Area Police Reports


NORTH HARMONY – Michael E. Marple, 59, of East Amherst was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct. Around 1 a.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a suspicious situation on Route 394. Following an investigation, it was alleged Marple had engaged in a physically offensive act. Marple was arrested, charged and issued an appearance ticket for North Harmony Town Court.

HANOVER – John P. Ploss, 41, of Waterford, Pa. was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use a turning signal. Around 1 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies stopped a vehicle for observed traffic violations on Routes 5 and 20. Investigation led to Ploss being intoxicated at the time. He was processed and released to appear in Hanover Town Court on a later date.

HANOVER – Rhonda A. Weisenburg, 55, of Orchard Park was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, failure to stop at a stop sign and unlawful possession of marijuana. At around 11:53 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the town. The vehicle was stopped and upon further investigation it was found that Weisenburg was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana. Weisenburg will appear in Hanover Town Court on a later date.

MAYVILLE – Jordan W. Hull, 57, of Mayville was charged Saturday for unlawfully dealing with fireworks. At approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies were patrolling in the village when fireworks were heard being set off in the area. After an investigation, it was alleged that Hull was setting off fireworks at his residence. Hull was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.


Annice A. Gilbert, 26, of Bradford, Pa. was charged Friday with fourth- and fifth-degree welfare fraud, fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and five counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Gilber is accused to continuing to collect Child Care Assistance when her job had already ended as well as fraudulently obtaining HEAP at her residence from January to September 2013. Gilbert received $1,005 in Child Care Assistance and $585 in HEAP she was not entitled to. Gilbert was issued an appearance ticket for Olean City Court.