Area Police Reports


¯ NORTH HARMONY — Cory M. Raynor, 26, of Ashville was charged with third-degree assault after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported assault at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, a woman alleged Raynor had hit her in the head and face several times and caused physical injury. Raynor was arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court because the North Harmony town judge was unavailable. Raynor was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 property bond. He will be in North Harmony Town Court later.

¯ NORTH HARMONY — Justin J. Johnson, 26, of Lakewood was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, moving from lane unsafely and unlawful possession of marijuana after an accident on Route 394 in North Harmony at 12:39 a.m. Saturday. Deputies report responding to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Route 394. The driver was found a short time later and identified as Johnson. Johnson will be in North Harmony Town Court later.

¯ SILVER CREEK — Rodregus D. Tripp, 20, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana at 12:23 a.m. Saturday after his vehicle was pulled over on Central Avenue and Parkway Avenue, Silver Creek. According to a police report, deputies saw a traffic infraction and pulled a vehicle over. Deputies report Tripp and a 16-year-old Dunkirk youth were allegedly found in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana. The 16-year-old was also charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Both Tripp and the youth will be in Silver Creek Village Court later.

¯ ELLERY — Omar V. Marrero, 31, of Falconer was charged with second-degree criminal contempt at 6:30 p.m. Friday after deputies responded to a reported altercation at 3133 Dutch Hollow Road, Ellery. The person who called deputies said Marrero was allegedly in violation of an order of protection. Marrero was charged and will be in Ellery Town Court later.

¯ Michael E. Coburn, 33, of Mayville was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded to Valley Street in Mayville around 7:05 p.m. Sept. 30 after it was reported a tree had been cut down and fell onto some power lines. After an investigation it was found Coburn allegedly had recklessly cut the tree down. The tree is estimated to have done $2,000 worth of damage. Coburn was will be in Chautauqua Town Court later.



¯ ASHVILLE — Sergei Khodzhayan, 48, of Erie was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana and cited for speeding after he was pulled over on North Maple Avenue in Ashville for allegedly speeding. Troopers report that while speaking to Khodzhayan, they smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Troopers allegedly found two marijuana cigarettes and two bags containing eight grams of marijuana inside the vehicle. Khodzhayan will be in North Harmony Town Court later to answer the charges.


¯ Nicholas R. Becker, 18, of Randolph was charged Saturday with second-degree menacing after Ellicott police officers were dispatched at 7:04 p.m. to a report of a person with a weapon. Police received a report a gun was pointed at a person by someone in a passing vehicle. Ellicott police officers report finding the vehicle a short time later in a parking lot in Jamestown. With assistance by the Jamestown Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police, officers found a pellet gun in the vehicle that looked like a .44 magnum revolver. It is alleged Becker pointed the gun at a woman while passing her vehicle. He will be in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ Lee Lookenhouse, 36, of Jamestown was charged petit larceny, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Ellicott police were called on Friday to the area of Dollar General on West Main Street for petit larceny. Lookenhouse was found to have allegedly stolen numerous items from the store and was followed by employees into the woods. The Jamestown man attempted to flee the area, but was found a short time later. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $1,500 cash, $3,000 property bail.

¯ Kristin L. Raymond, 35, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Ellicott police responded on Tuesday around 6:50 p.m. to Wegmans on Fairmount Avenue. Police learned Raymond allegedly stole numerous items and was attempting to run from asset protection workers. Raymond was located walking down Hunt Road and taken into custody. She was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $500 cash bail.


¯ Michael J. Anderson, 45, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers responded on Saturday to a business on Hopkins Avenue for a larceny complaint that happened overnight. Photographs identified Anderson as the suspect. He was found at a later date and taken into custody. An investigation led to the recovery of some of the items taken from the larceny inside the residence.

¯ Nashem T. Knight, 44, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers responded on Saturday to check the well being of someone on Linwood Avenue who threatened to harm themselves. When officers attempted to take the person to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, Knight allegedly became disorderly and not let officers take the person. A physical altercation ensued, and Knight was later taken into custody. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail.