Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Kenneth Alexander, 41, of Gowanda was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing Friday. According to police, deputies were on patrol on Route 20 in Hanover when they saw a vehicle off the highway in a ditch. Alexander was the operator of the vehicle and after investigation it was discovered Alexander was attempting to turn the vehicle around in the highway when he backed off the highway into the ditch. Alexander was then found to be allegedly intoxicated and was charged.

Paul Deland, 44, of South Dayton was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to dim high-beam lights Saturday. According to police, deputies stopped a vehicle on Webster Road in Pomfret after it failed to dim its high-beam lights to oncoming traffic. Deland was operating the vehicle and after further investigation it was allegedly found Deland was intoxicated.

Georgianna Orcutt, 61, of Dunkirk was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right Sunday. According to police, deputies observed a vehicle failing to keep right on Waldorff Road in Dunkirk. The vehicle was then stopped, Orcutt was found to be driving and was then charged.

Thomas D. Maher, 29, of Big Tree Road was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated/Leandra’s Law Sunday. According to police, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle to be driving all over the highway. The vehicle was located on Route 60 in Gerry. After an investigation, Maher was charged and taken into custody. Maher had a 6-year-old child as a passenger in the vehicle making the charge a felony under Leandra’s Law.

Frank M. Joos, 59, of Ripley was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation and inadequate muffler Sunday. According to police, deputies observed a vehicle operating with a discernibly loud and leaking exhaust system. The operator identified himself as Joos and an investigation led to the charges.

Francisco Otero, 47, of Erie, Pa., was charged with speeding, third-degree aggravated unauthorized operation, open container of alcohol in a vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child; and Luzbel Curry, 44, of Erie, Pa., was charged with open container of alcohol in a vehicle and endanger the welfare of a child Sunday. According to police, Otero was stopped for speeding. It was found he had a suspended state driving privileges for unanswered tickets in the area. During the investigation, Otero and Curry were found to have open containers of alcohol, a burning marijuana cigarette and a small quantity of marijuana in the vehicle. There was also a 13-year-old child in the vehicle.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael Peterson, 24, of Dutch Hollow Road, and Nicholas Caruso, 24, of Route 430 Bemus Point were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday. According to police, officers responded to a location on East Second Street for a report of people in a parking lot smoking marijuana. Officers located the two males in a parked vehicle in possession of marijuana.

Timothy S. Berry, 37, of Jamestown was charged with failure to maintain lane and aggravated driving while intoxicated Sunday. According to police, officers stopped a vehicle on North Main Street for failure to maintain lane. An investigation revealed the vehicle operate Berry was allegedly intoxicated. A blood alcohol content breath test revealed Berry’s blood was more than twice the legal limit.

Jose E. Ramirez-Agosto, 28, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent, loud exhaust and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle Sunday. According to police, officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Washington Street. The vehicle also had a loud exhaust. Officers conducted a traffic stop and officers allegedly smelled an odor of alcohol coming form the driver’s, Ramirez-Agosto breath. Officers conducted a field sobriety test and the Ramirez-Agosto allegedly failed.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Jeffrey T. Hughan, 31, of Jamestown was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday. According to police, police, the Fluvanna Fire Department and Alstar were dispatched to a residence in Fluvanna for an unresponsive male due to a drug overdose. Safety workers arrived on the scene to find the male revived by a neighbor who had performed CPR on Hughan. An investigation found that Hughan had hypodermic needles and a small quantity of heroin.

Penny Mae Eidson, 55, of 502 Monroe St., Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny Friday. According to police, officers responded to a shoplifting complaint from an Ellicott business.

Denae E. Doner, 32, of 282 Broadhead Ave., lower apartment, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny Saturday. According to police, officers responded to K-Mart for a shoplifting complaint.

SALAMANCA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Tony Stebbins, 26, of 84 Division St., Salamanca, was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespassing Sept. 6 at 10:56 p.m. Stebbins was processed and held pending arraignment.

Misty Williams, 20, of 38 West Ave., Salamanca was taken into custody on a bench warrant out of Olean City Court on Sept. 8 at 1:15 p.m. She was turned over to Olean police.

Girlie Contreraz, 23, of 8313 Old Route 17, Salamanca, was charged with second-degree harassment Sept. 4 at 9:28 a.m. The charges stem from a dispute that occurred on Aug. 30.

Barbara Lewis, 42, of 335 Broad St., Salamanca, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief Sept. 4 at 12:24 p.m. Lewis was released on an appearance ticket to appear back in Salamanca City Court.

A 17-year-old male was charged with criminal mischief with intent to damage property, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault and violation of a city noise ordinance Sept. 4 at 4:03 p.m.

Michael Rucker, 19, of 27 Summit St., Salamanca was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. The charges stem from a domestic dispute that occurred in the city. He was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court.