Westfield Police responded to a report of a stabbing May 21 on East Main Street around 7:50 p.m. Police spoke with the victim at Westfield Memorial Hospital, where he was seeking treatment for his wounds. It is alleged Benjamin Alexander, 22, of Westfield, stabbed another male in the back with a knife. Alexander was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and arraigned in Westfield Village Court. Alexander was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail. Further charges are pending.
Joshua A. Powell, 28, of Mayville, was charged May 22 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia after police investigated a suspicious person in the area of East Main and South Portage streets. Police allege Powell was in possession of hypodermic needles. He was arraigned in Westfield Village Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail with bail. Further charges may be filed pending the results of the investigation.
Jacob M. Saddler, 20, of Westfield, was charged May 14 with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, uninspected motor vehicle and consumption of alcohol inside a vehicle. Westfield Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a business parking lot on Route 20 around 12:05 a.m. It is alleged Saddler was operating the vehicle and was allegedly intoxicated. He was issued tickets and released on his own recognizance to appear in Westfield Town Court at a later date.