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Police Reports for the Journal week of July 5

The Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls between June 21-27, in Boston, Colden, Concord, Sardinia and Springville. Following is a sampling of the calls:

Boston

– Patrol investigated five property damage automobile accidents in the town of Boston between June 21-27.

Concord

– Patrol investigated five property damage automobile accidents in the town of Concord between June 21-27.

– June 21, Patrol arrested Amanda John, 36, of Brant, for unlawful possession of marijuana and other related charges following a traffic stop on Route 219. She was released on appearance tickets to appear in Concord Court at a later date.

Sardinia

– June 23, Patrol arrested Courtney Alvey, 16, of Bliss for unlawful possession of marijuana and other related charges following a traffic stop on Genesee Road. Alvey was released on appearance tickets to appear in Sardinia Court at a later date.

Springville

– Patrol investigated six property damage automobile accidents in the village of Springville between June 21-26.

Lindsey Draper charged with DWI

Lindsey J. Draper, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated on June 29, after being stopped by an Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy at 1:15 a.m. in the village of Springville.

Draper was stopped for violations of the vehicle and traffic law. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be .13 percent. She was processed at the sheriff’s Springville substation and released.

Jamie Musser arrested in Boston

Jamie M. Musser was arrested on June 26 at approximately 3:30 p.m. by New York State Troopers who are based at the Boston barracks, following a complaint that he had entered a residence on Omphalius Road in the town of Boston.

The complainant stated that there was an order of protection against Musser and he was not to be in the residence.

The troopers confirmed the active order of protection and Musser was found in the residence watching the World Cup soccer game.

He was placed under arrest for criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Musser was arraigned in the town of Boston Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center pending bail.

Chaffee woman arrested on charges

Michaela B. Fuller, 31, of Chaffee, was charged with driving while intoxicated on June 27, at approximately 11:38 p.m.

New York State Trooper John Spencer stopped a car for a traffic violation on Savage Road in the town of Sardinia. Fuller was found to be intoxicated. During the DWI arrest process, multiple smoking devices containing marijuana and crack residue were found, as well as a small amount of unsmoked marijuana. A prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years elevated the DWI to a felony.

Fuller refused all breath tests and was arraigned in the Town of Sardinia Court on charges of DWI, criminal possession of controlled substance in the seventh degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Following arraignment she was remanded to the Erie County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond.

Machias man charged in Arcade

Jesse C. Howk, 22, of Machias, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana on June 29, at approximately 6:35 a.m. by New York State Trooper Joseph Butler.

Howk’s vehicle had been observed parked on Northwoods Road in the town of Arcade by Arcade Village Police Department. Investigation revealed he had been driving and was intoxicated. During the arrest a small amount of marijuana was discovered. Howk was processed at the state police barracks in Machias where he was determined to have a blood alcohol content of .17 percent.

Howk is to face the charges in the town of Arcade Court at a later date.

Schwartz arrested for DWI in Sardinia

The early morning arrest of a Chaffee man for driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, obstruction and numerous traffic infractions following a traffic stop in the town of Sardinia was reported on June 13 by Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard.

Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Ballantyne was on patrol on Olean Road in the town of Sardinia, near Chaffee-Curriers Road, around midnight when he observed a vehicle swerving into oncoming traffic. Ballantyne attempted to stop the vehicle, which continued south on Olean Road and drove behind a plaza in the area.

Upon further interview and attempted field sobriety tests, the driver, Azariah J. Schwartz, 29, of Olean Road in Chaffee, was found to be intoxicated. He continued to be belligerent and confrontational to patrol. After several commands to step back, Schwartz continued to confront patrol in a hostile manner and he was subsequently tasered and taken into custody.

Schwartz was charged for DWI, resisting arrest, obstruction, disorderly conduct and numerous traffic violation.

He was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital for evaluation from the taser and later medically released. Schwartz refused any further blood alcohol content testing.

Schwartz’s vehicle was towed from the scene and he was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held pending arraignment in the town of Sardinia Court.

Pa. man arrested in Ashford

Peter A. Whelan, 62, of Bradford, Pa., was traveling west on Peters Road in the town of Ashford on June 30, when the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s patrol, also traveling west, observed him fail to stop at the stop sign at the corner of Peters and Miller roads.

Patrol stopped Whelan on Route 219 and a Department of Motor Vehicles check of his license revealed that his driving privileges in New York had been suspended.

Whelan was further charged with aggravated unlicensed operation third. He was arraigned in the town of Ashford Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $1,000 bail.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Ellicottville Police Department.

South Carolina man arrested in Ashford

Bruce E. Aungst, 52, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was arrested by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s office for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following a traffic stop on Route 219 in the town of Ashford on June 28.

Aungst was stopped by patrol for a speed in zone violation and a Department of Motor Vehicles check of his license revealed five suspensions on three separate dates. Aungst was issued traffic tickets for the charges and is to appear in the town of Ashford Court at a later date.


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