Area Police

Sheriff’s car hit by apple

BROCTON – A 16-year-old from Brocton was taken into custody following an incident involving apples early Monday morning.

At 3:30 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies were traveling east on Route 20 near the intersection of Central Avenue. The deputy observed numerous individuals on the front lawn of a residence who were throwing apples. One apple hit the sheriff’s vehicle.

A foot pursuit ensued and the youth was taken into custody on Central Avenue.

An investigation continues and charges may be filed.

Two charged with open container violation

  • IRVING – Two males were charged Wednesday with open container under 21 years of age, a violation of Hanover local law.

Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in Sunset Bay when they reportedly observed Zachary Jordon, 19, of Alden and Ryan J. Carberry, 20 of Lockport to be in possession of open containers of alcohol in the Sunset Bay Beach Club parking lot on Iola Drive.

Both were cited and will answer the charge in the Town of Hanover Court.

Accidental fire caused by candle

POLAND – A fire Sunday in the town of Poland destroyed a residence on Route 62. The Kennedy Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 2094 Route 62 at 6:48 p.m. Two youths were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape without injury but some family pets were lost in the fire.

The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation team conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire and were assisted by the New York State Police.

Investigators determined the fire started on the first floor in the family room and was caused by an unattended candle left burning. The fire has been ruled accidental.

The American Red Cross assisted the displaced family. Also responding to the scene were the Frewsburg Fire Department, Falconer Fire Department, Kiantone Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services.

Sheriff’s deputy involved in

car-bicycle accident

  • SPRINGVILLE – An Erie County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a car-bicycle accident Friday. Deputy Robert Galbraith was driving north on North Buffalo Street when his vehicle came into contact with Dominique R. Maitland of Springville at 10:30 p.m.

Investigation determined Maitland was attempting to the cross the street in the northbound lane. She was taken to Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital for non-life threatening injuries then transferred to Erie County Medi-cal Center. According to the sheriff’s office, Maitland was expected to be released from ECMC Monday. The investigation is continuing.

Road check results in charges

  • SHERMAN – A road check on Waite Corners Road Sunday resulted in the following charges:

Adam O’Connor, 30, of Tonawanda was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Items reported to be in O’Connor’s possession included a jar containing one gram of marijuana, a pill bottle containing a small amount of marijuana, and a foil wrapper containing three acid tabs. O’Connor was processed at state police barracks in James-town, arraigned in Sher-man Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail

Kyle Conn, 23, of Franklin, Pa., and Amanda Clark, 25, of Madison, Maine, were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Reportedly, items seized from the two included a bag containing 20 grams of marijuana, cellophane containing one gram of opium, a bag containing a half gram of amphetamine and two containing ecstasy. Conn and Clark were processed at state police barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in the Town of Sherman Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Wade Benford, 32, of Buffalo was charged for driving while intoxicated. Reportedly, he failed several field sobriety tests. He was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where the breath sample he provided a breath sample of .14 percent. Benford was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Town of Sherman Court, and re-leased to a sober individual.

Brian Howell, 26, of Littleton, Colo., was char-ged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana. He was a front seat passenger in a car stopped at a checkpoint. The occupants of the car were all searched because the trooper reportedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. Howell was processed at state police barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in Town of Sher-man Court, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Raymond Westbrook, 43, of Pittsburgh, Pa., for aggravated driving while intoxicated and two counts of Leandra’s Law (driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle). He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests. His two minor children who were in the car were turned over to a sober individual. He was transported to the state police barracks in Jamestown where the breath sample he provided a breath sample reported to be .19 percent. He was processed, arraigned in the Town of Sherman and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

State police

at Jamestown

  • CHERRY CREEK – On Friday, Tyler Stakelum, 27, of Kennedy was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

A trooper responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Milestrip Road and found two suspensions on Stakelum’s license.

Stakelum was arraigned in the Town of Charlotte Court, remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in the Cherry Creek Court.

  • FREWSBURG – On Saturday, Steven Cline, 32, of Frewsburg was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana, and prohibitions on the use and possession of a firearm.

A trooper responded to Frew Run Road for a report of a vehicle being operated erratically.

Troopers report Cline failed several field sobriety tests and they located marijuana residue and a loaded rifle inside his car. He was transported to state police headquarters in Jamestown where his breath sample was reported at .18 percent.

Cline was processed, issued tickets and released to a sober individual.

Fredonia Police

Tiffany Klee, 19, of Farnham, was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday.

Craig Frazier, 65, of One Temple Square, was charged with failure to use designated lane, operating out of class and no hand signal on Tuesday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Saman-tha M. Dilallo, 25, of Ran-dolph was charged with failure to keep right, move from lane unsafely, driving across hazard markings, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 or higher on Monday. At 1:18 a.m. deputies were on patrol when they observed Dilallo’s vehicle make several lane violations. During the traffic stop, Dilallo was found to be intoxicated. She was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

PORTLAND – Jason Passinger, 37, of Jamestown was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and false personation Monday. At 10:50 a.m. deputies conducted a warrant check at a residence for Passinger. He was taken into custody and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment.