Area Police

Mushrooms send Westfield man to jail

WESTFIELD – A 47-year-old man was taken to Chautauqua County Jail after he was allegedly found to be in possession of Psilocybin mushrooms and Fentanyl and was using the drugs in close proximity to a child.

According to the Westfield Police Department, shortly after 10 p.m. on May 31, police responded to a residence on Cass Street for a harassment complaint. Upon arrival, officers observed Jesse Newman, of Westfield, smoking the controlled substance.

Newman was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Westfield Court and bail was set.

Seatbelt violation leads to marijuana possession charge

SUNSET BAY – On Tuesday, troopers from Collins charged Salvatore Scinta, 48, of Milestrip Road in North Collins with unlawful possession of marijuana, after stopping him on Routes 5 and 20 for reportedly not wearing his seatbelt.

After stopping Scinta, troopers reported seeing a large plastic bag in plain view containing 14.5 grams of marijuana. Reportedly Scinta also possessed a glass pipe with marijuana in it and another plastic bag containing 1.5 grams of marijuana.

He was issued several tickets.

Westfield Police Department

Andrew George, 20, of Erie, Pa., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police allegedly found him to be in possession of a small quantity of the illegal drug around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. George’s vehicle was stopped by police after he was spotted speeding on West Main Street. He was issued a uniform traffic ticket for speed in zone and also issued an appearance ticket.

Amanda Overbeck, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated and unsafely moving from a lane after police investigated a vehicle accident on South Portage Street on May 30 at 11:30 p.m. It is alleged that a vehicle operated by an intoxicated Overbeck had driven across the white hazard markings of the roadway and struck a parked car. She is to appear in Westfield Court.

Leonard Erhard, 35, of Mayville, was charged with possessing an open container of alcohol after police were dispatched to two suspicious males at Market Street May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Police allegedly found Erhard with an open bottle of Bud Light. He was issued an appearance ticket.

Thomas Stoughton, 30, of Westfield, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and failure to stop at a stop sign after police allegedly saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on Creamery Road at Route 20 on Saturday around 11 p.m. Upon further investigation, it was determined the vehicle was being operated by an intoxicated Stoughton, who allegedly registered a blood alcohol content of .20 percent.

Stoughton’s license was also found to be suspended due to a prior drinking and driving offense. He will answer the charges at a later date in Westfield Court.