Area police


≤ NORTH HARMONY — Around 8:11 p.m. Saturday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident on Panama Stedman Road. The operator was identified as Levi Trask, 52, of Ashville. Trask was transported to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie to be treated for injuries. Further investigation found Trask to be driving while intoxicated. He will answer his charges in town court later.

≤ SHERMAN — Deputies responded to Route 76 for an altercation on Saturday. After investigation, it was determined that Aallan Detweiler, 41, of Sherman, did prevent another individual from leaving a residence. Detweiler was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. He was transported to the Chautauqua County jail for centralized arraignment.

≤ ELLERY — Just after midnight Sunday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 86. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Heather E. Minks, 53, of Rockford, Ill. Further investigation found Minks to be driving while intoxicated. She was charged and will be in court at a later date.


≤ Terry R. Wright, 64, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree menacing and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a Friday afternoon incident.

Around 4 p.m., officers responded to an address on the south side. Upon investigation, it was discovered that suspect, Terry R. Wright menaced a victim with a metal baseball bat during the course of a domestic incident earlier that day. He was subsequently taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail where he was being held pending arraignment.

≤ Debra K. Leeper, 55, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and traffic citations after an Saturday evening traffic stop.

At around 8:43 p.m., officers conducted the operation at Prospect Street and the Arterial after observed traffic violations. Through an investigation, Leeper provided consent to search the vehicle. Upon search of the vehicle, officers located a significant quantity of fentanyl and cocaine as well as materials used for the packaging of illegal drugs.

Leeper was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.


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