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November 7, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

RIPLEY - On Oct. 27 Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a altercation on Maple Ave in the Town of Ripley. Upon deputies arrival and further investigation, it was alleged that Jonathan Klaes did push another subject during the fight. It was also found that Klaes had an active arrest warrant out of the Town of Ripley Court for criminal mischief 4th. Klaes was taken into custody, arraigned and committed to CCJ on $1,500. He will appear back in court at a later date and time.

FRENCH CREEK - On Oct. 25 at about 7:18 p.m., Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on French Creek-Mina Rd. in the Town of French Creek. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Leisa J. Branswell. Further investigation found Leisa J. Branswell to be intoxicated. Leisa J. Branswell was issued uniform traffic tickets for Driving while intoxicated, move from lane unsafely and no seatbelt. Further charges are possible pending blood results. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.

CHAUTAUQUA - On Oct. 26 around 12:15 a.m. Deputies responded to 7620 Felton Rd in the Town of Portland to assist EMS with a medical emergency. While on location it was determined that Melissa L Bridges who was at the residence at the time of the 911 call had an active bench warrant for failure to pay a fine on a previous charge of Petit Larceny. Bridges was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court. Bridges was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

SHERMAN - On Nov. 2 at around 2:13 a.m., Sheriff's patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hart Street in the Village of Sherman. The operator was identified as Angus R. Calhoun, 22, of Sherman. Following an investigation, Calhoun was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was taken into custody and charged with DWI, B.A.C. of .08% or greater, and speed in zone. He was later released to appear back in Sherman Town Court on a future date.

SHERMAN - Gregory Parker was West Bound on I86, Town of Sherman, when he swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. Parker went off the North side of I86, down an embankment, before his vehicle rolled over. Sherman Fire Department responded, but Parker refused medical treatment. No charges were filed.

RIPLEY - On Oct. 26 at about 6:30 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Westfield Memorial Hospital to contact a victim injured from an alleged assault. After an investigation and interviews, 3 subjects have been charged in connection with the incident. Kyle M. Hannold, 19, a 16 year old male, and a 17 year old male, all of Ripley, were each charged with 3rd degree assault. They were issued appearance tickets to answer to the charges in the Town of Ripley court at a later date.

RIPLEY - Charges are being filed due to an accident which was reported on May 16 at 12:07 a.m. on Route 76 in the Town of Ripley. Deputies have received toxicology reports back on David R. Baum, 25, of Ripley, and have concluded the investigation into the accident. Deputies are filing charges against Baum for Driving While Intoxicated, B.A.C. of .08% or greater, Fail to keep right, and Speed not reasonable and prudent. Deputies allege that Baum was traveling south on Rt76 operating a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle at a high rate of speed. Baum failed to negotiate a curve and impacted a guard rail. It is alleged that Baum was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Baum will answer the charges in Ripley Town Court at a later date.

SHERMAN - Angus R. Calhoun, 22, of Sherman, was charged Saturday morning following a traffic stop in the village of Sherman. At approximately 2:13 a.m., Sheriff's patrol stopped a vehicle, operated by Calhoun, for allegedly speeding on Hart Street. Following an investigation, Calhoun was charged for driving while intoxicated. He was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent or higher and speeding. He was later released to appear back in Sherman Town Court on a later date.

MAYVILLE - A Sherman man has been handed a five-year probation sentence for second-degree assault.

Kyle C. Langer, 24, of 166 W. Main St., Sherman, was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court in front of Judge John T. Ward, District Attorney David W. Foley announced.

Langer allegedly fractured a man's skull and broke a bone in the man's neck during an argument after striking him with a glass jar. The man was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital and then to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, where a plate was put in his head to treat the fractured skull.



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