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Wanted woman jailed after dog biting incident

By ERIC TICHY

etichy@post-journal.com

GERRY — A reported dog biting incident Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a woman wanted by police.

Volunteer firefighters were summoned to Wilson Street in the town of Gerry for a woman bitten by a dog. The woman, who was not identified by the New York State Police, suffered minor injuries and received treatment from the fire department.

Animal control was notified of the incident.

Troopers responded to the scene to assist, and during an investigation, discovered that the owner of the dog, 34-year-old Amanda Sendall, was wanted on a bench warrant issued through Ellicott Town Court for previously filed charges of false personation, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance , muffler violation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Sendall was turned over to Ellicott police and later transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Indictments handed up in County Court

By ERIC TICHY

etichy@post-journal.com

Several indictments were recently handed up by a Chautauqua County grand jury.

Irvin Ryes Pacheco, 24, of Dunkirk, was arraigned Nov. 19 in front of County Court Judge David Foley on two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The indictment, according to a court clerk, was returned Oct. 7 with a conference scheduled Dec. 21.

Pacheco was taken into custody in November by a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy and Fredonia Police officers without incident. 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.

An indictment was handed up Nov. 5 for Matthew Cassatt on charges of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment. He was arraigned Nov. 19 in front of Judge Stephen Cass, and a conference is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Shawn Hallmark, 37, was arraigned Dec. 1 in front of Foley on charges of second-degree burglary, petit larceny, possession of burglary tools and two counts of second-degree harassment. The indictment was returned Nov. 24, with a conference scheduled for Jan. 6.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

¯ IRVING — Jerome Laury, 38, of Buffalo, was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies responded at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday to Main Road in Irving for a reported disturbance at a residence. An investigation found that Laury allegedly made unwanted physical contact with another person at the residence against their will, causing them to fear for their safety. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment and is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court later.

¯ BUSTI — Howard J. Tibbetts, 57, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC of 0.08% or higher and failure to keep right. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 10:23 p.m. Monday for a traffic violation on Baker Street in the town of Busti. An investigation found that Tibbetts was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was released with tickets to appear in Busti Town Court later.

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