Area Police

Evans man, 52, fatal victim

in hit-and-run

EVANS – The Town of Evans Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident.

Overnight Sunday, the victim, identified as 52-year-old Barry Moss of Evans, was walking on the westbound side of Route 5 (Erie Road) near Gold Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling west. The vehicle left the scene and it was several hours before the victim’s body was located.

Evans Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle, reported to be a newer Ford SUV with front passenger and side passenger damage.

The area where the victim was hit is known for car/deer accidents. If someone hit something and believes they may have hit a deer or some other animal, they are asked to contact the Evans Police Department as soon as possible.

Man charged under Leandra’s Law

BUSTI – A 37-year-old Jamestown man was charged Saturday with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child less than 16 in the vehicle.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, at 3:15 p.m., Angel Ormsby’s vehicle was stopped by deputies on Busti Still Water Road for speeding.

Upon investigation, Ormsby was allegedly found to be intoxicated. Deputies also observed that Ormsby had a back-seat passenger under the age of 16 at the time of the stop.

Ormsby was taken into custody and arraigned in Busti Town Court. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond.

Other charges include driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, back seat passenger age 4-7 with no or improper restraint and speeding in zone.

New York State Police at Jamestown

POLAND – On Dec. 16, New York State Police arrested Kyle M. Samuel-son, 20, of Conewango Valley, for drug possession.

Subsequent to a traffic stop on Interstate 86 in the town of Poland for inoperable headlight and no plate lamp, Samuelson was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.

He was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana returnable to the Town of Poland Court and released.

NORTH HARMONY – On Dec. 15, troopers arrested Olin A. Madison Jr., 46, of Corry, Pa., for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Subsequent to a traffic stop for no seatbelt, which occurred on Interstate 86, Madison was allegedly found in possession of a dagger.

He was processed in Jamestown, where he posted $100 bail and was released.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

STOCKTON – Peter McTaggart, 23, of Sin-clairville, Frank Orazio, 23, of Stockton, and Christopher Harding, 29, of Sinclairville, were all charged Saturday with petit larceny, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and trespassing.

The charges stem from a scrap metal larceny that occurred on Sept. 21 on Bear Lake Road in the town of Stockton.

McTaggart and Orazio were released with appearance tickets for Stockton Town Court. Harding, currently in the Chautauqua County Jail on unrelated charges, will answer the charges at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA – Joseph Spas, 55, of Ashville was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater and failure to keep right on Saturday.

Around 9 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 394 in the town of Chautauqua for allegedly failing to keep right. The operator, who was identified as Spas, was allegedly found to be intoxicated.

Spas was taken into custody and later released with uniform traffic tickets. He will appear in Chautauqua Town Court to answer the charges.

New York State Police at Olean

SILVER CREEK – State Police arrested Hunter J. Eggleston, 19, of Silver Creek, for unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in Olean.

He is to appear in City of Olean Court on Jan. 16.