Area Police

Speeding leads to Leandra’s Law charge

NORTH COLLINS – A speeding vehicle resulted in a Leandra’s Law charge Sunday. A trooper allegedly observed the vehicle on Route 75 traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

While interviewing the operator, Sean M. Camp-bell, 31, the trooper saw an open container of alcohol. The driver’s 6-year-old daughter was also seated in the front passenger seat without a properly equipped child safety seat. Campbell was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law. Both occupants were transported to the Collins barracks, where Campbell administered a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Along with speeding and the DWI, Campbell was issued tickets for open container within a motor vehicle and not having a proper child safety seat. After processing, Campbell along with his daughter were turned over to a family member. He will appear in North Town Collins Court.

Domestic disturbance leads to DWI charge

CATTARAUGUS IND-IAN RESERVATION – State Police at Collins responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Old Lake Shore Road.

Upon troopers’ arrival a black van was seen leaving the scene heading south. The vehicle was also observed crossing the yellow line, entering the opposite lane and after failing to stop at a stop sign, came to rest in a ditch.

The operator, Freeman W. Seneca, 35, of Irving, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and once processed at the Collins barracks administered a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, over twice the legal limit.

Seneca will appear in the Brant Town Court at a later date.

Fredonia Police

Joseph Ameno, 23, of Brocton was charged with petit larceny on July 24.

On July 26 at 3:52 p.m., Rosemarie Helda, 71, of Silver Creek was traveling east attempting to exit from the south entrance of Walmart onto Route 60 when she struck Efe Alacamli of Brigham Road, who was on a bicycle. Alacamli was riding his bike traveling north on the side of the road and proceeded to cross the intersection at the same time Helda was exiting. Alacamli was thrown to the ground and was taken by Alstar Ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment. The bike was taken for safe-keeping.

Tyler Barber, 22, of Randolph was charged with possession of marijuana and an open container of alcohol on Saturday.

Kris Schimek, 20, of West Main Street was charged with violating a noise ordinance Saturday.

On Monday at 1:12 p.m., Maria Hernandez, 40, of East Second Street, Dunkirk, was stopped at a drive-thru window at the McDonald’s located at 500 E. Main St. when she was rear-ended by David John, 71, of Cassadaga. John was behind Hernandez when his foot slipped off the brake pedal. Hernandez was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital by Alstar Ambulance.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

CHAUTAUQUA – Joshua Huntress, 24, no known address, was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and second-degree harassment Monday.

Deputies responded to an address on Meadows Road for the report of Huntress allegedly entering a home without permission and stealing prescription medicine. He also allegedly entered a church at that location and was involved in an altercation with a victim. Huntress was arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail. He will appear in Chau-tauqua Town Court.

FALCONER – Brian Seekings, 31, of Carroll was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, having a suspended registration and not having insurance on Wednesday.

At 2:30 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle for having a suspended registration. Seekings was operating on a suspended license. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,500 cash or $3,000 property bail.

NORTH HARMONY – Graham C. Riggle, 40, of Lakewood was charged with failure to use designated lane, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and driving while intoxicated on Tuesday.

At 2:06 a.m. deputies saw Riggle’s vehicle on Route 394 make several lane violations. During the traffic stop, it was found Riggle was intoxicated. He was arraigned in North Harmony Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

State Police

at Jamestown

ELLICOTT – A traffic stop led to a drug charge Monday. According to New York State Police at Jamestown a vehicle was stopped on Interstate 86 for speeding when the trooper smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. An investigation found passenger Pamela Slater, 35, of Jamestown, to be in possession of several containers of marijuana in her purse totalling 15 grams. Slater was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and will appear in the Ellicott Town Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA – A Pennsylvania man was sent to jail after a threatening phone call, according to State Police in Jamestown. Troopers responded to the report on July 24. An investigation revealed the suspect, Jeffery Ireland, 57, of Edinboro, Pa., called the victim and threatened him with bodily harm if he called Child Protective Services. Ireland was charged with second-degree harassment and was arraigned in the Chautauqua Town Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.