Police probe man's death on reservation
CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION (AP) - Authorities say the death of a 20-year-old man on a western New York Indian reservation is considered suspicious.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office tells Buffalo media outlets that the man's body was found Saturday afternoon near a dirt road off of Route 438 on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, on the Chautauqua County line.
The sheriff's office says more information will be released after an autopsy is conducted to determine the cause of death.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office
Chautauqua County Court
MAYVILLE - District Attorney David Foley an-nounced the following pleas and sentences in Chautau-qua County Court before the Honorable John Ward:
Edward C. Tirado, 31, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years determinate in state prison with 2 years post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance
William J. Petsch, 26, of Brocton, was sentenced to 1-3 years in state prison for violation of probation.
State Police from Jamestown conduct road check in Sherman
SHERMAN - State police from Jamestown conducted a road check on Waits Corners Road in Sherman on July 6 and July 8. The following are the persons charged and the reported violations.
Dennis Mitchell, 23, of Gowanda was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Mitchell was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for having a bald tire. The trooper reportedly smelled marijuana and found Mitchell in possession of a bag containing two grams of the substance. Mitchell was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Sherman Court and released.
Yamaris Comacho, 21, of Jamestown was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The trooper reportedly smelled marijuana and located a bag containing three grams of the substance when he searched the car. Comacho is scheduled to appear in the Town of Sherman Court at a later date.
Christopher Geer, 32, of Waterford, Pa., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a trooper reportedly smelled the substance emanating from Geer's vehicle. Reportedly, five grams of the substance was located on Geer's person. Geer was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Sherman Court.
Patrick Sheridan, 20, of West Seneca was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a trooper reportedly smelled the substance emanating from Sheridan's vehicle. When the trooper searched the vehicle he reportedly found a grinder containing one gram of marijuana. Sheridan was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Sherman Court.
Nigel Mustapha, 23, and Elizabeth Raynor, 27, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Raynor was also charged with possessing a controlled substance not in an original container and tampering with evidence.
Their vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint for an expired inspection. The trooper reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle and searched it. The trooper allegedly located one gram of marijuana, an envelop containing 2.5 grams of a hallucinogenic substance. A dose of amphetamine was reportedly found in Raynor's purse. When the trooper advised the two that they were going to be arrested, Raynor reportedly removed a bag from her bra and threw it into the woods. The bag was later located and reportedly contained five grams of marijuana.
The two were transported to state police barracks in Jamestown, processed for their respective charges and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
On July 8, Benjamin Reed, 27, of Westfield, Shannon Burgun, 26, of Westfield and Jared Farnham, 31, of South Dayton were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The three were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in the Town of Sherman Court later this month.
On July 8, Andrew Usyk, 20, of Collins and Chelsea Brennan, 19, of Perrysburg were charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a felony), criminal use of drug paraphernalia, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The trooper smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search reportedly yielded five glass pipes containing marijuana residue, a bag containing one gram of marijuana, tin foil containing a small amount of hashish, 2.5 grams of raw opium, two doses of LSD, and a digital scale.
Usyk and Brennan were transported to state police headquarters in Jamestown where they were processed. They were arraigned in the Town of Sherman Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
State Police at Jamestown
ELLICOTT - On July 8, Daniel Thompson, 26, of Stockton was charged with felony driving while intoxicated.
Thompson was pulled over on Martin Street and Route 60 for a traffic violation. He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests. He was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where he provided a breath sample that was reported at .12 percent. A check of Thompson's driving record revealed that within the last ten years, he had been convicted of a DWI. This caused the charged to be upgraded to a felony.
Thompson was processed, arraigned in the Town of Ellery Court, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
On Wednesday, troopers charged Gregg Morrison, 34, of Ashville, for third-degree assault.
A month ago, a trooper responded to the report of an assault which reportedly took place on May 6. The victim reported shoulder injuries as a result of being tackled onto a cement floor by Morrison.
Morrison was taken to state police barracks for processing and arraigned in the Town of North Harmony Court. He was released and is due to appear in court at a later date.
On Friday, JoMarie Nagel, 36, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Nagel was pulled over on Route 60 for reportedly speeding and reportedly failed several field sobriety tests. She was transported to state police barracks in Jamestown where the breath sample she provided was reported to be .16 percent.
Nagel was processed, issued tickets returnable to the City of Jamestown Court and released to a sober individual.
State Police at Collins
PERSIA - On Saturday, James M. Will-iamson, 23, of Tonawanda was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Troopers observed a vehicle speeding away from an area where a guardrail was damaged. They broadcast a description of the vehicle and a trooper was able to locate and stop the vehicle.
Williamson submitted to a breath test. His blood alcohol content was reported to be .17 percent.