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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 03/22/12

March 28, 2012
Westfield Republican

POMFRET - After a traffic stop, Jessica L. Joy, 18, of Portland was charged with failure to dim headlights, James C. Andin, 20, of Brocton was charged with underage possession of alcohol and Jeremy M. Dennison, 20, of Fredonia was also charged with underage possession of alcohol on Tuesday, March 13.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped Joy around 2 a.m., on North Road in the Town of Pomfret for alleged failure to dim her headlights at oncoming traffic. Further investigation found Joy's passengers, Andin and Dennison, had allegedly been consuming alcohol under the age of 21. Andin and Dennison were issued appearance tickets and Joy was issued a traffic ticket. All parties will appear in Pomfret Town Court on a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA - Brandon E. Newby, 24, of Morris Road in Mayville was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and fail to maintain lane on Wednesday, March 14.

According to the sheriff's office, it received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Plank Road in the Town of Chautauqua around 9:15 p.m. After an investigation, it was allegedly found that Newby was traveling southbound on Plank Road and failed to negotiate a turn in the roadway near Lindberg Road. His vehicle allegedly traveled off the west side of the roadway, rolled over and then came to rest on the north side of Lindberg Road. During the course of the accident, Newby's vehicle allegedly struck several road signs. Newby was later allegedly treated by Mayville Fire Rescue and then transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital for precautionary treatment. He was cited and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.

SHERMAN - Anthony W. Walker, 27, of Sherman was charged with third-degree assault on Thursday, March 15.

According to the sheriff's office, there was allegedly an altercation outside of Murdock's Bar on Main Street in the Town of Sherman around 8:30 p.m., between a male and Walker. The other male allegedly received a laceration on the top of his head as a result of Walker's actions. Walker was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Sherman Town Court on a later date.

MAYVILLE - Carol Keating, 61, of Maple Drive East in Mayville was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail for obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest on Tuesday, March 20.

According to the sheriff's office, it is alleged Keating obstructed deputies from performing their duties while they were effecting a Chautauqua County Surrogate's Court Warrant of Eviction. It is further alleged she then resisted her arrest. Keating was arraigned in front of Chautauqua Town Justice Narducci and committed to jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

SHERMAN - James Sittnick, 63, and Norma Sittnick, 58, both of East Main Street in Sherman were rescued from a house fire at their residence.

According to the sheriff's office, a house fire was reported via 911 at 148 East Main Street in Sherman at 7:30 a.m. Prior to the fire department's arrival, it was discovered James and Norma were trapped in a second floor bedroom. Dan Miller, Ray Miller, David Miller and John Chapman were working on the roof of a neighboring house. They brought their ladders to the house to reach the Sittnicks. Another neighbor, Jeff Ireland, also assisted in reaching the Sittnicks. First arriving firefighters and sheriff deputies then further assisted in removing the couple. Jay Irwin, Doug Crane, Michael Courtney, Ben Crane and Ray Spacht are all Sherman firefighters. Investigator Randy Boland and Deputy Kristie Lyon also assisted at the scene. Norma was removed first, followed by James, who was unconscious at this time. Both were taken by ambulance to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. Both were then transferred to a Pittsburgh area hospital for smoke inhalation, but no apparent burns. The fire investigation showed the fire started in a rear entry room to the house. At this time it appears to be accidental, but will remain under investigation until the Sittnicks can be interviewed. There were no working smoke detectors located in the residence. Sherman was assisted by Findley Lake, Clymer, Mayville, Chautauqua, Ashville and Bemus Point Fire Departments.



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