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WESTFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

¯ Joshua Swinehart, 27, of Westfield, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator. Police were assisting with a vehicle at Tops Markets being towed Tuesday when Swinehart arrived to aid in the transportation of the vehicle’s occupants. It was found that Swinehart had lost his privilege to operate a vehicle in New York. He is scheduled to appear in Westfield Village Court later.

¯ Michelle A. Balch, 34, of Westfield, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass. Officers responded at 2:25 a.m. July 26 to a reported suspicious situation on Jefferson Street. It was reported that Balch had exited a residence as the tenant was arriving home. Balch did not have permission to enter or remain in the residence. Balch will be in court later.

¯ Donald A. Baker, 62, of Jamestown, was charged with trespassing. Officers responded at 9:35 p.m. Monday to McDonalds on East Main Street for an unwanted person. Baker was on the property after being informed to stay away. Baker also was wanted on a warrant in the town of Ellicott. He was turned over to the New York State Police.

¯ John P. Houser, 33, of Westfield, was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Officers responded at 3:50 p.m. July 25 to a reported stolen wheelbarrow on Holt Street. Houser was reportedly seen with the wheelbarrow through the town the previous night. He will be in court later.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Peter M. Carcione, 34, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Deputies responded July 30 to a vehicle complaint in the town of Chautauqua. The vehicle was located at the Kwik Fill gas station on Route 394. Carcione was transported to the Dunkirk Police Department for a drug recognition expert evaluation. Carcione will appear in Chautauqua Town Court later.

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

¯ KIANTONE — Miguel Jimenez Morales, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment. Troopers responded Sunday to the city of Jamestown for a report of a vehicle that had rear-ended a vehicle at Route 62 and 60 in Kiantone and then continued north on Route 60, struck a utility pole and continue driving into the city of Jamestown. The vehicle was located at Eighth Street and Lakeview Avenue in Jamestown, where it had struck a curb and become disabled. The driver, Moralez, displayed multiple signs of intoxication and was unable to stand without police assistance.

¯ KENNEDY — Tyler Bemis, 30, of Kennedy, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Troopers responded July 31 to Kennedy for an order of protection violation. It was learned that Bemis allegedly violated the order being contacting a person via text messages and Facebook. He was processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ RANDOLPH — Wayne Mellon, 53, of Liverpool, N.Y., was charged with driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded July 31 to I-86 for a westbound vehicle reportedly driving erratically, nearly causing several accidents. Mellon later failed field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample of 0.13%. Mellon is scheduled to appear in Randolph Town Court later.

¯ DUNKIRK — Alex Ippolito, 28, of Fredonia, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs — Leandra’s Law. Troopers responded July 31 to the area of New Road and South Roberts Road in Dunkirk for a report of a vehicle “all over the road.” The vehicle was located on South Roberts Road and a traffic stop was initiated. Ippolito displayed multiple signs of opiate impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. He is scheduled to appear in court later.

¯ ELLINGTON — Charles Swanson, 51, of Ellington, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded July 31 to Bentley Hill Road in Ellington for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that while driving on Bentley Hill Road, Swanson exited the road and struck a ditch. Swanson reportedly failed field sobriety tests and is scheduled to appear in court later.

¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — Matthew Cassatt, 45, of Cassadaga, was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Troopers responded July 30 to the Valley Shack in Sinclairville for a reported assault. An investigation found that the victim arrived at Valley Shack for the purpose of discussing business equipment with Cassatt. Immediately afterward, Cassatt threatened to attack the victim, then pushed and punched him. The victim was chased back to his vehicle where Cassatt slammed the door on the victim several times. Once inside the vehicle, Cassatt struck the driver’s window, causing it to shatter. Cassatt then fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Cassatt was placed under arrest, processed and released with appearance tickets. The victim was treated for his injury a local hospital.

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