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Alan W. White Sr., 61, of Perrysburg was charged with child endangerment Aug. 13. White allegedly yelled at three children, aged 10 years old and younger, pushed them to the ground and struck them in the face during an incident in July. White reported to Gowanda Police and was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Melissa M. Gould, 48, of Taylor Hollow Road, was charged on an arrest warrant Aug. 17. Police re-sponded to the report of a suspicious vehicle following a resident on Aldrich Street. The driver, Gould, was found to be operating the vehicle on North Water Street where a computer check revealed an active warrant for a larceny from Lackawanna City Court. Gould was turned over to Lackawanna Police.

Roquel Crouse, 26, of Jamestown Street, was charged with a bench warrant Aug. 19. Police re-sponded to a disturbance where Crouse was allegedly causing the disturbance. Crouse, who appeared in-toxicated, was found to have an active warrant for her arrest for failure to appear in Collins Town Court. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $500 bail.

Randi A. Gates, 24, of Buffalo Street was charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 20. Police responded to the report of a disturbance on Buffalo Street where Gates allegedly punched and kicked a female victim. She was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Leiondie R. Mohawk, 29, of Commercial Street was charged with petit larceny on Aug. 20. Police responded to the report of a shoplifter from a village business. Mohawk had allegedly tried to steal alcohol and was stopped by an employee in the parking lot. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 bail. Mohawk also allegedly intentionally broke a plate glass window in the courthouse while leaving. Additional charges are pending.

Carolyn R. Jimerson, 52, of Jamestown Street was charged with criminal mischief and fifth-degree arson on Aug. 20. Police had received a complaint about Jimerson from an ex-roommate. Jimerson had allegedly destroyed all the victim’s property including clothes, medication and glasses by burning the items. She was arraigned in Persia Town Court and released on her own recognizance.

Anthony I. Sanjurjo, 30, of Buffalo Street was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding on Aug. 21. Sanjurjo was stopped on Aldrich Street for allegedly going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. During this traffic stop, a DMV computer check revealed Sanjurjo’s licensed had been suspended 13 times since 2011. He was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Brittany A. Danks, 20, of Buffalo was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, following too closely, license restriction violation and having an expired registration on Aug. 21. Police investigated a property damage accident where one vehicle had fled the scene in July. During the investigation, Danks allegedly was driving the vehicle which she had taken without permission. Danks was taken into custody after being a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police. She was arraigned in Persia Town Court and released on her own recognizance.

Justin C. Prouty, 17, of Springville, Shayna R. Dearmyer, 17, of Ashford and Chelsea L. Currie, 20, of Ashford were charged with underage consumption of alcohol on Aug. 21. Police stopped a vehicle on Buffalo Street and found the three youths to be in alleged possession and consuming alcohol. All were released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court.

Paul K. Herbst, 21, of Ashford was charged with child endangerment on Aug. 21. Herbst was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Buffalo Street. Herbst had allegedly bought and supplied alcohol to three underage passengers. He was released on an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court. 2

Jeremiah A. Bednarek, 31, of Miller Street and Heather L. Diaz, 29, of Buffalo Street were charged with third-degree assault on Aug. 22. Police responded to the report of a loud party on Buffalo Street. Bednarek and Diaz, who appeared intoxicated, had allegedly been involved in a dispute where they threw a male victim down a flight of stairs. The victim was treated by Gowanda Ambulance and sent to the Erie County Medical Center. Both individuals were released on an appearance ticket but the investigation is continuing. The Erie County Sheriff’s Department assisted with this call.

Police allegedly

discover marijuana during domestic call

PERRYSBURG – A Perrysburg man has been taken into custody after police allegedly discovered a large quantity of marijuana in his residence.

According to the Catta-raugus County Sheriff’s De-partment, deputies were called to a residence regarding a possible physical dom-estic incident. After arriving on scene the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force was called in after deputies allegedly discovered marijuana on site.

Joseph A. Pugh, 37, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing for the domestic dispute call, as well as second-degree criminal possession of marijuana (a class D felony) and unlawfully growing cannabis (a misdemeanor) following the drug investigation.

Pugh was arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and held on $3,000 bail.