Man nabbed in Ripley burglaries

WESTFIELD – A Ripley man was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies conducted a warrant check.

Officers say Jonathan N. Paddock II, 29, was located inside 7816 North Portage St. at around 9 p.m. Friday. He was wanted on burglary charges in the town of Ripley. He was taken to Ripley Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail on $20,000 cash and $40,000 bail.

Porch fire in Dunkirk causes no injuries

A fire in the city of Dunkirk Saturday left minimal damage to a residence. The Dunkirk Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 516 Deer St. at 6:35 p.m. According to officials, crews found a fire on the front porch of a residence. The owner put out the majority of the fire prior to arrival with a fire extinguisher. Firefighters extinguished the remainder of the fire and checked for extension. There were no reports of injuries. Crews were on the scene for 20 minutes.

Man charged with DWI in alleged stolen vehicle

ELLICOTT -A Falconer man was allegedly operating a stolen vehicle was charged following a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Rodney E. Thomas, 48, was charged with having no headlights, having no plates, unlicensed operator and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:40 a.m. deputies stopped Thomas on Fluvanna Avenue Ext. for operating without headlights and no license plates. Further investigation found Thomas was allegedly intoxicated and his license was revoked in New York state. Additionally, police found the vehicle was taken from a local used car lot in the city of Jamestown without permission. He was arraigned in Ellery Town Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $750 cash and $1,500 property bail. The investigation into the alleged stolen vehicle is ongoing and additional charges could be filed.

Collins Trooper charges Tennessee woman after repeated lies

COLLINS – A Tennessee woman was charged after she allegedly lied about her name and age.

State Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Route 62 on Aug. 14. The driver, Carol Ross, 49, of Spencer, Tenn., repeatedly told the trooper she was the 72-year-old owner of the car, but when questioned, could not match her alleged age and date of birth and could not provide valid identification. A passenger in the car provided Ross’ real name and a check found her driving privileges were revoked in New York. She was also allegedly found to be in possession of 8.5 grams of marijuana. Ross was charged with false impersonation and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was processed and arraigned in the Collins Town Court. Ross was sent to the Erie County Holding Facility on $1,000 bail.