Area Police

Ripley man and meth lab busted

RIPLEY – On Friday at about 8:30 p.m. Chautau-qua County Sheriff Depu-ties arrested John Gibbs II, 23, of Ripley on an arrest warrant for breaking probation in Pennsylvania. Gibbs was found in possession of a portable meth lab.

When Gibbs tried to flee after allegedly attempting to strike an officer, he was tasered and transported to Westfield Memorial Hos-pital for minor injuries.

Gibbs was charged with third-degree felony unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree methamphetamine manufacturing materials, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He is being held in Chautauqua County Jail without bail as a fugitive from Justice and on $17,000 bail for new charges.

Man charged after allegedly putting drugs in his pants

GOWANDA – An Olean man was charged after police observed him allegedly putting drugs down his pants during a traffic stop. Daniel V. Grover, 36, of South Berry Street was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and having a criminal substance in a non-original container on Wednesday.

Gowanda Police stopped Grover after observing his vehicle parked in the driveway of a closed business on Jamestown Street. Grover allegedly attempted to place a cigarette pack down the front of his pants that contained numerous narcotic and controlled substance pills, none of which was prescribed to Grover.

Grover was arraigned in Persia Town Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Gowanda woman charged after alleged numerous 911 calls

GOWANDA – A Gowanda woman has been charged after allegedly making several calls to 911. Carolyn R. Jimerson, 53, of Jamestown Street was charged with falsely reporting an emergency to police on Feb. 16.

According to the Gowan-da Police Department, Jim-erson allegedly called 911 to report an emergency. Upon arrival, she allegedly told patrol she wanted a ride to buy cigarettes. Police told Jimerson, who appeared intoxicated, this was not po-lice procedure and warned she would be charged if she contacted 911 again without an emergency.

After police left, Jimerson allegedly made eight calls to 911 within 15 minutes. She was released on an appearance ticket.

Route 83 accident leads to charges

ARKWRIGHT – A two-car accident Tuesday morning sent one driver to the hospital and charged another on Route 83.

According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas Minnich, 36, of Sinclairville allegedly failed to yield the right of way while turning off Center Road onto Route 83. A vehicle operated by Kara Frontuto, 32, of Conewango Valley collided with Min-nich’s vehicle. Frontuto was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle for apparent minor injuries.

Minnich was charged with failure to yield the right of way at an intersection and will appear in Arkwright Town Court.

New York State Police at Fredonia

CHERRY CREEK – Sunday at 10 p.m., Fredonia State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 83 for an inadequate muffler.

Investigation revealed the operator, Alisha Scinta, 43, of South Dayton, was operating the vehicle with a revoked license. Scinta was intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .12 percent.

She was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Cherry Creek Court on March 18.

POMFRET – On Sun-day at 1:40 a.m., Fredonia State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 60 for failure to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle.

Javier Medinia Reyes, 21, of Florida was found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .12 percent.

Reyes was issued UTT’s for failure to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and driving while intoxicated all returnable to the Town of Pomfret Court on March 4.