Area Police

Sheriff’s Department warns of man posing as a dog warden

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several incidents in the town of Pomfret and Portland of an individual posing as a dog warden, approaching home owners and attempting to confiscate/impound their dogs.

The suspect has been described as a white male in his early to mid 30s. He operates a small brown colored sedan and identifies himself as the dog warden for the town of Pomfret.

Anyone who has come in contact with this individual or can provide more information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Dispatch office at 753-4232 or St. Investigator Peter Pet at 753-4489.

State Police at Jamestown

ELLICOTT – On Monday, troopers charged E. Marquelle Marshall, 18, of 117 E. Second St., Dunkirk, with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Marshall was a passenger in a car stopped on State Route 60 for no tail light. A strong odor of marijuana led to the arrest of Marshall for possession of three grams of marijuana.

Marshall was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Ellicott Court on Feb 19.

State Police at Collins

Saturday morning, Candace M. Hurst, 28, of Buffalo, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.

An investigation was conducted by members of the New York State Department of Corrections Inspector General’s office who reported that Hurst was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.

She was turned over to troopers stationed in Collins for processing and released on an appearance ticket directing her to appear in the Town of Collins Court.

SOUTH DAYTON – Tuesday morning, troopers charged Steven A. Masters, 29, of South Dayton with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers received a report of an unwanted guest in a village residence on Park Street. Masters was found sleeping in the passenger seat of a car parked outside the residence.

Troopers reported he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and two smoking pipes.

Masters was released on an appearance ticket for the Village of South Dayton Court.