PORTLAND — A Portland man was involved in a motorcycle accident.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6:15 a.m. deputies responded to Thayer Road in the Town of Portland for a motorcycle accident. The operator of the motorcycle, Trevor Miller, 29, of Portland, allegedly lost control of it, causing it to slide into a ditch.
Miller sustained minor injuries from the accident and was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital. Upon investigation of the accident, Miller was issued a ticket for having unsafe tires and will answer the charge in Portland Town Court on a later date.
STOW — Two men were involved in a jet ski versus dock accident.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Chautauqua County Marine Patrol was called to Lakeside Campground Hadley Bay in Stow for a reported jet ski versus dock accident. Upon arrival, they allegedly found that while Craig R. Dulak, 43, of West Seneca was test driving a personal water craft owned by Donald R. Hayes, 47, of Lancaster, Dulak came into the dock area at a high rate of speed and could not turn or stop the machine. It allegedly collided with the dock Hayes was standing on, causing the dock to collapse and Hayes to fall, striking his head on the front cleat of a moored pontoon boat at the dock and causing a serious head injury.
Hayes was treated at the scene and transported to Women’s Christian Association Hospital in Jamestown by Ashville Rescue. Dulak was issued a summons for operating a PWC on the inland waters of Chautauqua County without an operator certificates as required by New York State.
BROCTON — A Brocton man was charged with multiple counts of driving while intoxicated.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 12:15 a.m. a vehicle operated by Michael J. Ameno, 47, of Central Avenue in Brocton was stopped on Central Avenue in the Village of Brocton. His vehicle was allegedly seen crossing the center lane and leaving the roadway. After interviewing Ameno, it is alleged he was operating the vehicle intoxicated.
Ameno was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI 0.18 percent or higher, failure to keep right and crossing hazard markings. He was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear Brocton Village Court on a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA — A woman was rescued from Chautauqua Gorge.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7:15 p.m. deputies, along with Mayville Volunteer Fire Department and the Technical Rescue Team, responded to rescue a woman who was stranded on a small ledge overlooking the Chautauqua Gorge off of Canada Road in the Town of Chautauqua. Deputies arrived and assisted the woman with getting up off the small ledge and then the Technical Rescue Team took over and got her up the hill and out of the gorge with the help of the Mayville Volunteer Fire Department.
PORTLAND — A Portland man was involved in a personal injury accident.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a personal injury accident on Campbell Road in the Town of Portland. Deputies arrived on the scene with Portland and Brocton Emergency Medical Services and allegedly found a large farm tractor completely overturned in a field. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Daryl R. Thayer, 62, of Campbell Road in Portland was allegedly operating a farm tractor, cutting his grass on his property. Thayer was allegedly mowing a section of hill that lead up to Campbell Road and as he was on the side of the hill, his farm tractor tipped over on its side then rolled on top of Thayer, trapping him under the tractor.
Thayer was able to be pulled out from under the tractor. He was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital and then flown to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., for his injuries. He was listed in critical condition.
MAYVILLE — Four area youths were charged with trespassing.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Friday, Aug. 12 at 2 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Town of Chautauqua Municipal Building at 2 Academy Street in Mayville in regards to a report of subjects on the roof. Sherriff K9, Drago, hit on an area where the subjects allegedly climbed onto a first story roof. Deputies gained access to the roof of the building and allegedly located four subjects, a 16-year-old from Dewittville, a 16-year-old from Westfield, a 17-year-old from Fredonia and a 16-year-old from Mayville, all of whose names were withheld.
The four subjects were escorted down to ground level and placed into custody. All four subjects were later released with appearance tickets and will answer to the charge of trespassing in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
NORTH HARMONY — A Celoron woman was involved in a personal injury accident.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 12:30 p.m. Harriett L. Lank, 72, of Celoron was allegedly traveling westbound on Route 394 in the Town of North Harmony when, allegedly because of medical issues, Lank traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck a tree and then a utility pole. Ashville and Chautauqua Fire Departments, using extraction equipment, were able to extricate Lank. She was transported to Ashville Fire Department Station 2 and turned over to Starflight, who transported Lank to Hamot Hospital.
NORTH HARMONY — Five men were charged with pedestrian on interstate/prohibited.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6:45 p.m. deputies road patrol and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s navigation patrol responded to the Chautauqua Lake Bridge on I-86 for a report of a group of men who looked like they were going to jump into the lake from the bridge. Upon arrival, Fredrick C. Hall, 18 of Bedford Hills, N.Y., Francis R. O’shaughnessy, 19, of Cleveland, Mason G. Hill, 19, of Charlotte, Vt., Evan J. Falkowski, 19, of Washington D.C. and Tyler R. Grabner, 18, of Purceville, Va., were allegedly escorted off the bridge and taken to a safe location for interview. All five subjects were issued tickets for pedestrian on interstate/prohibited and will answer to them in North Harmony Town Court on a later date. No one made the attempt to jump into the lake.
HARMONY — A Panama woman was involved in a personal injury motor vehicle accident.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Friday, Aug. 19 at 9:15 p.m. deputies responded to a one vehicle accident with personal injury on Swede Road in the Town of Harmony. Tonya M. Chase, 30, of Panama was allegedly traveling south on Swede Road when she swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the roadway. Her vehicle allegedly went off the roadway and struck a culvert.
Chase was transported by Panama Emergency Medical Services to Women’s Christian Association Hospital in Jamestown for minor injuries. She was wearing her seatbelt.
BROCTON — A Brocton man was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. deputies were on patrol in the Village of Brocton when a subject waived them down and stated he was a victim of a recent crime. The victim state he was at a party at a residence in the Village of Brocton recently. The victim stated that Chad J. Lynden, 21, of East Main Street in Brocton was also allegedly at the party and led the victim to an upper apartment where he was allegedly held against his will and robbed at gunpoint by Lynden. An arrest warrant was signed by Judge Richard Delcamp out of Portland Town Court and Lynden was located at his residence. As deputies were attempting to serve the warrant Lynden allegedly attempted to slam the door shut on them. A short struggle between Lynden and deputies allegedly ensued and Lynden was eventually taken into custody.
Lynden was arraigned in Portland Town Court on the charges of second degree robbery, first degree unlawful imprisonment, second degree menacing and resisting arrest. He was committed to jail with no bail and will appear in Brocton Village Court on a later date.
MAYVILLE — A Celoron woman was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on a felony arrest.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2:45 p.m. Andrea M. Mckoon, 19, of West Chadakoin Street in Celoron was allegedly found to be in possession of contraband consisting of tobacco cigarettes, matches and a small quantity of marijuana. Mckoon was allegedly intending on passing the contraband to an inmate she was visiting in the Chautauqua County Jail.
Mckoon was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and remanded to jail on $5,000 cash or $10, 000 property bail.
DUNKIRK — Two Ripley residents were charged with welfare fraud.
According to the sheriff’s office, on Monday, Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Siverd, 59, and Bruce Siverd, 57, both of Wisner Street in Ripley were each charged with six counts of first degree offering a false instrument for filing and one count of third degree welfare fraud after a lengthy investigation. Both allegedly submitted false child care timesheets to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services for payment from November of 2009 through April of 2010. They also allegedly applied for Heap benefits at their place of business, which they were not entitled to have. Therefore, they received $16,496 in public assistance benefits, $15,946 in daycare and $550 in Heap, they were not entitled to have.
Barbara Siverd and Bruce Siverd were issued appearance tickets to appear in Dunkirk City Court on a later date.