Area police


¯ ELLERY — A 35-year-old town woman is facing charges after an altercation on Sunday.

At about 3:41 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Route 430. Upon arrival, deputies located Tarrin M. Jones at the incident location.

After a brief investigation it was found that Jones had allegedly shoved another adult in the presence of a child less than 17 years old. Jones was taken into custody, and further found to be in possession of a hypodermic instrument. Jones was transported from the scene and charged with second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

Jones was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail pending CAP arraignment. Jones will answer to her charges in the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.

¯ SILVER CREEK — A village man is in custody after being picked up by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies.

On Friday, around 10 p.m., deputies located Sean P. O’Connor, who had a warrant for his arrest for second-degree possession of a forged instrument 2nd and fourth-degree grand larceny. O’Connor was arrested without incident and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.


¯ A failure to appear in court to answer charges from January led to an Aug. 31 arrest for a village woman.

Police arrested Stephanie M. Fisher, 29, for aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and an exhaust violation. When Fisher failed to appear in court to answer her charges, a warrant for her arrest was issued by the Town of Persi Court.

Fisher turned herself in on Aug. 31 at the Gowanda Police station, arrested and was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Persia Court.

¯ A traffic stop early on the morning of Aug. 30 led to the arrest of a village woman for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Police stopped Lori L. Menoff, 61, for allegedly using a cell phone while operating a vehicle, finding that her license had been suspended on June 6 for an insurance lapse utilizing a Department of Motor Vehicles computer check.

Police arrested Menoff and charged her with a cell phone violation and for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

She was released with an appearance ticket in the Town of Persia Court.

¯ A report of a stolen vehicle led to two charges for a Clarence man on Aug. 25.

Police responded to the report of a vehicle stolen from a West Main Street residence and found that Ellis L. Baker, 20, an acquaintance of the complainant, had allegedly taken the complainant’s vehicle with no permission or right to do so. The vehicle was returned to the owner on Aug. 26 at approximately 1:23 a.m.

Police arrested Baker on fourth-degree grand theft and third degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charges. He was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Persia Court at a later date.


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