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Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF”S DEPARTMENT

¯ BROCTON — A suspicious vehicle report led to the discovery of methamphetamine, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced. Deputies were alerted around 1 a.m. Monday to the vehicle on Fay Street in the village of Brocton. The occupants were identified as 38-year-old Arhur C. Link and 26-year-old Raymond M. Provorse, both of Olean. Provorse was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant out of Erie County and was taken into custody. He was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release. While searching the vehicle, deputies located more methamphetamine leading to the arrest Link. Both men were issued tickets to appear in Portland Town Court on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Provorse was turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; Link was released.

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

¯ PORTLAND — New York State Police at Fredonia charged Adam Ossman, 30, of Portland, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Ossman was pulled over Friday for traffic violations on Fuller Road in Portland. During the traffic stop, Ossman’s driving priviliges in New York were found to be revoked, and that he was in possession of a glassine envelope containing heroin, a hypodermic needle containing heroin residue and a digital scale. Ossman was placed under arrest, transported to Fredonia barracks and processed. Ossman was issued appearance tickets and traffic tickets and is scheduled to be in the town of Portland Court on a later date.

¯ GERRY — A Cassadaga man is facing numerous charges after a traffic stop on Friday. Troopers from Jamestown charged Mark Lemay, 42, with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, driving while ability impaired by drugs and possession of a controlled substance by ultimate users original container. Lemay was pulled over on Route 60 for traffic violations and after failing several field sobriety tests, Lemay was placed under arrest. A search of Lemay and his vehicle revealed a vial containing liquid PCP, two bags containing methamphetamine, a bag containing heroin, a pipe containing methamphetamine residue, a bag containing hallucinogenic mushrooms, five buprenorphine hydrochloride pills, a crushed Viagara pill, several items used for the packaging and sale of narcotics and a metal knuckle knife. Lemay was transported to Jamestown where he was evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of a narcotic and stimulant combination. A blood sample was secured from Lemay at UPMC Hospital in Jamestown. Lemay was transported back to SP Jamestown, processed, and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ Troopers in Jamestown charged Joshua Burger, 35, of Jamestown, with felony driving while ability Impaired by drugs and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Burger was pulled over Sunday for a traffic violation on Windsor Street in Jamestown and after failing several field sobriety tests, Burger was placed under arrest. Burger was transported to Jamestown barracks where he refused additional tests and evaluations. A check of Burger’s driving record revealed that his license was suspended and that he had been convicted of DWI within the preceding 10 years. Burger was then processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ ELLICOTTVILLE — Troopers in Olean charged Dillon T. Gray, 29, of Warren, Pa., with driving while intoxicated. During a traffic stop on U.S. Route 219 in the town of Ellicottville on Friday, troopers determined Gray had been operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. He failed a standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. He was then arrested and transported to the Olean barracks, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.10% blood alcohol content. Gray was released with appearance tickets for Ellicottville Town Court, where he is due to appear in March.

¯ RANDOLPH –Troopers from Jamestown arrested James Olson, 36, of Randolph, with aggravated felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Troopers pulled Olson over on Interstate 86 in Randolph on Sunday for a traffic violation and after failing several field sobriety tests, Olson was placed under arrest. Olson was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of 0.21. A check of Olson’s driving record revealed that his driving privileges in New York had been revoked for a DWI conviction within the preceding 10 years. Olson was then processed, issued tickets and released. Olson is scheduled to be in the town of Cold Spring Court next month.

¯ ELLINGTON — Troopers from Jamestown charged Dylan Slaght, 21, of Silver Creek, with aggravated driving while intoxicated Sunday. Troopers responded to Waterboro Hill Road for a report of a one-car motor vehicle accident. Slaght was determined to be the driver and placed under arrest after failing several field sobriety tests. Slaght was transported to Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of 0.19. Slaght was then processed, issued tickets and released. Slaght is scheduled to be in the town of Ellington Court later in the month. Slaght was uninjured in the accident.

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