Area Police

Suspect caught in crawl space

KIANTONE – A wanted suspect was caught in a crawl space Saturday by New York State Police.

Roman Gedz, 50, of Busti was found in a residence on Frissell Road in the town of Kiantone.

Gedz had been wanted in connection with a violation of an order of protection on July 27.

Police responded to the victim’s residence on Frissell Road for the report of Gedz had allegedly threatened the victim and damaged property. Gedz then fled into a wooded area prior to police’s arrival. An organized search for Gedz was conducted but with no success.

On Saturday, the police were called back to the victim’s residence after she returned home and noticed some items were missing and heard noises from within the residence.

Gedz was found in a hidden crawl space on the second floor behind a closet. He was taken into custody on the warrant and charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree criminal contempt, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

He was arraigned in Kiantone Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending bail.

Teen charged in stolen vehicle case

HANOVER – A 16-year-old male has been charged in connection with a stolen vehicle on Sunday. Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office responded to a residence in the town of Hanover for an alleged stolen vehicle. The missing vehicle was located a short distance from the residence, however it had been in an accident where the operator had fled the scene.

Deputies allege the teenage male took the vehicle and left the scene of the accident. The teen was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle and was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court. Other vehicle and traffic charges are pending. The teen’s name has not been released by police.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

BEMUS POINT – Laura A. Taylor, 47, of Jamestown was charged with not wearing a seatbelt and unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday. At 8:30 p.m. deputies stopped Taylor’s vehicle on Main Street in the village of Bemus Point for operating a vehicle without a seatbelt. During the traffic stop, Taylor and her passenger, Stephanie M. Osman, 34, of Jamestown were found to be each in possession of marijuana. Osman was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were released on an appearance ticket.

BEMUS POINT – An-drew S. Hodges, 26, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment on Saturday. At 1:30 a.m. deputies were called to a hotel on Lakeside Drive for a harassment complaint. It is alleged Hodges shoved a hotel employee and broke a lamp inside the hotel. He was released on appearance tickets.

MAYVILLE – Daniel JW Robertson, 35, of Sherman was charged with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or circulation on Sunday. At 2:15 a.m. dep-uties responded to a domestic disturbance on Route 430 in the village of Mayville. Robertson was the alleged aggressor in this incident. He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 property.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

BUFFALO – Bradley E. Gabel, 27, of Gowanda was taken into custody on a warrant on July 26. The warrant was from the Day-ton Town Court for petit larceny. He was arraigned in Dayton Town Court and held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

EDEN – David Blasz, 61, of North Collins was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated on Friday. At 9:23 p.m. dep-uties stopped Blasz’s vehicle on Jennings Road in the town of Eden for failing to stay within its lane. During the stop, it was found that Blasz was intoxicated. He was transported to the sheriff’s substation where his blood alcohol content was found to be a .18 percent. He was released on an appearance ticket for Eden Town Court.