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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department 10/18/12

October 24, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

RIPLEY - Timothy R. Luke, Jr., 23, of Route 76 in Ripley was injured in a train incident on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

According to the sheriff's office, Luke was allegedly crossing railroad tracks at the crossing at S. State St., in Ripley around 9 p.m. Luke was allegedly on the north side of the tracks and was walking to the southeast. As Luke was crossing, there were allegedly trains approaching on both the CSX and Norfolk-Southern train tracks from the west. A witness to the incident indicted the crossing gates were allegedly operational at this time. As Luke crossed the tracks, it appeared he allegedly did not notice the Norfolk-Southern train which was on the southern set of tracks. As Luke stepped off of the tracks, he was allegedly struck by the train on his left leg and foot area and sent into the air. Luke allegedly landed clear of the train next to the tracks. Luke was treated at the scene by Ripley Fire, then transported to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., where he was treated for a broken leg.

MAYVILLE - Joseph M. Nagy, 29, of Falconer St., Jamestown was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

According to the sheriff's office, Nagy was allegedly found to be in possession of a small quantity of marihuana at 2 Academy St., Mayville around 1:30 p.m. Nagy was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.

PANAMA - Gregg Morrison, 35, of Wall St., Panama was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail for violation of probation for Felony driving while intoxicated on Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies received a tip that a wanted person, Morrison, had been seen at 24 Rock Hill Rd., in the Village of Panama. Deputies arrived around 3:45 p.m., and, upon further investigation, found Morrison at that address. Morrison was taken into custody without incident and will appear in Chautauqua County Court on a later date.

NORTH HARMONY - On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Ashville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Butts Rd., North Harmony. Upon arrival, the single-family residence was found fully involved. Ashville got assistance from Panama, Chautauqua, Bemus Point, Ellery Center Lakewood and Busti Fire Departments. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist in determining the cause of the fire. Upon completion of the investigation, it was discovered the stove pipe, from a wood burning stove in the basement, was installed too close to combustible material. This was determined to have started the fire. No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported. The house was a total loss. The fire has been ruled accidental.

CHAUTAUQUA - Joseph C. Smeraldo, 51, of Chautauqua Ave., Jamestown was charged with issuing a bad check on Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies served Smeraldo with an appearance ticket for allegedly issuing a bad check. The incident allegedly occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at A-Automotive on Honeysette Rd., in the Town of Chautauqua. Smeraldo will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date to answer the charge.

CASSADAGA - Adam Brandi, 24, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se 0.08 percent blood alcohol or higher and speed in zone on Saturday, Oct. 13.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped a vehicle on Maple Ave., in the Village of Cassadaga for allegedly speeding around 12:15 a.m. Brandi was allegedly found to be the operator of speeding vehicle. Investigation into the stop led to Brandi's arrest for alleged DWI. He was released with traffic tickets and is to appear in Stockton Town Court on a later date.

POMFRET - Rienaldo Roman, 44, of Brocton was charged with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se 0.08 percent blood alcohol or higher, parked on pavement, open container while operating motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Saturday, Oct. 13.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a vehicle parked in the lane of traffic on Route 20 in the Town of Pomfret around 4 a.m. Upon arrival, Roman was allegedly found to be the operator of parked vehicle. Further investigation found Roman to allegedly be intoxicated, and he was charged, issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Pomfret Town Court on a later date.

 
 

 

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