Area Police

Man remanded to Chautauqua County Jail

ASHVILLE – On Saturday evening, Mark A. West of Ashville was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, failure to comply with police, unlawful possession of marijuana, insufficient tail lamps, and tinted windows.

At about 9:30 p.m., a sheriff’s patrol attempted to stop a vehicle on South Maple Avenue for a tail lamp out. The driver reportedly attempted to elude the police by making several abrupt turns. The driver pulled the car into a driveway, left the vehicle, and fled on foot.

A passenger was detained and questioned, but only provided the first name of the driver.

With the assistance of the Lakewood-Busti Police, an investigation led to West who was located at his residence.

Reportedly West was violating an order of protection for having the female passenger in his presence. West reportedly had marijuana in his possession.

Lakewood-Busti police took West into custody. West was also wanted in Wayne County. He was arraigned by Lakewood-Busti police in the Town of Busti Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $20,000 bail. He will be arraigned on the traffic charged in North Harmony Court on the traffic charges at a later date.

State Police

at Jamestown

GERRY – On Tuesday, Rodney Clyburn, 32, of Dunkirk was charged for unlawful possession of marijuana.

The car in which Clyburn was a passenger was stopped on Route 60, reportedly because the passenger was littering.

The officer reportedly smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle. A second officer responded to the scene and located a small amount of marijuana and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette inside the vehicle.

Clyburn was issued an appearance ticket.

Two charged with selling

alcohol to minors

On Saturday, two people were charged with selling alcoholic beverages to minors during an ABC law compliance detail conducted by the New York State Police, the New York State Liquor Authority, and the Jamestown Police Department. Ten out of 12 establishments checked were in compliance.

David Eriksen, 40, of Jamestown and Ashley A. Shaffer, 24, of Dunkirk were charged with selling alcoholic beverage to minors. Eriksen was working at the Roadhouse on Second Street in Jamestown, while Shaffer was working at Doon’s Tavern in Fredonia.

Eriksen was issued an appearance ticket for the City of Jamestown Court. Shaffer was issued an appearance ticket for the Village of Fredonia Court.