CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SHERIDAN - Chad H. Blakely, 27, of Forestville was charged with avoiding intersection or traffic control device, refusal to take a breath test and driving while intoxicated at 1:23 a.m. Friday. Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Chad H. Blakely for avoiding an intersection on Kuhrt and King roads in the town of Sheridan. Upon investigation and refusing to take a roadside prescreen test, Blakely was placed in custody and later released with tickets to appear in the Town of Sheridan Court at a later date.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Wayne A. Snyder, 22, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers were called to Wal-Mart to attempt to locate Snyder, since officers were given a tip that Snyder had two warrants out of Jamestown. He gave officers a false name and date of birth that belonged to someone else. Snyder was taken into custody and issued an appearance ticket. He was transported to the Jamestown Police Department for the outstanding warrants.
Clifford C. Latta, 38, of 4316 Potter Road, Mayville, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt at 10 a.m. Friday. A warrant was served on Latta and a detainer sent to the Chautauqua County Jail where he is being held on other charges. He will appear in Town of Busti Court on Tuesday.
Harold M. Nesmith, 29, of 218 Fulton St., Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Lakewood-Busti Police officers responded to a shoplifting call at Wal-Mart. Upon arrival, it was discovered that Nesmith had been stopped by loss-prevention officers for attempting to leave the store with merchandise for which he had not paid. He was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Busti Court.
TOWN OF ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tommy P. Williams, 50, of Wytheville, Va., was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and third-degree grand larceny Monday. At approximately 4:15 p.m., the Ellicott Police Department was dispatched to a burglary in progress that occurred on Route 380 in the village of Falconer. Upon arrival, the owner of the home found Williams inside. Williams then allegedly assaulted the homeowner causing injuries. He fled the scene and Ellicott officers were able to broadcast a vehicle description to the other agencies in the county. A Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputy found the vehicle a short time after near Kiantone and was led on a high-speed pursuit in the city of Jamestown where the individual then crashed in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Fourth Street. Williams then led authorities on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody by sheriff's deputies with the assistance of the Jamestown Police Department. He was transported to WCA by Alstar for his injuries. WCA released the individual into the custody of the Jamestown Police Department. He was arraigned in Town of Ellicott Court and held in the Chautauqua County Jail.
Ernest L. Harriger, 53, of 280 E. Main St., Westfield, was charged with disorderly conduct at 12:49 a.m. Thursday. Westfield police were investigating an alleged fight at 280 E. Main St., in the village of Westfield. During the investigation, it is alleged tha Harriger continued to use loud obscene/vulgar language while outside after he was warned by officers. He was arrested, charged and is to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later time.