Area Police

House fire snuffed out in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A house fire was quickly snuffed out on Saturday at 237 E. Terrace Ave.

Around 3:52 p.m., the Lakewood Fire Department responded to the above address with assistance by the Celoron Fire Depart-ment.

The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist in determining the cause of the fire.

After the investigation, it was determined that an electrical problem at an electrical junction box in the ceiling of the kitchen was the cause of the fire.

No one was at the residence at the time the fire occurred. The incident has been ruled accidental.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CREEK – Dayne C. Heimburg, 42, of Findley Lake was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right and operating with a handheld electronic device on Friday.

At 11:45 p.m., deputies responded to the report of an alleged hit-and-run accident that occurred on French Creek-Mina Road in front of the French Creek Tavern.

It was alleged that an unknown vehicle operated by an unknown operator had left the parking lot and failed to keep right and side- swiped another vehicle. The operator then fled the scene.

Through an investigation, Heimburg was found to be the alleged operator. He will appear in French Creek Court at a later date.

SILVER CREEK – A 17-year-old youth from Silver Creek was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana and a second 17-year-old youth from Silver Creek was charged with fourth-degree criminal facilitation on Saturday.

Around 5:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Elm Street for a report of a burglary in progress.

When deputies arrived on the scene, two male youths were allegedly located there.

After a short investigation, it was determined the youths were involved in the burglary and were placed under arrest.

The youths are both scheduled to appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date to be arraigned.

BROCTON – Jeffrey T. Hinderschied, 31, of Aurora, Ohio, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent and failure to signal a turn on Saturday.

Around 9:45 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn while traveling from Main Street to Old Mill Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Hinderschied. A subsequent investigation revealed he was allegedly intoxicated.

Hinderschied will appear in Brocton Village Court at a later date.