Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯Andrew S. VanGuilder, 23, of Jamestown was charged on July 12 with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated Family Offense. At 3:30 p.m., police responded to an order of protection violation at a southside residence. It is alleged that VanGuilder violated a valid order of protection from Jamestown City Court by going to a protected victim’s residence. He was located and taken to city jail to await arraignment.
¯Emil F. Deprospo, 21, of Jamestown was charged on July 17 with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and several outstanding arrest warrants. Donald W. Dean Jr., 18, of Jamestown was charged with unnecessary noise and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. At 12:25 a.m., police responded to 279 S. Main St. after a public tip alleged that Deprospo was sitting on the porch of their residence. As officers responded and began taking Deprospo into custody, Dean became loud and disorderly. Both individuals were taken to city jail.
¯Charles H. Monroe, 25, of Jamestown was charged on July 14 with aggravated Family Offense, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. At 10:10 p.m., police responded to reported fight at a Forest Avenue residence. It is alleged that Monroe punched a male victim and struck a female victim during a physical altercation. Monroe was taken to city jail. A criminal history check showed Monroe had been convicted of an offense during a domestic violence incident within the previous five years. He was scheduled to appear in city court.
¯Charles A. Beverly, 42, was charged on July 17 for public consumption and Robert Cavender, 60, was charged on an outstanding trespass warrant. Police on bike patrol in the Riverwalk area located Cavender, who had an outstanding trespass warrant, and Beverly allegedly drinking alcohol. Both were taken to city jail.
¯Randy J. Wright Jr., 36, was charged on July 16 with fourth-degree criminal mischief. At 5:14 p.m., police responded to 67 Allen St. for a reported domestic incident. It is alleged that Wright damaged property belonging to a female victim during a domestic altercation. Wright was taken to city jail.2
¯Evan J. Motherwell, 21, of Jamestown was charged on July 9 with second-degree criminal contempt, operating without insurance and inadequate muffler. At 3:30 a.m., police pulled over Motherwell in the area of East Second Street and Tiffany Avenue. It is alleged that Motherwell was required to stay away from a passenger via an order of protection. Motherwell was taken to city jail to await arraignment.
¯Robert J. Overton Jr., 47, was charged on July7 with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. At 12:35 p.m., police responded to 624 Palmer St. for a possible domestic situation. Upon arrival, police located Overton and a female arguing outside the residence. As officers approached, they reportedly observed Overton walk into the house against their orders. Police allegedly found a plastic container on his person that contained three separate controlled substances. He was taken to city jail to await arraignment.
¯Bruce E. Page, 22, of Buffalo was charged on July 7 with second-degree criminal impersonation. At 2:03 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle in the area of Dearing Avenue and Falconer Street as part of Targeted Enforcement detail. It is alleged that a passenger, Page, gave police a false name because he had a bench warrant out of Jamestown City Court. He was taken to city jail to await arraignment.
¯Shane R. Eshbach, 27, was charged on July 6 with aggravated unlicensed operation, two counts of second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no inspection, first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated Family Offense. On July 5, Eshbach reportedly fled on foot from a traffic stop due to outstanding warrants out of Jamestown, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Lakewood-Busti police. He was located the following day, hiding in the upstairs closet of 120 Hazeline Ave. He was allegedly violating an order of protection. He was scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.
¯Robert D. Hornburg, 53, and Brenda L. Hornburg, 50, both of Jamestown, were charged on July 6 with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated Family Offense. At 11:52 p.m., police responded to 42 Eagle St. to assist the Jamestown Fire Department with a possible fire stemming from a domestic incident. Upon arrival, police located both defendants, who allegedly had orders of protection to stay away from each other. Their criminal histories showed previous convictions of second-degree criminal contempt. Both were held pending arraignment.
¯Joseph E. Novak, 23, of Jamestown was charged on July 5 with first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated Family Offense and resisting arrest. At 6:12 a.m., police responded to 117 E. Second St. Apt. 4 for a domestic incident. Upon arrival, police located Novak, who was allegedly in violation of an order of protection. Novak reportedly resisted arrest while being taken into custody. He was taken to city jail.
¯Samantha Robbins, 31, of Jamestown was charged on July 3 with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. At 1:33 p.m., police responded to the area of West Cowden Place and Charles Street for a reportedly slashed vehicle tire. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Robbins who reported her tires being slashed. During the investigation, a male approached the officers and alleged that Robbins had struck him in the nose with an iPad and smashed his cellphone in the presence of her two children. Robbins was taken to city jail to await arraignment.
¯Zachary D. Legere, 27, of Jamestown was charged on July 6 with endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At 5 a.m., police responded to 230 Price St. for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, police spoke with Legere and a female who both allegedly admitted to using methamphetamines, while providing supervision to a juvenile male. Officers reportedly located drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles that were easily accessible to the child. Legere was taken to city jail.
¯ James V. Rairden, 22, of Ashville, and Michael M. Bane, 37, of Jamestown, were charged on July 5 with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. At 8:31 p.m., police responded to 56 Eagle St. for a suspect wanted on a felony warrant hiding inside the residence. Upon arrival, police along with K-9 Mitchell searched the residence and found both men hiding in two different rooms. Both allegedly refused to come out. Bane was taken to the county jail and Rairden to the city jail.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯Neishaydhatha Soto, 19, of Jamestown was charged on July 15 with second-degree burglary and third-degree assault. At 10:35 p.m., police responded to a reported assault in Falconer. It is alleged that Soto entered a residence through a locked door and assaulted a male victim inside. She was taken to the county jail without bail.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯Gabriella E. Allen, 18, of Lakewood was charged on July 3 with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and driving out of class. At 3:50 a.m., police responded to a vehicle in a ditch on Southwestern Drive, just south of the Orr Street Extension. Police located Allen and a 20-year-old male passenger in the vehicle. Both were taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA for injuries. It is alleged that Allen was intoxicated. She was given an appearance ticket for Busti Court.
¯Kaitlyn M. Melendez, 22, of Jamestown was charged on July 12 with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right and crossing hazard markings. At 11:30 p.m., police observed a vehicle crossing the yellow center lines and hazard markings multiple times on Baker Street Extension. It is alleged that the driver, Melendez, was in possession of marijuana. She was given an appearance ticket for Busti Court.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯NORTH HARMONY — Gary B. Thayer, 64, of Stuart, Florida, was charged on July 13 with DWI and DWI per se. At 11:10 p.m., deputies approached Thayer’s vehicle on Route 394 after he was allegedly seen urinating in the driveway of a nearby business. It is alleged he was intoxicated. He was scheduled to appear in North Harmony Court.
¯MINA — Christopher R. Jones, 22, of Jamestown was charged on July 16 with first-degree vehicular assault, DWI, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right. At 3:16 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Route 430 in Mina. Upon arrival, police learned that Jones was driving eastbound on Route 430 when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and overturned. A passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to Hamot Medical Center. Jones was allegedly intoxicated. He was arraigned in Sherman Court and remanded to the county jail without bail. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Findley Lake Fire Department and Sherman Fire Department.
¯DUNKIRK — Jeffrey Switzer, 33, of Fredonia was charged on July 14 with petit larceny. On May 31, deputies were called to a business on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk for a reported theft. It is alleged that Switzer stole approximately $150 cash from a business where he worked. An arrest warrant was issued and Switzer was located on July 14. He was scheduled to appear in Dunkirk Court at a later date.
¯SILVER CREEK — Evan G. Ward, 21, of Silver Creek was charged on July 14 with five counts of second-degree forgery, five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and five counts of petit larceny. At 9:20 p.m., Ward was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for allegedly stealing checks and forging the check owner’s name to them. It is alleged this happened five times. Ward was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 property bond. He was scheduled to appear in Silver Creek Court at a later date.
¯SILVER CREEK — Jennifer R. Laspesa, 38, of Silver Creek was reportedly found unresponsive on July 14 at a 89 Main St. residence in Silver Creek. Deputies administered nalaxone and stabilized her before she was taken to Lake Shore Hospital for treatment. Silver Creek Fire/Rescue Fire/Rescue assisted at the scene.
¯RIPLEY — Brian L. Smith, 21, of Ripley was charged on July 10 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At 11:34 p.m., deputies responded to an incident in Ripley. Upon arrival, deputies located Smith on Shaver Street. It is alleged Smith was in possession of a narcotic drug. He was scheduled to appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ELLINGTON — Joielynn Scott, 38, of Randolph was charged on July 15 with second-degree harassment. Troopers responded to a residence in Ellington where it was alleged that Scott went to the victim’s residence and threatened her life. Scott was charged and is scheduled to appear in Ellington Court next month to answer the charge.
¯STOW — Brian Waller, 40, of Dunkirk was charged on July 14 with DWI. Waller is scheduled to appear in North Harmony Court later in the month to answer the charge.