BROCTON - Ismael Ortiz, 43, of Ellicott Rd., Brocton was committed to Chautauqua County Jail on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child on Friday, Dec. 21.
According to the sheriff's office, in mid November, the CCSO received a report of alleged sexual abuse of a 9-year-old female in the Town of Portland for incidents from Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 20. An investigation was started with the assistance of Chautauqua County Child Protective Services, the District Attorney's Office and the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County. After the investigation was concluded, an arrest warrant was issued for Ortiz out of the Town of Portland for the above listed charges. The warrant was served at his residence without incident. Ortiz was arraigned before Justice Richard Delcamp in Portland Town Court. Ortiz was committed to jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 property bond.
BROCTON - Loren E. Johnson, 26, of Swede Rd., Fredonia was charged with failure to use a turn signal, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlicensed driver, driving while intoxicated and having a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more on Friday, Dec. 21.
According to the sheriff's office, a deputy stopped Johnson for allegedly not using a turn signal around 10:45 p.m. While interviewing Johnson, deputies allegedly observed an open can of Coors Light in the center console next to Johnson. A license check revealed Johnson's Nebraska license was allegedly expired as well as revoked. Further investigation led to Johnson being arrested for DWI and later charged with having a BAC higher 0.08 percent. Johnson will appearance in court on a later date.
RIPLEY - John G. Caldwell, 58, S. State St., Ripley was arrested on the charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief on Friday, Dec. 21.
According to the sheriff's office, Caldwell was arrested around 9 a.m., on a charge stemming from an incident which occurred on Sunday, Dec. 9 in which Caldwell allegedly shot bb's at his neighbor's windows. Caldwell allegedly caused damage to the windows by shooting the bb's. Caldwell was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ripley Town Court on a later date and time.
MAYVILLE - Morgan T. Paddock, 27, of Jamestown and Richard C. Neal, 28, of Mayville were each charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband on Saturday, Dec. 22.
According to the sheriff's office, Paddock was charged after he had allegedly brought in and passed a baggy of tobacco to inmate Neal in the Chautauqua County Jail. The incident was allegedly witnessed by Chautauqua County Jail Corrections Officers and Paddock was then detained as well as Neal. Paddock was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and released and is scheduled to appear again on a later date. Neal will also face charges and a detainer has been filed for Neal out of Chautauqua Town Court.
CHAUTAUQUA - David M. Niemeyer, 21, was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on charges of petit larceny on Friday, Dec. 21.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies arrested Niemeyer on charges on allegations that he stole two iPods from a home on Old Route 17 in the Town of Chautauqua. Niemeyer was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and committed to jail in lieu of $500 bail.
WESTFIELD - Jeremy P. Green, 33, of Falconer was arrested for Felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI per se and insufficient tail lamps on Sunday, Dec. 23.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies arrested Green around 2 a.m. He was taken for arraignment in Westfield Town Court. Deputies allege Green was operating a westbound pickup truck on Route 20 and had insufficient tail lamps. Green was stopped and investigation allegedly found him to be intoxicated, and he was arrested. Two prior DWI convictions within the last 10 years made this arrest a Felony. As a result of a chemical breath test, Green was additionally charged.