Area Police Reports


Deputies on Tuesday responded to Stebbins Road in the town of Hanover for a report of a car accident. Investigation revealed that a 17-year-old female from Silver Creek was operating the vehicle westbound on Stebbins Road and lost control of the vehicle, which struck a stump and some small trees. The vehicle then rolled and came to rest on its wheels in a lawn. The driver was transported by a private vehicle to Lakeshore Hospital with minor injuries. It appeared that speed not safe for conditions contributed to the accident.

Deputies on Dec. 31 were investigating a reported burglary on North Erie Street in the village of Mayville. During their investigation they discovered the possible entry into a residence. A subsequent search of the residence by a K-9 dog found two juveniles hiding within the residence. A 16-year-old male was issued an appearance ticket for trespassing and will appear in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date. Police say the juveniles were not involved in the initial burglary reported.


George B. Varner, 45, of Columbia was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. Deputies on Dec. 25 arrested Varner after causing a disturbance at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca. He was told to leave the casino but later returned and continued to use loud vulgar language toward deputies and security. Varner was arraigned at City of Salamanca Court and posted bail to return at a later date.


Justin Pelsey, 20, of McAllister Road, Fredonia, was arrested Dec. 28 for unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers said Pelsey was stopped in his vehicle for having an inadequate turn signal in town of Pomfret. He will answer the charges in Town of Pomfret Court on Jan. 8.