CHAUTAUQUA - Chance W. Blanchard, 26, of Card Road, Mayville, was charged at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. Sheriff's deputies responded to an incident on Card Road in the town of Chautauqua and upon arrival, witnesses stated that Blanchard threw a female into a wall and also pushed a 12-year-old youth. Blanchard was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court. He will appear back in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date to answer the charges.
MAYVILLE - Clifford Latta, 39, of Mayville was charged with second-degree harassment on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:50 a.m. Latta allegedly struck a subject in the face following an argument. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
RIPLEY - Schaeffer Eimers, 19, and Markus Meredith, 19, both of Ripley, were charged with the unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. After Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies observed an occupied vehicle parked on Ripley Central School property, they contacted the vehicle and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view, police said. After interview and investigation, Meredith and Eimers were allegedly found to be in possession of quantities of marijuana and multiple smoking pipes. Both will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
RIPLEY - Jason Leamer, 25, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and failure to signal a turn on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 a.m. Leamer allegedly failed to signal a turn from Burton Avenue to Goodrich Street in Ripley, and when officers stopped the vehicle, he was found to be intoxicated, police said. Leamer will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
RIPLEY - Timothy Conklin, 60, of Ripley was charged with trespassing and second-degree harassment on Monday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Conklin allegedly punched a neighbor in the face and trespassed on another person's property. He will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of burglaries in the Forest Park and Barcelona areas of the town of Westfield.
According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, several seasonal cottages were entered and ransacked. Some of the items stolen include televisions, liquor and a long gun.
The Sheriff's Office is requesting anyone with information on these crimes contact the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463).
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BROCTON - On Oct. 5 at about 9:45 pm, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn while traveling from Main Street to Old Mill road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Jeffrey T. Hinderschied, 31, of Aurora Ohio. A subsequent investigation revealed that Hinderschied was intoxicated. Hinderschied was charged with DWI, DWI per se .08 or higher B.A.C., and failure to signal turn. He will appear back in Village of Brocton court at a later date.
LAKEWOOD - On Oct. 5 at 3:52pm, a house fire was reported at 237 E Terrace Ave, Lakewood. Lakewood FD responded and was assisted by Celoron FD. The fire was put out quickly and the Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist in determining the cause of the fire. After the investigation, it was determined that an electrical problem at an electrical junction box in the ceiling of the kitchen was the cause of the fire. No one was at the residence at the time the fire ocurred, and there were no injuries reported. The fire has been ruled accidental.
SHERMAN - On Oct. 12 at around 12:57 a.m., Sheriff's Patrol responded with Sherman Fire Department to a report of a single vehicle crash into a utility pole on W. Main St. in Sherman. Following an investigation, it was learned that Tara D. VanVolkenburg, 21, of Sherman was operating a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on W. Main St. VanVolkenburg was distracted by cell phone use and crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a street sign and a utility pole, damaging both. VanVolkenburg was arrested for driving while intoxicated. She was taken into custody and charged with DWI, B.A.C. of .08% or greater, Fail to keep right, Operate MV while using a cell phone, and Open container of alcohol in the vehicle. She was later released and will answer the charges in Sherman Town Court on a future date. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.
SHERMAN - On Oct. 12 at approximately 12:47 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies stopped a vehicle on Clymer-Sherman Rd in the Town of Sherman. Investigation led to passengers in this vehicle, Daniel L Schlabach of Rochester Mills PA and Ernest D Bender Jr of Panama NY, to be in possession of alcohol while they were under the age of 21. Both Schlabach and Bender were issued appearance tickets on this charge and released to appear in Sherman Court on a later date.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
BEMUS POINT - Christopher Brawdy, 20, of Bemus Point was charged with no or improper signal, unsafe start, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 a.m. Brawdy turned left off East Sixth Street onto Winsor Street without signaling, police said. He was allegedly drunk and will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.