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CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

RANDOLPH — Deputies arrested a Jamestown man on trespassing and harassment charges on Sept. 6. At about 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a dispute and found that Dusty Herscher, 34, had entered a residence without permission and had unwanted physical contact with the victim. Herscher received second-degree criminal trespassing and harassment charges and was released on an appearance ticket for a later date.

STATE POLICE AT JAMESTOWN

KENNEDY — Troopers out of Jamestown charged Christine Peterson, 57, of Frewsburg, with driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded to an accident on Route 394 in Kennedy on Saturday. An investigation revealed that Peterson, in an intoxicated condition, drove through the barriers at the closed portion of Route 394, causing damage. Peterson was placed under arrest and transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown where she refused to provide a blood sample. Peterson was then transported to SP Jamestown, processed, issued tickets and released. Peterson is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court on a later date. Peterson was uninjured in the accident.

ELLINGTON — Troopers charged Brook Patterson, 34, of Lakewood, with driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Patterson was pulled over for speeding on Waterboro Hill Road in Ellington on Saturday and after failing several sobriety tests, Patterson was placed under arrest. Patterson was transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown where he provided a blood sample and afterward, transported to Jamestown where Patterson was evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of suboxone and marijuana. A check of Patterson’s driving record revealed multiple suspensions. Patterson was processed, issued tickets and released. Patterson is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellington Court on a later date.

KENNEDY — Troopers charged Samantha Jo Lanphere, 20, of Kennedy, with second-degree menacing. Troopers responded to a residence for a report of a domestic dispute on Sept. 4. Investigation revealed that Lanphere had brandished a knife, threatened and threw a rock at the victim. Lanphere was placed under arrest, processed at Jamestown, and released with an appearance ticket. Lanphere is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court on a later date to answer the charge.

GERRY — Troopers charged Martin Lydell, 48, of Fredonia, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Lydell was pulled over on Route 60 in Gerry for a traffic violation and during the traffic stop, Lydell was found to have a revoked license and be in possession of methamphetamine on Sept. 3. Lydell was placed under arrest, transported to Jamestown and processed. Lydell was issued traffic tickets and an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Gerry Court on a later date.

SHERMAN — Troopers charged Michael Barringer, 44, of Jamestown, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Troopers responded to a residence in Sherman for a report of a larceny Sept. 2. Investigation revealed that Barringer had stolen several pieces of valuable jewelry, cash and documents while at the residence. Barringer was later located in the City of Jamestown and attempted to flee Troopers but was taken into custody after a foot chase. In Barringer’s possession were the reported stolen items, a bag containing over 12 grams of methamphetamine and bags containing over 14 grams of heroin. Barringer was transported to Jamestown where he was processed and then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

STEAMBURG — Troopers charged Russell Finch, 41, of Randolph, with DWI-Leandra’s Law.

Finch was pulled over on Route 394 in Steamburg for a traffic violation Friday and after failing several sobriety tests, Finch was placed under arrest. Finch was transported to Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of 0.11. Finch was then processed, issued tickets and released. Finch is scheduled to appear in the town of Cold Spring Court on a later date. The minor child that was in Finch’s vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was turned over to a sober individual.

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