Area police


¯ BROCTON — David L. McLaughln Jr., 52, of Brocton, was charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded at midnight Thursday to Brocton for a reported altercation. McLaughlin was taken into custody following an investigation. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ ARKWRIGHT — Stacey M. Grundhoefer, 49, of Arkwright, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies were called at 12:03 a.m. Friday to a reported altercation in the town of Arkwright. Grundhoefer was taken into custody following an investigation and was transported to jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ HANOVER — James Rosati, 64, of Hanover, was charged with third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment. Deputies were called at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday to Hanover for a reported assault. Rosati was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for an evaluation. Rosati was later taken to the jail for arraignment and released.

¯ POLAND — Christian T. Powell, 25, of Jamestown, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal contempt, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree harassment. Deputies and Carroll police officers were called at 4:05 p.m. Thursday to Stone Road in the town of Poland for a report of a wanted person. Powell was located inside the residence. He was transported to jail for arraignment and is scheduled to appear in Poland Town Court later.

Search Of Celoron Home Turns Up Drugs, Cash

CELORON — An investigation into the “sales and possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl” led to the arrest of a Celoron man, the Ellicott Police Department announced.

Zaid Mendoza, 43, was being processed on charges that include third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

A search warrant was executed Friday at Mendoza’s 150 Boulevard Ave. residence in Celoron with the assistance of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Ellicott Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT Team.

In a news release, Ellicott police said Mendoza was located inside the residence along with a “quantity of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cash and several large capacity ammunition feeding devices.” The Celoron man was transported to Jamestown City Jail.

Ryan T. Boyles, 42, who also was found inside Friday, is facing a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge. He was processed at the Ellicott Police Department and released with an appearance ticket.


≤ BUSTI — An Erie woman is facing charges after allegedly being found with methamphetamine after a traffic stop last week.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported on Sunday that patrol stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on Baker Street Extension in the town of Busti around 11 p.m. Wednesday. The operator was identified as Britney L. Randazzo, 32.

Further investigation and search of the vehicle found that Randazzo was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine. Randazzo was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle while registration suspended.

Randazzo was released with appearance tickets directing her to be in the Town of Busti court later.

≤ BEMUS POINT — At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Chautauqua deputies on patrol stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on Main Street in Bemus Point. The vehicle operator was identified as Michael E. McMahon, 38 of Hamburg.

An investigation found that McMahon was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. McMahon was arrested and charged with DWI, DWI per se having 0.08% or higher B.A.C., refusal of pre-screen alcohol test, and fail to signal turn. McMahon was processed and released with citations directing him to be in the Town of Ellery court at a later date.

≤ SHERMAN — At about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a property damage accident on Bailey Hill Road. Upon arrival deputies identified the operator of the vehicle involved to be Abigail E. Kirsch, 41, of Olean.

Upon further investigation it was found that Kirsch had been operating her vehicle in an intoxicated state.

Kirsch was taken into custody and charged with DWI common law, refusal to take a breath test, and unsafe backing. Kirsch was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending CAP arraignment. She will be in the Town of Sherman Court at a later date to answer to her charges.


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