of Dunkirk was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

≤ On Jan. 21, Timothy A. Burdic, of Fredonia was charged with DUI-drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

≤ On Jan. 21, Brett Pulcinski, 30, of Dunkirk was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

≤ On Wednesday, Reynaldo D. Miranda, 40, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, improper plates, unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no seat belt.

≤ On Friday, David Taber, 53, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.

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