Area Police

Gowanda Police

Marcus Hoffman, 19, of Buffalo Street was charged with third-degree criminal mischief May 22. Patrol responded to the report of an incident on West Main Street at 10:10 p.m. Hoff-man allegedly scratched a victim’s pickup truck and kicked the door causing damage. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Joshua A. Bowers, 24, of Persia Road was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on May 31. Police responded to a village business for the report of a disturbance with two males fighting on May 16. Police found that Bowers had fled the scene by vehicle. A DMV computer check revealed Bowers license had been revoked for a driving while intoxicated charge. Bowers was located on May 31 and released on an appearance ticket.

William S. Larkin, 24, of Steamburg was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal nuisance, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest on May 31. Patrol responded to a village business for a disturbance at 10:42 p.m. Larkin, who appeared intoxicated, alleg-edly attempted to fight with several individuals and kicked a pregnant female. He fled when patrol arrived and was later located and arrested. He became combative and tried to fight with police. Larkin was released on an appearance ticket.

Sterling S. Doctor, 22, of Commercial Street was charged with disorderly conduct June 1. At 6:30 p.m. police responded to a disturbance during the Hol-lywood Happening. Doc-tor, who appeared intoxicated, had caused a disturbance and tried to instigate fights. He was escorted from the premises but became combative with security. Although Doctor had been warned to not return, he attempted to gain entry to the beer tent several hours later. He was further charged with trespassing. He was arraigned in Persia Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Quintin P. Jones, 34, of Aldrich Street was charged with second-degree ob-structing governmental ad-ministration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on June 2. At 12:14 a.m. police responded to the Hollywood Happening. Jones, who appeared intoxicated, began yelling profanities and physically challenging police. During his arrest, Jones became combative with police. He was arraigned in Persia Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Tina D. Kennedy, 42, of Salamanca was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana June 2. At 3:12 a.m. police stopped Ken-nedy who was walking on Union Street causing a disturbance. Kennedy, who appeared intoxicated, was yelling and was found to be in possession of marijuana. She was released on an appearance ticket.

Nicole Tebo, 19, of East Main Street was charged with third-degree assault on June 2. At 9:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a disturbance at a Buffalo Street residence. Tebo had allegedly forced her way into the residence and attacked a female victim striking her in the face with a candle holder causing injury. Tebo was released on an appearance ticket.

Michael Marean, 45, of Hamburg was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration June 7. At 10:45 p.m. police stopped his vehicle on Buffalo Street after an alert from the license plate reader. His registration was suspended for an insurance lapse. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Fredonia Police

Carson Leikam, 65, of Rood Road, was charged with having an expired registration on June 4.

Matthew Cole, 48, of King Street in Dunkirk, was charged with failure to use designated lane on June 5.

Joseph Pencek, 46, Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk, was charged with having a suspended registration on June 7.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

DAYTON – Eric R. Wilder, 42, of Gowanda was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and having an open container in a motor vehicle on June 8. At 1:54 a.m. deputies stopped Wilder’s vehicle on East Leon Road in Dayton. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff warns public of phone scam

LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam in the Cat-taraugus County area. Res-idents are receiving phone calls from Medical Alert system informing the elderly they have won a free alert system. Residents are being asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.

It is a repeat scam that tends to call multiple times, unlike most where you re-ceive one call and it stops. Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the phone. Individuals receiving these calls should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK – Sean Richardson, 20, of Sil-ver Creek was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Monday. At 10:45 p.m., deputies stopped Richardson’s vehicle on Hanover Street for operating with one brake light. Richardson and his passenger, Jordan C. Whitney, 20, of Silver Creek were found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Whitney was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were released on appearance tickets.