Sheriff’s Office treating Westfield case as homicide

WESTFIELD – A female Titus Road resident in her 60s was the victim of an apparent homicide on Wednesday afternoon.

A scanner report at 4:30 p.m. initially called police to the scene of a crime at 8448 Titus Road involving an assault victim who was possibly deceased.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, who was attending a 4 p.m. Public Safety Committee meeting in Mayville and left early due to the incident, said officers blocked off Titus Road from traffic as an investigation began.

Gerace said the woman was the sole victim and neighbors were told by police that they were not in danger. More details were not available at press time as the investigation proceeded.

Portions of Titus Road are located in both Sherman and Westfield. Gerace said the scene of the crime was the town of Westfield.