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State police respond to disturbance, arrest teen

CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION – On Saturday, Brandon J. Brooks, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and resisting arrest.

Collins troopers and deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance involving a father and son. When patrols arrived, they reportedly observed Brandon J. Brooks, 18, in front of his residence, located at 14167 St. Route 438, attempting to fight his father.

Brooks, who was reportedly intoxicated, had to be physically separated from his father by patrols. While attempting to remove Brooks from the residence, he allegedly pulled away from a trooper and began using belligerent language and physical intimidation in an attempt to avoid being arrested.

Brooks reportedly had to physically be removed from the scene and into a patrol car.

After being arraigned in the Town of Collins Court, Brooks was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center and is due back in court at a later date.

The Seneca Nation Marshal’s Office assisted with the incident.

Jamestown man charged with

issuing bad check

JAMESTOWN – On Thursday, troopers based in Jamestown charged Michael Johnson, 27, of Jamestown with issuing a bad check.

Troopers received a complaint in December from a business owner in Kennedy who claimed that Johnson mailed him a check that was declined.

After failing to pay the balance for three months, Johnson was transported to the Jamestown state police barracks where he was processed.

He was released with an appearance ticket. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court on a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SHERIDAN – Sue A. Carlson, 58, of Dunkirk was charged Monday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after a property damage accident on Route 20. Deputies were called to the accident around 7:30 p.m. and investigation found Carlson’s license was allegedly suspended. She was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

Tye A. Kenny, 29, of Brocton, was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in the town of Pomfret. Kenny allegedly attempted to use a forged and stolen check on Jan. 10. he was issued tickets and will appear in the Pomfret Town Court at a later date.

MAYVILLE – Caz G. Stepp, 40, of Jamestown, was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment after a domestic incident on Evans Avenue. Stepp allegedly struck a victim in the shoulder, arm and leg. Upon deputies arrival Stepp was allegedly found to be highly intoxicated and uncooperative. He was arraigned in the Mayville Village Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail to appear back in court at a later date.

HANOVER – Matthew J. Kreuzer, 25, of Angola was charged Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration after a traffic stop on Howard Street. Investigation found the registration was expired on Kreuzer’s vehicle and that he had an active warrant from the Hanover Town Court for failing to appear for charges of operating a vehicle with suspended license and registration on a previous date. He was arraigned and sent tot he Chautauqua County Jail on $500 cash bail.

Gowanda Police Department

Oswald E. Brown, 20, of Salamanca was charged with second-degree harassment, criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing on Feb. 25. Police responded to the report of a disturbance at a West Main Street residence shortly after 10 p.m. Police found that a disagreement occurred between Brown and another male where Brown allegedly pushed the other male down a flight of stairs, then intentionally grabbed him by the neck and choked him. He also allegedly broke the victim’s cell phone and damaged photos.

Brown was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Jeffrey A. Schosek, 30, of Route 353 was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of drugs, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and refusal to submit to a breath test on Feb. 26. Police responded to the report of an erratic driver on Buffalo Street at 9:15 p.m. Police stopped Schosek in McDonald’s parking lot where he appeared intoxicated.

Schosek refused to take a breath test and it was found his license was revoked for previously refusing a breath test. He was arraigned in the Town of Collins Court and released on $1,000 bail.

Thomas R. Jones III, 19, of Route 438 was charged with petit larceny on Feb. 26. Police responded to a local business for the report of a shoplifter at 11 a.m. Jones allegedly stole two cases of beer by walking out without paying for them. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.

Reggie A. Irion, 53, of West Main Street was charged with trespass on March 1. Police responded to a Chestnut Street residence at 8:35 p.m. Irion was allegedly trespassing at a residence that had been recently burglarized. He was allegedly illegally on the property looking into vacant residence’s windows. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Persia Court.

Lawrence A. Nadeau Jr., 35, of Commercial Street was charged with a warrant on March 5. Gowanda Police had previously arrested Nadeau for larceny and when he failed to appear in the Town of Persia Court, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Erie County Holding Center notified police that Nadeau would be released on an unrelated charge.

Nadeau was arrested and arraigned in the Town of Persia Court. He was sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Jesse S. White, 30, of Bush Road was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right on March 9.

Police observed White operating a vehicle in an erratic manner on Buffalo Street at 10:45 p.m. Police observed White’s vehicle swerve in to the opposite lane while driving and he was stopped. White appeared intoxicated and failed several sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was found to be a .17. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court. New York State Police, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Nation of Indians Marshals assisted.