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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 09/29/11

October 5, 2011
Westfield Republican
NORTH HARMONY — Five persons aged 19 to 21 were charged with a range of offenses including unlawful dealing with a child, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of alcohol on Sunday, Sept. 18.

According to the sheriff’s office, police were called to Hunt Road around midnight for a loud, possible underage party. The investigation led to Tyler Johnson, 21, of Hunt Road in Ashville, Kyle L. Langer, 21, of West Main Street in Sherman, Clinton Newhouse, 20, Butts Road in Ashville, Hillery Shilling, 19, of Hunt Road in Jamestown and John Alderch, 20, of Barret Street in Jamestown being arrested.

Johnson was charged with unlawful dealing with a child. Langer was charged with unlawful dealing with a child, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. The unlawful dealing with a child was for providing alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21. Newhouse, Shilling and Alderch were all charged with unlawful possession of alcohol. All five will appear in North Harmony Town Court on a later date.

NORTH HARMONY — Ginger R. Carter, 36, of Potter Road in Mayville was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, suspended registration, fail to maintain lane, uninspected motor vehicle and improper signal on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

According to the sheriff’s office, a report was received at 11 p.m. from a concerned citizen of an erratic driver on Route 394 in the Town of North Harmony. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle a short time later on I-86 and observed the vehicle allegedly swerving in both lanes of travel and nearly striking another vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and further investigation found the driver, Carter, to allegedly be driving while impaired. She will appear in North Harmony Town Court on a later date and further investigation is pending.

HARMONY — Randall D. Lawergren, 54, of Button Valley Road was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on an outstanding warrant on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the Button Valley Road area at 3 p.m. to investigate a male was allegedly standing in traffic causing a vehicle to swerve onto the solder of the road to avoid striking him. The male was identified as Lawergren and he was taken into custody upon arrival due to an outstanding warrant out of the Town of Busti. He was also charged with disorderly conduct as a result of the reported incident and will answer to that charge in Harmony Town Court on a later date.

HARMONY — Kiniko L. Harley, 32, of Kortwright Road was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday, Sept. 22.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies investigated an incident on Kortwright Road at 9:30 p.m., in which a victim was allegedly struck in the face. It is alleged that during an altercation, Harley struck the victim in the face. Harley was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Harmony Town Court on a later date.

RIPLEY — Christopher M. Nielson, 34, of West Main Street in Clymer, was charged with failure to signal turn, no seatbelt, unlicensed operation, false personation and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation while Kristan E. Heber, 27 of East Third Street in Oil City, Pa., was charged with facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation on Friday, Sept. 23.

According to the sheriff’s office, Nielson was stopped for allegedly not using a turn signal around 8 p.m. An investigation led to the other charges as Nielson allegedly knowingly and intentionally gave deputies the wrong spelling of his last name in order to prevent them from obtaining his correct driving status. A NCIC check on the incorrect spelling revealed he was wanted by the Westfield Police Department and the New York State Police for similar charges. A new record check on the correct spelling revealed Nielson’s driver’s license had expired and had been suspended 19 times on six different dates. Nielson was taken into custody and turned over to Westfield Police.

Heber, a passenger in the vehicle was issued a traffic ticket for allowing Nielson to operate her vehicle allegedly knowing he did not have a driver’s license. Both persons will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date.

RIPLEY — Evelyn J. Bookbinder, 47, of North Pearl Street in Frewsburg was charged with speed in zone and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Saturday, Sept. 24.

According to the sheriff’s office, Bookbinder was stopped by deputies around 9:15 p.m. on West Main Street in the Town of Ripley for allegedly speeding. After further investigation, it was alleged that Bookbinder was operating the vehicle on a suspended New York State driver’s license. She was issued uniform traffic tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date.


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