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¯ HANOVER – Gary E. Grover, 48, of Hanover, has been charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood flow. MEPs responded at 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday to a reported altercation between two people in Hanover. An investigation revealed that Grover had been the assailant in a physical altercation with another person inside a residence. He was treated and transported to jail for a central arraignment.


¯ Christopher JH Davis, 47, of Westfield, has been charged with impaired driving, aggravated DWI and speeding in a 55 mph zone. Officers stopped a vehicle at 8:57 a.m. on McKinley Road in Westfield on Saturday for speeding in a 55 mph zone. Davis was found intoxicated following an investigation. He is due in court later.


¯ Rafael Rodriguez, 58, of Jamestown was charged on July 4 with impaired driving. Soldiers stopped a vehicle driven by Rodriguez for traffic violations on Washington Street in Jamestown. He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was taken to Jamestown Barracks State Police, where Rodriguez reportedly provided a breath sample with a blood alcohol level of 0.20%. Rodriguez reportedly had a DWI conviction within the previous 10 years, the charge turned into a felony. Rodriguez was treated, issued tickets and released. He will be in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ FREWSBURG – Cyrus Hawthorne, 38, of Youngstown, Ohio, was charged on July 4 with third degree criminal mischief and second degree harassment. Soldiers responded to a Frewsburg home with a report of domestic unrest. Hawthorne allegedly hit a person in the knee, smashed an interior door, and smashed a 58-inch television. Hawthorne was charged and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ BEMUS POINT – Thomas Bihler, 56, of Bemus Point was charged on July 3 with impaired driving after being arrested for a traffic violation on Dutch Hollow Road. Bihler was taken to State Police at Jamestown Barracks where he allegedly provided a breath sample with a blood alcohol content of 11.1%. Bihler will be at Ellery Town Court later.

¯ FALCONER – Samuel Williams, 25, of Falconer, was charged on July 2 with Second Degree Threat, Fourth Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Endangering Child Welfare and Harassment in the second degree. State Troopers and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Falconer house for a report on a domestic dispute. Williams and another allegedly engaged in an argument, which then escalated into Williams who slapped the victim in the face and threatened her with a pair of scissors. The soldiers report that the incident occurred near a young child. Williams was treated to state police at Jamestown Barracks and taken to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ Paul Hauth, 48, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, was charged with impaired driving on July 3 after being pulled over on Route 394 in Mayville for a traffic violation. After failing several field sobriety tests, Hauth was charged and taken to Jamestown Barracks State Police, where he provided a 0.08% breath sample. Hauth will be at the Chautauqua Municipal Court later.

Kennedy’s Tyler Bemis was charged with second degree criminal contempt on June 28 after state soldiers responded to a Kennedy home for a reported violation of a protection order. One person returned home to find Bemis at her home. Bemis was charged after soldiers upheld a protection order directing Bemis to stay away from the victim, including the person’s property. Bemis was treated to State Police at Jamestown Barracks and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.

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