Drowning victim's name released
Dunkirk Police have released the name of the former Brooklyn man who drowned in Lake Erie Thursday afternoon.
The victim has been identified as KofiBagyabeng Genfi, 22, of 419 Columbus Ave., Dunkirk. Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday a witness called 911 to report an individual had jumped into Lake Erie near NRG property and not surfaced near the channel marker owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The city's dive team responded to the scene and was able to pull Genfi from the water and transport him to Brooks Memorial Hospital. Attempts to revive Genfi were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Genfi was reportedly a recent SUNY Fredonia graduate.
Two injured in accident
BEMUS POINT - Two males were injured after an accident Friday afternoon.
At 4 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to an accident at 5008 Lewis Road. A homemade 1923 Model T Ford vehicle was being operated by Robert W. Tynan, 70, with Brian R. Tynan, 21, of Mahanna Road, Bemus Point as a passenger.
The vehicle was on Robert's property testing the brakes when the brakes failed. The vehicle went down the driveway and struck a fence post coming to rest in a pasture. Both males were injured.
Robert was transported by Ellery Rescue to Ellery Fire Hall. He was then transported by Starflight to Hamot Hospital in Erie.
Brian was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital to be re-evaluated by Mayville Rescue in Hartfield and then a decision whether to continue to Westfield Hospital or another hospital.
No charges were filed.
Jamestown woman found with $6,000 worth of crack
JAMESTOWN - A Jamestown woman has been charged with several drug offenses after a search warrant was executed.
On June 12 around 4 p.m., drug investigators from the Jamestown Police Department executed a search warrant at 32 W. 15th St. Investigation was initiated after several complaints were received from concerned citizens in the area.
Investigation revealed that numerous sales of illegal narcotics were allegedly taking place at the residence. A search of the residence found May S. Stilson, 34, of Jamestown, to be in possession of 38.8 grams (1.5 ounces) of crack cocaine with a street value of approximately $6,000.
Stilson was taken into custody and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force
ELLICOTT - On Tuesday, two Jamestown men were charged with drug possession and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Around 5:30 p.m. at Curtis Street, a Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force officer checked a parked vehicle and occupants. Officers interviewed Alexander J. Woleen, 22, and Scott F. Trusso, 22, both of Jamestown, a 15-year-old youth and two 16-year-old youths, all occupants of the vehicle.
After an investigation, a quantity of marijuana was seized from Woleen and Trusso. The two were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The youths were released to the custody of a parent or relative.
Woleen and Trusso are to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.
Westfield Police Department
On June 13, around 12:35 a.m. a Westfield officer was on patrol on East Main Street in the village of Westfield. The officer observed a westbound vehicle cross the center yellow lines of the roadway and white fog lines multiple times. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Carrie C. McCauseland, 33, of Westfield, was allegedly found to be intoxicated. McCauseland was issued tickets for driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane and failure to keep right and will appear in the Village of Westfield Court at a later date.
On June 15 around 4:15 a.m., Westfield police stopped a motorcycle on West Main Street for an alleged traffic infraction. During the investigation it was allegedly found that the operator of the motorcycle, Jeffrey L. Duttry, 44, of North East Pa., had an active arrest warrant from the Ellicott Police Department. Duttry was arrested and handed over to Ellicott police.
On June 16, around 1:45 a.m. Westfield police officers were on patrol on East Main Street in the village of Westfield. The officers observed suspicious activity involving three subjects on the sidewalk. Upon speaking with the subjects, Tyler S. Bowen, 20, of Mayville, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and having a controlled substance outside the original container. Bowen was arraigned in the Village of Westfield Court and bail was set at $1,500 cash and $3,000 property.
On June 16, around 5:05 p.m. Westfield police officers were dispatched to Academy Street for a narcotics investigation in the Village of Westfield. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with Tara Boltz, 33, of Mayville, who was allegedly found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and a small amount of cocaine. Boltz was arraigned in the Village of Westfield Court and bail was set at $500 cash and $1,000 property.