Clymer man injured in ATV accident
FRENCH CREEK - Ben J. Whitney, 62, of 1852 Mann Road in Clymer, was injured in an accident on Saturday at about 6:45 p.m. He was operating an all terrain vehicle (ATV)southeast bound away from his residence. Reportedly, he was on the roadway and wasn't wearing a helmet.
It appears that he made too abrupt of a right turn across the roadway. The ATV's tires skidded and caught and rolled the ATV over. Whitney was ejected onto the roadway. He sustained injuries to his ankles and serious injuries to his head.
A passing motorist saw him laying in the middle of the roadway and his ATV in a ditch. Whitney was transported by ambulance to Hamot Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Speed does not appear to have been a factor in the accident. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported the investigation is ongoing.
New York State Police
Fuentes was traveling east on Route 20 in the Town of Sheridan and failed to dim his high beams. He was also observed going over the center and fog lines.
After allegedly failing field sobriety tests he was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and brought to the Fredonia Barracks. His blood alcohol content was alleged to be .20 percent and he was additionally charged with aggravated DWI.
Due to a previous felony DWI conviction within the last ten years, he was charged with a class D felony.
He was issued tickets for the Town of Sheridan Court to appear on Nov. 15.
Around 1:40 a.m., a vehicle operated by Ryan R. Lint, 21, of North East, Pa., was stopped for an alleged traffic infraction. During the stop, officers allegedly observed a marijuana pipe in plain view.
Lint was issued a traffic ticket for failure to keep right and an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana. Lint is to appear in the Village of Westfield Court at a later date.
Around 12:50 a.m., the Dunkirk Police Department handed over the youth on an alleged arrest warrant. The male was arraigned in the Village of Westfield Court and it was discovered the youth had a small amount of marijuana in his sock.
He was issued a ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on the warrant.
Police did not release the name of the suspect as he was eligible for youthful offender status at the time of the original offense.
It isa alleged Donald A. Baker, 53, of Westfield, was observed by police on Village of Westfield property attempting to take scrap metals. Baker was issued an appearance ticket for trespass and is to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.
Around 4:20 p.m., an officer on patrol on North Portage Street in the Village of Westfield allegedly observed a northbound vehicle at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and operator was identified as Jonathan Malave, 31, of Rochester.
After investigation, it is alleged Malave's privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York State was suspended.
He was issued traffic tickets and released to appear in the Village of Westfield Court at a later date.
Jamestown cocaine arrest
JAMESTOWN - On Oct. 30, a Jamestown man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class-B felony.
An investigation which lasted several weeks by the Jamestown Police Drug Enforcement Unit led to the arrest of Chauncey J. Robinson, 26, of Jamestown.
The investigation, done in coordination with the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, led to Robinson being stopped in a motor vehicle in the City of Jamestown.
Robinson was found to be in possession of over two ounces of cocaine with an estimated street value over $8,000.
Robinson was brought to the Jamestown City Jail and arraigned in the Jamestown City Court on the charge of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail. He will appear in court at a later date for a preliminary hearing.