The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department and other agencies are investigating numerous daytime burglaries occurring throughout the county, primarily though in the north end of the county.
The public is asked to be observant for any suspicious vehicles or subjects in their neighborhood, especially if the subjects knock on the door and ask for a specific person or they are delivering a package for a specific person. If anyone sees any suspicious vehicles or subjects in their neighborhood or around their neighbors' house, the sheriff's office is asking they to call the sheriff's office at 753-4900 or the local police department.
FRENCH CREEK - Jeffry T. Legters, 27, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI blood alcohol content 0.18 percent or greater and parking on highway on Saturday, Feb. 9.
According to the sheriff's office, patrol observed a vehicle allegedly stopped in the middle of the road on Redding Road in the Town of French Creek around 11 p.m. As deputies approached the vehicle, a female was allegedly observed outside the vehicle apparently arguing with a male operator. Upon investigation of the situation, the operator was allegedly identified as Legters. Legters was allegedly found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition and was arrested for DWI. He was taken into custody for processing and charged. He was released with appearance tickets and will answer the charges in French Creek Town Court on a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA - Robert F. Lynch, 43, of New York City was charged with driving while ability impaired - drugs, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, fail to keep right and improper turn signal and Emily C. Aronoff, 29, of New York City was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Thursday, Feb. 14.
According to the sheriff's office, patrol allegedly observed a vehicle driving erratically on Route 394 in Chautauqua around 2 a.m. After allegedly observing multiple traffic infractions, the vehicle was stopped, and the operator was allegedly identified as Lynch. Following an investigation, Lynch was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle which he had no legitimate purpose for having and was additionally charged with possessing the hypodermic instrument. A passenger in the vehicle, Aronoff was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana. Aronoff was cited and released. Lynch was taken into custody and later released following a chemical test. Both will appear in Chautauqua Town Court on a later date.
Gary Rafaloski, 58, of Gaswell Rd., Findley Lake was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI per se and unlicensed operator on Saturday, Feb. 16.
According to the sheriff's office, Rafaloski was allegedly involved in a motor vehicle collision where he struck the Findley Lake Market building in the Town of Mina. Following an investigation by the sheriff's office, Rafaloski was arrested, processed and later released to appear in Mina Town Court on a later date.