Area Police Reports


¯ PORTLAND — Victor C. Rivera, 65, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and third-degree unlicensed operation. Deputies responded Thursday at 10:37 p.m. to a crash on Route 5 in Portland. Rivera, who was identified as the driver, was taken by helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., for treatment of injuries. Rivera was later charged following an investigation. He will answer the charged in Portland Town Court later.

¯ FORESTVILLE — Randy S. Worden, 50, of Forestville was charged with second-degree assault. Deputies responded June 24 at 9:13 p.m. to a Forestville address for a reported disorderly person. An investigation found that Worden allegedly caused injury to another person during an altercation. Worden turned himself in to Hanover Town Court, where he posted bail. He is scheduled to appear back in court at a later date to answer the charge. Deputies were assisted by the Forestville Fire Department.

¯ GERRY — Robert L. Gardner Jr., 50, of Gerry was charged with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Deputies responded Sunday at 2 a.m. for a report of an altercation on Route 60 in the town of Gerry. Gardner allegedly struck another person in addition to obstructing breathing of that person. He was taken into custody and transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.


¯ Bryon Stingel, 30, of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Officers responded Thursday to a three-car crash in the area of Winsor and Water streets. An investigation found that Stingel caused the crash and was under the influence of drugs. He was transported to UPMC Chautauqua for treatment of minor injuries and later to Jamestown City Jail for arraignment.

¯ Pedro Montanez, 32, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers on July 5 were flagged down in the area of East Second and Cowing streets. Officers became aware of a verbal altercation that had taken place with a possible violation of an order of protection. Montanez reportedly violated the order by calling the person while police were writing their report. Montanez was located a short time later and taken into custody. He was held for arraignment.