Area Police Reports


GERRY – Wigberto Torres Rodriguez, 61, of Dunkirk was charged Nov. 30 for driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failing to keep right, crossing the hazard line and driving on the shoulder. At approximately 11:36 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle committing multiple traffic violations while traveling southbound on Route 60 in Gerry. Upon investigation, it was determined that Torres was intoxicated. Torres will appear in Gerry Court at a later date.

Roger J. Prince-Rivera, 32, of Silver Creek was charged Wednesday with criminal construction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. At approximately 4:06 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Monroe Street in Silver Creek. Upon investigation, it was determined that Prince-Rivera hit the hand of a female victim during a domestic dispute and obstructed her from placing a phone call to emergency services, police said. It was also determined that Prince-Rivera restrained the female victim from leaving the residence and pinned the victim against a door with his hand on the victim’s throat, police said. Prince-Rivera was committed to Chautauqua County Jail on bail.


Sean M. Carlson, 29, of Ashville was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. At approximately 7:15 p.m., Carlson turned himself into police on outstanding warrants for the charges. The charges were filed following an incident where Carlson allegedly broke items with a young child nearby during an argument with a female, police said. Carlson was arraigned in Busti Court where he was released to the supervision of probation.


James A. Phelps, 39, of Kenmore, was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated and DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. At approximately 5:28 a.m., Phelps was operating a vehicle southbound on Route 219 when deputies received complaints of erratic driving, police said. After Phelps was stopped, it was determined that he was intoxicated. Phelps will appear in Salamanca Court at a later date.