Area Police Reports
¯ Christopher S. Byrne, 56, of Moon Road, Jamestown, was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment at 3:24 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, police responded to a domestic dispute in which a woman was being held against her will. Police allege Byrne refused to let the woman leave the residence. Byrne was charged, arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 property bond. He will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
¯ James J. Spitale of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree menacing at 8:05 p.m. Sunday. According to a police report, officers responded to 314 Palmer St. for a reported suspicious situation and found that Spitale allegedly stabbed a vehicle with a knife belonging to someone else and then threatened that same person with the knife. Spitale was charged and taken to the Jamestown City Jail until he can be arraigned.
¯ Erica M. Alexander, 23, of Jamestown was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, improper plates, uninspected motor vehicle, operating without insurance, unregistered motor vehicle, insufficient turn signal less than 100 feet and no stopping/standing/parking on a highway at 3:23 a.m. Monday. According to a police report, officers pulled over a vehicle near Winsor and Harrison streets that allegedly appeared to have switched license plates. Officers report finding methamphetamine in Alexander’s property. She was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until she can be arraigned.
¯ Tyler M. Berry, 23, of Portland was charged with third-degree felony criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree obstructing governmental administration at 9:58 p.m. Sept. 18. According to a police report, officers were investigating a report of people leaving behind drugs and drug paraphernalia in the bathroom of a Westfield business and were interviewing people who fit Berry’s description. Berry allegedly refused to comply with officers’ requests, started to struggle with officers and was eventually charged. Officers report finding a switchblade knife in Berry’s possession. Berry will be in Westfield Town Court later.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
¯ Samantha J. Coleman, 23, of Cattaraugus was charged with second-degree scheme to defraud at 10 p.m. Sept. 22 after a warrant had been issued from Little Valley Town Court. Coleman was arraigned and released to be back in court later.
¯ Dawn M. Lingenfelter, 53, of Cattaraugus was charged with second-degree scheme to defraud after officers found her at her residence and verified an active arrest warrant from Little Valley Town Court. She was arraigned and released to be in court later.
¯ Tyler P. Smilo, 30, of Edinboro, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood-alcohol content of more than .08 percent, failure to keep right and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle at 5 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 86 in Randolph. According to a police report, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in the median on I-86 in Randolph. Officers saw the vehicle a short distance from the road and the driver allegedly laying across the front seat. Deputies allege seeing signs of intoxication as the driver got out of the vehicle. Smilo will be in Randolph Town Court later.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
¯ Derek D. Pratt, 21, of Mayville was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving across hazard markings after an accident at 10:38 p.m. Saturday on Route 394 in Chautauqua. According to a police report, deputies responded to an accident with personal injury and found Pratt and a 16-year-old youth who was a passenger in the vehicle. Deputies allege the actions of another vehicle caused Pratt’s vehicle to leave the road. The 16-year-old was evaluated at the scene and taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital by EMS for non-life threatening injuries. Pratt will be in Chautauqua Town Court later.