Area Police Reports


¯ DUNKIRK — Justin T. Schuk, 36, of Dunkirk was charged June 29 with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded to a vehicle complaint, and after an investigation, discovered that Schuk had followed a person in a public place and allegedly damaged property that did not belong to him. Shuck was arrested after the investigation Thursday. He was then released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in Dunkirk Town Court at a later date.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Christopher D. Pendl, 36, of Fredonia was charged July 3 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies responded to a residence for a check the well-being complaint. Following an investigation with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Pendl was arrested Thursday for allegedly possessing a small quantity of narcotics. He was taken into custody and released with an appearance ticket. Pendl is to appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ DUNKIRK — Christian J. Mota-Cruz, 23, of Dunkirk and Benjamin Catalino, 22, of Dunkirk were both charged Thursday with first-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny. At approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a robbery that occurred at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds. Mota-Cruz and Catalino had allegedly taken property from an individual and displayed a weapon while doing so. Both subjects were located shortly after and taken into custody. After they were arraigned on charges in Dunkirk Town Court, they were remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

¯ MAYVILLE — Tiffany K. Gross, 43, of Sherman was charged Friday with felony DWI, DWI per se, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle and unlawfully operating an ATV on the roadway. At approximately 6:47 p.m., members of the sheriff’s office observed an ATV being operated on Blanchard Street. The ATV was stopped, and Gross was identified. Following an investigation, Gross was taken into custody. A record check revealed two prior DWI convictions within the past 10 years, making the arrest a Class D Felony. Gross was also found to have a revoked state driver’s license for prior DWI offenses. She was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court and remanded to the custody of the Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ RIPLEY — Jason R. Remington, 39, of Brocton was charged Thursday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 1:38 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a suspicious situation at a business in Ripley. Deputies identified Remington upon arrival. He was found alledgly to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, a digital scale and several baggies used for packaging. Remington was brought to the Chautauqua County Jail on pre-arraignment bail.

¯ SILVER CREEK — Karl R. Patterson, 77, of Silver Creek was charged Friday with second-degree aggravated harassment. At approximately 8:56 p.m., deputies responded to an incident of harassment that occurred at a residence on Madison Street. Patterson allegedly made threats to harm another individual. He was released with appearance tickets and will appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date.


¯ ELLICOTTVILLE — Jake R. MacDougall, 22, of Hamilton, Ontario was charged Saturday with public lewdness. At approximately 1:55 a.m., a patrol observed MacDougall standing at the intersection of Washington and Monroe Streets with his pants undone and gesturing as though he was going to urinate in the roadway. He was taken for processing and released. MacDougall is due back in Ellicottville Village Court later.

¯ ALLEGANY — Jessica E. Learn, 27, of Allegany was charged Saturday with a violation of probation. At approximately 10 p.m., deputies arrested Learn for the violation. She was taken to Cattaraugus County Jail and awaiting arraignment.

¯ LITTLE VALLEY — Christian A. Hensel, 26, of Salamanca was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of more than .08, DWI, moving from lane unsafely and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. At approximately 3:06 a.m., a patrol responded to an accident on Rock City Street. An investigation revealed that Hensel had allegedly exited the roadway, striking a pole and the bridge before eventually stopping on Rock City Street. He exhibited signs of intoxication and was given SFST’s. Hensel was taken for processing and released, due back in Little Valley Town Court at a later date.



¯ HINSDALE — Donald J. Clark, 41, of Allegany was charged Saturday with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with .08 of one percent or more alcohol in blood and other traffic infractions. Olean troopers determined Clark was exhibiting signs of impairment during a routine traffic stop on Gile Hollow Road. Troopers administered standardized field sobriety tests, which indicated Clark was intoxicated. He was arrested and administered a breath test, which showed a .16 percent BAC. Clark was released and issued appearance tickets returnable to Hinsdale Town Court in August.

¯ MACHIAS — Christopher J. Lynah, 27, of Buffalo was charged Saturday with DWI. Troopers stopped Lynah on Lake Street for traveling north in the southbound lane. Lynah was placed under arrest after failing SFST’s and transported to SP Machias for processing. He recorded a .15 percent BAC. Lynah was issued tickets for the Machias Town Court returnable in August.

¯ DUNKIRK — Justin T. Schuk, 36, of Dunkirk was charged Sunday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance in a non-original container. Troopers responded to the TJ Maxx parking lot for a report of an individual possibly using narcotics. Upon arrival troopers observed Schuk slumped over the wheel of a BMW and unresponsive. Multiple items of drug paraphernalia were observed inside the vehicle along with large amounts of a white powdery substance. Schuk was awakened after multiple attempts. He was evaluated by EMS and refused medical treatment. A search of his vehicle revealed 12 grams of heroin, 3.2 grams of cocaine, a straw containing cocaine residue and four Buprenorphine pills in an altoid container for which Schuk did not have a prescription. He was placed under arrest, transported to SP Fredonia and processed. Schuk was arraigned in Dunkirk Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.