Salamanca man, 71, charged in sex-abuse cases
- A Salamanca man has been arraigned on six counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
Leonard W. Redeye Jr., 71, of Center Road, was charged after an investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Redeye allegedly engaged in sexual contact with several children under the ages of 14 on multiple occasions from 2002 to present.
The felony charges are the result of sexual contact by Redeye against children under the age of 11, the sheriff’s office said.
Redeye was arraigned in Salamanca Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to be back in court for further proceedings.
Motorcycle accident on Newell Road injures operator
SHERIDAN – A mo-torcycle accident resulted in the operator being sent to the hospital Wednesday.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies along with Sheridan EMS and Alstar ambulance responded to the scene on Newell Road around 4 p.m.
It was found the operator, Kristy Bly, 32, of Middle Road, Dunkirk, hit a patch of loose gravel and lost control of the vehicle.
She was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained injuries which sent her to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment.
No charges were filed.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
LEON – Dale T. Wyland, 55, of Angola, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, DWI over .08 percent, failure to keep right, inadequate headlights and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop on Leon-New Albion Road. He was issued tickets and released to appear in the Leon Town Court at a later date.
SOUTH DAYTON – Keith H. Smith, 57, and Douglas D. Smith, 51, both of South Dayton, were charged April 26 with petit larceny and trespass after allegedly taking railroad spikes from New York and Erie railroads near Oak Street. They were issued tickets and will appear in South Dayton Village Court at a later date.
Thomas Nellis, 52, of Westfield, was charged Sunday with third-degree assault after a domestic incident. Westfield Police responded to Westfield Memorial Hospital where a victim informed them Nellis punched the victim in the face causing bruising, bleeding and swelling. A warrant was obtained for Nellis and he was arraigned in Westfield Village Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.
Garett J. Bowen, 20, of Ripley and a 16-year-old Westfield youth are facing charges after a traffic stop Sunday on West main Street.
Police stopped Bowen’s vehicle for a traffic infraction when it was found the youth passenger was in possession of an open container of alcohol and a small quantity of marijuana.
The youth was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Bowen was charged with failure to keep right and back seat passenger under 16 with no seat belt.
They were issued tickets and will appear in the Westfield Village Court at a later date.
Daniel K. Dunmore, 22, of Washington Street was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment on April 26.
Following an investigation, police charged Dunmore after a neighbor reported he committed acts over a period of time that annoyed the neighbor and neighbor’s daughter.
Dunmore was issued appearance tickets for the Village of Westfield Court.
Garett J. Bowen, 20, of Ripley and a 16-year-old male of Westfield were charged on April 28 following a traffic stop.
A vehicle operated by Bowen was stopped on West Main Street shortly before 1 a.m. the 16-year-old youth was found to be in possession of marijuana and an open container.
Bower was charged with failure to keep right and having a back seat passenger under 16 without a seat belt.
The youth was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and having an open container.
Both were issued appearance tickets.
Thomas Nellis, 52, of Cass Street was charged with third-degree assault on April 28.
At 2:45 p.m. police responded to Westfield Memorial Hospital for a victim that was involved in a domestic incident. The victim allegedly punched the victim in the face causing bruising, bleeding and swelling.
Police did obtain a warrant for Nellis. He was arraigned in Village of Westfield Court and was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office
MAYVILLE – Justin T. Ward, 24, of Ripley, was taken into custody Monday on a warrant for criminal possession of stolen property.
He was later bailed out of Chautauqua County Jail. Ward appeared on the Chautauqua County Wanted List.