Area police

Teen facing charges after buggy accident

CLYMER — An 18-year-old Clymer resident who Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies say was intoxicated while in control of an Amish buggy that crashed Thursday is facing charges.

Deputies along with Clymer firefighters were alerted to the accident around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Raspas Hill Road and Railroad Street in the town of Clymer. An investigation found that the 18-year-old was in “control of a horse and buggy while intoxicated, which resulted in the accident,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

All those inside the buggy were evaluated and treated by firefighters for minor injuries. The horse was not injured.

The teen is scheduled to appear in Clymer Town Court later to face charges that include two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.

Man accused of tampering with headstones in cemetery

WESTFIELD — A 21-year-old Jamestown man accused of writing on several headstones and spray painting a building on the grounds of Union Cemetery in Westfield has been charged.

Kobe A. Gibbons turned himself into the Westfield Police Department on Thursday following an investigation. Officers had been called June 28 to the East Main Road cemetery after someone had “tampered with several headstones in the cemetery and made graffiti on the building located on the cemetery grounds,” the police department said in a news release.

It was determined that Gibbons had allegedly written on the headstones using chalk and wrote on the building using spray paint.

Gibbons was charged with making graffiti and third-degree tampering. He is scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court on July 27.


¯ PORTLAND — Andrew M. Lindstrom, 28, of Ripley, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies took a harassment complaint Tuesday in the town of Portland. Lindstrom allegedly made unlawful threats of serious physical harm to another person. These threats were made in the presence of a child under 17 years old. Lindstrom was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.


¯ Donald A. Baker, 60, of Jamestown, was charged with trespass. Officers responded Thursday to McDonald’s on East Main Street and were informed that Baker had been warned several times to stay off the property. Baker was found sitting in his vehicle in the back parking lot and was issued a ticket to appear in court later. He was also advised to stay off the property.


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