Community notebook


¯ STOCKTON — Tristen M. Johnson, 21, of Cassadaga, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, moving from lane unsafely and failure to keep right. Deputies were called to a crash in the town of Stockton at 3:45 a.m. Nov. 24. Johnson was charged following an investigation and is scheduled to appear in Stockton Town Court later.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Deputies responded at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25 to a crash on Route 430 in the town of Chautauqua. Two vehicles, one operated by Jacqueline M. Tynan, and the other operated by Shawn L. Arnold with Austin T. Syper as a passenger, were the vehicles involved in the crash. Tynan was evaluated at the scene and released. Arnold was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital to be further evaluated for injuries and was later released. An investigation into the incident is ongoing and further charges may be pending.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Patricia A. Bivona, 62, of Westfield, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to signal stopping. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 25 on Plank Road in the town of Chautauqua for an infraction. Bivona was charged following an investigation, who is scheduled to appear in Chautauqua Town Court later.

¯ NORTH HARMONY — Jacob L. Ransom, 38, of Ashville, was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies responded Nov. 26 to a reported altercation in the town of North Harmony. An investigation found that Ransom allegedly struck another person and broke numerous items. He was later located and transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

Dunkirk Police Department

¯ On Nov. 20, Alex M. Ippolito, 28, of Fredonia was charged with petit larceny.

¯ On Nov. 20, Bradley R. Thorne, 36, of Ashtabula, Oh. was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.

¯ On Nov. 21, Jeffrey A. Minier, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, improper plates, uninspected motor vehicle, no insurance, no seatbelt, insufficient tail lamps and inadequate equipment.

¯ On Nov. 23, Brittany L. Jones, 34, of Dunkirk was charged with false personation and resisting arrest.

¯ On Nov. 25, Kevin M. O’Brien, 61, of Dunkirk was charged with trespass and possession of a hypodermic instrument.


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