Area Police Reports


¯ STOCKTON — Justin L. Horton, 35, of Stockton, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree menacing and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Deputies responded at 5:30 p.m. Monday to Stockton for a reported altercation. An investigation found that Horton allegedly damaged a vehicle using a sledge hammer and menaced another individual on the property. An arrest warrant was issued, and Horton was taken into custody Tuesday. He was additionally found to be in possession of a hypodermic instrument, and later transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ SILVER CREEK — Joshua J. Dash, 40, of Silver Creek, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday to Central Avenue in Silver Creek for a reported altercation. An investigation found that Dash allegedly harmed another person and prevented them from leaving the residence and calling 911. Dash is scheduled to appear in Silver Creek Village Court later.


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