Area Police

Four males steal marshal’s vehicle

KILLBUCK – Four men have been charged in connection with a stolen Seneca Nation of Indians Marshal’s vehicle.

On May 23, Kevin M. Stafford, 21, and Kevin M. Beaver, of Salamanca were charged when they took the vehicle while the marshal was responding to another call in Killbuck. The pair picked up two other males, Jordan Buffalo, 26, and Thomas Williams, 20, both of Salamanca. The four continued to a gravel pit, causing an estimated $2,664.92 of damage to the vehicle.

Stafford and Beaver were charged with third-degree grand larceny, second-de-gree criminal mischief and possession of stolen property. They were arraigned in County Court and held on $5,000 cash bail. Buffalo and Williams were charged with possession of stolen property and second-degree criminal mischief. Both males were arraigned in Salamanca Town Court and held on $5,000 cash bail.

Coughing leads

to one-car accident

MAYVILLE – A coughing attack caused a driver to lose consciousness and strike a tree Tuesday.

Just before 8 p.m., deputies responded to the report of an accident on Whallon Street. According to police, Scott E. Hess, 46, of Elm Street stated he was eastbound on Whallon Street when he began to cough vigorously and then briefly lost consciousness. His vehicle drove through a lawn and struck a tree at 10 Whallon St. Hess was transported by Mayville Rescue to Westfield Memorial Hospital, then transported to Buffalo General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was charged with failure to keep right.

Crash injures one

STOCKTON – A one-car accident sent one to the hospital Monday. At 11:21 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office investigated an accident on Cummings Road. According to police, a vehicle driven by Jeremy J. Burke, 20, of Bowen Road, was traveling south, left the road and struck a metal culvert, launching the vehicle into the air. The vehicle struck a small tree and came to land in the ditch.

A passenger in the vehicle, Spencer T. Burke, 20, of Mill Road, sustained injuries and was flown by Starlight to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., for non-life threatening injuries. The driver refused treatment.

Stockton Fire Depart-ment and Alstar Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

JAMESTOWN – Jas-mine Wheeler, 24, of Dunkirk was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fraudulent receipt of benefits and misuse of food stamps on May 14.

According to police, it is alleged Wheeler failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services of her employment from July through November 2011. Wheeler received $2,090.01 in benefits for which she was not entitled to. Wheeler was released on appearance tickets for the City of Jamestown Court.

To report incidents of suspected welfare fraud call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or the Chautau-qua County Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-388-5365.

ELLICOTT – James D. Adams, 23, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation and passing through a red light Tuesday. Just after 5 a.m. deputies observed Adams’ vehicle traveling west on Route 394 when he passed through a red light and nearly struck a patrol car. Investigation led to Adams being intoxicated. He was released on appearance tickets.

MAYVILLE – Brooke M. Blanchard, 33, of South Erie Street was charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Wednes-day. After an investigation into several area burglaries in February on Overlook Avenue in Bemus Point, deputies received a search warrant for Blanchard. Dep-uties executed the search warrant and found Blan-chard in possession of several stolen items taken from two residences. She was released on an appearance ticket. The investigation is continuing.