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Sherman man charged again with unwelcome appearance

SHERMAN — A 21-year-old resident is in trouble again with the law after again visiting a residence where he is not welcome.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to an address on Route 430 in the town for a reported unwanted person. Upon arrival it was determined that David B. Detweiler of Route 430 had left the residence prior to deputies arriving on scene.

After further investigation it was determined that Detwiler had made threats of harm to members of the household. These expressed threats violated a valid Refrain from Order of Protection in place between Detwiler and another resident.

Detwiler was located a short time later in the village of Sherman and charged with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.

On Nov. 6, Detweiler struck a victim in the face with a stick like object, causing physical injury to the victim in the same location. In that incident, he was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and third-degree assault.


¯ CLYMER — Two south county residents were injured after a vehicle struck a scooter around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Clymer Fire Department and Sherman Fire Department responded to 8075 Ravlin Hill Road in the town after the incident. An investigation found that Justin Teed, 31, of Panama was traveling eastbound and struck James Troyer, 19, of Clymer who was also traveling eastbound in the road on a scooter. Troyer was transported by EMS to Hamot for non-life threatening injuries and Teed was transported to UPMC for minor injuries. No charges are pending at this time.

¯FREDONIA — A 24-year-old Dunkirk man was arrested on a warrant last week on Temple Road. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report Irvin Reyes-Pacheco of 50 W. Second St., was taken into custody by a Sheriff’s Deputy and Fredonia Police Officers without incident on in Fredonia. His arrest was the result of an investigation by detectives and investigators from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and a pair of criminal sale of a controlled substance charges. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail where he was held until he could be arraigned in County Court. Mr. Reyes-Pacheco was arraigned a in County Court and released.



¯ PANAMA — A domestic dispute on Thursday has led to the arrest of a town woman. State Police in Jamestown charged Kendra Raynor, 31, with fourth-degree criminal mischief after they responded to a residence in Panama for a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation revealed that during an argument, Raynor threw the victim’s cell phone at the floor, causing it to break and rendering it completely inoperable. Raynor was placed under arrest, transported to Jamestown and processed. Raynor was then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ A Fredonia man whose vehicle contained Ecstasy pills and marijuana, is facing charges after being stopped on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown charged Philip Whitfield, 27, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. A vehicle in which Whitfield was riding drove through a road check on Route 60 in Jamestown and while speaking to the occupants, the troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the Troopers located a bag containing 35 Ecstasy pills, over seven ounces of marijuana, and several items used for weighing and packaging drugs, all of which were determined to be Whitfield’s. Whitfield was placed under arrest, transported to Jamestown and processed. Whitfield was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Kiantone Court next month.


¯GOWANDA — An investigation by the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services led to sheriff’s deputies arresting Dawn M. Woodworth, 54, of Gowanda, on a felony charge for offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Deputies said that Woodworth, by accessorial conduct, submitted a document to the Department of Social Services with falsified information dating back to a complaint filed in February. Woodworth was take into custody at her residence and released on an appearance ticket in the City of Olean Court on Jan. 12, 2021.


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