NORTH HARMONY - Richard Gould, 65, Abby Gould, 21, and Carly Gould, 21, all of Willow Avenue in Jamestown were involved in an overturned sailboat on Chautauqua Lake on Tuesday, July 24.
According to the sheriff's office, the Chautauqua County Navigation Patrol was summoned to an overturned sailboat with three subjects in the waters of Chautauqua Lake around 5 p.m. The subjects were taken ashore and two were transported to WCA Hospital for evaluation. Richard Gould assisted in righting the vessel and towing it to Long Point State Park Marina. It appears the incident was allegedly the result of extremely high winds and rough seas. Volunteers and equipment from the Ashville Fire Department and Bemus Point Fire Department assisted in the rescue.
CLYMER - Nicholas E. Weitschat, 22, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated and other pending traffic charges on Thursday, July 26.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies and the Clymer and Panama Fire Departments responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Clymer Center Road in the Town of Clymer around 9 p.m. Following the investigation, it is alleged that Weitschat was operating a 1998 Ford Escort eastbound on Clymer Center Road when he drove onto the shoulder of the roadway and crossed back across both lanes of travel where his vehicle rolled over an embankment coming to rest on its roof in a gully. Weitschat was transported to WCA Hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries. The extent of his injuries was not fully known at the time of this report. His passenger, Sheldon Harper, 18, was able to walk away from the crash with only a scratch. Deputies interviewed Weitschat at the hospital and he was arrested for DWI. Various additional charges will be filed at a later time as a result of the accident investigation. Weitschat was remanded at the hospital and will answer his charges in Clymer Town Court on a later date.
MAYVILLE - Clarissa M. Dickey, 21, of East Chautauqua Street in Mayville was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Saturday, July 28.
According to the sheriff's office, a deputy responded to a call for a lost child who had been found wandering around on East Chautauqua Avenue in Mayville around 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, the deputy identified the child and found the mother. It is alleged the child is not receiving adequate supervision and, upon further investigation, Dickey, the mother of the child, was charged. She will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
SHERMAN - Barry A. Seekings, 52, and Stephanie L. Seekings, 41, of Route 13 in Sherman were each charged with second-degree harassment on Saturday, July 28.
According to the sheriff's office, the department received a call of a fight at the Cooler Caf in Sherman at around 9:15 p.m. After an investigation, it was allegedly determined the two Seekings went behind the bar and attacked the bartender and another individual. No injuries were sustained. The two Seekings were charged, issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges in Sherman Town Court on a later date.
HARMONY - Mark E. Barnhart, 22, of Lakeview Street in Jamestown was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal tampering and two counts of second-degree harassment on Saturday, July 28.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to the area of Hoag Road in the Town of Harmony for a report of disorderly subjects around 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival, Barnhart was allegedly located in the middle of the roadway acting disorderly. He was taken into custody and transported to Busti Town Court for arraignment. In the patrol vehicle, he allegedly began kicking at the windows and doors, causing damage to the rear door. While he was being removed the from patrol vehicle, he allegedly began kicking at and fighting with officers. The two Lakewood-Busti Police Officers assisting were allegedly kicked by Barnhart. Once at the court, the allegedly began spitting on the windows, seats and floor. Barnhart was arraigned and committed to jail with bail set at $2,500.
CHAUTAUQUA - Angela M. Kellogg, 21, of Route 380 in Stockton was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.
According to the sheriff's office, it is alleged Kellogg called and sent a threatening text message to a Town of Chautauqua resident on Saturday, July 21 around 4:15 p.m. Kellogg was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
HARMONY - Robert L. Tordella, 50, Ashville was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI per se on Friday, July 27.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies were investigating an alleged incident which occurred on Blockville-Watts Flats Road in the Town of Harmony around 10:45 p.m. During the investigation, deputies allegedly observed Tordella drive up to their location and exit his vehicle. Since Tordella was the subject of their investigation, he was interviewed. Tordella was allegedly found to be intoxicated and arrested for DWI. Following the original investigation , he was additionally charged due to allegedly choking another person. Tordella was arraigned in Busti Town Court and sent to jail pending receipt of $500 cash bail. He will be in Harmony Town Court on a later date. Deputies were assisted by Lakewood-Busti Police.
MAYVILLE - Michael Harris, 43, of Cambridge Street was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and Nathan A. Kohler, 25, of Zahm Road in Forestville, John A. Bish, 46, Mount Vernon Place in Jamestown and Patrick T. Raynor, 45, Swan Street in Jamestown were all charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband on Tuesday, July 31.
According to the sheriff's office, during recent routine shakedowns at the Chautauqua County Jail, the following inmates were discovered to be in possession of the following contraband: Harris, large amount of tobacco and matches with strikers; Kohler, seven Gabapentin pills and chewing tobacco in addition to homemade jail house hooch/wine; Bish, Tramadol and Gabapentin pills in addition to homemade jail house hooch/wine; and Raynor, Cataflam pills and homemade jail house hooch/wine. All subjects were arrested and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.