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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 04/26/12

May 2, 2012
Westfield Republican

WESTFIELD - Two suspects were charged with burglary Wednesday, April 11 following an investigation.

In early March, cabins located on Belson, Pigeon and Douglas roads in the town of Westfield were broken into. Items were stolen and property was damaged at each location.

After an investigation, property including a shotgun, a compound bow and other small items were recovered. Sheriff's deputies obtained evidence at the scenes of the burglaries which helped identify the suspects, Garret Bowen, 19, and Jalen Matve, 18, both of Westfield.

Each was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree felony criminal mischief, and one count of fourth degree grand larceny. The two were arraigned in the Town of Westfield Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash and $40,000 property bail.

ELLERY - After an investigation into a burglary in a Town of Ellery home, a Lakewood man has been charged with grand larceny and other charges.

On Monday, April 16, Joshua Asel, 22, of Lakewood was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.

Between February and March, entry was gained into a home by breaking into one of the windows. Items valued at several thousand dollars were taken.

During the course of the investigation, deputies learned the location of some of the stolen items.

A search warrant was executed on a residence in the Town of Chautauqua, from which some of the stolen property was recovered.

It is alleged Asel was involved in the burglary, and Asel was charged and arraigned in the Town of Ellery and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, which was later posted.

PORTLAND - Jeremiah S. Burgess, 21, of Portland was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated per se 0.18 blood alcohol content or higher, DWI common law and stop sign violation on Saturday, April 14.

According to the sheriff's department, deputies allegedly observed a vehicle commit a stop sign violation at the intersection of Matthews Road and Fuller Road in the Town of Portland around 2:30 a.m. The suspect vehicle was stopped and Burgess was found to be the operator. Further investigation found Burgess was allegedly intoxicated and he was arrested, issued traffic tickets and will appear in Portland Town Court on a later date.

BROCTON - The sheriff's department has recovered several newer model bicycles in the Cassadaga and Brocton area. Anyone who has lost a bike and has not reported it can contact the sheriff's office at 753-4967 with a description of the bike. Those can identify their bike can have it returned.

BROCTON - Joshua P. B. Roach, 19, of Brocton was charged with disorderly conduct on Wednesday, April 18.

According to the sheriff's department, deputies were called to Lake Avenue in Brocton for a reported fight around 7:45 p.m. During the investigation, Roach allegedly began yelling vulgarities at deputies. Roach allegedly continued using profane language after being advised by deputies to stop. Roach was also allegedly obstructing traffic throughout the investigation. Roach was taken into custody, charged, arraigned in Brocton Village Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.



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