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Man injured in Hanover motorcycle accident

HANOVER — A 22-year-old man was injured and transported by helicopter after an accident Monday evening.

At about 7 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to Dennison Road for a personal injury motorcycle accident. The operator of the motorcycle, whose name was not released, was flown by STAT Medivac to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for his injuries.

An investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the accident.


¯ CHARLOTTE — Sheriff’s deputies handled a harassment complaint that occurred on Route 60 in the town of Charlotte on Aug. 25. Further investigation found that William K. Scott, 73, of Sinclairville, did shove another individual. Scott was issued an appearance ticket and will answer his charge in town of Charlotte Court on a later date.

¯ SILVER CREEK — Deputies were dispatched to an address in the village for a reported harassment complaint.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with multiple subjects and through investigation it was determined that the suspect involved had violated an active stay away order of protection. The alleged suspect was located a short time after and identified as 69-year-old Lawrence Mosandel of Silver Creek.

Mosandel was subsequently arrested and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He was later transported to the Chautauqua County Jail where he was held to await centralized arraignment.


BEMUS POINT — New York State Troopers charged Ian Mortimer, 32, of Big Flats, with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Mortimer was pulled over on Interstate 86 in Bemus Point for a traffic violation and after failing several field sobriety tests, Mortimer was transported to the Fredonia barracks where he was evaluated by a city of Dunkirk Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of cannabis.

A blood sample was secured from Mortimer at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Mortimer was then transported to Jamestown, processed, and issued tickets. Mortimer is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellery Court next month.


¯ A Jamestown woman was taken into custody on a warrant. According to sheriff deputies, Jena Croakman, 29, was arrested on an unrelated incident with the city of Jamestown Police Department. Croakman was taken into custody on Sept. 15 by deputies and transported to the sheriff’s office for processing. She was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and arraigned in town of New Albion Court where she was released on her own recognizance. She is required to appear in Little Valley Town Court at a later date.

¯ SALAMANCA — A Salamanca resident has been charged following a search of her residence.

According to deputies, on Sept. 17, a search warrant was executed at 28 1/2 Clinton St. by the Southern Tier Drug Task Force. Darylyn Horsefall was arrested on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.

She is to answer to the charges in City of Salamanca Court.

¯ RANDOLPH — A Mayville man is facing charges after being arrested on outstanding warrants. According to deputies, Tyler P. Conway, 25, was taken into custody on arrest warrants out of of the town of Randolph. Charges for the arrest warrants were two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree attempted burglary, and third-degree grand larceny.

Conway was processed and arraigned where he was sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.


¯ A teenager has been arrested for being in a house without permission at night. According to police, a Broadway Road resident said she was awakened while sleeping in her bedroom with her young son, allegedly by Xavier J. Tyler, 18, of 9584 Route 62, Dayton, who was standing next to her bed. The woman yelled for Tyler to get out, at which time he ran toward the door. The woman told police she confronted Tyler, who she was acquainted with, at her residence door and told him to wait for the police. He did not have permission or right to enter the residence.

Police said when they arrived Tyler was in the driveway. He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and released on an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.

¯ A Gowanda man is accused of driving while intoxicated. According to police, Joseph Laforme, 21, of 13141 Route 438, was stopped by police for operating a a vehicle with a licensee plate light violation.

Laforme allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and failed several sobriety checks. He refused to submit to all breath tests for alcohol.

Police said the observed numerous open and partially emptied alcohol containers.

There was also a female passenger in the vehicle who was under 21 and appeared to be intoxicated. A DMV computer check revealed that Laforme had only a driver’s permit and there was no licensed driver in the vehicle.

Laforme was charged with DWI, refusing to take a breath alcohol test, drinking in a motor vehicle, improper driver’s license, providing alcohol to someone under 21 and having a license plate violation.

He was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.


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