RIPLEY — Jonathen P. Klaus, 24, of West Main Road in North East, Pa., was charged with inadequate exhaust and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Friday, Oct. 14
According to the sheriff’s office, at around 9:30 p.m., Klaus was stopped on Route 20 in the Town of Ripley for inadequate exhaust. After further investigation, it was alleged that Klaus was operating the motor vehicle on a suspended New York State driver’s license. He was issued uniform traffic tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA — Eugene G. Newby, 52, of Sherman was charged with felony driving while intoxicate, failure to keep right and driving across hazard marking on Saturday, Oct. 15.
According to the sheriff’s office, at around 1:30 a.m., deputies allegedly observed a pickup truck traveling southbound on Morris Road cross the center line and the hazard marking a couple of times. Suspect vehicle was stopped for the observed violations. Newby was found to allegedly be intoxicated and was arrested. He was released with traffic tickets and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
FRENCH CREEK — Brent D. Nelson, 40, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol of 0.08 percent or greater, speed not reasonable and prudent and move from lane unsafely on Sunday Oct. 16.
According to the sheriff’s office, patrol and Findley Lake Fire Department responded to a report that a vehicle had crashed into a house on Marks Corners Road in the Town of French Creek. Following an investigation, it was determined that Nelson was allegedly operating a 2008 Chevy Impala eastbound at a high rate of speed. Nelson allegedly left the roadway and crashed into the front porch of a residence. Nelson’s vehicle allegedly then side swiped a utility pole and traveled a significant distance before crashing into a creek bed. Nelson was not injured since he was wearing a seatbelt and the airbags deployed. The resident inside the house was not injured either.
Following an interview with Nelson, deputies placed him under arrest and charged him with the above counts. He will appear in French Creek Town Court on a later date.
RIPLEY — Christopher M. Lehner, 38, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, fail to signal turn and loud exhaust on Saturday, Oct. 15.
According to the sheriff’s office, patrol stopped a vehicle on Route 20 in the Town of Ripley after observing an alleged turn signal violation. Following an investigation, Lehner was arrested and taken into custody for processing. He was released with appearance tickets and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date. Additional charges are pending the results of a chemical blood test.
WESTFIELD — Dillon J. Ward, 18, of Shore Drive in Westfield was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Sunday, Oct. 16 and was committed to Chautauqua County Jail.
According to the sheriff’s office, at around 12:15 p.m., the sheriffs, Westfield Police Department and the New York State Police responded to a residential burglary in progress in the Town of Westfield in the Shore Haven area. The homeowners had returned home to their cottage to find their front door had been kicked in and the suspect was still inside, allegedly locked in a spare bedroom. The suspect then allegedly fled out of a rear window and ran into the woods. A short search of the area resulted in Ward being taken into custody. He was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court due to the Westfield Town Court being unavailable. Bail was set at $5,000 cash and $10,000 property.