Area Police Reports


¯ STOCKTON — A 20-year-old town resident is facing charges after allegedly stealing property valued at more than $1,000 from a victim. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies charged Hunter J. Evans on Friday with fourth-degree grand larceny, class E Felony. Evans was issued an appearance ticket to be in the town of Stockton Court at a later date.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — A driver suffering a medical condition led to a response by emergency crews for a vehicle into a pond. At 5:50 p.m. Friday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and Mayville Fire Department responded to the area of Route 394 and Parker Road for a call of a vehicle submerged. An investigation showed that Donald Dipirro, 46, of Westfield, was traveling north when he suffered an unknown medical condition and lost consciousness. His vehicle traveled off the road into a ditch on the east side of the road, struck a utility pole and then traveled into a pond becoming submerged in the water. Dipirro was treated at the scene and transported to Westfield hospital for evaluation, Electrical power was disrupted in the area for a short time and restored by national Grid crews.


¯ A city resident was charged with aggravated contempt, second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief on Saturday afternoon after throwing rocks at a victim. Police responded to an E. 2nd Street address and found Travis Colley, 33, throwing several rocks and breaking a dwelling’s front window, causing several hundred dollars in damages. Colley then threw a rock at a victim, causing an injury. Police said that Colley violated an order of protection with the victim and that his actions were an unprovoked attack. He was transported to the city jail and held without bail.


¯ GOWANDA — A requested welfare check of three children led to a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree charge of criminal use of drug paraphernalia for a village resident. Police had been requested to a welfare check on the three children of Ashley N. Smith, 32, of 22 College Street on Aug. 17 at 4:23 p.m., during which they observed a small baggie of cocaine and two pipes commonly used for drugs in plain sight. Police issued Smith an appearance ticket in the Town of Persia Court. The Child Protection Service was notified regarding this arrest.


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