Area Police Reports


¯ GREAT VALLEY — Levi T. Ward, 24, of Great Valley, was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. During a traffic stop Monday on Route 219 in the town of Great Valley, Ward was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and hydrocodone for which he did not have a prescription. He was released with tickets to appear in Great Valley Town Court later.


¯ Michael Sheehan, 33, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny and third-degree burglary. Sheehan allegedly stole $278.96 in merchandise from Walmart at 10 p.m. Monday after previously being banned from the property. He was issued tickets to appear in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Michael Stravato, 52, of Gerry, was charged with two counts of use of a child in a sexual performance. Stravato was charged Wednesday and arraigned at the Chautauqua County Jail. He was released under the supervision of probation.

¯ HANOVER — Nathan E. Joyce, 35, of Medford, Oregon, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree unauthorized use, fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglars tools, third-degree criminal tampering, three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, three counts of petit larceny, trespass, unlicensed operator, operating without insurance, unregistered motor vehicle and improper plates. Deputies responded at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday to a reported suspicious person at a business on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. An investigation found that multiple crimes had been committed in addition to a stolen vehicle that was outstanding. The vehicle was located, with Joyce identified as the driver, and eventually recovered. The vehicle was returned to its owner, and Joyce was transported to the Sheriff’s Office substation for processing. All instances of the crime were able to be thoroughly investigated through the efforts of both the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. All victims were returned their respective property shortly after it was recovered and processed. Joyce was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail where he awaits further court proceedings in the town of Hanover.

Area Police Reports


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