Bemus Point man charged with menacing officer with gun
ELLERY - On June 9, a North Carolina man was charged with a felony after threatening a police officer with a gun during a driving while intoxicated (DWI) stop.
Around 12:30 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were interviewing Joshua Gulnac, 38, of Pineville, N.C., in the driveway of 4324 Bellview Heights in the Town of Ellery for a violation of a vehicle and traffic law.
While deputies were checking Gulnac's information the original passenger of Gulnac's vehicle, who had gone into the residence at 4324 Bellview Heights to use the restroom, the passenger exited the residence holding a hand gun and began yelling obscenities at the sheriff's deputy. Brett J. Steffen, 38, of Bemus Point, was placed into custody after being held at gunpoint for several minutes until other deputies arrived on scene. Steffen was charged with menacing a police officer and held for arraignment.
Gulnac was charged with DWI, blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and speed in zone. Gulnac was processed and released. Both subjects will answer to their charges in the Town of Ellery Court.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Maloy was ejected off his bike and received apparently minor injuries. He was treated at the scene and transported to WCA Hospital by the Panama Fire Department. Following an investigation, deputies charged Maloy with driving while intoxicated (DWI), failure to keep right, and move from lane unsafely. He will appear in Harmony Town Court later. The Bear Lake Fire Department and Lakewood-Busti Police Department assisted at the scene.
Around 9 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call stating a male was taking objects from a Chautauqua County Highway Department work site on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton. Following an investigation, Todd L. Dellahoy, 40, of Cassadaga was charged for allegedly stealing items that belonged to the County Highway Department. He was arraigned in the Town of Stockton and released.
Around 12:10 a.m., deputies stopped Travis A. Vankevren, 19, of Mayville for a loud exhaust. After speaking to Vankevren, a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from within his vehicle. Following a check of the vehicle, Vankevren and a 16-year-old passenger were found to be in possession of marijuana hash. Both subjects were issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court.
Around 12:55 p.m., Adam G. Fludine, 20, of Beachline, Ohio., was tubing with friends off of vessel operated by Francis O'Shaughnessy, 20, of University Heights, Ohio.
Fludine was thrown off the tube and sustained a neck injury. Fludine was taken to shore by his friends and transported to Westfield Hospital by Maple Springs Fire Department.
Around 9:30 a.m., John J. Obey, 68, and Cindy Obey, 58, both of Ashville, were under way aboard their vessel when they observed smoke coming from the engine bay.
John Obey opened the engine compartment and found that the boat was on fire. Obey was able to put the fire out but was burned in the process. Lakewood Fire Department responded to the scene and they assisted the Obeys back to shore. John Obey was transported to WCA hospital for a burned finger.