Police Reports

MARK DIERS

City Man Charged For Kidnapping, Threatening Victim

A Jamestown man was charged Thursday for allegedly kidnapping and threatening a male victim with a gun. Jamestown police said the victim had reported he was being held captive on March 12 at an 11 Norwood Ave. residence. During the confinement, it is alleged that Mark E. Diers Jr., 39, ...

Bemus Point Man Convicted On Federal Mail Fraud Charge

A Bemus Point man who reportedly defrauded investors of millions of dollars was convicted Friday by a federal jury. James A. MacCallum, 46, was convicted of mail fraud, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison plus a $250,000 fine. According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys ...

Cocaine Seized In Dunkirk Drug Stop

DUNKIRK — A Portland man was charged Thursday for allegedly possessing more than 500 milligrams of powder cocaine. Shortly before noon, Dunkirk police pulled over 50-year-old Steven A. Scott for allegedly signaling a turn improperly on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. An investigation ...

Route 20 In Fredonia Closed After Man Struck By Semi

An out-of-town man is receiving medical care this morning after being struck by a tractor trailer on Main Street in Fredonia. Due to the 8:30 a.m. accident, Main Street is closed from Route 60 to Newton Street in the village. The State Department of Transportation said Route 20 could be closed ...

Bemus Point Man Caught With 40 Grams Of Meth, Stun Guns

MAYVILLE — A Bemus Point man was charged early Thursday morning after police found two stun guns and a horde of narcotics inside his vehicle. At 3:45 a.m., Gary L. Hannold II, 41, was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies while attempting to leave a vacant property near the ...

Food Stamp Fraud Suspected At Jamestown Business

An alleged case of food stamp fraud has Jamestown police and the U.S. Department of Agriculture investigating Fresh Cut Meats & More. Police said they assisted with a search warrant of the 631 Newland Ave. business Tuesday, during which the business was temporarily closed. No charges have ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Heather M. Keith, 29, of Lakewood was charged Sunday with fugitive from justice, unlicensed operation and improper turn. At 5:41 a.m., police pulled over Keith in the area of West Sixth and Monroe streets because she was reportedly wanted out of Dauphin ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jennifer M. Dellahoy, 26, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. At 2:26 a.m., police responded to a lower apartment at 246 Fulton St. for a possible domestic incident. While officers were trying to make contact at ...

Olean Man Jailed After Kidnapping, Rape Incidents

An Olean man is facing multiple felonies, including kidnapping and rape, for incidents that occurred earlier this year, the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Francis O’Donnell, 61, was jailed in the Cattaraugus County Jail following an arraignment. ...

Jamestown Teen Seriously Injured In Tuesday Car Crash

A 19-year-old Jamestown man was seriously injured Tuesday after reportedly speeding on slick city roads and crashing into two parked vehicles. Shortly after 9 p.m., Joshua M. Verrett was allegedly seen driving "in a manner inappropriate" for the road conditions on Falconer Street near Thayer ...

Gowanda Man Charged With Production, Distribution Of Child Porn

A Gowanda man is facing 15 to 30 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine after he was charged with the production and distribution of child pornography. Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Shane Michael Aurand, 20, was arrested after a criminal complaint. Assistant ...

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Crash Leads To Minors Injuries Friday

An accident at the South Main Street and Cole Avenue intersection in Jamestown resulted in minor injuries Friday morning. The incident, which took place around 11:40 a.m., occurred when a silver Dodge van traveling on South Main Street pulled out in front of a maroon Ford heading up Cole ...

David Chapman

Randolph Man Charged After Kicking Child

RANDOLPH — A 39-year-old man is facing third-degree assault and a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after an incident on Friday. New York State Police at Jamestown report David Chapman, 39, of Randolph, was charged after the incident when a third party reported two subjects were ...

Two Officers Sustain Injuries In Wednesday Incident

Two Jamestown police officers reportedly sustained injuries after responding to a fight Wednesday evening in the city. Officers were dispatched around 6 p.m. to 205 Charles St. for a report of a fight with weapons possibly involved. Upon arrival, police found 24-year-old Michael T. Perez on ...

A screenshot of Jacob M. Raynor as he is led by police to a court appearance Tuesday in Charlotte. Raynor later escaped custody.

Manhunt For Sinclairville Escapee Continues

A manhunt continues for 34-year-old Jacob M. Raynor, the Sinclairville man who escaped custody Tuesday following an arraignment at Charlotte Town Court. Joe Gerace, Chautauqua County sheriff, said police are actively collecting information and investigating leads. No further details have ...

Cattaraugus County Court Pleas And Sentences

LITTLE VALLEY — Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County district attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, Feb. 27: ARRAIGNMENT Donel Cathcart, 32, of Buffalo was arraigned and entered a plea of innocent to an indictment that charges him with two ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Austin T. Thayer, 20, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlicensed operator. At 10:25 a.m., police were checking on a report of a suspicious vehicle with the driver reportedly passed out behind ...

City Man Jailed After Striking Vehicle, Building While Intoxicated

A Jamestown man was being held in city jail on drug and drunken driving charges after reportedly striking a vehicle and a building early Saturday. Dale R. Linkous, 18, was observed by Jamestown police driving a Dodge Ram in a reckless manner around 3:30 a.m. in the area of Barrett and ...

THOMAS BARTLETT

Second Man Jailed In Monday Falconer Credit Union Robbery

An accomplice in the Monday robbery of the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union has been apprehended. Investigators from the Town of Ellicott and Jamestown Police departments located and charged Thomas Bartlett Sr., 61, of Jamestown with second-degree robbery. Bartlett was located in a ...

Frewsburg Man Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

A Frewsburg man and part-time chiropractor in Salamanca was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to health care fraud in September. Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy announced 66-year-old Leo. A. Kronert Jr. was sentenced to three years supervised released, six months of home ...