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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 11/10/11

November 16, 2011
Westfield Republican
PORTLAND — Ashley N. Barrett, 19, of Pearl Street in Brocton was charged with unreasonable speed and driving while intoxicated on Sunday, Oct. 30.

According to the sheriff’s office, it responded to a one car motor vehicle crash on Route 5 in the Town of Portland at around 2 a.m., called in by an off duty City of Dunkirk Police Officer. The investigation showed the subject was traveling west on Route 5 when she allegedly lost control of her vehicle due to excessive speed and being in a highly intoxicated state. The vehicle lost traction causing Barrett to slam head-on into a bridge barrier. The crash caused heavy damage to both the budge and her vehicle. The off duty officer discovered the crash and found Barrett slumped over the wheel. He offered first aid and then called the sheriff’s office. Deputies arrived and interviewed Barrett before Portland Rescue responded and transported her to Brooks Hospital for minor injuries. At the hospital, Barrett allegedly refused to cooperate with the investigation and did refuse a blood test. Further charges are pending the investigation.

CHAUTAUQUA — Joshua J. Burke, 23, of Bowen Road in Stockton was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

According to the sheriff’s office, at around 9 p.m., a vehicle driven by Burke was stopped on Beech Hill Road in the Town of Stockton. A check of Burke’s driving record showed his license was allegedly suspended in New York State. Burke was issued a traffic ticket and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.

HARMONY — Randall D. Lawergren, 55, of Button Valley Road was charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal tampering on Thursday, Nov. 3 and was committed to Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.

According to the sheriff’s office, at around midnight, deputies arrived at Button Valley Road for a report that Lawergren was acting loud and disorderly. Upon arrival Lawergren was allegedly located in the roadway acting disorderly, playing loud music and yelling and swearing. Lawergren allegedly smashed a portable radio and a beer can on the hood of a sheriff’s car, causing damage to the car. Lawergren allegedly resisted arrest and was taken into custody, arraigned on the above charges and taken to jail. While being transported to the jail, Lawergren allegedly began spitting and kicking the windows in the patrol car. He will appear in court on a later date.

PORTLAND — Shane L. Newton, 23, of Ripley was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 3.

According to the sheriff’s office, at around 4 p.m., patrol responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 20 in the Town of Portland. Upon investigation, it was found that Newton was operating a flat bed logging truck westbound when he allegedly went off the roadway to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Newton’s vehicle struck a utility pole and a few trees before coming to rest. Newton did not complain of any injuries, but was taken to Westfield hospital for precautionary treatment. No charges are pending at this time.

PORTLAND — Paul R. Dunn III, 19, of Route 380 in Portland was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail on warrants for two counts of obstruction of governmental administration, third-degree assault and three counts of second-degree harassment on Friday, Nov. 4

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies attempted to serve several active warrants around 9:30 p.m. at Dunn’s residence, but he allegedly refused to come to the door. After several minutes, Dunn came to the door and was taken into custody without incident. Dunn was arraigned in Portland Town Court on the two counts of obstruction of governmental administration stemming from two separate incidents in the Town of Portland. He was then arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court on the rest of the charges stemming from two separate incidents that occurred in the Town of Chautauqua.

CHAUTAUQUA — Kyle C. Langer, 22, of West Main Street in Sherman was arrested on Friday, Nov. 4 around 9:15 a.m. on the charge of second-degree assault.

According to the sheriff’s office, Langer was arrested after a two week investigation into an assault which took place at a residence on Hartfield-Stockton Road in the Town of Chautauqua on Oct. 19. A 21-year-old male was allegedly assaulted with a glass jar by Langer after an argument between the two over money. He received a fractured skull and a broken bone in his neck. At the time of the assault, the victim was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Hammot Hospital in Erie, Pa., where he received a plate in his head for the fractured skull. he has since been released from the hospital. Langer was taken into custody in Mayville and has given a statement admitting to the assault. He was taken before Chautauqua Town Justice David Narduccia where he was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 property bail.


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