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Jamestown man charged in May crash

CHAUTAUQUA — A Jamestown man has been charged in connection with a May 26 accident near Chautauqua Institution.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and area Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle accident with injures on Route 394 in front of Chautauqua Institution. After an investigation it was determined that James A. Meuker, 21, was operating his vehicle while impaired by marijuana. As a result of he accident, the three passengers of the vehicle, Samuel A. MacQueen, 24, of Frewsburg, Michael A. Brightman,, 19, and Jacob M. Surrena, 19, sustained serious physical injuries.

All occupants of the vehicle were treated at UPMC Hamot for serious physical injuries and later released. Meuker was charged with first-degree vehicular assault, three counts of second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, driving while under the influence of drugs, and move from lane unsafely.

Meuker will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date to answer for the charges. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Chautauqua Fire Department, Mayville Fire Department, Ashville Fire Department, and the Hartfield Fire Department.


¯BEMUS POINT — On Saturday, troopers charged Angelea Luszcak, 27, of Kennedy, for Petit Larceny. Troopers responded to Dollar General in Bemus Point for a shoplifting complaint. Investigation revealed that a female subject, later identified as Luszcak, walked out of the store without paying for a can of spray paint. Luszcak was located in a nearby trailer park and placed under arrest. Luszcak was processed at SP Jamestown and issued an appearance ticket. Luszcak is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellery Court on a later date. Luszcak was then turned over to the Jamestown Police Department for outstanding bench warrants.

¯CHERRY CREEK — Troopers charged Jeffrey Harrington, 60, of Hemlock, with driving while intoxicated Friday.

Harrington was pulled over for speeding on West Road in Cherry Creek and after failing several sobriety tests, Harrington was placed under arrest. Harrington was transported to Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .08. Harrington was then processed, issued tickets and released. Harrington is scheduled to appear in the town of Cherry Creek Court on a later date.

¯Troopers charged Adam Apperson, 24, of Jamestown, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and Michelle Wynn, 27, of Jamestown, with second-degree harassment .The Troopers responded to a residence in Jamestown for a report of a disturbance Wednesday. An investigation revealed that the victim got into an argument with the suspects over returning a piece of property, during which time Wynn poked the victim in the chest repeatedly and Apperson struck the victim’s car with a dog crate, causing damage. Apperson and Wynn were arrested and Apperson was processed at Jamestown. Both Apperson and Wynn were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in the town of Carroll Court on a later date.


¯ Police arrested Miguel A. Ramos Flores, 45, and charged him with aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense on Saturday morning. Officers responded to the 600 block of Prendergast Avenue for a reported domestic dispute where they found the resident had an order of protection against Flores. He was taken into custody and is being held pending arraingment.

¯ Police arrested Timothy J. Slater, 55, of Limestone, on Friday and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, operating with abilities impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance and an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle after observing him driving with switched plates. Slater had previously been charged with operating with abilities impaired by drugs, elevating it to a felony. He was booked and released to appear at a later time.


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