Area Police Reports
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ Wade Paulisick, 21, of Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Paulisick was stopped Friday on Riverside Road in Jamestown, for multiple traffic violations, including driving an unregistered motor vehicle. While taking inventory of the car, troopers reportedly found metal knuckles under the driver seat. He was taken into custody and transported to police barracks. He was released with appearance tickets to be in Kiantone Town Court at a later date.
¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — Robert Keech, 23, of Stockton, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Jordan Chamberlin, 23, of Stockton, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers stopped Keech Thursday on Route 60 in Sinclairville for speeding, and while speaking the both it was determined they had allegedly been smoking marijuana. A search found marijuana in the vehicle. Keech was also found in possession of a subutex pill and metal knuckles. Chamberlin was found in possession of tramadol pills and a hydrocodone pill. Both were processed at police barracks and released with tickets to be in Charlotte Town Court at a later date.
¯ Robert Houghwot, 43, of Frewsburg, was charged with third-degree assault and trespassing. Troopers responded Thursday to UPMC Chautauqua WCA in Jamestown where a victim was being treated for head and face injuries. An investigation determined Houghwot allegedly went onto the victim’s property, after which an argument ensued. Houghwot allegedly attacked the victim, leading to hospitalization. He was processed at police barracks and released to appear in South Valley Court at a later date to answer the charges.
¯ GERRY — Sheltear Brown, 27, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. Brown was stopped Wednesday on Route 60 in Gerry for using a cellphone. He was taken into custody after failing several field sobriety tests. An evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert who determined he was allegedly under the influence of marijuana after a bag containing 3 grams of marijuana were located in his vehicle. Brown was released to appear in Gerry Town Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ FRENCH CREEK — Dale W. Rager, 66, of Clymer was cited for speed not reasonable and prudent after a two-vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Bakerink Road, French Creek. Deputies report Rager was driving south when he ran into a tractor going the same direction. Rager was allegedly going too fast and couldn’t stop in time to avoid the collision. Rager was treated at the scene by EMS personnel and flown by Star Flight to UPMC Hamot. The individual in the tractor was not injured. Rager was issued a traffic citation and will be in French Creek Town Court later.
¯ RIPLEY – Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies helped U.S. Marshals find a Ripley man early Friday morning wanted for a parole warrant in Pennsylvania. At 5:44 a.m. Friday, deputies and U.S. Marshals found John D. Dunmyer Jr of Ripley. Dunmyer was found and taken into custody without incident. Dunmyer was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending extradition back to Pennsylvania.
¯ PORTLAND — Joseph A. Culmo, 30, of Fredonia, was charged with failure to keep right. Deputies responded to Route 20 in the town of Portland around 11 p.m. Friday for a motor vehicle crash. Police learned Culmo was eastbound when he reportedly fell asleep, crossed the road and sheered a National Grid utility pole. The car continued through a lawn and struck a parked car. Culmo will answer the charge in Portland Town Court at a later date.
¯ HARMONY — Aaron D. Fischer, 25, of West Seneca, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and speeding in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle Saturday around 12:30 a.m. for a traffic violation on Bear Lake Road in Panama. Fischer was identified as the driver. A search by K-9 Link alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics within the car. A search of the car reportedly turned up drug paraphernalia, digital scales, concentrated cannabis and about 70 grams of marijuana. He was released with appearance tickets to be in Harmony Town Court at a later date.
¯ HANOVER — Sammy D. Avila Villafane, 39, of Silver Creek, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Deputies were dispatched at 4 p.m. May 12 to a disturbance on Angell Road in the town of Hanover. An investigation determined Villafane allegedly broke a window and fled the scene. Deputies checked the residence Friday and determined Villafane had a warrant out of Hanover Town Court. He was taken into custody and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
CLYMER — Adam R. Rodgers, 27, of Warren, was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and no/inadequate tail lamps. Lynsey R. Cowan, 36, of Erie, Pa., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:30 a.m. on May 17 for a traffic violation on Clymer-Sherman Road in Clymer. Rodgers was allegedly found in possession of narcotic cathinones, or “bath salts,” as well as suboxone, digital scales and narcotics packaging material. Cowan was also found with bath salts. The pair will answer the charges at a later date in Clymer Town Court.