Area Police

Motorist charged after colliding with Ripley house

OBSERVER Staff Report

RIPLEY – A 24-year-old North East, Pa., man has been charged with speed not reasonable for hazardous conditions, unlicensed operation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he crashed his vehicle into a house at 4118 North Road Monday morning.

According to the New York State Police, around 6:50 a.m., Robert R. Thiem was driving north on North Road when he lost control of his vehicle due to an unsafe speed and slippery road conditions.

The vehicle went through a small ditch and continued through some small trees and brush. It then went through a yard and struck a garage attached to the North Road house.

There was substantial damage to both the vehicle and the garage structure.

Thiem was not injured in the accident and the owner of the home was not there at the time.

Thiem was issued tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court.

Gunshot complaint prompts arrest

  • On Sunday, New York State Trooper Keith Mulawka responded to the intersection of Routes 394 and 62 in Kennedy for a gunshot complaint reported near a residence.

The complainant told Mulawka he was hunting with his minor son near the railroad tracks on their friend’s property when a shot was fired. He said the shot just missed his son.

The complainant’s son said he observed a man wearing a dark sweater and a hat on the railroad tracks where the shot originated.

Upon investigation, Mul-awka found the subject’s residence. Troopers said Kyle Ross, 17, of Kennedy allegedly borrowed a friend’s gun and fired one shot into the field near the old railroad bed in his friend’s backyard.

Ross was arrested by Environmental Conserva-tion officers for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence and possession of a slug in the field with no hunting license.

Ross is scheduled to appear in the Poland Town Court.

Irving residents charged under Leandra’s Law

  • SHERIDAN – Two adults were charged under Leandra’s Law after a traffic stop Sunday.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, John Wasierski, 38, and Darlene Bommer, 47, both of Irving were found to be allegedly intoxicated while a child was present in the vehicle.

Deputies responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the front yard of a residence on Route 20 where the occupants were having a reported argument around 8:15 p.m.

Deputies stopped the vehicle shortly after it left the residence and found Wasierski to be the operator. He was found to be allegedly intoxicated and was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated.

During further investigation, it was found Bommer was allegedly operating the vehicle prior to Wasierski and was found to be allegedly intoxicated. She was charged with aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law and with an additional charge of felony DWI due to a prior DWI conviction.

Wasierski was arraigned in Sheridan Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail. Bommer was released with tickets.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK – Bradley M. Dimmer, 22, of Howard Street was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Monday. At 12:50 a.m. deputies found him to be in possession of an alleged marijuana pipe containing marijuana and residue. He will appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date.