Area Police

Man charged with DWI after driving 105 mph

RANDOLPH – A Randolph man was charged with driving while intoxicated after driving at a high rate of speed on I-86 in the town of Randolph.

According to New York State Police, a vehicle operated by Lawrence J. Walsh, 20, of Jamestown was observed traveling at a high rate of speed along I-86 at 9:13 p.m. Monday evening. Radar confirmed Walsh’s vehicle was being operated at 105 mph.

Police administered field sobriety tests to Walsh and he was found to be intoxicated. Walsh was transported to the New York State Police Jamestown barracks where his blood alcohol content was found to be a .16.

He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 after police found alcohol in the vehicle.

Walsh was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Randolph Court at a later date.

Two charged in graffiti incident

GOWANDA – Two have been charged following a graffiti incident in the village of Gowanda.

On Jan. 29, police received a report of criminal mischief and graffiti done to a building at 76 Jamestown St.

Through investigation, police discovered a similar incident in the town of Eden. Working in concert with Eden Police, Gowanda Police discovered Morgan A. Manfreda, 24, of Eden was responsible for both incidents and she worked with William Sywak, 19, of Chesnut Street and a 15-year-old juvenile.

Manfreda was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, making graffiti, possession of a graffiti instrument and child endangerment.

Sywak was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, making graffiti, possession of a graffiti instrument, child endangerment and fourth-degree conspiracy. Both were charged on Feb. 8.

Manfreda was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and released on her own recognizance. Sywak was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.

Gowanda Police Department

Patrick A. Flagg, 32, of Little Valley was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration on Feb. 3.

Flagg was stopped by police on Torrence Street at 10:15 a.m. for a traffic violation. During this stop, a DMV computer check revealed that Flagg’s registration was suspended. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.

Lawrence A. Nadeau, 35, of Commercial Street was charged on a warrant on Feb. 4. Gowanda Police had previously arrested Nadeau for larceny and when he failed to appear in court, the Persia Town Court issued a warrant.

Nadeau turned himself in to Gowanda Police and was released on his own recognizance. He was then turned over to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police for two active arrest warrants.

Ronald W. Jamieson, 42, of Taylor Hollow Road was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration on Feb. 6. Patrol responded to a domestic incident on West Main Street at 1:55 a.m. Jamieson allegedly would not open the door for police or allow them to speak with a female victim. Jamieson allegedly held the victim down against her will and struck the victim several times. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.

Morgan S. Montour, 26, of Brant was charged with driving without headlights, felony driving while intoxicated, having an open container and refusal to take a breath test Feb. 9. Police saw Montour operating in a suspicious manner on Perry Street where Montour turned off his headlights. Montour exhibited signs of being intoxicated and failed several sobriety tests and also was in possession of an open container. Montour had previously been convicted of DWI in the town of Evans, making this charge a felony. Montour was arraigned in the Town of Collins Court and released on $1,000 bail.