Area Police Reports


¯ Alexander N. Calhoun, 70, of Mayville, was charged with confinement of companion animals in vehicle — extreme temperatures. Officers responded at 2:50 p.m. June 11 to Lakewood Cinema 8 for a parked vehicle with a dog inside. Officers were met by employees of the theater who stated that the car had been parked there for more than an hour and that the animal had no food or water. Calhoun was eventually located by officers and theater employees. He was issued a ticket to appear in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Ella G. Sypin, 63, of Brocton, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC over 0.08%, moving from lane unsafely and crossing hazard markings. Officers were notified at 7:38 p.m. Monday to a possible intoxicated driver traveling east on Route 20 in Westfield. Sypin was taken into custody after allegedly failing field sobriety tests. Sypin consented to a chemical test at which time it was determined she was under the influence of alcohol. She was later released.


¯ STOCKTON — James D. Mawhir, 32, of Mayville, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Troopers responded Tuesday to a crash on Fredonia Stockton Road in the town of Stockton. Witnesses reported that Mawhir allegedly ingested unknown substances and tried to hide other unknown objects before police arrived. Troopers noted obvious signs of impairment with Mawhir, who allegedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene. Mawhir also admitted to having a revoked driver’s license. After initially refusing treatment from Stockton EMS, Mawhir was eventually transported via ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital where he received multiple doses of Narcan after showing signs of possible overdose. He is scheduled to appear in court later.


¯ VILLENOVA — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a motorcycle accident with injury on Oak Road at Route 322 on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as a 55 year old female from Buffalo and was making a left hand turn onto Oak Road when she lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. The female operator was treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries by South Dayton EMS and the Chautauqua County Medic fly car.

The female was flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC for treatment of her injuries. No charges are expected as a result of this investigation.

¯ POMFRET — A Fredonia woman was ticketed after a rollover accident on Route 20 at noon Monday that left a passenger with serious injuries.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report they responded to the area of Harmon Hill Road. Upon arrival deputies located a van rolled over on its side.

Through an investigation it was determined the van had been heading westbound on Route 20 and had gone off the road striking several street signs and shearing off an electrical pole. The van then struck a small embankment with its front end causing the van to flip over and role striking the side of barn where it came to rest.

The driver of the vehicle identified was identified as a Selena Diaz, 26. She suffered apparent minor injuries as a result of the accident and was transported by the Fredonia Fire Department to Brooks Memorial Hospital for care. A passenger in the vehicle suffered more serious injuries and as a result was flow by STAT Medevac to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. for care. Diaz was issued a citation for moving from lane unsafely that she will have to answer in Pomfret court.

As a result of the accident Route 20 was shut down for a time.


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