Area Police

Man charged with reckless endangerment

  • On Saturday, Jason DeGolier, 32, of Kennedy, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after he turned himself in to the state police barracks in Jamestown.

In February, a trooper interviewed a cab driver who stated DeGolier intentionally broke the front passenger side window of the cab after the driver gave him a ride home from a bar. Reportedly, DeGolier, when exiting the cab, struck the window, causing the glass to shatter on the inside of the cab. Some of the glass struck the driver who sought treatment at a local hospital. The driver’s eyes were washed out, but he was not diagnosed with any injury.

DeGolier was processed and issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Poland Court at a later date. The cab company declined to have DeGolier charged for breaking the window, since he has paid for the repair.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

KIANTONE – Failure to stop at a stop sign led to an accident on Donelson Road and South Main Street Extension Monday. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew W. Fowler, 18, of Bemus Point, was traveling south on South Main Street Extension when he failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a vehicle operated by Thomas W. Anderson, 55, of Russell, Pa. Anderson’s vehicle spun out and crashed in a deep ditch. Anderson was treated on the scene by the Kiantone Fire Department and Alstar Ambulance. He was taken to WCA Hospital for minor injuries. Fowler was uninjured and was given a ticket for disobeying a stop sign and will appear in Kiantone Town Court at a later date. It was noted both men were wearing seatbelts which prevented serious injuries.

MAYVILLE – Alex Lescynski, 18, of Mayville, was charged Monday with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, a snowmobile was reported stolen from a residence on Burton Avenue on Feb. 20. Investigation led to the arrest of Lescynski on Monday. Lescynski was arraigned in the Chautauqua Town Court and released under the supervision of a probation officer until further prosecution.

Fredonia Police

Jordan T. Lagano, 21, of Dunkirk was charged Friday with obstruction of breathing with a warrant.

Matthew Sabul, 19, of Hendrix Hall, SUNY Fredonia was charged with violating the sewer ordinance on March 15.

Desmond Johnson, 20, of Forbes Place was charged with violating the sewer ordinance on March 15.

Nikoleta Vujovic, 21, of Temple Street was charged Saturday with having an open container and littering.

Frank Cady, 21, of Watkins Glen was charged with having an open container on March 16.

Michael Brown, 24, of Disney Hall, SUNY Fredo-nia was charged with having an open container March 16.

Matthew Dziekan, 21, was charged Sunday with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Daniel P. Rothwell, 21, of Westfield was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest March 18.

Marcelino Cintra, 30, of Dunkirk was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failure to keep right and having no headlights on March 16.

Troopers conduct

traffic enforcement details over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

From Friday through Sunday, troopers participated in various traffic enforcement details aimed at preventing needless tragedies caused by impaired driving. They targeted speed, aggressive and distracted driving.

Drivers were met by sobriety checkpoints and additional DWI patrols. Bars and retail establishments were also observed for underage drinking and sales to minors.

Troopers from Troop A, which includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties, issued 567 total tickets during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, highlighted by 166 for speeding, 15 for driving while intoxicated, 15 for cellular phone use/texting and 45 for unlicensed operator/suspended.

The National Highway Safety Administration reports that more than 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010.

On average, every 51 minutes a person is killed in a drunk-driving related crash in the United States and the majority of these crashes involve drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations almost twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

SOUTH DAYTON – Daniel Emmett Gleason, 30, of Conewango, was charged Sunday with third-degree assault after an incident that occurred Saturday at the South Dayton American Legion. Gleason was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the South Dayton Village Court.