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NEW YORK STATE POLICE

¯ BEMUS POINT — Donald Smith, 59, of Bemus Point, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Smith was stopped March 31 on Pancake Hill Road in Bemus Point for a traffic violation and was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. Smith was transported to police barracks where he provided a breath sample of 0.12%. He was processed and released with tickets to appear in Ellery Town Court later.

¯ Geoffrey Ghiandoni, 32, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Troopers were flagged downed by pedestrians Thursday for a running vehicle in the parking lot of a Jamestown business during hours of operation with an individual passed out in the driver seat. The troopers were able to get the individual, later identified as Ghiandoni, to regain consciousness and placed him under arrest after he failed several field sobriety tests. Ghiandoni is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ David Smith, 65, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Smith was stopped Friday on Sturgess Street in Jamestown for traffic violations and was taken into custody after reportedly failing several field sobriety tests. Smith later provided a breath sample of 0.13%. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ Kerri Smith, 30, of Arlington, Texas, and Ashton Vermillion, 26, of Fort Worth, Texas, were each charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Smith was stopped Thursday on Route 430 in Jamestown for a traffic violation, and during the stop was allegedly found to be in possession of a pipe containing methamphetamine residue and a container of heroin. Vermillion, a passenger, was found to be in possession of a pipe containing methamphetamine residue and heroin wrapped in plastic. Both were processed and released with tickets to appear in Ellicott Town Court next month.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

¯ CARROLL — Edwin L. Clover II, 33, of Frewsburg, was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies responded at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to a Frew Run Street residence in the town of Carroll for a reported domestic dispute that took place earlier. It was found that Clover allegedly created an unsafe environment for his children when he engaged in a verbal altercation in their presence. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ WESTFIELD — Megan E. Shepard, 27, of Portland, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and no stopping/standing/parking on highway. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:50 a.m. Saturday for a violation in the town of Westfield. Shepard was found to be intoxicated following an investigation. She is scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court later.

¯KIANTONE — Donna M. Burton, 28, of Clarendon, Pa., was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and speed in 55 mph zone. Deputies at 3:14 p.m. Friday observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Route 62 in the town of Kiantone. An investigation found that Burton was allegedly in an impaired state. She was processed and is scheduled to appear in Kiantone Town Court later.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

¯ Braxton M. Achterberg, 24, of Lakewood, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Patrol was dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Saturday to East Summit Avenue for a trespass complaint. Achterberg was located sitting on the back porch of a residence a few streets away. Achterberg was found to be with eight hypodermic needles. It was learned that Achterberg also had outstanding warrants out of Lakewood-Busti, Ellicott and Jamestown police departments as well as the Sheriff’s Office. He was processed for the warrants in Lakewood stemming from an incident at Walmart that occurred April 14 He was released to Jamestown police. Achterberg is set to appear in Busti Town Court later.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

¯ Manuel Fernandez, 36, of Jamestown, was taken into custody at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on an outstanding warrant out of Pennsylvania. He was located at a northside residence and transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

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