RIPLEY - On July 20th in the Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies observed an individual operating a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt. Upon stopping the vehicle, Deputies identified the driver as Markus J. Meredith, 19, of Ripley. After further investigation, a small quantity of marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Meredith was cited for not wearing a seatbelt. Additionally Meredith and a passenger, Daniel J. Dulong, 19, were issued appearance tickets for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Both men will appear in Ripley Town court at a later date.
RIPLEY - On Saturday on North State Street in the Town of Ripley, Chautauqua County Sheriffs Deputies observed a vehicle operating with inadequate tail lights. Upon stopping the vehicle, Deputies identified the driver as Ashley R. Belson, 29, of Ripley. After further investigation, Belson was found to be intoxicated. Belson was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with Blood Alcohol Content over .08 of 1%. Belson was released to a third party and will appear in the Town of Ripley court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA - Alexander K Latta, 18, of Chautauqua was charged with Grand Larceney 4th degree after an alleged incident that occurred on July 12 in the Town of Chautauqua. An arrest warrant was obtained and Latta was located at his residence. Latta was arraigned in the Town of Ellery Court and sent to the Chauatauqua County Jail on Bail.
BEMUS POINT - On July 18 at about 3:36 AM Sheriff's Deputies were called to an incident on Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point. The victim alleged that John W. Rogers harassed her and damaged several belongings during an argument. Rogers was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Ellery Court on charges of Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Harassment 2nd Degree and was released on his own recognizance. Rogers will answer the charges at a later date and time in Ellery Court.
CHAUTAUQUA - Alexander K. Latta, 18, of Potter Road, Mayville, was charged at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 with fourth-degree grand larceny. An arrest warrant was obtained and Latta was located at his residence. He was arraigned in Ellery Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail on bail.
BEMUS POINT - John W. Rogers, 33, of Bemus Point was charged at 3:36 a.m. on Thursday, July 18 with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded to Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point and learned Rogers harassed a victim and damaged items in an argument. Rogers was taken into custody and arraigned in Ellery Court. He was released on his own recognizance and will be back in court at a later date.
Kassie L. Haile, 22, of Bemus Point was charged at 11:57 p.m. on Monday, July 15 with second-degree criminal contempt. Officers were flagged down by a witness in the area of Best Western on West Third Street who reported a domestic incident. The witness stated a male and female were in a physical altercation and drove off in a Jeep. Police initiated a traffic stop on Washington Street near Forest Avenue and learned Haile was in violation of an order of protection. Haile was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail awaiting arraignment.
Katie R. Ross, 23, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, unnecessary noise and an outstanding bench warrant Friday, July 19 at 7:18 a.m. Officers were called to 185 Fairmount Ave., for a report of a woman screaming. Upon arrival, officers located Ross screaming loud enough for the entire neighborhood to hear. Officers then found a male subject hiding in the apartment and it was determined the male had an order of protection for Ross to stay away from him. Additionally, officers found there was an outstanding bench warrant for Ross out of Jamestown City Court. She was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.
Ashley N. Neumann, 25, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence, and Ashley D. Karash, 26, of Jamestown was charged with tampering with physical evidence Friday, July 19 at 2:10 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Jefferson and West Eighth streets for a report of several people fighting and one female displaying a knife. An investigation revealed that Neumann allegedly displayed a knife and threatened a victim with it. Neumann fled the scene prior to officers arriving, but she was later found at her West 10th Street home. As officers were speaking to Neumann she attempted to conceal the knife under a cellphone that she passed to Karash. They were both transported to Jamestown City Jail where they were held pending arraignment.
Jon D. Nusom, 49, of Clark Street was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana on June 15. At 8:40 p.m. police responded to Nusom's residence for a report of a disorderly male. Once inside the residence, officers could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana and Nusom was found in possession of more than two ounces of the drug. He was issued an appearance ticket for Westfield Village Court. New York State Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office also responded.
Corinne L. Frye, 53, of Hamburg was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right on July 5. At 12:03 a.m. police observed Frye's vehicle swerve into the opposite lane while on South Portage Street. The vehicle was stopped and Frye was found to be intoxicated. She was released on an appearance ticket for Westfield Village Court.
A 16-year-old male Westfield youth was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on July 7. At 2:16 a.m. police were on patrol on North Portage Street and saw the youth walking who was out past the village curfew. The youth was stopped and found to be in a possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a smoking pipe. He was released on appearance tickets for Westfield Village Court.