Area Police Reports


— HANOVER — A late-night dispute ended in charges for a Forestville resident on Friday.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a fight in Forestville at 11:56 p.m. Friday. Upon an investigation it was found that 42-year-old Douglas D. Baldwin committed third-degree assault against the victim. Baldwin was placed in custody and processed at the Hanover substation before being transported to the county jail for centralized arraignment.

— HANOVER — A Falconer man is facing a number of charges after being stopped Saturday evening.

Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle complaint at 7:40 p.m. on Hanover Road where the operator was possibly driving while intoxicated. The vehicle was later stopped and the operator was identified as a Joshua A. Stenstrom, 36.

Through an investigation it was determined that Stenstrom was driving while intoxicated and charged with aggravated DWI with child passenger less than 16 years old, aggravated DWI with 0.18% blood alcohol content or higher, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was transported to the Hanover substation for processing and later transported to county jail for arraignment.

— NORTH HARMONY — Deputies responded to the area of Sherman-Stedman Rd and Havercamp Road for a reported subject with a weapon walking in the road around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, contact was made with Alexander Latta, 27, of Potter Road, Mayville. Sheriff’s Office K9 Link was called to the scene and did search and locate a loaded pistol that had been thrown off the side of the road.

Latta was taken into custody and transported to county jail for centralized arraignment on the charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


— DUNKIRK — City fire crews were called out for a possible sinking of a boat west of the lighthouse and Point Gratiot on Saturday evening. The disabled boat was towed to shore and all occupants were reported safe around 7 p.m.


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