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BEMUS POINT — A Bemus Point man who police say pointed a shotgun at two National Grid employees has been charged.

New York State troopers along with Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded Friday to the Bemus Point area for a report of a disorderly person allegedly in possession of a firearm. An investigation found that 42-year-old Edmond Shults III had approached a National Grid truck that was parked on the road and reportedly “pointed a shotgun at the two employees that were seated inside,” the New York State Police said in a news release.

Shults was processed at state police barracks in Jamestown and released with tickets for two counts of second-degree menacing. He is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court later.

¯ FALCONER — Samara Wells, 38, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Wells was stopped Friday on Interstate 86 in Falconer for a traffic violation and was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. Wells was transported to police barracks and later provided a breath sample of 0.09%. Wells is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ MAYVILLE — Paul Russo, 45, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Russo was stopped Saturday on Route 430 in Mayville and later taken into custody after initially identifying himself as another person. A check also showed that Russo’s license was suspended. He was processed and issued tickets to appear in Chautauqua Town Court later.


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