Area Police

Fredonia man charged after property damage accident Saturday

HANOVER – On Satur-day, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies charged Thomas A. Cuccia, 60, of Fredonia with unsafe backing, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.

At about 6:50 p.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle property damage accident near the intersection of Dennison Road and King Road.

Reportedly, Cuccia was operating his vehicle on Dennison Road when he failed to negotiate a left turn onto King Road, entered a lawn, and came to a stop. He then reportedly place his vehicle in reverse and backed across the roadway into a ditch.

Cuccia was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

Silver Creek resident charged with illegal open burning

HANOVER – On Friday evening, Jeffrey A. Parisio, 23, of Silver Creek was charged with an illegal open burn.

At about 9:45 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were called to assist the Silver Creek Fire Department with a conservation complaint. After investigation, Parisio was charged under the New York State Burn Ban legislation. He was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

Alleged disturbance leads to drug arrest

GOWANDA – The re-port of a disturbance and possible drug deal at 34 E. Main St. led to the arrest of a Springville man.

James A. Wheat, 24, of East Main Street, Spring-ville was charged after po-lice responded to a residence for the disturbance. When police arrived, Wheat attempted to flee but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Wheat was found to be in possession of 6.5 grams of suspected cocaine, some individually packaged, an illegal spring-loaded knife, suspected narcotic pills not in any container and $1,200 cash. An investigation led to the discovery Wheat had been selling these drugs from his residence. He was charged with third-degree felony criminal sale of a controlled substance, fourth-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance not in its original container and obstructing governmental administration.

Wheat was arraigned in Collins Town Court from where he was sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $5,000 bail. The Erie County Sheriff’s Depart-ment assisted with this incident. Further investigation revealed the reported disturbance came from a neighboring apartment where the resident had kicked in his door after being locked out.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department

RIPLEY – Harry O. Lindsay, 33, of Findley Lake, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday.

Around 11:30 p.m., deputies and Westfield Police were dispatched to a disorderly person on Route 5. Through an investigation, deputies allege that Lindsay became disorderly and punched the hood of a vehicle, causing damage.

He was arrested and arraigned in Ripley Town Court, where he was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.

CHAUTAUQUA – Gary Shomo, 52, of Bedford, N.H., was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding on Friday.

Around 8 p.m., deputies spotted Shomo speeding on Hartfield-Stockton Road in the town of Chautauqua. He was found to have a suspended New York state license and was issued tickets.

Larry King, 59, of Mayville, was charged with DWI, speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a breath test on Friday.

Around 10 p.m., deputies stopped King for speeding on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret. Following an investigation, it was allegedly found that King was intoxicated. He was brought to Pomfret Town Court, where his driver’s license was suspended.

He will appear in the same court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN – A 33-year-old man is incarcerated at the Chautauqua County Jail afor reportedly not disclosing employment and income to the Department of Social Services.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, an arrest warrant was issued for Brock Zampogna Thursday by the Jamestown City Court for fourth-degree grand larceny, misuse of food stamps and fraudulent receipt of benefits. It is alleged that from August through December of last year, Zampogna did not report he was employed and receiving income. He received over $3,000 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits that he was not entitled to receive.

Zampogna will appear in Jamestown City Court.

HANOVER – On Saturday, David W. Kleis, 21, of Homestead Road in Hamburg was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, driving across hazard markings, and moving from lane.

At about 5 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle operated by Kleis on Routes 5 and 20 for reported traffic violations. Deputies report Kleis was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets.

SILVER CREEK – On Sunday, Shawn A. Winkelmann, 39, of Tew Street in Silver Creek was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, unsafe lane change and failure to signal a turn.

At 1:40 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Howard Avenue for reported traffic violations. Upon further investigation, depu-ties allege Winkelmann was intoxicated. A check of his driving history showed a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years, making this charge a felony.

Winkelmann was taken into custody and released with uniform traffic tickets.

HANOVER – Dimit-rios Landis, 22, of Fredonia was charged Sunday with failure to stop at a stop sign, driving while intoxicated and driving with .08 percent or more of alcohol.

At about 2:10 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly fail to stop at a stop sign in Sunset Bay. Landis was identified as the operator.

After an investigation, Landis was charged. He was processed and released with traffic citations.