Area Police Reports


¯ MAYVILLE — Joshua J. Northrop-Dowdall, 27, of Mayville was taken into custody Tuesday for a probation warrant for second-degree rape following a check by deputies at a Mayville residence. Northrop-Dowdall was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and will answer the charge later.

¯ ELLERY — Sally M. Lawson, 62, of Ellery was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC of .8% or more, uninspected motor vehicle, operating without insurance, unregistered motor vehicle, speed in zone, failure to keep right and inadequate or no stop lamps. Deputies were called to a vehicle complaint on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. Deputies observed the vehicle commit several traffic violations. Lawson was taken into custody and issued appearance tickets to be in Ellery Town Court at a later date.

¯ BEMUS POINT — Sommer L. Donovan, 41, of Greenhurst was charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI with a BAC of .18% or higher. Deputies were called Wednesday at 9:09 a.m. by staff at Bemus Point Elementary School to check the well being of Donovan. An investigation found that Donovan had driven there in an intoxicated condition. She was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.


¯ Brandi R. Haight, 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers responded Wednesday at 12:47 a.m. to 7-11 on North Main Street for a reported disorderly female refusing to leave. Upon arrival, officers found Haight in the doorway of the business yelling at employees. During an investigation Haight reportedly refused to identify herself and attempted to walk away from officers. Haight was taken into custody and held for arraignment.

¯ Andrew L. Crawford, 24, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers were called Wednesday at 1:51 p.m. to a domestic violence incident on West 13th Street. Officers found Crawford, who had an order to stay away from another person. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.