Area Police

Fatal motorcycle

accident in East Otto

EAST OTTO – A Colden man has died in a single motorcycle accident Monday. Paul Raymond Maddex, 79, died around 5:30 p.m., according to police.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff deputies responded to the report of an accident on Connoisarally Road. According to police, Maddex was traveling south west when his motorcycle left the road and came to rest in a ditch.

Maddex was found in the ditch unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was performed and he was transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville where he was later pronounced dead.

East Otto Ambulance and Rural Metro Ambulance also responded to the scene.

Westfield Police Department

A 17-year-old male was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Monday. Police responded to a village residence for the report of an alleged smell of marijuana at 8 p.m. The male was found to be allegedly in possession of marijuana inside the residence. He was released to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date. Police did not release the male’s name.