Area Police

Hanover man charged with burglary

HANOVER – On Thursday, a New York State Trooper from the Jamestown barracks charged David Mattoon, 37, of Park Street with third-degree burglary.

Troopers received a complaint of a burglary of a MIG welder from a barn on Aldrich Hill Road in the Town of Cherry Creek. After investigation, state police report that Mattoon stole the welder and sold it for parts for his broken truck.

Mattoon was processed and is due in the Town of Cherry Creek Court on March 7.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

  • NORTH HARMONY – On Monday, a Pennsylvania woman was injured in an accident in the town of North Harmony.

Around 12:05 a.m., Franchesca L. Reed, 20, of Boiling Springs, Pa., was traveling northbound on Panama Stedman Road in the town of North Harmony when she lost control of her vehicle and went off the west side of the roadway and overturned in a field. Reed was taken by the Ashville Fire Department to Westfield Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. no charges expected.

  • FRENCH CREEK – On Monday, an Ohio man was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and second-degree resisting arrest after an incident at Peek ‘n Peak.

Around 12:40 a.m., the sheriff’s department was called to Peek ‘n Peak to assist the resort security with an incident. It is alleged James J. Kos, 57, of Royalton, Ohio, pushed a security officer, obstructed deputies while gathering further information, and resisted arrest when deputies went to arrest him. Kos was arraigned in the town of Sherman by Judge VanVolkenburg and is set to appear in French Creek court at a later date. Kos was committed to the Chautauqua County jail in lieu of $2,500 cash/$5,000 property bail.

  • STOCKTON – On Tuesday, a Dewittville man was charged with failure to maintain and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Around 7:10 p.m., it is alleged sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle traveling on Hartfield-Stockton Road commit a violation of the state vehicle and traffic law. The vehicle was stopped and Andre Biekert, 43, of DeWittville, was identified as the operator. It was later determined that Biekert’s privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York State had been revoked. Biekert was issued traffic tickets for the observed violation and for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He is to appear in the Town of Stockton court at a later date.

  • VILLENOVA – On Tuesday, a Forestville woman sustained minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle.

Around 4:50 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on Buttermilk Road in the town of Villenova. It appears the operator, Courtney Ellis, 21, of Forestville, was driving southbound on Buttermilk Road when she lost control of her vehicle due to slippery pavement. Her vehicle veered off to the right into a deep ditch. The position of the vehicle indicated that the vehicle left the roadway entered the ditch striking the front end and overturning onto the rooftop. Ellis was able to free herself from the vehicle and seek help from a neighbor. South Dayton EMS responded and transported Ellis to Brooks Memorial Hospital for apparent minor injuries.

  • FORESTVILLE – On Thursday, a Forestville man was jailed on a warrant arrest.

Around 1 a.m., deputies located Timothy G. Winford, 30, of Forestville, at 927 Route 39 and took him into custody without incident on an arrest warrant from Chautauqua County court for the charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault. Winford was committed to Chautauqua County jail without bail and will appear in court at a later time.

  • PORTLAND – On Monday, a Portland man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Around 10:30 p.m., deputies were speaking with James Seavy Jr., 48, of Portland, regarding an unrelated incident when it was discovered that Seavy was allegedly in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Seavy was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and will answer the charge in the Town of Portland court.