Area police


¯ HANOVER — Deputies and EMS responded at 8:04 p.m. July 30 to Hanover Road in the town of Hanover for a serious crash. The driver, identified as Michael Cagney, 30, of Silver Creek, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Buffalo hospital for treatment.

¯ HANOVER — Scott B. Smith, 59, of Silver Creek, was charged with obstruction of emergency medical services. Deputies, Chautauqua County EMS and Forestville firefighters responded at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday to Route 39 in Hanover for a medical emergency. Prior to deputies arriving, EMS personnel were allegedly obstructed by a bystander. Smith was later taken into custody following an investigation. He is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court later.


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