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October 3, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

RIPLEY - On 9/18 Rudy J. Damonti was charged with Harassment in the 2nd Degree. The charge stems from an incident that occured on 9/13/13 in the Town of Ripley where Damonti allegedly struck a female in the face with a closed fist. Damonti will appear in court on a later date to answer to the charge.

CHAUTAUQUA - On 9/17/13 around 7:11 pm Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a report of a violation of an order of protection at the Snow Ridge Motel on Rt 394. Upon further investigation it was found that William Ostagen violated a stay away order of protection by having contact with an individual. Ostagen was taken into custody without incident and arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court. Ostagen was committed to CCJ on $500 bail and will appear back in court at a later date and time.

RIPLEY - On 9-29-13 at about 2:00AM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn from Burton Avenue to Goodrich Street in the Town of Ripley. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator was identified as Jason E. Leamer, 25, of Ripley. Further investigation found Leamer to be intoxicated. Leamer was charged with DWI, DWI Per Se, and failure to signal turn. He will appear in Town of Ripley court at a later date.

RIPLEY - On 9-28-13 at about 10:00PM Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies observed an occupied vehicle parked on Ripley Central School property. Upon contacting the vehicle and occupants, Deputies observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. After interview and investigation, Markus J. Meredith, 19, and Schaeffer D. Eimers, 19, both of Ripley, were found to be in possession of quantities of marijuana and multiple smoking pipes. Both men were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and will appear in Town of Ripley court at a later date.


Police responded to the report of a disorderly person on Route 5 on Sept. 25 around 10:50 p.m. According to the police report, Michael J. Bracco, 27, of Lackawanna, had a valid bench warrant for his arrest in the town of Cheektowaga. While attempting to arrest Bracco, he allegedly began to fight with officers and damaged a patrol car. Bracco was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstruction, and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

Annette N. Stenta, 19, of Jamestown was issued appearance tickets for the Village of Westfield Court on Sept. 22. Police observed her vehicle on South Portage Street in violation of local law noise from a vehicle ordinance around 12:30 a.m. Stenta is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

On Sept. 20 around 10:41 a.m., Westfield Police arrested Chad Bender, 31, of Stockton. Police performed a traffic stop and discovered Bender was allegedly operating a vehicle with a suspended registration due to not being insured. He was issued traffic citations and is scheduled to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.

Police stopped a vehicle on Jefferson Street around 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 for an alleged traffic infraction. During the traffic stop, it was alleged that Genaro Gomez-Bautista of Mexico was not legally permitted to be in the U.S. Westfield Police contacted U.S. Boarder Patrol for assistance. They arrived shortly after and placed Gomez-Bautista in custody.

Katelyn L. Mawhir, 24, of Brocton was arrested on Sept. 29. Around 3 a.m., Westfield Police were on patrol when they allegedly observed a vehicle cross the hazard line multiple times on Route 20 in Westfield. Upon an investigation, Mawhir was allegedly found under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested for crossing hazard marks, driving while intoxicated per-se and driving while intoxicated. She is due to appear in the Town of Westfield Court at a later date.

Rex L. Boozel, 44, of 10 W. Pearl St., Westfield was arrested on Sept. 27 at 5:22 p.m. after police were notified by a concerned citizen that a male subject was unconscious in a vehicle at the McDonald's parking lot in Westfield. Police located Boozel and allegedly found him to be intoxicated. He was arrested for having an open container in a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and providing a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more. He was released and is due in Village of Westfield Court at a later date.



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