MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department is sharing information on area pharmacy burglaries with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department.
On Wednesday, May 29, The Corner Drug Store in the Village of Cattaraugus was allegedly broken in to by smashing a glass window, but the suspects were scared off by an audible alarm before they could steal anything. Also that same morning, the Johnson Pharmacy in Mayville was allegedly broken in to and a small quantity of drugs were stolen after some subject(s) broke a window and entered the pharmacy.
On Monday, June 10, it was reported some unknown subject(s) attempted entry into the pharmacy located in the Village of Randolph. Subject(s) were allegedly unable to make entry and nothing was stolen. On Tuesday, June 11 at around 5:30 a.m., the Sherman Pharmacy in the Village of Sherman was allegedly broken into. The subject(s) allegedly broke and entered through a front window, but were scared off by an audible alarm and didn't have time to steal anything.
The sheriff's offices are asking for the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for any one of these break-ins and also to be observant and report any suspicious activity seen.
If anyone has any information regarding these crimes, they should call 1-800-48-CRIME as WeTip offers up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction. Rewards are paid anonymously through Postmasters to protect the identity of the caller. Anyone who would prefer to talk personally to the sheriff's investigators in Chautauqua County can be reached at 753-4925.
RIPLEY - Dale W. Reynolds, 73, of Burton Ave., Ripley was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of second-degree criminal contempt on Tuesday, June 11 stemming from an incident on Thursday, May 16.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies served a warrant in the Town of Ripley for the arrest of Reynolds. Deputies took Reynolds into custody for allegedly violating an order of protection. Reynolds was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and committed to jail on $1,000/$2,000.
BROCTON - Kristy L. Martinez, 42, of Lake Ave., Brocton, Gladys M. Lanphere, 57, of W. Main St., Brocton, Lauralee Lewetzki, 34, of Lake Ave., Brocton, Thomas E. Dalton, Jr., 35, of Lake Ave., Brocton and Denae E. Doner, 31, of Lake Ave., Brocton were all charged with disorderly conduct on Wednesday, June 5
According to the sheriff's office, it received a call from Crestview Estates on Lake Avenue in the Village of Brocton at about 10:30 p.m. A 20 person fight was reported to be occurring involving youths and their parents. Sheriff's deputies responded and arrested Martinez, Lewetzki, Lanphere, Dalton, Jr., and Doner. All subjects were issued appearance tickets and will attend Brocton Village Court.
RIPLEY - Harry O. Lindsay, 33, of Findley Lake was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief on Wednesday, June 12.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies and Westfield Police Department were dispatched to a disorderly person on Route 5 in the Town of Ripley around 11:30 p.m. Through an investigation, deputies allege Lindsay became disorderly and punched the hood of a vehicle causing damage to the vehicle. Lindsay was arrested and arraigned in Ripley Town Court where he was remanded to the jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.
POMFRET - Larry A. King, 59, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicate, speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take breath test on Friday, June 14.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped King for allegedly speeding on Fredonia Stockton Road in the Town of Pomfret around 10 p.m. Following an investigation, it was allegedly determined King was intoxicated. King was charged with and brought before the Pomfret Town Justice where his driver's license was suspended. King will appear in Pomfret Town Court.
CHAUTAUQUA - Gary F. Shomo, 52, of Bedford, N.H., was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding on Saturday, June 15.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies stopped Shomo on Hartfield Stockton Road in the Town of Chautauqua for allegedly speeding around 7:45 p.m. Shomo was allegedly found to have a suspended New York State drivers license. Shomo was issued tickets and will be in Chautauqua Town Court.
SHERMAN - Elizabeth A. Horn, 23, of Range Road, Union City, Pa., was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on an arrest warrant on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Sunday, June 16 stemming from an incident on Tuesday, June 11.
According to the sheriff's office, Horn was charged after an alleged incident in the Town of Sherman on June 11. An arrest warrant was obtained from Sherman Town Court. Horn was located on June 16 by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department while she was driving her car on Route 430 in the Town of Sherman. Horn was taken into custody and arraigned in Sherman Town Court where she was committed to jail on bail.
SHERMAN - Justin Raynor, 32, of Conewango Valley was involved in a personal injury accident on Monday, June 17.
According to the sheriff's office, Raynor was allegedly southbound on Route 76 in the Town of Sherman when he lost control of the feed truck he was operating. The vehicle allegedly left the roadway, hit the ditch and came back onto the roadway where it overturned. The vehicle allegedly traveled on the passenger side of the vehicle until it exited the roadway and proceeded down a ravine. The operator was transported by Sherman Volunteer Fire Department to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., to be evaluated. Route76 was limited access for approximately two hours and then shut down completely for approximately four hours.