Area Police

Two fugitives from

justice apprehended

ELLERY – On Satur-day, Bryon G. Burchan, 43, of Gladewater, Texas, and Fred L Parker, 43, of Hermi-tage, Pa., were detained by state police from the James-town barracks as felony fugitives from justice.

At about 11:30 a.m. a trooper checked on a disabled dump truck on Interstate 86. The truck was traveling with other commercial vehicles employed by LND Asphalt of Texarkana, Ark. A file check of dump truck driver, Burchan, re-vealed an active felony warrant for larceny out of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. A file check of Parker, another driver, revealed an active felony warrant for robbery out of Mercer County, Pa.

Both men were arraigned in the Ellery Court and remanded to the Chautau-qua County Jail with no bail. Multiple safety violations were observed in the commercial vehicles by members of the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle En-forcement Unit. This resulted in all vehicles being placed out of service at the Ellery Overlook Rest Area.

Fredonia troopers charge two teens

SHERIDAN – On Sunday, troopers charged Michael P. Monroe, 19, and James D. Sidon, 18, both of Warren, Pa., for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Monroe was stopped for reportedly speeding on State Route 20. Troopers report he had about 21 grams of marijuana and two marijuana pipes with residue in his possession. Sidon, the passenger, was reportedly in possession of about 2 grams of marijuana.

Both were issued appearance tickets for the Town of Sheridan Court.

Jamestown woman charged with DWI

On Saturday, state police from Jamestown charged Colleen Harrison, 42, of Jamestown with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

She was pulled over on East 2nd Street for reportedly driving erratically. She reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown. The breath sample she provided was reported to be .22 percent.

Harrison was processed, issued tickets returnable to the City of Jamestown Court and released to a sober individual.

Ripley man charged with criminal mischief

RIPLEY – On Friday, Brandon L. Murphy was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies were called to a residence for a disorderly person. It was alleged that Murphy damaged property that did not belong to him. He was taken into custody without incident.

Murphy was arraigned and bail was set. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Westfield Police

Alexa E. McMurray, 23, of South Portage Street was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance on April 25. Westfield Police observed McMurray in the front yard area of a South Portage Street residence and were aware she had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Chautauqua County Court. She was arrested on the warrant and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.