Jamestown man jailed after stabbing incident
SHERMAN - On Saturday at about 2:30 a.m., Lucas Symczek, 23, of Jamestown was charged with three counts of second-degree assault.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to Waits Corners Road for a report of a fight during a large party. Symczek reportedly stabbed five people during the fight. Three of the victims were at the scene when deputies arrived. Two were taken to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., and one was taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown. Two other victims arrived at WCA by private vehicle. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan
Late Monday afternoon, a large tree limb fell onto cars parked at the Newman Center on Temple Street in Fredonia and brought down — but did not sever — electrical wires entering the building. Fredonia Police put up yellow tape around the area and called National Grid for assistance. Ed Blue, watching the action from next door said, “It was strange. The limb just cracked even though it was calm. There was no wind at the time.”
Symczek was not at the site when deputies arrived. He was detained in Lakewood by the Lakewood-Busti police. He was jailed without bail.
Dunkirk man charged with four drug felonies
On Saturday afternoon, a Dunkirk man was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstruction, and aggravated unlicensed operation. In addition, charges for parole violation are pending.
Brian Montanez, 23, was seen by Dunkirk police driving a vehicle along Lakefront Boulevard near Pangolin Street. Reportedly he tried to run away, but the officer caught up with him and ordered him to the ground at taser-point. Police searched the vehicle as well as the area of the chase and found two bags that Montanez reportedly threw underneath a truck. The bags contained packaged cocaine powder and crack cocaine with a street value of about $1,000.
Police seized a small amount of money from Montanez who was taken to the city jail.
State Police at Collins
On Tuesday, in two separate stops, troopers charged two individuals with drug violations during a Buckle Up New York seatbelt check on State Routes 5 and 20.
Troopers charged Brandon Klitz, 26, of Fredonia, with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was observed making a U-turn to avoid the check point. After stopping his car, Troopers found he had no driver's license and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
A short time later, troopers stopped Autumn Baker, 19, of Silver Creek at the checkpoint after a trooper saw her on a cell phone. As the trooper began to speak with her, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside her car. She initially gave the Trooper a small baggie containing about two grams of marijuana, but later produced a bag containing about 35 grams of marijuana. In total over 38 grams of marijuana were found.
Baker was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and processed at SP Collins.
Both individuals are due in Hanover Town Court.
DAYTON - On May 19, troopers detained Brennon Card, 20, of First Avenue in South Dayton after a traffic stop on Route 62. A computer check revealed Card was wanted on a probation violation for Chautauqua County.
Card was taken into custody and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail pending a court appearance.
IRVING - On May 20, three Buffalo teens were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 years of age: Elizabeth Miller, 17, of Evanston Place, Connor Quinn, 17, of Downing Street, and Hannah Zdon, 16, of Doat Street. Zdon was also charged with driving while intoxicated. Her blood alcohol content was reported to be .09 percent.
Troopers investigated a minor personal injury accident on Old Lakeshore Road. They found that a car had left the road and hit a mobile home. Two of the teens had been transported to Lake Shore Hospital for evaluation while one stayed at the scene. According to the investigation, the three had been at Bennett Beach most of the day drinking prior to the accident.
Zdon was released to her father. All three are due in Brant Town Court.
IRVING - On May 22, troopers charged Kelly Nephew, 51, of Route 438 in Gowanda for unlawful possession of marijuana after his car was stopped for speeding on Route 438. Troopers reportedly smelled marijuana while speaking to Nephew. Subsequently, they reportedly found about 5 grams of the substance in a baggie and a glass pipe.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
HANOVER - On Friday at 10 p.m., deputies were on patrol at Sunset Bay when they were waved down by a concerned citizen who said there were five individuals leaving the town beach, heading to their car, and arguing about drugs.
Deputies stopped the individuals and after further investigation reported one individual, Michael J. Teti, 22, of Buffalo was in possession of marijuana.
He was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to appear in Hanover Court.
HANOVER - On Sunday at about 1:40 a.m. Michael W. Lease, 24, of Buffalo was charged with driving while intoxicated per se, driving while intoxicated common law, and failure to stop at a stop sign.
Deputies said a vehicle driven by Lease failed to stop at a stop sign on Alleghany Road in Sunset Bay. The vehicle was stopped and an investigation led to the charges.
Lease was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Hanover Court.
NORTH HARMONY - On Sunday at about 2 a.m., Ryan Burke, 25, of 58 Wabash Ave., Kenmore was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated per se, and driving across a hazard marking.
Deputies reportedly saw a vehicle repeatedly swerving out of lane on Route 394. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was investigated. Burke had been convicted of driving while intoxicated within the previous 10 years, making this charge a felony. His chemical test revealed a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, leading to the aggravated driving while intoxicated charge.
Following processing, Burke was released. He is to answer charges in North Harmony Town Court.