HANOVER - Several people have been charged for a variety of violations and crimes following foot patrols at the Sunset Bay Beach Club.
The charges range from cocaine possession to disorderly conduct, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said in numerous police reports Tuesday.
Steven R. McMindes, 22, of Cheektowaga, was charged at 5:25 p.m. on Monday with disorderly conduct after deputies observed him exposing himself and urinating in public at the Sunset Bay Beach Club parking lot. McMindes was taken into custody and issued appearance tickets. He will be in Hanover Court at a later date.
Five men from Lancaster were charged the same day at 5:35 p.m. with unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies on foot patrol were investigating an odor of marijuana coming from inside a vehicle.
A quantity of marijuana was discovered, which led to charges against Nicholas M. Rogalski, 18; Jacob D. Latello, 18; Vincent D. Agentieri, 18; Mitchell P. Grahnert, 18; and Jonathan J. Jerge, 17. All five were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in Hanover Court at a later date.
At 6:16 p.m., deputies charged Sean M. Drescher, 24, and Edward J. Jakubowski, 22, both of Buffalo, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Drescher also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Deputies on patrol received a tip from an off-duty police officer of a suspicious situation in the beach club parking lot. After an investigation, Drescher and Jakubowski were allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine, police said. A marijuana cigarette also was located.
The Buffalo men were taken into custody and issued appearance tickets.
"It's a very popular site in the summer months," Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said, noting the Sheriff's Office is contracted to patrol Sunset Bay. "There are a lot of local people that are charged there, but we tend to see a lot of out-of-town people, too."