State Police at Collins
SOUTH DAYTON - On Sept. 21, troopers charged Matthew Priest, 18, of Dye Road with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Priest was a passenger in a car troopers stopped on Oak Street for an equipment violation. Reportedly Priest had a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe with marijuana in it.
He is due in South Dayton Village Court.
BRANT - On Sept. 22, troopers charged Adam Joseph, 23, of State Route 39 in Sheridan with first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer following a daylong investigation.
Troopers stopped Joseph on Route 5 on the evening of Sept. 21 for using his cell phone while driving. The trooper speaking to Joseph became suspicious and asked him to exit the car. Instead, Joseph reportedly sped off, nearly hitting the Trooper. Evans Police Department, Springville Police Department K9 and the Erie County Sheriff's officers all attempted to locate him but were unsuccessful. Troopers did locate the car he was driving in Evans and impounded it. Troopers determined that Joseph was leaving the area and was possibly at the Galleria Mall in Buffalo.
Troopers from Clarence barracks responded to the mall but were not able to locate Joseph initially. Troopers in Collins, working with the impounded car's owner relayed information to the Clarence troopers and Joseph was found hiding in the back seat of a car in the mall parking lot. He was taken into custody after a brief foot chase and transported back to troopers in Collins.
Joseph was arraigned in North Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County holding center with no bail.
COLLINS - On Sept. 22, troopers charged Matthew Tagliarino of Fritz Road in West Valley with second-degree criminal contempt and unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 years of age.
Troopers stopped him for failure to signal a turn and failure to stop at a stop sign at Richardson Road. While speaking with him, troopers determined there was a court stay-away order from the Erie County Sheriff's Department, forbidding him to have contact with a 15-year-old female. Troopers report she was in the car with him. Tagliarino reportedly had a 12-pack of wine coolers in the car with him.
He was processed at state police barracks in Collins and is due in Collins Town Court. The female was turned over to her sister at the scene.
COLLINS - Troopers charged Nicole Alent, 41, of Shelter Street in Rochester with first and second-degree promoting prison contraband, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container Tuesday.
Alent was at the Collins Correctional Facility visiting a family member. It was reported she attempted to bring seven grams of marijuana and nine Adderall pills into the prison.
She was processed at state police barracks in Collins, arraigned in Concord Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center on $5,000 cash bail.
COLLINS - On Thursday, troopers investigated a personal injury accident on Main Street in Collins. Michael Ezzo, 54, of Lake Shore Road in Angola was traveling west, operating his motorcycle. An SUV, driven by Frederick Freeman, 58, of Bagdad Road made a left turn into a driveway in front of him. Ezzo was unable to stop his bike and hit the passenger side of the SUV.
Ezzo was treated at the scene by the Collins Volunteer Fire Department and the Gowanda ambulance. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight with a broken arm.
Freeman was uninjured and was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
On Sunday, a Buffalo man was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se with blood alcohol .08 percent or higher and speed in zone.
Around 2:45 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 in Fredonia for allegedly speeding. Christopher L. Hillman, 23, of Buffalo, was found to be the operator of the vehicle. After further investigation, it is alleged Hillman was intoxicated which led to the charges. He was issued traffic tickets.
SINCLAIRVILLE - On Sunday, an Ashville woman was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI and unsafe lane change after a single-car accident.
Around 6:35 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Maple Street in Sinclairville where a car ran into a tree. After arrival and upon further investigation, it is alleged Mary Miller, 22, of Ashville, veered off the side of the road and struck a tree. Miller's vehicle then proceeded through a lawn on Maple Street and came to rest against a vehicle parked in a driveway. It is also alleged Miller was operating her vehicle while intoxicated. Miller was released with tickets.
GERRY - On Oct. 6, a Jamestown man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unreasonable speed, fail to keep right, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusing to submit to prescreen.
Around 2:30 a.m., Andrew Ratajczak, 21, of Jamestown, was stopped on Gerry-Levant Road in the Town of Gerry for allegedly operating at a speed unreasonable and failing to keep right. Subsequent investigation led to the charges. Ratajczak was released to appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.