Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Around 7 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sher-iff's Office along with Silver Creek Police Department and Silver Creek and Hanover Center fire departments, responded to a personal-injury car accident at the intersection of Angell Road and Allegany Road in Hanover. Jerenly Baez, 21, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was operating a vehicle on Allegany Road and allegedly made a right turn onto Angell Road at an unsafe speed and struck another vehicle on Angell Road. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were transported to Lake Shore Hospital for injuries that were apparently minor.
Baez was charged with unlicensed operator, driving across hazard markings, and speed not reasonable and prudent. Baez was issued traffic tickets and is to answer the charges in the Town of Hanover Court.
Ginger R. Carter, 37, of Mayville, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second-degree harassment on May 16 after an alleged incident at her home in the Town of Chautauqua. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies took Carter into custody.
She was arraigned in the Town of North Harmony Court on behalf of the Town of Chautauqua Court. Bail was set and Carter was remanded to the Chau-tauqua County Jail. Carter is to appear on the charges in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
Around 4:15 a.m. deputies responded to a complaint of an unwanted person at a Town of Carroll residence involved in a dispute over license plates. The suspect fled the area as officers were arriving and was pulled over for interview and investigation.
The suspect was identified as Sean K. Nash, 22, of Buffalo. During the interview of Nash, he stated that he had no identification and provided the name and date of birth of another person. Nash's real identity was discovered and he was arrested for second-degree criminal impersonation. Additionally, Nash was found to be operating a vehicle with a revoked driver's license for a previous driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest. Nash also was allegedly operating while impaired by the use of alcohol and drugs. A small quantity of marijuana was found in his vehicle.
Nash was taken into custody and taken to the Kiantone Sheriff's Substation for processing. He was charged with driving while ability impaired, and unlawful possession, in addition to the impersonation charge, and later released. Nash will answer the charges in Carroll Town Court later.
State Police at Jamestown
NORTH HARMONY - On Tuesday, Christopher E. Hewes, 22, of 3109 Open Meadows Road in Ashville was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
A trooper from the Jamestown barracks was on patrol on State Route 474 executing a traffic stop. He reported that Hewes placed his red F250 Ford pickup in neutral and intentionally revved the engine multiple times as it approached the traffic stop. Witnesses also reported that Hewes moved toward the stopped police vehicle in an attempt to menace the trooper.
Hewes was arraigned in the Town of North Harmony Court and released to his mother. The Lakewood Busti Police Department assisted at the scene.
ASHVILLE - On Wednesday, Matthew J. Harrison, 33, of 1620 Manchester Road, Kiantone was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third-degree fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
State police responded to South Maple Street for a 911 report of a vehicle operator yelling at residents while traveling up and down the street in a vehicle with a loud muffler. A trooper responded and located a black 1991 Chevrolet pickup fitting the description traveling north on Hoag Rod in the Town of Harmony. The trooper reportedly observed the vehicle being operated erratically and initiated a traffic stop.
The operator refused to comply and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued to Cherry Hill Road where the operator lost control of the vehicle and spun into a ditch. He fled on foot into a field where he was captured by the officer.
Reportedly the trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Harrison who was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown. Harrison refused a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content.
Harrison was arraigned in the Town of Sherman Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail pending a bail recommendation by the Chautauqua County District Attorney.
NORTH HARMONY - On Friday afternoon, Sonya L. Stratton, 28, 5510 Cheney Road in Ashville was issued a traffic citation for failing to properly utilize a child restraint device.
A trooper responded to a personal injury auto accident on Cheney Road. Stratton was reportedly eastbound on State Route 394 when she made a left turn onto Cheney Road. Reportedly, passenger Jordan Stratton, 1, was not secured in a child restraint device and fell from the vehicle onto the roadway from the unsecured rear passenger door.
The infant sustained minor injuries and was transported to WCA hospital by private vehicle. Sonya Stratton is scheduled to appear in the Town of North Harmony Court to answer the citation.
POLAND - On Saturday, Chester W. Fluke, 51, of 10 Prather Ave. in Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage auto and following too closely.
A trooper responded to a personal injury auto accident near Stone Road. It was reported that Fluke was westbound on State Route 394 and rear-ended a vehicle that was attempting to turn left onto Stone Road. The driver of the second vehicle, David Woodarek, 32, of 10332 Allegany Road, South Dayton complained of chest pains and was transported by the Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department to WCA. He was treated and released.
Reportedly, Fluke fled the scene and was involved in a second accident on East Main Street at the intersection of with Gerry-Levant Road in the Town of Ellicott where he collided with a street sign. Fluke reportedly fled the scene of that accident as well. Troopers located him at his residence in Jamestown.
A chemical test was administered in the Town of Ellicott Police Department. It was reported that Fluke's blood alcohol content was .12 percent.
Fluke is to appear in the Town of Poland and the Town of Ellicott Courts at a later date.