BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Richard Balzer, 50, of Route 5 was charged with second-degree harassment Sunday. At 8:20 p.m. deputies responded to a fight on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk. It was found that Balzer had allegedly started a fight with a neighbor and punched the neighbor in the face.

Balzer was released on an appearance ticket for Dunkirk Town Court.

SILVER CREEK – David A. Anthony, 19, of Erie, Pa., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana Monday.

At 1:13 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek for a traffic violation. During the stop, the driver, Anthony, was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a controlled substance. A 16-year-old youth also from Erie in the vehicle was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were released on appearance tickets for Silver Creek Village Court.

NORTH HARMONY – Joshua Risley, 24, of Gerry was charged with moving from lane unsafely Monday. At 11:50 a.m. deputies responded to a single-car accident on Route 394 in the town of North Harmony. Risley, in an attempt to avoid a car slowing in his lane, traveled off the roadway and struck a telephone pole. This caused the vehicle to overturn and strike a flag pole. Risley was issued an appearance ticket for North Harmony Town Court. Deputies were assisted by the Ashville Fire Department and Risley received no injuries.

Jamestown Police arrest several during Operation Impact

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Depart-ment, assisted by the New York State Police, Chautau-qua County Probation and Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office, on an Operation Impact Detail served several arrest warrants throughout the city Friday. During this detail, several homes were checked and six residents were subsequently arrested based on outstanding warrants.

David E. Shaffer, 45, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree menacing on an arrest warrant from Jamestown City Court.

Victor J. Cameron, 38, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on an arrest warrant and a violation of probation warrant both from Jamestown City Court.

Roberto Rodriguez-Cruz, 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree assault on an arrest warrant from Jamestown City Court.

Jeremy M. Smith, 19, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny on an arrest warrant from the City of Jamestown Court.

Isaiah T. Pearson, 19, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on an arrest warrant from Jamestown City Court. Pearson attempted to flee from officers who were checking a residence for him. A foot pursuit ensued and Pearson was apprehended leading to a subsequent charge of resisting arrest.

Michael A. Lapp, 24, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree assault on a bench warrant from Chautauqua County Superior Court.

All individuals were transported to the Jamestown City Jail where they are being held pending arraignment.

Lapp was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment in Chautauqua County Court.

State Police

at Jamestown

RANDOLPH – On Monday, troopers charged Ronald Lilley, 40, of Cherry Creek with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Lilley pulled over on Route 241 because his truck was having mechanical problems. A trooper stopped to assist him and reportedly discovered Lilley was intoxicated. Lilley was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where he provided a breath sample reported to be .12 percent. A check of his driving record revealed three DWI convictions since 2004, making the charge a felony.

Lilley was processed, arraigned in the Town of Randolph Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Randolph Court at a later date for a felony hearing.

GERRY – On Sunday, troopers charged Ashley Swan, 23, of Lakewood with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

At about 8:20 p.m. a trooper responded to a personal injury auto accident on Route 60. Reportedly, Swan had rear-ended a vehicle while she was texting in an intoxicated condition. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to WCA Hospital in Jamestown by the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department for non-life threatening injuries.

Swan was uninjured in the collision. She was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where she provided a breath sample reported to be .21 percent.

She was processed, issued tickets returnable to the Town of Gerry Court and released to a sober individual.