Area police

New York State Police

¯ KENNEDY — Troopers out of Jamestown charged Gary MacKenzie, 53, of Kennedy, with driving while intoxicated.

MacKenzie was pulled over on Route 394 in Kennedy for speeding and after failing several SFSTs, MacKenzine was placed under arrest. MacKenzie was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of 0.13. MacKenzie was then processed, issued tickets and released. MacKenzie is scheduled to be in the town of Poland Court next month.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

¯ CLYMER — A two-car accident at Route 474 and 426 led to charges for a town resident.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report the accident occurred at 10:51 p.m. Friday. The two vehicles had struck each other head on at the intersection. All occupants of the involved vehicles were interviewed and one passenger sustained minor injuries for which she was transported to Corry Memorial Hospital.

Further investigation revealed that one of the operators, 25-year-old Zane Tucker had been driving while intoxicated. Tucker was subsequently charged and transported to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Tucker was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI common law, consumption/alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to keep right.

He was later released with appearance tickets and will answer to the town of Mina Court for these charges.

¯ POMFRET — Kimberly A. Ryczko, 30, of Dunkirk, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree identity theft. Ryczko was charged following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division. Ryczko allegedly took a debit card and a credit card from house where was working and used them to charge items for herself without the owners permission. She used these cards throughout Chautauqua County in different jurisdictions amounting in over $500. She was picked up on a separate warrant for another case and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. She was arraigned on both the warrant and these charges and released.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ On April 11 at 10:19 p.m., Donald Stevens, 33, of Collins, was charged with second-degree harassment after patrol responded to a reported disturbance on West Main Street. Patrol learned that Stevens had allegedly been involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance who was eight months pregnant. The verbal altercation allegedly escalated into a physical altercation, when Stevens reportedly shoved the woman. No injuries were reported, and Stevens is scheduled to appear in Persia Town Court later.

¯ On April 14 at 3:54 p.m., Alex Hollander, 19, of Gowanda, was charged with second-degree harassment. Patrol was informed that Hollander had allegedly been involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance. The verbal altercation apparently escalated into a physical altercation, when Hollander threatened the woman and threw a ring of keys at her, striking her in the chest, causing a minor injury. Hollander is scheduled to appear in Persia Town Court later.

Westfield Police Department

¯ WESTFIELD — Officers responded to a complaint on Route 20 in the town for an individual lighting off large fireworks into the air. When police arrived at 10:17 p.m. Sunday, they located Jerry Bentham igniting the devices in front of police.

Bentham was charged with unlawful dealing with fireworks and disorderly conduct. He was released without bail and will be in town court at a later date.


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