License plate left at accident scene leads to arrest

A 55-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Friday after he left his license plate at the accident.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle which went off Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk, striking a guide rail then fleeing the scene.

Deputies located a license plate at the scene of the accident, which led them to the registered owner’s residence. The owner’s name was Richard Godbey of Brocton.

Further investigation after Godbey’s vehicle was located led to his arrest for DWI.

Godbey was released with traffic tickets and is to appear in Dunkirk Town Court at a later date.

Jamestown man charged in drug investigation

JAMESTOWN – Sean D. Harris, 30, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree criminal nuisance on Friday following a search warrant.

Jamestown Police executed a search warrant at 106 W. Eighth Street at 10:45 a.m. after a continuing investigation into the illegal trafficking and sales of crack cocaine in the city. Harris was taken into custody and more charges are expected as the investigation is continuing.

Anyone who has information on the illegal sales of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

Adam Gonzalez, 28, of Fredonia, was charged with petit larceny on Saturday.

Shortly before noon, Sheriff’s deputies were sent to TJ Maxx located on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk for a report of a shoplifter in custody. It is alleged that Gonzalez stole items from the store and was observed taking the items by TJ Maxx loss prevention. The items were recovered by loss prevention and Gonzalez was issued an appearance ticket.

He is scheduled to appear in Dunkirk Town Court on a later date.

Christian Donaldson, 25, of Tonawanda, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday around 8:30 p.m.

Donaldson was stopped on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk for a traffic violation and a subsequent investigation led to his arrest for possessing marijana, among several vehicle and traffic charges.

He is to appear in Dunkirk Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.

HANOVER – Joseph Comstock, 30, of Perrysburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday. Deputies were attempting to check a suspicious vehicle parked at a local business on Routes 5&20 in the town of Hanover.

The vehicle attempted to leave the area and was stopped by the deputies. Upon further investigation, Comstock, the alleged operator of the vehicle, was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets for driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater.

Comstock will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.

CHAUTAUQUA – Henry Stovall, 35, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding around 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Sheriff’s deputies on patrol on Route 430 in the town of Chautauqua observed a vehicle to allegedly be speeding. The vehicle was stopped and Stovall was identified as the operator. Through an investigation, it was discovered that Stovall was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition.

He was arrested, processed and released with traffic citations directing him to appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

David Boland, 39, of Forestville was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana on June 4.

At 2:45 a.m. deputies stopped Boland’s vehicle for failure to signal on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret. During the traffic stop, Boland was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm not registered to him.

He was released on an appearance ticket for Pomfret Town Court. The investigation is continuing and further charges may be filed.