Wesley E. Springer, 25, of Route 39, Forestville was picked up on a bench warrant on Oct. 28. Patrol was dispatched to 24 Water St. at 11:50 p.m. for an unwanted intoxicated person. Fur-ther investigation revealed Springer had a bench warrant. He was held for arraignment.
Robert T. Schrader, 21, of West Seneca was charged with open container on Oct. 28. Police were on foot patrol at 11:50 p.m. when they observed Schrader walking on Canadaway Street with an open container. He was released on an appearance ticket.
Nathaniel R. Lion, 23, of Concord Drive, was charged with two counts of petit larceny on Oct. 17. During Oct. 13 and 14, Lion allegedly stole items from Walmart and returned them for money.
The Columbus Club of Dunkirk recently donated a taser to the Dunkirk Police Department. Pictured from left to right are: Dave Nadeau, Lynn Moerman, Police Chief David Ortolano, Tom Banach and Patrolman Douglas Switzer. Ortolano thanked the club for the donation and noted, “his officers will put this piece of equipment to good use.”
Zachary D. Scribani, 21, of Terrace Place, was charged with violating the noise ordinance on Oct. 30. Police received a complaint of a loud party at 15 Terrace Place at 12:20 a.m. Two hundred people were emptied out of the residence. Scribani was released on an appearance ticket.
Timothy J. Will, 22, of Mixer Road, Forestville and James A. Howard, 18, of Gillis Street were charged following an incident on Oct. 30. At 2:47 a.m. police responded to a criminal mischief call. A female victim was leaving a party on Miller Road when she was confronted by a group of males who followed her back to her residence. The males were hitting the victim's car causing damage. The victim and her boyfriend identified Will and Howard. Howard was also found to be in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Both men were charged with second-degree criminal mischief and Howard was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were held at Fredonia Police Department.
Clive A. Brown Jr., 20, of Brigham Road was charged with violating the noise ordinance Oct. 30. Po-lice were called for a report of a loud party at an apartment complex on Brigham Road. Brown was released on an appearance ticket.
Timothy A. Burdic, 18, of Gardner Street was taken into custody on a warrant on Oct. 27. He was picked up at 8:50 a.m. for a probation warrant. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Sara Daniela Diaz, 18, of Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 31. At 8:42 p.m. Diaz placed products in her purse from Walmart. She then proceeded to check out, but did not pay for the items in her purse. She was released on an appearance ticket.
Kevin S. Francis, 18, of Patchogue, was charged with having an open container and unlawful possession of alcohol under the age of 21 on Nov. 1. At 12:30 a.m. police observed Francis walking on Central Avenue carrying an open car of beer. He was released on an appearance ticket.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
PORTLAND - A one-vehicle accident is suspected to be caused by an intoxicated driver.
An off-duty Dunkirk Police Officer observed a crash on Route 5 around 2 p.m. and called the deputies to the scene. Investigation showed that Ashley N. Barrett, 19, of Brocton, was traveling westbound when she lost control of her vehicle, allegedly due to excessive speed and being in an intoxicated state. The vehicle lost traction and caused Barrett to slam head-on into a bridge barrier. Heavy damage was reported to have been sustained to the vehicle and the bridge as a result of the crash.
The off-duty police officer found Barrett slumped over the steering wheel and offered first aid before deputies and Portland Fire and Rescue arrived to transport her to Brooks Memor-ial Hospital for minor injuries. Once at the hospital Barrett reportedly became uncooperative and refused a blood test. She was charged with unreasonable speed and driving while intoxicated and more charges are pending the investigation.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office
DAYTON - Minnie A. Hansen was arraigned in the Town of Dayton Court Tuesday on animal cruelty charges stemming from an incident Oct. 28 where she struck a dog and left the scene. Hansen was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, leaving the scene of an injured animal accident, third-degree criminal mischief and failure to keep right. She was released on her own recognizance and will appear back in court.