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Westfield Police Department 11/17/11

November 23, 2011
Westfield Republican
WESTFIELD — Joseph Bentham, 32, of East Route 20 in Westfield was charged with driving while intoxicated, open container of alcohol inside motor vehicle, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane on Sunday, Oct. 30.

According to the police department, at around 11:30 p.m., an officer was on patrol on East Main Street in the Village of Westfield. The officer allegedly observed a vehicle operated by Bentham allegedly drive across center yellow lines and white hazard markings of the roadway multiple times. Upon further investigation, it was allegedly found that Bentham had open containers of alcohol inside his motor vehicle and was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Bentham was arrested and will appear in Westfield Village Court on a later date.

WESTFIELD — An 18-year-old Westfield youth was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 property bond for petit larceny, criminal mischief and trespass on Thursday, Nov. 10.

According to police, at around 7:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the parking lot of Better Baked Foods Co., at 25 Jefferson Street in Westfield for a report of a male subject going through cars. Upon arrival, the subject had already left the area. During the investigation of the incident, witnesses came forward and informed the police they allegedly observed a male youth entering and attempting to enter vehicles in the company’s parking lot. Thanks to the witnesses, police were able to gain the alleged identity of the suspect and the direction they took on foot. After a search of the area, police were not able to locate the suspect. The investigation continued and it was determined the suspect had allegedly damaged a window of a vehicle then entered the vehicle and stole a purse from inside. A warrant of arrest was obtained from Judge Thomas and the suspect was arrested a day later and charged with the above crimes. The suspect was arraigned in front of Judge Thomas and remanded to jail in lieu of bail. The Westfield police were able to retrieve the stolen purse along with other items used in the crime. The Westfield police would like to thank the cooperation of the witnesses and the Better Baked Foods Co., for their assistance. If no the their help, it would have made it much harder to obtain a resolution to the investigation.

WESTFIELD — Onix Baez, 43, of Washington Street in Westfield was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment on Saturday, Nov. 12.

According to police, at around 9:30 p.m., police responded to East Main Street in the Village of Westfield for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers were advised that Baez allegedly slapped a female and punched a male. Baez was arrested and will appear in Westfield Village Court on a later date.

WESTFIELD — Larry A. Shampoe, 42, of Robinson Street in North East, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right, failure to maintain lane and speeding.

According to police, at around 12:15 a.m., officers were on patrol on West Main Street in the Village of Westfield when they allegedly observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed drive over center yellow lines and white hazard markings. The officers pulled Shampoe over and, upon further investigation, it was allegedly found that he was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license. Shampoe was arrested and will appear in Westfield Village Court on a later date.
 
 
 

 

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