State Police at Collins
GOWANDA - On Thursday, troopers charged Tiffany Sciarrino, 25, of Angell Road in Silver Creek with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, following a traffic stop on State Route 438.
While speaking to the driver, officers observed a small amount of drug residue inside the car in plain sight. Troopers reported that during a search of the vehicle and its occupants, they found Sciarrino in possession of a small amount of prescription medication.
She was processed at state police barracks in Collins and scheduled to appear in the Town of Collins Court.
BRANT - On Saturday, troopers charged Robert Warrior, 34, of Railroad Street in Irving, with felony driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation after a traffic stop on Old Lakeshore Road in Brant.
Troopers were just clearing the area after assisting the Erie County Sheriff's Department with a large fight call when Warrior's car was spotted. Troopers stopped the car. Reportedly, Warrior was intoxicated. Troopers reported he failed a series of field sobriety tests.
A computer check of his license allegedly showed it was suspended for a previous DWI conviction less than 10 years ago, making the charge a felony.
Warrior refused a breath test and will answer charged in the Town of Brant Court. Erie County Sheriff's Department assisted with the arrest.
State Police at Jamestown
On Wednesday, state police charged Deborah M. Dempsey, 47, of Brookville, Pa., with felony driving while intoxicated.
At about 8:30 a.m. Dempsey was reportedly knocking on residential doors in the Fentonville area seeking assistance because the vehicle she was operating became disabled. She was reportedly intoxicated. Residents called 911.
Dempsey was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded her to the Chautauqua County Jail pending a bail recommendation from the Chautauqua County District Attorney.
GERRY - On Wednesday, Bruce A. Crawford, 23, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated harassment. A female victim reported that Crawford was sending her text messages threatening violence.
Crawford was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
MAYVILLE On May 16 around 7:45 p.m. while incarcerated as an inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail, inmate Jayson Rodriguez-Inzarry, 26, of Ashfort, Conn., did assault inmate Alejandro Navarro-Gonzalez, 30, of Buffalo, while both were attending a Spanish church service. This assault resulted in inmate Navarro-Gonzalez receiving an injury to his nose and facial area. Inmate Rodriguez-Inzarry was arrested for second-degree assault and will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
WESTFIELD After a joint investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Department of Social Services, a Westfield woman has been charged with fraud.
Nicole Magnan, 39, of Westfield, was issued an appearance ticket on May 17 for first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and misuse of food stamps. Magnan allegedly failed to report to Department of Social Services that she had not paid rent since October 2011 and she also listed her sons as living with her on her food stamp recertification when in fact her sons were living in Dunkirk and not with her. Therefore she received $2,193 in food stamp benefits that she was not entitled to have. Magnan is to appear in City of Jamestown Court at a later date to answer the charges.
POLAND A Sinclairville woman was charged with several traffic violations including driving while intoxicated (DWI) on May 18.
Around 11:20 p.m., sheriff's patrol responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 62 in the Town of Poland. Passersby observed a vehicle which had crashed into a ditch embankment, and stopped to check on it. The operator was assisted out of the vehicle by the other motorists. The operator was identified as Shelley A. Sharp, 24, of Sinclairville.
Deputies interviewed Sharp and following an investigation, she was taken into custody and charged with DWI, blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, move from lane unsafely, and driving across hazard markings.
Sharp was released to appear in Poland Town Court later. There were no reported injuries.
SHERIDAN On May 19, a Dunkirk man was charged with multiple traffic tickets, including driving while impaired by drugs.
Around 4 p.m., deputies located a vehicle that a concerned citizen had been following. It is alleged that the vehicle was all over the road and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic almost causing a head on collision. Upon locating the vehicle on Harrington Road in the Town of Sheridan, deputies found the operator, Nicholas R. Dudzic, 22, of Dunkirk to be operating his vehicle while being impaired by drugs. Dudzic was processed and released to a family member and will appear in court at a later date.
CHARLOTTE On May 18, a Lakewood man was charged with multiple felony traffic tickets, including felony driving while intoxicated and Leandra's law.
Around 12:30 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a call from a passing motorist of a car in the ditch on County Route 64 in the Town of Charlotte.
An investigation showed that the subject, William F. Harrison, 50, was attempting to turn around in the roadway, while doing so the vehicle slid off the road into a ditch, the vehicle came to rest up against a telephone pole.
An interview with the operator led to the charges of felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and felony Leandra's law for having a 14 year old in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The subject had more than three times the legal blood alcohol content and had two previous convictions for DWI. The subject was arraigned in the Town of Charlotte Court and then committed to the Chautauqua County Jail pending bail recommendation by the District Attorney's Office.