BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

  • HANOVER – Troopers arrested David Harrison, 40, of Old Lakeshore Road in Irving on Sept. 24 for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Harrison was stopped on Routes 5 and 20 for texting while driving. A computer check found he was driving on a suspended ID only, with no license. Troopers then allegedly found him in possession of two bags containing crack residue and a pipe with crack residue in it.

Gowanda Police

  • Donald Hofner, 59, of McKinstry Road in Delevan was arrested Sept. 25 for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Aldrich Street Extension and Route 438 for an equipment violation. While speaking with him, troopers smelled alcohol and he failed a series of field sobriety tests after providing a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent.
  • Michael Smith, 40, of Chestnut Street in Gowanda was arrested on Oct. 2 for felony driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving was stopped on Jamestown Street for driving erratically. After speaking with him, troopers had him perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was processed at the Collins state police barracks with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent. A computer check revealed a prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years, making this arrest a felony. Smith was also wanted in Florida by the Volusia County Sheriffs Department for fraud. Troopers contacted the Volusia sheriffs and were told they will not be extraditing him on the charges.
  • Nathan Abram, 18, of Forestville was arrested on Sept. 22 after he failed to negotiate the curve on Route 438 and Aldrich Street Extension and drove off the road. Troopers in the area located his vehicle and after he failed field sobriety tests, police arrested him for driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police searched the vehicle and found marijuana.
  • Susan Kohler, 45, of Buffalo Street Extension, Gowanda, was arrested on Sept. 24 on an arrest warrant for fourth-degree criminal mischief. She was spotted at a yard sale on Buffalo Street by troopers and taken into custody. She was also charged with failure to appear on an appearance ticket. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holing Center on $500 bail.

State Police Collins

  • Christopher Stone, 24, of Main Street, Collins was arrested on Sept. 26 for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers were assisting an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a traffic stop and drug arrest on Route 39 and while talking with Stone, a passenger in the vehicle, he was found in possession of a plastic tube with cocaine residue. He was processed at the Collins state police barracks and issued an appearance ticket .
  • George Borowski, 26, of Lake Street, Angola was taken into custody after troopers stopped the vehicle he was driving on Collins Road because of an expired inspection. A computer check revealed he had a bench warrant for his arrest issued by the Evans Town Court. He was taken to the Evans Police Department.
  • Jesse Howk, 21, of Lakeview Road in Machias was arrested Sept. 29 for unlawful possession of marijuana after his car was stopped for an equipment violation. While speaking with Howk, troopers smelled marijuana and then found a pipe with marijuana in it.
  • Quintin Jones, 34, of Aldrich Street, Gowanda was arrested on Oct. 1 with unlawful possession of marijuana after the car he was riding in was stopped for speeding. While speaking with Jones, troopers smelled marijuana. A small quantity was found in his possession.
  • SPRINGVILLE – On Sept. 23, troopers charged Joshua Kinder, 22, of Otto with unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers stopped him on Route. 39 for an inadequate exhaust and while speaking with him smelled marijuana inside the car. After a subsequent search, police allegedly found a pipe with marijuana in it and two grams of marijuana in a plastic bag. He is due in Concord Town Court.
  • VERSAILLES – Keith Young, 35, was charged with second-degree harassment after an alleged domestic dispute on Sept. 23 at a home on Burning Springs Road. Young reportedly punched and pushed a victim following an argument. He was issued an appearance ticket.