PORTLAND - Leonard J. Erhard, 35, of Webbster Rd., Westfield was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument on Wednesday, March 27.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 in the Town of Portland for a traffic violation around 11:15 p.m. Upon further investigation, Erhard, who was a rear seat passenger, was allegedly found to be in possession of multiple hypodermic instruments. Erhard was taken into custody and later arraigned in Westfield Town Court. Erhard was sent to jail on $500 cash bail. Erhard will appear in Portland Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.
RIPLEY - Kamal K. Korkonda, 29, of Bemus Point was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, disobey stop sign and speed not reasonable and prudent on Saturday, March 29.
According to the sheriff's office, patrol allegedly located a vehicle crashed at the intersection of Route 76 and County Route 6 in the Town of Ripley around 11 p.m. The driver had allegedly fled the scene on foot. Deputies searched the area, spoke to neighbors and developed information on the operator's description. Deputies allegedly located the operator and owner of the vehicle not far from the accident scene, at around 12:10 a.m. He was allegedly identified as Korkonda. Following the investigation, Korkonda was arrested, taken into custody for processing and later released. He is scheduled to appear in Ripley Town Court.
RIPLEY - Rudy J. Damonti, 31, of W. Main St., Ripley was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of second-degree harassment on Monday, April 1.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies allegedly took Damonti into custody without incident. Damonti was charged after he allegedly sent life threatening text messages to the victim. Damonti was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and committed jail with $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail.
MAYVILLE - William E. Osthagen, 43, of S. Erie St., Mayville was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of third-degree assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child on Monday, April 1.
According to the sheriff's office, Osthagen was charged after an alleged altercation at his residence. Osthagen was sent to jail on bail by the Chautauqua Town judge.