Brocton man charged in sex abuse
BROCTON - A 57-year-old Ellicott Road man is facing first-degree sexual assault charges after a number of incidents between Oct. 31 and Nov. 20 at a residence in the village.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say Ismael Ortiz allegedly sexually abused a 9-year-old girl in the town of Portland. An investigation started with the assistance of Child Protective Services, the district attorney's office and the child advocacy program of Chautauqua County. Once the probe was complete, an arrest warrant was issued.
Ortiz was picked up today without incident. He was arraigned and sent to County Jail on $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 property bond.
Crews respond to fire in Ellery
ELLERY - Multiple local fire departments responded to the address of 4067 Pickard Road in the town of Ellery for a structure fire Friday. The call came in at 6:45 p.m.
The Sheriff's Fire Investigation Team was still on the scene late Friday evening. No more information was available as of late Friday.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
On Nov. 29, a Fredonia man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an interlock device, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and failure to signal.
Around 1 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle after the operator failed to signal a turn. Further investigation found Andrew W. Campaign, 39, of Fredonia, to be the operator of suspect vehicle. During the course of the investigation, Campaign was allegedly found to be intoxicated. Campaign also violated a restriction to only operate a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device installed in it.
Campaign was charged and arraigned in Pomfret Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County jail in lieu of bail.
CARROLL - On Dec. 6, a Frewsburg man was jailed after an investigation into a vehicular incident in August.
Around 12:30 a.m, Clint E. Vinzant, 19, of Frewsburg, was arrested following an investigation into the identity of a driver that fled in a vehicle from a sheriff's deputy in the towns of Kiantone and Carroll on Aug. 16. Vinzant was determined to be the driver and it is alleged he had a juvenile passenger in the vehicle at the time.
Vinzant was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, endangering the welfare of a child, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, reckless driving and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. The town of Carroll Police Department assisted the sheriff's office in the investigation.
Vinzant was sent to the Chautauqua County jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bail and is to appear in the town of Carroll court at a later date.
BROCTON - On Dec. 7, a Brocton man was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (felony) and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Around 2:45 a.m., deputies responded to the area of 66 East Main St. in the village of Brocton. It was reported a male was in the area yelling obscenities and knocking on a person's door. Upon arrival, James Seavy, 48, of Brocton, was identified as the suspect and was still in the area. Deputies approached Seavy, who allegedly became belligerent and disorderly with officers. When deputies attempted to apprehend Seavy, he attempt to elude arrest using physical contact. Seavy was taken into custody and during a search of his clothing, prescription pills and marijuana were allegedly found.
Seavy was arraigned in Brocton Court and sent to the Chautauqua County jail in lieu of bail.
GERRY - On Dec. 7, a 17 year-old female of Mayville was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree criminal obstruction, speed in zone and unlicensed operation after an incident in September.
On Sept. 1 around 12:10 a.m., a 17-year-old Mayville female was stopped by deputies for speeding on Route 60 in the town of Gerry. At the time of the incident the female operator gave a name and date of birth that wasn't hers. After a victim came forward in November, the 17-year-old female was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree criminal obstruction, speed in zone and unlicensed operation.
The 17 year old is to appear in the town of Gerry Court at a later date.
BROCTON - On Dec. 7, a Brocton man was charged with unsafe backing, failure to yield the right of way and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
Around 10 p.m., sheriffs deputies initiated a vehicle stop on Central Avenue in the village of Brocton. The operator Steven J. Seavy, 21, of Brocton, was stopped for unsafe backing, and failure to yield the right of way. After further investigation it was alleged that Seavy was operating on a suspended license.
He was arraigned in the Village of Brocton Court, and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $500 bail.
Prittie is to appear in the town of Gerry Court to answer his charges.
STOCKTON - Jessica A. Zielinski, 40, of Stockton was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having no insurance on Thursday. At 1:30 p.m. deputies stopped Zielinski's vehicle for not having insurance on Route 380. Further investigation found that Zielinski's license was suspended. She was released on an appearance ticket for Stockton Town Court at a later date.
MAYVILLE - Tina M. Holland, 28, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Friday. An unidentified informant notified the sheriff's office that Holland had parked her vehicle at the Chautauqua County Jail to visit an inmate and she had a suspended license. The suspension was confirmed and Holland was charged after she was found driving. She was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.