Area Police

Greenhurst man charged after bar incident

GREENHURST – On Sunday, Donald Paulson, 21, of Greenhurst was charged with third-degree criminal mischief (felony), two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

State police from James-town and Ellicott police responded to a bar in Green-hurst for a report of disorderly conduct. Reportedly, Paul-son became unruly when the bartender refused to serve him because he was intoxicated. When he exited the establishment, he struck the door, causing damage to the window frame. Once outside, he picked up a large planter urn and threw it through the front window. The urn landed close to bar patrons, and though some were struck by flying glass, no injuries were reported. Paulson was also reportedly in possession of a bag containing seven grams of marijuana.

Paulson was transported to state police headquarters where he was processed. He was arraigned in the Town of Ellery Court, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

State Police

at Fredonia

SHERIDAN – On Saturday at about 2 a.m., John Ley Jr., 46, of Dunkirk was charged with felony driving while intoxicated.

Troopers stopped him for reportedly having inadequate plate lamps and going over the fog line. In addition, his passenger threw a cigarette out the window.

Ley reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was brought to the station where he provided a breath sample. His blood alcohol content was reported to be .14 percent. The charge was a felony because he had a previous conviction within the last 10 years.

Ley was issued traffic tickets for the Town of Sheridan Court.

On Saturday, Erika A. Stevens, 20, of Route 438 in Gowanda was charged with shoplifting about $62 worth of merchandise and endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers responded to the TJ Maxx store on Vineyard Drive for the report of a shoplifter. Reportedly, Stevens secreted the merchandise in a diaper bag. At the time, her 7-month-old cousin was with her.

She was processed at state police barracks in Fredonia and released with an appearance ticket. She is to answer the charges in the Town of Dunkirk Court on May 20. The child’s mother was notified of the arrest.

On Sunday, troopers charged Andrew Pesicek, 21, of Dunkirk with unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on Route 60 in the town of Dunkirk.

Pesicek was pulled over for reportedly having inadequate plate lamps. A check revealed that his license was suspended. In addition, he was allegedly in possession of a small baggie of marijuana.

He was issued tickets for the Town of Dunkirk Court for May 20.

SHERIDAN – On Sunday, at about 3:15 a.m. troopers charged Stephanie Sipp, 31, of Dunkirk for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Route 20.

Troopers made a traffic stop after reportedly observing her driving over the white fog line. She reportedly failed field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol content was reported to be .10 percent.

She is scheduled to answer charges in the Town of Sheridan Court on June 13.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

ELLINGTON – Two were injured after an accident on Waterboro Hill Road Thursday.

According to deputies, Robert Behnke Jr., 28, of Cattaraugus, was trying to back up a tanker truck into a farm, when the vehicle driven by Donna Burdic, 62, and passenger NoraJo Rogers, both of Kennedy, crested the hill and collided with the front of the tanker truck.

It was found Burdic failed to reduce her speed on the hill and was issued a ticket to Ellington Town Court.

Burdic and Rogers were transported by Ellington and Kennedy Ambulance to WCA Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

New York State Police also assisted on the scene.

HANOVER – Lydia R. Baake, 18, of Angola was charged with speed not reasonable and prudent and failure to keep right following a two-car accident on Routes 5 and 20 Friday. Just after 7:30 p.m. Baake’s vehicle was traveling east when she lost control and hydroplaned into oncoming traffic. She struck a vehicle operated by John W. Peterson, 78, of Dunkirk then continued forward and collided with a building. Baake and her passenger, Matthew J. Mardino, 20, of North Collins were uninjured. Peterson was not hurt but his passenger, Carol D. Peterson, 73, of Dunkirk was transported to Lake Shore Hospital for minor injuries. Baake was released on appearance tickets.

JAMESTOWN – Carla J. Cameron, 41, of Lakewood was charged with driving while intoxicated and inadequate directional signals on Friday. At 2:26 a.m. Cameron was stopped on Falconer Street after being observed without signaling. Upon interviewing Cameron, deputies found the vehicle’s front turn signal lamp was not functioning and it was also found she was intoxicated. She was taken into custody and released on her own recognizance. More charges are pending the outcome of a chemical blood test.

PORTLAND – Scott Stein, 28, of Brocton was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to signal and failure to stop at a stop sign on Friday. At 2:25 a.m. deputies observed Stein’s vehicle traveling on Highland Avenue and fail to stop at a stop sign at Webster Road. Investigation found Stein to be intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. He was released on appearance tickets.

HANOVER – On Thursday, Ryan A. Davis, 23, of 57 Center St., Angola was charged with third-degree criminal tampering. The charges stem from an incident on May 6 during which Davis allegedly tampered with the property of another person, intending to cause substantial inconvenience.

Davis was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Hanover Town Court.

POMFRET – On May 4, Jeramie Klahn, 36, of Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated common law, driving while intoxicated per se .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, and failure to keep right.

Deputies stopped Klahn for reportedly crossing over the center line. Reportedly he was intoxicated.

Klahn was released with traffic tickets. He is to appear in the Town of Pomfret Court at a later date to answer the charges.

Westfield Police

Charlene D. Lanneaux, 28, of East Main Street was charged with third-degree assault on May 8. Police were called to a domestic dispute on East Main Street on May 6. Upon arrival, Lanneaux had left the residence. She allegedly assaulted a victim by striking her several times about the body and dragged the victim on the floor by her neck, causing injury. A warrant was signed for Lanneaux’s arrest. She turned herself into police on May 8. She was arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail.

Dunkirk City Court

Terry Sweet was issued an appearance ticket for City Court by the building inspector for the condition of property he owns at 136 Lake Shore Drive E.

The appearance ticket was to answer allegations of failing to maintain property free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage; failing to dispose of rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing in approved containers; and failing to comply with directives from the city building inspector to do both.

On April 3, Sweet plead guilty in City Court and was given a $50 court surcharge to pay and a conditional discharge if he keeps the property in compliance.

Charles Perry was issued an appearance ticket for City Court by the building inspector for the condition of property he owns at 28 St. Hedwig’s Ave.

The appearance ticket was to answer allegations of failing to remove refuse from property; failing to remove an unregistered vehicle from the property; and failing to comply with directives from the building inspector to do both.

On April 10, Perry plead guilty in City Court and was given a $100 fine and a $50 court surcharge fee.

Perry was given a conditional discharge provided he keeps the property in compliance.