Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
HANOVER – David T. Nelson, 47, of Niagara St., Tonawanda, N.Y., was charged at 1:17 a.m. on Friday with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, speed in zone, failure to keep right and move from lane. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover for traffic violations. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Nelson and further investigation found him to be intoxicated. Nelson was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets. He will appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date to answer charges.
HANOVER – Duane M. Carry-Moccasin, 24, of 12921 Route 438, Gowanda, was charged at 4:51 a.m. on Friday with speeding in zone, open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover for traffic violation. Upon investigation, Duane Carry-Moccasin was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets. He will appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date to answer charges.
BARCELONA – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle personal-injury crash Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Route 5. Upon investigation it was determined a vehicle driven by a Conneaut Lake, Pa. man was eastbound at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass several vehicles on the right-hand side. It struck a vehicle driven by a Dunedin, Fla. man and then continued through a fence into a hedge. The Pennsylvania man was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. for treatment. The Florida man was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
GERRY – Brianna Skuggen, 22, of Gerry was charged with not wearing a seat belt after a single-vehicle accident Friday at 11:26 a.m. on Nobles Road. Skuggen was traveling northwest on Nobles Road when a deer allegedly entered the road. Skuggen avoided the deer but lost control of her vehicle, which exited the road and struck an embankment, then hit two trees and came to rest in the ditch. Skuggen was taken to WCA Hospital for treatment. She will appear in Town of Gerry Court at a later date.
SILVER CREEK – Shawn A. Sobczak, 26, of 126 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, unregistered trailer and no brake lights on the trailer at 11:37 a.m. Friday. Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek. Investigation revealed that Sobczak had a revoked New York state driver’s license and currently holds several suspensions and revocations on his license, some of which are for prior alcohol-related offenses. Sobczak was arraigned in Village of Silver Creek Court and taken to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.
DUNKIRK – Henry L. Smith, 51, of Ashville was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon Friday at 8:40 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Fair. Deputies patrolling the fair observed Smith on the grounds and were aware of an active warrant for him out of Town of North Harmony Court. He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a switchblade knife. Due to a prior conviction for a crime, the possession constituted a felony rather than a misdemeanor. Smith was arraigned in Town of North Harmony Court on the original warrant and the new charge. He was sent to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.
SILVER CREEK – Dale W. Miller Jr., 31, of 29 Adams St., Silver Creek, was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation Saturday at 10:35 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies received a complaint for an erratic driver on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek. Deputies located the vehicle on Adams Street a short distance away and an investigation determined that Miller, the operator, was intoxicated. He was taken into custody, arraigned in Village of Silver Creek Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on bail.
PORTLAND – James L. Moreland, 54, of Deer Street, Dunkirk, was taken into custody on a warrant for second-degree arson Saturday at 1:20 p.m. in Town of Portland Park. Sheriff’s deputies observed Moreland operating a vehicle on Route 20 in Portland and he was known to have an active arrest warrant. Deputies conducted a vehicle stop and Moreland was taken into custody without incident. He was committed to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Darryl L. Sanders, 38, was charged with public lewdness Friday at 6:17 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of 10 Cowing St. for a male exposing himself in public. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a woman and numerous other witnesses. An investigation revealed that Sanders was urinating off the porch in view of other people. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.
Rashad C. Taylor, 22, of Chicago was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, while Anthony Darling, 21, of Jamestown was charged with disorderly conduct Saturday at 2:18 a.m. Officers responded to The Q for a report of a possible fight. Upon arrival, officers observed a fight in the street and attempted to break up the fight. Taylor fled on foot after being told he was under arrest. Police chased him and took him into custody a block away from the original location. Both Darling and Taylor were taken to Jamestown City Jail in lieu of bail.
Winfred B. Clark, 37, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for two counts of second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, petit larceny and two bench warrants while Terrence M. Mcrea was charged with obstructing governmental administration and two counts of false personation after a warrant check Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Officers received a tip that Clark was at 610 Newland Ave. and received permission to check the residence by the tenant. Officers attempted to verbally call out anyone inside the residence. After numerous attempts Mcrea came out of the residence and gave officers a false name. When taken to Jamestown City Jail, Mcrea allegedly gave another false name. Officers did clear the residence and located Clark in the attic under a trap. He was taken into custody without further incident.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michelle M. Lewis, 31, of 7383 Bowers Road, Cassadaga, was charged with petit larceny Friday at 1 p.m. Lewis allegedly stole $110.22 worth of merchandise and returned the items for a gift card at Wal-Mart on Monday. She is due in Town of Busti Court on Tuesday for arraignment.
A 16-year-old male was charged with criminal possession of stolen property Saturday. The male was found to be in possession of a bicycle that was stolen from Sacred Heart Church, 380 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, on July 20. The male was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Busti Court at a later date.