Area Police

Dunkirk police respond to

several accidents

Dunkirk Police have responded to several accidents due to the weather recently. On Jan. 23 at 3:50 p.m. James P. Tilly Jr., 70, of West Sixth Street was traveling on Third Street when his vehicle hit an icy patch. His vehicle crossed the center lane and hit a utility pole. There were no injuries reported and no charges were filed. Tilly’s vehicle was towed.

Also on Jan. 23, Robert J. Mokhiber, 40, of King Street was at the intersection of Route 60 and Doughty Street at 12 a.m. A vehicle driven by Rebecca A. Valle, 23, of Lincoln Avenue made a right turn and slid into Mokhiber’s vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A final accident on Jan. 23, occurred when a vehicle operated by Stephanie W. Hammond, 30, of Smith Court was turning onto Seventh Street at 7:15 a.m. Her vehicle slid into a vehicle operated by James D. Ellman, 45, of Chestnut Road.

Catherine J. Kujawa, 38, of Hoyt Street was traveling on Main Street on Jan. 31 when her vehicle slid into a parked car on a curve at 9:15 p.m.

Cherry Creek man charged with trespass

CHERRY CREEK – Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies charged Kevin Pattyson, 22, of Cherry Creek with second-degree criminal trespass.

Occupants at two separate homes on Southside Avenue were awakened by an intruder in their homes on Saturday during the early morning hours. The intruder left both homes without confrontation.

After investigating the incidents, the deputies obtained a warrant for Pattyson. They found him at his home and took him into custody without incident. He was arraigned in the Town of Cherry Creek Court.

Pattyson was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.

Fredonia man charged after auto accident

Late Saturday evening, Robert M. Mooney, 23, was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fredonia Police Department investigated an auto accident that occurred in the Penske Trucking parking lot. Investigators report that Mooney was operating his vehicle recklessly in the snow covered parking lot and struck a parked semi trailer. Mooney’s vehicle suffered heavy damage from the collision. Reportedly, Mooney fled the area.

He was located a short distance away and taken into custody. He suffered no injuries. He is scheduled to appear in Town of Pomfret Court at a later date.

Two charged with DWI

FRENCH CREEK – On Sunday, Zoe A. Brooks, 20, of Latrobe, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, having a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, moving from Lane unsafely, and using a handheld electronic device. Her boyfriend, Jesse A. Yates, of Edinboro, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, and parking on the highway.

Peak’n peak security informed the sheriff’s patrol of a single-vehicle crash on Old Road. Reportedly, Brooks was operating a 2009 Kia while text messaging. She drove off the road and down an embankment. Deputies report she was intoxicated.

Yates reportedly stated he had come to help Brooks. Reportedly his car was parked in the middle of the road at the accident scene when the deputies arrived.

Both were transported to the sheriff’s office in Mayville, processed, and released to a third party. They are scheduled to appear in the Town of French Creek Court at a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CREEK – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in solving a snowmobile theft which occurred in French Creek.

On Jan. 27, a blue 2010 Yamaha Nitro RTX SE snowmobile was stolen between noon and 3 p.m. The snowmobile is reported to bear Ohio registration 5C55CE and was located behind the French Creek Tavern, and was parked with numerous other snowmobiles. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may have seen the theft occur or may have information about where the snowmobile may be located to call its tip line at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463). A reward of up to $1,000 may be offered for confidential information leading to an arrest and conviciton. All information will be kept confidential.

BROCTON – Two men were charged following a verbal argument in the village of Brocton early Saturday morning. Deputies were called to a residence on Sequoia Drive at 2 a.m. for a verbal altercation between two males. Upon arrival, deputies found Adam Neubauer, 22, of Ponderosa Drive and Clint Catchot, 19, of Sequoia Drive both intoxicated. Investigation revealed Neubauer had consumed alcohol with Catchot. Neubauer was charged with unlawful dealing with a child and Catchot was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21. Both were released on appearance tickets.

HANOVER – On Thursday, Alberta C. Bogle, 57, of Angell Road, Silver Creek was charged with second-degree harassment.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Angell Road Trailer Park for a harassment complaint. Reportedly, Bogle flicked cigarette ashes on the face of the co-tenant’s daughter after she had threatened to burn up the daughter’s face.

Bogle was charged and issued appearance tickets for the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

BEMUS – On Friday, Brianna R. Lopez, 24, of Bemus Point was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate lights.

Deputies stopped her on Route 430 for inadequate headlights, and reportedly found her driving privileges were suspended for failure to answer a summons. She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellery Court later this month.

HANOVER – On Friday, Aaron C. Seitz, 43, of Silver Creek was charged for unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to signal a turn.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for reportedly failing to signal the turn from Alleghany Road onto Angell Road. Seitz was the driver and sole occupant. Deputies reported smelling marijuana. Seitz was allegedly in possession of a small amount and was taken into custody.

He was released with traffic citations and appearance tickets for Hanover Town Court at a later date.

FRENCH CREEK – On Saturday, Joseph P. Ariste, 46, of Rocky River, Ohio, was charged for refusing a breath test, speed not reasonable for conditions, and moving from a lane unsafely.

The sheriff’s patrol came upon a vehicle which had driven off the road on Canterbury Road near the intersection of Old Road. Ariste was operating the vehicle.

He was taken into custody and then released with appearance tickets. He is scheduled for the Town of French Creek Court at a later date.