Area Police Reports


¯ BEMUS POINT — Sally M. Lawson, 62, of Bemus Point was charged with second-degree felony falsely reporting an incident. Deputies and local firefighters were called at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a structure fire in the town of Ellery. Upon arrival, it was found that there was not a fire of any type at the reported location. An investigation found that Lawson had fabricated the report, and she was taken into custody Monday. She is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court later.


¯ Stephen C. Dean, 40, no address listed was charged with petit larceny, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Officers responded to Wegmans on Monday for a shoplifting complaint. Dean reportedly fled from officers and loss prevention personnel. He is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.


¯ ASHVILLE — Michael Miranda, 46, of Warren, Pa., was charged with second-degree harassment. Troopers responded Monday to an Ashville residence for a report of a person attempting to break into a home. An investigation found that Miranda had arrived uninvited, and in the following days sent the victim 300 Facebook messages and called the victim a dozen times, all of which went unanswered, despite being advised to cease future contact. Miranda was transported to Chautauqua County Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ CLYMER — Andrew Puscher, 27, of Erie, Pa., was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Puscher was stopped Sunday on Clymer-Corry Road in Clymer for speeding. He was taken into custody after failing several field sobriety tests and later provided a breath sample of 0.21%. Puscher is scheduled to appear in Clymer Town Court later.