RIPLEY - Brandon L. Murphy, 18, of Ripley was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Friday, April 26.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to a residence in the Town of Ripley for a disorderly person around 1:45 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Murphy, the alleged suspect. After an investigation, it is alleged Murphy damaged property that did not belong to him. Murphy was taken into custody without incident and charged. Murphy was arraigned on the charge and bail was set. Murphy was then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.
PORTLAND - The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist the Brocton Fire Department with the investigation of the cause of a structure fire at 5772 Ellicott Road, Lot 69 in Portland.
The fire was reported on Friday, April 26 at around 9:45 p.m., and the three adult occupants were able to exit the home safely without injury. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross. Investigators determined the fire started on the front steps in an enclosed entry way to the residence. The cause of the fire was found to be improperly extinguished or discarded smoking materials. The fire is classified as accidental.
HARMONY - Kevin C. Cole, 49, of Sherman was charged with parking on pavement, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and aggravated driving while intoxicated blood alcohol content 0.18 percent or higher.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies allegedly located a vehicle parked with the engine running in the driving lane on Baker Street at Route 474 in the Town of Harmony around 11:30 p.m. The male subject sitting in the driver's seat allegedly identified himself as Cole. Further investigation allegedly found Cole to be intoxicated. While being processed for DWI, a check of Cole's New York State drivers' license found he had allegedly been operating with a revoked New York State license. Cole was issued traffic tickets for the above charges and released to a responsible third party.
HARMONY - Clayton D. Phillips, 25, of Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood was charged with speed in zone and Felony driving while intoxicated blood alcohol content 0.08 percent or higher on Saturday, April 27.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped Phillips for allegedly speeding on Hoag Road in the Town of Harmony around 1:45 a.m. Further investigation allegedly found Phillips to be operating his vehicle while intoxicated. A check of Phillips' New York State drivers' license showed he had a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated within the last 10 years making this DWI charge a Felony. Phillips was processed and released to a responsible party and will answer to the above charges in court at a later date.
PORTLAND - Michael Dimmer, 56, of Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se 0.08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, failure to keep right and driving too slowly on Sunday, April 28.
According to the sheriff's office deputies allegedly observed a vehicle east bound on Route 20 swerving within its lane of traffic around 1 a.m. The suspect vehicle allegedly drove onto the center line several times and was impeding traffic due to a very slow speed. The suspect vehicle was stopped, and Dimmer was allegedly found to be the operator. Further investigation led to Dimmer's arrest for DWI. He was released with traffic tickets and is to appear in Portland Town Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA - Douglas A. Swan, 45, of Snug Harbor Dr., Mayville was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Monday, April 29.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies arrested Swan on a warrant issued from Chautauqua Town Court. Deputies allege that on Saturday, April 27 Swan violated an order of protection by communicating with the person which the order was issued to protect. Swan was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.
PORTLAND - Keith P. Danler, 29, of Westfield was charged with moved from lane unsafely, drove across hazard markings, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se on Sunday, April 28.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies allegedly observed a westbound vehicle on Route 20 in the Town of Portland cross the fog line of the roadway several times around 2:30 a.m. The vehicle was stopped, and Danler was allegedly identified as the operator. Through an investigation, deputies allege Danler was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition and arrested Danler for DWI. Danler was processed, charged and later released with traffic tickets to appear back in Portland Town Court at a later date and time.