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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 09/06/12

September 12, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Gregory R. Best, 18, of Westfield was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, fail to keep right and fail to reduce speed on a curve on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

According to the sheriff's office, its patrol came upon a vehicle crash which had just occurred on Water Street in the Village of Mayville around 12:15 a.m. A vehicle operated by Best allegedly Westfield failed to negotiate a curve, crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a street sign. During the investigation, Best allegedly failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DWAI-drugs. Best was also allegedly found to be in possession of a narcotic prescription drug and a small quantity of marijuana. Best was taken into custody for processing, charged, issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.

MAYVILLE - Nathaniel D. Hollins, Jr., 21, of Babcock St., Silver Creek was arrested on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

According to the sheriff's office, while in the recreation yard of Podular Housing Unit A of the Chautauqua County Jail, inmate Hollins is alleged to have damaged and defaced part of the jail wall by scratching an approximately 24" by 8" profanity statement into it with his handcuffs/restraints around 10:30 a.m. Hollins was arrested and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.

JAMESTOWN - Julia M. Rummings, 31, of Bourne St., Ripley was charged with petit larceny and fraudulent receipt of benefits on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

According to the sheriff's office, Rummings was arrested and issued appearance tickets around 12:30 p.m., after it was found she had allegedly received public assistance and failed to notify the Department of Social Services she was employed. Rummings is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court on a later date to answer above charges. The public is asked to report any welfare fraud to the We-Tip number at 1-800 782-7463 or the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-388-5365

CHARLOTTE - Robert R. Wilson, 20, of Westfield was involved in a personal injury motor vehicle crash on Thursday, Aug. 30.

According to the sheriff's office, it responded to a one car crash on Route 60 in the Town of Charlotte around 12:30 p.m. After interviewing witnesses and conducting an investigation, it was determined Wilson was allegedly operating a delivery truck owned by Johnson Estate Winery of Westfield in a southerly direction on Route 60 in the Town of Charlotte. It appears he allegedly operator fell a sleep at the wheel causing the vehicle to go off the west side of the roadway where it then struck a utility pole causing it to sheer off approximately six to eight feet from the ground. The vehicle continued through a lawn and then went down into a deep embankment surrounded by trees. The driver was transported by Cassadaga Fire to WCA Hospital for what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. Route 60 was closed for about an hour while power lines were removed from the road. Charges are pending.

NORTH HARMONY - Michael S. Brown, 42, of Ashville was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and move from lane unsafely on Saturday, Sept. 1.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies allegedly observed an eastbound vehicle on Route 394 in North Harmony veer into a ditch around 2:15 a.m. The operator was allegedly identified as Brown. Following an investigation, Brown was arrested, charged and released. He will appear in North Harmony Town Court on a later date.



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