Area Police

Dayton man, 20, charged with

sexual misconduct

DAYTON – A Dayton man has been charged with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau allege Dustin L. Bennett, 20, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female without her consent in February. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

Bennett was arraigned in the Persia Town Court and was sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.

Police release name in fatal accident

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim in Wednesday’s train accident. Brian P. Kircher, 31, of Greenwood, Calif. died when he fell from a CSX train at 5 p.m. Kircher was illegally riding the train in the town of Sheridan and sustained fatal injuries in the fall and was found deceased at the scene. The Silver Creek Police Department also assisted.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Robert K. Shumaker, 32, of Silver Creek was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Thursday. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on May 23 where Shumaker allegedly possessed stolen property. He was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

PORTLAND – Alan Dejonghe, 62, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree menacing on Thurs-day. Dejonghe allegedly threatened another subject with a hand gun in the Van Buren area.

Dejonghe was released on an appearance ticket for the Portland Town Court.

Dunkirk Police Department

Thomas A. Schul-maksz, 35, of Armadillo Street was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief May 21.

Kayode J. Jordan of Main Street was charged with first-degree criminal contempt May 21.

Najee T. Finley of Park Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on May 23.

Zachary Plumley, 17, of South Roberts Road was charged with a warrant on May 23.

Micheala Rae Koch, 18, of Deer Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on May 23.

Robert J. Mangus Jr., 32, of Eagle Street was charged with operating a vehicle while using a cell phone and unlicensed operation on May 24.

Ethan R. Mosier, 18, of Townsend Street was charged with operating a motorcycle without a helmet, unregistered motorcycle, operating out of license class and operating a motorcycle without insurance on May 24.

Steven J. Pleszewski, 28, of Second Street was charged with having an unregistered vehicle and unlicensed operation on May 24.

Melanie R. Murphy, 20, of Camillus was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having no turn signal on May 25.

James A. Howard, 19, of Pomfret was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree criminal mischief on May 25.

Angel G. Flores, 42, of King Street was charged with operating an ATV on a highway, wearing no helmet, speed not reasonable and prudent, having no insurance, failure to comply and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation May 25.

Rosemarry Robles, 20, of Main Street was charged with speeding and unlicensed operation May 25.

Hammad R. Zaidi, 42, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree unlawful imprisonment on May 26.

Frederick C. Long Jr., 54, of Central Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on May 26.

Shawn L. Pryor, 40, of West Sixth Street was charged with having an open container on May 27.

Norman I. Geddis, 43, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on May 28.

Cici Acevedo-Arocho, 19, of Buffalo was charged with having improper license plates, having no inspection, no insurance, no registration and violation of license restrictions May 29.

Gowanda Police Department

Traig McMahon, 24, of North Water Street was taken into custody on an arrest warrant on May 24. Gowanda Police responded to two burglary calls on North Water Street and evidence at the scene led to McMahon.

McMahon has been a fugitive from justice after a warrant was issued by New York State Parole office.

Police received a tip that McMahon was hiding out in Ellicottville, at which time the Ellicottville Police Department arrested him in a parking lot.

He was transported to Gowanda Police and sent to Cattaraugus County Jail on the arrest warrant. Burglary charges are pending.