Area Police

Fredonia woman allegedly forged checks

On Friday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kimberly L. Swartz, 37, of Fredonia without incident after an investigation. It is alleged that the subject went to a financial institution in the village of Silver Creek and passed forged checks gaining a monetary benefit on three separate occasions.

Swartz was arraigned in the Town of Hanover Court for the village of Silver Creek and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail with bail set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 property bond.

A detainer warrant was also issued for the Town of Dunkirk court where Swartz will face fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree attempted grand larceny charges for incidents which occurred at a financial institution in the town of Dunkirk. Additional charges include three counts of second-degree forgery and three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Frewsburg student escapes abduction

On Thursday at about 3:20 p.m. the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported suspicious situation on Falconer Street in Frewsburg.

According to the report, a Frewsburg Central School student was walking north on Falconer Street near the Howard Street intersection when a bluish-gray-colored vehicle pulled alongside the street and the front seat passenger grabbed the student’s arm. The student was able to flee the scene without any more contact.

The vehicle is described as a fairly late model passenger car with angular or squared rear body features and tinted windows. Both the driver and passenger are believed to be white males; both wore ski masks.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at 664-3100 or 753-2131.