Area Police Reports


James Nedwick, 54, of Stockton, was charged Sunday with failing to keep right, felony driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. At approximately 9:42 p.m., deputies and the Dewittville Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident on Beech Hill Road in Chautauqua. Upon investigation, it was determined that Nedwick had crashed his vehicle in a ditch while intoxicated, police said. Nedwick had a previous conviction of driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years, police said. Nedwick will appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.


Bethany L. Pritchard, 37, of Salamanca, was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, inadequate stop lamps and uninspected motor vehicle. At approximately 1:54 a.m., officers observed a vehicle with inadequate stop lamps. Upon stopping the vehicle at 19 S. Main St., officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol from Pritchard. Pritchard then failed several field sobriety tests, police said. Pritchard was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident and later released to a third party.


Nathan D. Strickland, 33, of Celoron, was charged Thursday with third-degree assault. Officers were called to an address in Celoron to investigate a past domestic dispute. It was reported that Strickland got into an altercation with a female and allegedly pushed and kicked her. The kick caused pain and bruising, police said. Strickland allegedly fled the scene prior to police arrival. Strickland was later picked up by police before being brought to Ellicott Court for arraignment, police said. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and will appear at the Ellicott Court at a later date.


Raymond E. Blair, 33, of Steamburg, was charged Friday with resisting arrest and an outstanding warrant from Warren County. At approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in Randolph because a warrant was issued by Warren County Sheriff’s Office for Blair, police said. During the arrest, Blair allegedly attempted to resist arrest by two deputies. Blair was taken to the South Valley Court for arraignment and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

Thomas R. Siperek, 56, of Little Valley, was charged Wednesday for driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent or higher and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 9:50 p.m., Siperek’s vehicle was found in the ditch on Route 242 in Napoli, police said. Siperek was processed and released on tickets and will appear in Napoli Court on a later date.

Nicole L. Spinler, 27, of Little Valley, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, failure to keep right, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Spinler was processed and released to appear at Randolph Court at a later date.