Area Police

Medical condition causes North Collins man to crash

HANOVER – A two-vehicle accident Wednesday evening sent one to the hospital with injuries. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle operated by Hans D. Groth, 63, of Angola was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Seneca Road and Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. A second vehicle operated by Charles R. Fraser, 73, of North Collins was traveling east on Routes 5 and 20 when he suffered an apparent medical condition, causing his vehicle to drift out of the lane and collide with Groth’s vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest in a ditch and Fraser was transported by ambulance to Lake Shore Hospital while Groth was uninjured. No charges were filed.

City bicyclist struck, driver charged

A Silver Creek woman was issued a ticket after striking a Dunkirk man on a bike Monday.

Jeanetta Cosaboom, 39, of Silver Creek, was charged with unsafe backing Monday around 8 p.m.

Dunkirk Police reported Cosaboom was in her vehicle in a driveway on Central Avenue when she started backing up. She struck a bicyclist who was traveling north on the west sidewalk of Central Avenue.

The bicyclist was identified as Al Dominguez, 36, of King Street Upper. There was no report of Dominguez’s condition.

Former teacher sentenced in forgery case

A former Dunkirk teacher has been sentenced for forgery in Buffalo area courts. Samuel Saeli, 34, was sentenced to six months at the Erie County Correctional Facility and five years probation.

Saeli pleaded guilty in March after authorities caught him on surveillance video at a FedEx store forging a judge’s name on his teaching certificate in attempts to reinstate his teaching license. Saeli’s license was revoked in 2009 for questionable character.

Fredonia Police Department

Connor Farnham, 19, of Leon Place, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Thursday. He was issued an appearance ticket.