Area Police Reports


¯ GERRY — Samantha J. Coleman, 30, of Fredonia was charged with criminal impersonation and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Deputies responded Saturday at 9:45 p.m. to a residence in the town of Gerry for a reported unwanted person. Deputies spoke to Coleman, who allegedly gave deputies a wrong name to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant. Coleman was also found with a hypodermic needle. She was taken into custody and transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ MINA — James V. Sandford, 58, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable, moving from lane unsafely and third-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded Wednesday at 10:57 p.m. to a crash on Route 426 in Mina. Sanford was taken into custody following an investigation. While being processed at the Sheriff’s Office, Sandford allegedly damaged property. He was held for centralized arraignment at the jail.


¯ Joshua N. Bemis, 33, of Mayville was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally possessing drug paraphernalia. Police were called Thursday to McDonald’s at 102 E. Main St. in Westfield for a suspicious male who appeared to be passed out at a table. Bemis was waken and found to be in possession of a device used to smoke concentrated liquid marijuana. He was also found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A check found he was wanted on multiple warrants from the Sheriff’s Office.

¯ Daniel S. Geiger, 26, of Westfield was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally possessing drug paraphernalia and criminally possessing a hypodermic needle. Geiger was taken into custody March 23 on a bench warrant out of Westfield for failure to pay a fine of $82. An investigation found that Geiger was also in possession of heroin, hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia. Geiger was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ Brittany L. Jones, 33, of Fredonia was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, attempted criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Officers and deputies responded March 22 to an address in Westfield for a reported unwanted person. Police met with Jones, who was in a verbal argument with a male. Jones allegedly attempted to damage property inside the home. She was taken to jail for centralized arraignment.