Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.

DUNKIRK – Sonia M. Buchanan-Ruiz, 43, of 44 W. Second St., Dunkirk, was charged with misuse of SNAP/food stamps, third-degree welfare fraud and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing Thursday. According to a police report, she failed to report someone living in her home was employed, leading to her receiving $7,093.55 to which she was not entitled. She will be in Jamestown City Court later.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.

SOUTH VALLEY – Deven J. Dudenhoeffer, 24, of 108 Dennison Road, South Valley was charged with cruelty to animals at 5 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Deputies received a citizen’s complaint. According to a police report, Dudenhoeffer admitted to deputies he shot a dog on Jan. 11. He will be in South Valley Town Court later.

MACHIAS – David A. Smith III, 25, of Junction Road, Machias was charged and taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail Jan. 15 after a warrant was issued by Cattaraugus County Family Court. He will be in court later.

SALAMANCA – Tanya M. Woods, 29, of 53 Eagle St., Salamanca, was charged with violating her probation at 7 p.m. Wednesday after she was taken into custody by Salamanca police officers. She was taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail and will be in court later.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE

Jonathan J. Allen, 35, of 139 Lakecrest Ave., Lakewood was charged with failure to stay in lane, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI after a one-vehicle accident at 10:35 p.m. Thursday on Shadyside Avenue, Lakewood. According to police, officers were dispatched to a vehicle reported off the road and saw a vehicle pulling away from the side of the road. The vehicle was then pulled over. Allen was given a breath test which showed a blood-alcohol content of .22 percent. Allen will be in Busti Town Court later.