Fredonia man charged with DWI
SHERIDAN – On Fri-day, state troopers from Fre-donia charged James Stel-mack, 68, of Fredonia with driving while intoxicated.
Troopers report they saw him drive over the center line three times on Whitaker Road. Stelmack reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was processed at the Fredonia barracks where his blood alcohol content was reportedly .13 percent.
Troopers issued Stelmack tickets for Town of Sheri-dan Court and released him.
Sinclairville residents charged with drug violations
WEST ELLICOTT – On Saturday, Ashley Miller, 22, of 13 Reed St. Sinclairville was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Erik Nollinger, 34, of the same address was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
The two were stopped during a road check conducted by state police from Jamestown on Route 394. The trooper reported that while he was speaking to Miller, he could smell marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Miller was reportedly in possession of partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and a jar containing a small amount of marijuana.
When the trooper searched the vehicle he reportedly found: 50 grams of marijuana in the center console, a box containing 236 grams of marijuana on the rear seat, a digital scale, numerous baggies and 1.2 ounces of concentrated marijuana.
Nollinger reportedly admitted to ownership of the items inside the vehicle.
Miller was released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Ellicott Court on June 4.
Nollinger was transported to the Jamestown barracks and processed, then arraigned in the Town of Ellicott Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail with no bail set.
Intoxicated driver slams into Sherman home
SHERMAN – A 29-year-old driver crashed into a home on Franklin Street in the village of Sherman early Friday morning.
According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Sean Smith of Ripley was allegedly driving when he sideswiped the front portion of the house at 2 a.m. The crash caused minor structural damage to the house, but significant damage to the vehicle.
Sheriff’s deputies at the scene reportedly observed Smith to be under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Other charges included failure to keep right and driving without a seatbelt.
Smith did not sustain any injuries in the crash. He was released with traffic tickets and will appear in Sherman Village Court.
Man on the loose after Jamestown pot bust
JAMESTOWN – An in-vestigation into a residence at 146 Barrows St. revealed that the address was being used as a location to grow marijuana, leading police to obtain two warrants for the arrest of Marcus Caceres, 26, of Jamestown.
According to the James-town Police Department, a search warrant was executed Thursday morning around 10 a.m. at the residence, following the investigation. Inside the location, investigators found 59 individual potted marijuana plants and multiple items of equipment used in the growing process.
Investigators also located a .50 caliber muzzle loader rifle inside the residence. It was revealed that the grow operation was coordinated by Caceres, though he was not inside the residence at the time of the search.
The two warrants out for Caceres’ arrest include the unlawful growing of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cac-eres is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Depart-ment at 483-7537, or an anonymous tip can be left at the Department’s tip line at 483-8477 (TIPS). All calls will be kept confidential.
Crack cocaine bust in Jamestown
JAMESTOWN – Invest-igators from the Jamestown Police Department took a 23-year-old man into custody Friday afternoon after an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of crack cocaine in the area.
Alex Oliveras, of Jamestown, allegedly sold and distributed the crack cocaine. He was taken into custody on Harrison Street around 3 p.m. and charged with the criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, both in the third degree.
Oliveras is being held in the city jail, where he is awaiting arraignment.
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sale of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 483-8477 (TIPS). All calls will be kept confidential.