Area Police

Investigation of vehicle larcenies leads to property recovery

JAMESTOWN – After several investigations of vehicle larcenies and burglaries in the French Creek and Clymer area dating back to early spring, several items have been recovered. These include electronics and an autographed baseball and have yet to be claimed by their rightful owners. If you have any information regarding ownership of these belongings, please call the State Police Jamestown Station Commander Sergeant Gary Segrue at 665-3113.

Troopers make arrest for Leandra’s Law

PERRYSBURG – Jeremy E. Klusek, 26, of Dunkirk was charged on Sept. 14 after troopers responded to the report of a disabled vehicle on North Road around 10:40 p.m. Klusek was transported to the state police barracks in Collins for a breath test and registered a blood alcohol content of .08 percent. Due to the test result and the fact that he had two minor children in the vehicle, Klusek was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and several other vehicle and traffic charges. Klusek was released to a third party and is scheduled to appear in Perrysburg Town Court at a later date.

Jamestown man charged under Leandra’s Law

GERRY – A Jamestown man has been charged under Leandra’s Law following a Sunday arrest. Thomas D. Maher, 29, of Big Tree Sugar Grove Road was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law on Route 60.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report of a vehicle all over the road and Maher was located on Route 60. After a traffic stop, it was alleged Maher was intoxicated and had a 6-year-old passenger in his vehicle making this charge a felony. He was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court, due to the unavailability of the Gerry Town Judge, and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

Dunkirk Police Department

A property damage accident occurred on Sept. 11 on Lamphere Street. Around 10:11 a.m., Daryl Spencer, 46, of Cheektowaga was traveling northbound on Lamphere Street when he was distracted while checking directions to Dunkirk City Court. He allegedly drove through lowered Norfolk Southern crossing gates, causing the front windshield to smash. Damage was done to the front pillars of the vehicle. The crossing gate was broken in two places.