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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 03/15/12

March 21, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

PORTLAND - Ryan M. Norton, 25, of Westfield was charged with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se 0.08 percent blood alcohol content or higher and failure to dim highbeams on Saturday, March 10.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies allegedly observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 20 at around midnight which failed to dim its highbeams to oncoming traffic. The suspect vehicle was stopped and Norton was found to allegedly be the operator. An investigation into the stop led to the arrest of Norton. He was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Portland Town Court on a later date.

RIPLEY - Brenda L. Lauer, 35, of Route 430 in Sherman and an unidentified 17-year-old female were each charged with second degree harassment on Sunday, March 11.

According to the sheriff's office, it received a report around 5 p.m., of a fight in the parking lot of the old Country Fair store in Ripley. Following an investigation, it was alleged Lauer and the 17 year old slapped and punched another individual. It was further alleged that Lauer verbally threatened six other individuals at this location. Lauer was charged with six counts of harassment and the 17 year old with one. Both were issued appearance tickets and scheduled for Ripley Town Court later this month.

SHERMAN - Marty S. Troyer, 20, of Rapas Hill Road in Panama, Marianne D. Troyer, 18, of Waits Corners Road in Panama, Marvin B. Byler, 19, Mount Pleasant Road in Sherman and Leroy A. Troyer, 20, of Clymer Sherman Road in Clymer were each charged with underage possession of alcohol and Marty Troyer was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, on Sunday, March 11.

According to the sheriff's office, there was a report of an underage party on Heslink Hollow Road in Sherman. As deputies were responding to the location on Heslink Road around 7:15 p.m., there were several Amish buggies traveling north on Clymer Hill Road. The buggies were allegedly in both lanes of travel and when the buggy in the in the southbound lane moved over into the northbound lane, a second buggy came from the northbound lane and moved into the southbound lane, which was occupied by the patrol vehicle. The buggy and patrol vehicle allegedly collided, causing the buggy to flip onto its side. The horse was separated from the buggy and ran to a nearby barn. There were allegedly three occupants in the buggy. Marty Troyer was allegedly operating the buggy and stated the party was being held at his property. Marianne Troyer was allegedly a passenger in the buggy and was not injured. Byler, also allegedly a passenger, had his leg trapped under the buggy and had a minor injury. Leroy Troyer was allegedly operating a second buggy and stopped after the collision happened. The other buggies allegedly all fled the scene. All four subjects had allegedly been consuming alcoholic beverages, and there were allegedly several containers of alcoholic beverages in the buggy. Marty Troyer was additionally charged with unlawfully dealing with a child due to the fact he was hosting the party. All four subjects are to be in Sherman Town Court on a later date.

PORTLAND - Brittany A. Cettell, 22, of Route 20 in Fredonia was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny on Sunday, March 11.

According to the sheriff's office, deputes took a report where a victim alleged a debit card belonging to them had fraudulent charges placed on it. After an investigation, deputies discovered Cettell was allegedly at the victim's house and used the card to make purchases without the victim's permission. Cettell was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in Portland Town Court on a later date.

HARMONY - James M. Mescall, 40, of Holder Road in Panama was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and no headlamps during inclement weather on Monday, March 12.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped a vehicle on Kortwright Road in the Town of Harmony around 4 p.m., for an equipment violation. An investigation led to Mescall, the allegedly operator of the vehicle, having his driving privileges revoked in New York State for prior alcohol related offenses. Mescall was arrested, released with tickets and is scheduled to appear in Harmony Town Court later this month.



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