Area Police

Two charged in theft of a motor vehicle

SILVER CREEK – Two Dunkirk residents have been charged following an investigation into a stolen motor vehicle.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Dyquan Smith, 18, of Deer Street, and Jordan Acevedo, 18, of Lord Street, have been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Smith and Acevedo were picked up on felony warrants Wednesday following an investigation of a stolen motor vehicle that occurred in August in Silver Creek. The two were arraigned in Silver Creek and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash/$4,000 property bail.

Name released in pole damage accident

Dunkirk Police have released the name of the individual who struck a utility pole Wednesday night at the corner of Grant Avenue and East Seventh Street, resulting in major damage to the pole.

Forty-year-old Chad Mitchell of Blue Springs, Mo., was the driver of the vehicle. Mitchell was driving a Penske rental truck when he crashed into the pole around 9:30 p.m.

The pole had split and was hanging from the wires. There appeared to be no outage on the street as a result of the damaged pole.

No other information could be given.

Dunkirk Police Department

Andrew Sobilo, 24, of East Second Street was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Monday.

Donald Tolbert, 39, of Nichols Avenue was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Monday.

Julie Porter, 38, of Rochester was charged with operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on Monday.

Angel Cruz, 18, of East Second Street was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlicensed operation and failure to keep right on Tuesday.

Henry Hoisington III, 46, of Taft Place was charged with violating a noise ordinance on Tuesday.

Elisa Rivera of Webster Street was charged with driving with a suspended registration, operating an uninsured and uninspected motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Tuesday.

Derik Cuyler, 36, of Rochester was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninspected motor vehicle with no plate lamps on Wednesday.

Bianca Mojica, 21, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Wednesday.

A 17-year-old youth of Deer Street was charged with petit larceny on Wednesday.

Juan Mercado, Jr., of Monroe Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating an uninspected motor vehicle with no stop lamps on Wednesday.

Dunkirk Police Department

Jose Santiago of Lake Shore Drive West was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Fredonia Police Department

A property damage accident occurred on Gardner Street on Monday. At 1:25 p.m., Jeffrey Majka, 44, of Gardner Street was backing up from 115 Gardner St. when he did not see Lisa Cuthbert, 36, also of Gardner Street, traveling westbound behind him. Cuthbert had no other option but to strike Majka’s vehicle in the passenger’s side rear with her front passenger’s side, causing major damage to both vehicles. Cuthbert continued across Gardner Street and struck the Gardner Street Playground sign and a no parking sign. Majka was solely at fault.

Dylan Sugden, 18, of Route 60 was charged with trespassing on Tuesday.

Christopher Colasanto, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Grissom Hall was charged with littering and unlawful possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

NORTH HARMONY – Jason J. Sprague, 23, of Dewittville was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday.

At 1:43 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 394. During the traffic stop, deputies found an alleged odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A passenger, Dennis P. Gonzalez, 21, of Mayville was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after both were found in alleged possession of marijuana. Both were released on appearance tickets for North Harmony Town Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

ELLERY – Josh A. Moore, 33, of Bemus Point was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment on Wednesday.

At 4:45 p.m. deputies responded to an altercation on Route 430. Moore had allegedly pushed and placed his hands around the neck of another person while the victim was holding a small child. Moore was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court at a later date.