PORTLAND — A Fredonia man was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
According to the sheriff’s department, on May 27 officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 9:15 a.m., but upon arrival the victim said a male suspect ran from the building into a wooded area. The K-9 unit conducted a search of the area, but could not find the suspect due to inclement weather. At 12:45 p.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm on Route 5 in Portland. A K-9 deputy confronted, Robert M. Raynor, 20, of West Main Road in Fredonia in the garage of the residence and he was taken into custody. It was found the subject allegedly matched the description of the earlier burglary and Raynor allegedly had items from the earlier burglary.
Raynor was charged with third degree burglary, petit larceny, fourth degree criminal mischief and fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property. He was arraigned at the Pomfret Town Court, bail was set at $30,000 cash or $100,000 property and Raynor was remanded to jail. Further charges are pending for the break-in at the second location.
FRENCH CREEK — A Clymer man rear ended an Amish buggy carrying four people.
According to the sheriff’s department, on May 28 at 10 a.m. the sheriff’s office investigated a personal injury accident involving a pickup truck and an Amish buggy on Marks Corners Road in the Town of French Creek. The truck was operated by Lyle Gabriel, 86, of Marks Corners Road in Clymer, who allegedly came up on and rear ended the buggy, which was carrying two adults, including a 9-month-pregnant female, and two small children. All occupants with injuries were transported to Hamot Hospital by Clymer and Findley Lake Rescue for precaution. Gabriel was uninjured in the accident, which is still under investigation at this time.
RIPLEY — A Ripley man drove off the road and struck a utility pole.
According to the sheriff’s department, on May 29 at 4:35 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle off the road on Route 5 in the Town of Ripley. Upon investigation, it was found that Brent Wilkinson, 25, of Ripley was operating a pickup truck eastbound on Route 5 when he allegedly crossed over the center line and then off the opposite shoulder, striking a utility pole. His vehicle then traveled back onto the road and went off the eastbound shoulder and into the woods. A passing vehicle then struck a utility wire hanging across the road, causing damage to that vehicle.
Wilkinson was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated 0.18 percent blood alcohol content or higher, DWI common law, failure to keep right and driving across the hazard markings. He was released with traffic tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date.
NORTH HARMONY — A Mayville man was arrested for a driving while intoxicated accident.
According to the sheriff’s department, on May 30 at 1:45 a.m., deputies responded to Stebbins Road in the Town of North Harmony for a report of an auto accident. Investigation showed Brian Crockett, 30, of East Chautauqua Street in Mayville allegedly failed to keep right on Stebbins Road and struck a tree on the east side of the road, which caused his vehicle to roll over. Crockett was not injured, but was found to be intoxicated.
He was arrested on aggravated DWI, DWI failure to keep right charges and will appear in court on a later date.
PORTLAND — A Brocton man was charged with driving while impaired by drugs while he had a child in his vehicle.
According to the sheriff’s department, on May 30 at 4:30 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 in the Town of Portland for allegedly driving across the hazard markings. Upon investigation, the driver, Jason E. Selig, 41 of Brocton, was allegedly found to be impaired by drugs. Selig also allegedly had a child 15-years-old or younger in the vehicle, making his arrest a felony under Leandras Law.
Selig was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWI with a child 15 or under in the vehicle and drove across hazard markings. He was issued tickets and will appear in Portland Town Court on a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA — A 15-year-old male was transported to the hospital after the motor vehicle he was in was involved in an accident.
According to the sheriff’s department, on June 1 at 11:45 a.m. the sheriff’s office responded to a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on Nettle Hill Road in the Town of Chautauqua. After a short investigation, it was found that the operator, Eric Courtier, 21, of Mayville allegedly left the road after looking down to pick up a dropped item. The passenger of the vehicle, a 15-year-old male of Findley Lake, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Westfield Hospital by Mayville Rescue.
Courtier was issued a traffic citation and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
MAYVILLE — A Mayville man was found dead, trapped under a tree stump.
According to the sheriff’s department, on June 2 at 12:15 p.m., Mayville Rescue and the sheriff’s office responded to an unresponsive male in the woods near a residence on Hannum Road in Mayville. Upon investigation, it was found that Frederick J. Hannum, 84, of Hannum Road was attempting to cut up a tree which had uprooted on his property. Apparently, Hannum cut the tree and walked behind the root stump portion, which fell down on him. Upon arrival on the scene by rescue, he was found to be trapped under the stump and deceased. Hannum was pronounced at the scene by the Chautauqua County Coroner.
Hannum was extricated from the scene by Mayville Rescue with the help of the Town of Chautauqua Highway heavy equipment.
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CLYMER — A Westfield woman was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs.
According to the sheriff’s department, on June 2 at 5 p.m., sheriff’s patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 474 in the Town of Clymer. The operator of the vehicle, Cynthia L. Jackson, 46, of Union Street in Westfield, was traveling eastbound on Route 474 when she allegedly went back and forth off the road on several occasions, striking road signs as she went. Jackson finally came to rest at the intersection of Caflisch Road. She sustained apparent minor injuries and was transported to WCA.
An investigation into the accident led to Jackson being arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs. She was also issued tickets for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failing to maintain lane and uninspected motor vehicle. Jackson will appear back in Clymer Town Court on a later date.
RIPLEY — A Sherman woman was taken into custody on a warrant and a Westfield woman was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
According to the sheriff’s department on June 4 at 7:30 p.m., deputies saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at Maple Avenue and Burton Avenue in the Town of Ripley and performed a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as Victoria I. Carlson, 25, of Oak Street in Westfield and it was determined that Carlson’s driving privileges were allegedly suspended in New York State. Christine P. Carlson, 22, of Webber Road in Sherman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have a valid warrant out of the City of Jamestown.
Victoria Carlson was issued traffic tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date. Christine Carlson was taken into custody and turned over to the Jamestown Police Department.
WESTFIELD — A Dewittville woman was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail after she threw an object and struck a deputy.
According to the sheriff’s department, on June 4 at 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office was assisting the Westfield Police Department with an incident on East Main Street. A deputy was speaking with Amy L. Sperry, 47, of Dwittville, who was involved in the incident, and while speaking with her, she threw an object at the deputy and struck him.
Sperry was taken into custody and charged with second degree harassment, arraigned in Westfield Village Court and remanded to jail in lieu of bail.