The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's assistance with a burglary that occurred on Van Buren Road in Pomfret on April 3. During the course of the burglary, a sculpted bronze sculpture of a swimming dolphin riding a wave was taken from the residence. It is believed whoever took it thought it was a piece of art, but is actually a cremation urn containing the remains of the victim's husband. Anyone who may have seen this urn in the last week or two is asked to call at the sheriff's department at 753-4498. Also the victim is not interested in pressing charges against anyone who may have taken the urn or may have possession of it. She is very distraught and just wants her husband back. Whoever has it is asked to return it to the victim or call Sg. Peter Pett at 753-4498 who will come and pick it up no questions asked and no charges will be placed.
RIPLEY - George W. Tanner, Jr., 41, of Cole Hill Road in Pittsfield, Pa., was charged with inadequate headlights and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Sunday, April 15.
According to the sheriff's office, Tanner was stopped on East Sidehill Road in the Town of Ripley around 1:30 a.m., for allegedly having only one working headlight. Further investigation allegedly revealed Tanner's operating status in New York State was suspended on Sept. 22, 2011 and has never been restored. He was taken into custody and later released with appearance tickets.
BROCTON - Torry R. Kenny, 18, of Lake Avenue in Brocton was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail on charges of two counts of petit larceny on Monday, April 16.
According to the sheriff's office, after a lengthy investigation conducted by the CCSD, Kenny was arrested and arraigned in Brocton Village Court. These charges stemmed from alleged numerous reports of vehicle break-ins made by Brocton residents throughout the month of March, and some of the stolen items were allegedly recovered by sheriff's investigators. Kenny turned himself in. The investigation is ongoing with possible arrests pending.