Area police


¯ KENNEDY — Patrick Griffin, 64, of Randolph, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Griffin was stopped Monday on Route 62 in Kennedy for a traffic violation. He was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests and transported to UPMC Chautauqua where a blood sample was secured. Griffin is scheduled to appear in Poland Town Court later.

¯ Joshua Bender, 35, of Randolph, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment. Troopers received a walk-in complaint at police barracks for an harassment. An investigation found that Bender allegedly called another person 50 times in three days, leaving multiple voicemails in violation of two separate orders of protection. Bender was processed at police barracks and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ CLYMER — Timothy Cressley, 40, of Corry, Pa., for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Cressley was stopped Friday on Route 426 in Clymer for a seatbelt violation. He was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and a smoking device containing meth. Cressley was processed and issued a ticket to appear in French Creek Town Court later.


¯ ELLERY — Steven R. Michelson Jr., 46, of Falconer, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree stalking. Deputies responded at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday to a Beck Road in the town of Ellery for a harassment complaint. An investigation found that Michelson allegedly followed another person to their home and had been following the person for months for no apparent reason. He had a full stay away order of protection against him. Michelson is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court later.


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