Area police


¯ Seth Bennett, 20, of Lakewood, was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawful fleeing a police officer and third-degree reckless driving. Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle Sunday driving 66 mph in a 30 mph zone on Main Street in Jamestown. The vehicle eventually stopped on Spring Street. Bennett was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests and later provided a breath sample of 0.17%. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.


¯ DUNKIRK — Addam V. Tofil, 33, of Dunkirk, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a BAC of 0.18% or higher and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies were called at 7:56 p.m. Friday to a reported fight on Middle Road in the town of Dunkirk. An investigation found that Tofil allegedly engaged in an altercation with another person. It was also learned that Tofil drove to the incident while he was intoxicated. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ William Canby, 67, of Jamestown, was charged with unsafe lane change, driving while intoxicated and driving with a BAC of more than 0.08%. Deputies stopped Canby at 9:08 p.m. Friday for an unsafe lane change on Washington Street in Jamestown. Canby was allegedly found to be intoxicated following an investigation. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.


Sixteen individuals, ages 18 to 20, were charged Saturday for allegedly using fictitious driver’s licenses in the village of Fredonia.

Fredonia police said Monday it assisted investigators of the Buffalo-Division of Field Investigations for the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles at identifying those presenting a fictitious license as identification for the purpose of entering an establishment licensed by the state Liquor Authority.

Over 90 minutes, DMV investigators and uniformed and Fredonia officers nabbed the 16 individuals. All are scheduled to be in village court at a later date.


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