Area Police

Accident on I-86 sends one to hospital

SHERMAN – An accident on I-86 Monday sent one teen to the hospital.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover accident on the interstate near mile marker 10 at 5:44 a.m.

A vehicle driven by Rickey H. Pratt, 43, of Sherman was traveling east when a deer struck the side of his car. Pratt had pulled his vehicle off to the right side of the road to call police. A second vehicle driven by Ashlee K. Waite, 17, of Sherman, swerved to miss the deer, causing her vehicle to leave the left side of the road and roll over. Waite was treated and released on scene, but a passenger, Ashley Kelly, 17, of Sherman, was transported to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., for apparent minor injuries.

Sherman and Bemus Point fire departments also responded to the scene.

Gowanda Police Department

William J. Merecki, 28, and Amanda L. Light, 25, both of Angola were charged with trespassing on Oct. 12. Police responded to the report of alleged trespass on Palmer Street at 2 p.m. Merecki and Light were allegedly illegally camping on private property. Both were released on appearance tickets.

Arlyn J. Schindler, 30, of Buffalo Street was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 17. Schindler was arrested previously for larceny and when he failed to appear in court, an arrest warrant was issued. He also had a warrant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Schindler was arraigned in Collins Town Court and turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. He was sent to the Erie County Holding Center.

Michele M. Twoguns, 32, of East Main Street was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 17. Twoguns was previously arrested by police for damage she caused inside a village business. When she failed to appear in court, a warrant was issued. She was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $5,000 bail.

James A. Wheat, 24, of Perrysburg was charged on an arrest warrant on Oct. 18. He was previously arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance by police. When Wheat failed to appear in court, an arrest warrant was issued. He had appeared in Springville Village Court on an unrelated charged and Gowanda Police were notified. Wheat was arraigned in Collins Town Court and sent to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.