MAYVILLE - Alex Lescynski, 18, of Mayville was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree possession of stolen property on Monday, March 18.
According to the sheriff's office, a family living on Burton Avenue in the Village of Mayville allegedly had their child's snowmobile stolen from their property around midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The snowmobile was a 2006 300 Ski Doo Freestyle. The investigation started by the sheriff's office led to the recovery of the snowmobile and, ultimately, led to the arrest of Lescynski. Lescynski was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and released under the supervision of probation until further prosecution.
STOCKTON - Dustin W. Hale, 28, of Silver Creek, Alex Tylwalk, 21, of Dunkirk and Richard J. Patterson, 21 of Brocton were each charged recently with one count of second-degree burglary for crimes committed in January and February.
According to the sheriff's office, it and area police, including northeastern Pennsylvania, experienced a number of daytime burglaries. Investigations into these cases led to the arrest of the three subjects. The sheriff's department was able to put the case together when the three subjects allegedly entered a house on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton when the family returned home. The three subjects allegedly fled from the area, but a vehicle description was broadcasted and was later pulled over by Dunkirk police allegedly with Hale as the driver and Tylwalk as a passenger. The investigation that followed eventually led to the arrest of all three subjects. The sheriff's department believes these three are responsible for several area daytime burglaries, and the investigation is continuing. Hale is in Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash or $60,000 property bail. Both Tylwalk and Patterson are being held on their indictment and will be arraigned in Chautauqua County Court, but for now are in the Chautauqua County Jail.
CHAUTAUQUA - Four local residents were involved in a two vehicle minor personal injury motor vehicle accident on Thursday, March 21.
According to the sheriff's office, Michael N. Cochrane, 25, of Westfield, Brandy R. Cochrane, 26, of Westfield and Hailey A. Cochrane, 1, of Westfield were allegedly driving along Plank Road in the Town of Chautauqua when Nicholas C. Shields, 22, of Mayville allegedly pulled out directly in front of them from a driveway around 6 p.m. Neither driver was allegedly able to avoid the impact, and the vehicles allegedly t-boned each other. The vehicles then allegedly spun out into the ditches and partially blocked the roadway. Shields was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. The Cochranes were not injured. Shields failed to yield the right of way. Investigation is on going, and charges are pending against Shields.
DUNKIRK - Danielle E. Gee, 19, of W. Main St., Brocton was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday, March 22.
According to the sheriff's office, it investigated an incident on Vineyard Drive in the Town of Dunkirk around 11 a.m. Following this investigation, Gee was allegedly found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Gee was arrested, charged and released and will appear in Dunkirk Town Court on a later date to answer the charge.
RIPLEY - Govitza Castro, 35, of Westfield was involved in a motor vehicle rollover accident on Friday, March 22.
According to the sheriff's office, Castro was heading west on Route 20 in Ripley when she allegedly lost control of her vehicle, struck a guardrail and overturned around 11:45 a.m. She was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital with head and neck injuries.
BROCTON - Colleen R. Sutton, 43, of E. Main Rd., Westfield was charged with failure to keep right, aggravated driving while intoxicated and blood alcohol content over 0.18 percent on Saturday, March 23.
According to the sheriff's office, Sutton was stopped for allegedly failing to keep right on Central Avenue in the Village of Brocton when she nearly struck a marked sheriff's patrol vehicle with the vehicle she was operating around 11:45 p.m. An investigation led to Sutton being arrested for aggravated DWI as her blood alcohol content was allegedly 0.24 percent.
MAYVILLE - Jackson W. Nolloth, 28, of Hannum Rd., Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, following to closely, and uninspected motor vehicle on Friday, March 22.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to investigate a two vehicle property damage accident on West Chautauqua Street in the Village of Mayville around 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, it was allegedly found that Nolloth was operating a westbound vehicle when he rear ended another westbound vehicle allegedly attempting to pull into a driveway. Upon further investigation, Nolloth was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. Nolloth was later released with traffic tickets and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date to answer charges.
BROCTON - John E. Swogger, 56, of E. Main St., Brocton was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation on Monday, March 25.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped a vehicle on East Main Street in the Village of Brocton around 10:45 a.m. Further investigation led to alleged discovery the operator of this vehicle, Swogger, had his New York State driver's license revoked for several prior alcohol related driving offenses. Swogger was arrested, charged and arraigned in Brocton Village Court and then remanded to jail on bail.