Area Police Reports


¯ Richard A. Philbrick Sr., 32, and Nicholas D. Verleni, 43, both of Jamestown, were charged with parole absconder and probation absconder, respectively, after a warrant check at 3:02 p.m. Thursday at 154 Falconer St. Officers from the department’s second platoon assisted the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police CNET team and found Philbrick, who was wanted by the state Parole Division, and Verleni, who was wanted by the state Probation Department. Both were taken to the Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Joseph A. Kinney, 35, of Frewsburg was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Jamestown police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Foote Avenue and Marion Street. When they arrived they found a man, later identified as Kinney, was involved in an accident and ran away on Marion Street. The Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 unit was on the scene and used K-9 Mitchell to track Kinney to Bradmar Circle, where he was charged without incident. He was taken to the city jail in lieu of bail.

¯ Brandon L. Murphy, 22, of 10 Price St., Jamestown, was charged with resisting arrest. Officers observed Murphy walking on the sidewalk around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Lakeview Avenue and Price Street. Officers were aware that Murphy had active warrants for his arrest. An officer ordered Murphy to stop, but continued to walk away. A foot chase reportedly took place for a few blocks before he ran into the hallway of an apartment complex. Murphy was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail. He was arraigned in Jamestown City Court and turned over to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, who held the original arrest warrants that officers had tried to arrest him on.


¯ Victor C. Rivera, 63, of 7 West Pearl St., Apt. 7, Westfield, was charged with possession of burglar tools, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and trespassing at 3:43 a.m. Nov. 22. Westfield police officers responded to a past-tense burglary in the Clark Apartments, 7561 East Route 20, Westfield. Rivera reportedly fled into the village of Westfield, where he was found in the front parking lot of Westfield Academy and Central School. He then allegedly tried to flee from patrols on a bicycle. Rivera was later found laying down in a grape field across from the school. He was arraigned in Westfield Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.


¯ Joanne L. Cancel Vidal, 25, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Wal-Mart in Lakewood. According to a police report, she allegedly took several clothing items, curtain sets, wax warmer and Dr. Scholl’s shoe inserts at a total value of $124.02. She will be in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Joshua A. Tunison, 35, of 14 Franklin St., Westfield, was charged with speeding, uninsured motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation at 4:50 p.m. Nov. 24. Deputies pulled over a vehicle on Webster Road in Brocton and found the driver, Tunison, was allegedly driving with a suspended driver’s license. He will be in Brocton Village Court later.

¯ Peter N. Sievert, 45, of Fredonia was charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, DWI and DWI per se at 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Deputies were dispatched to help EMS with a man reportedly passed out in a vehicle on Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. Before EMS and deputies arrived the driver drove away from the business. Deputies found the vehicle a short time later in another business parking lot on Route 60 in Fredonia, with the driver again passed out behind the wheel. Sievert was charged and released to be in Fredonia Village Court later.

¯ MINA — Jamie A. Goodwill, 30, of Sinclairville, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies responded on Tuesday around 11 p.m. to a property damage accident on Interstate 86 in the town of Mina. During an investigation it was determined Goodwill was in violation of a valid order of protection between himself and another person in the vehicle. Goodwill was taken into custody and later released to appear in Mina Town Court to answer the charge.

¯ RIPLEY — Travis A. Rice, 25, of Fredonia, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated second-degree unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, uninspected motor vehicle, speed over 55 mph zone, unregistered motor vehicle and unlicensed operator. Deputies on Tuesday stopped a vehicle around 8:40 p.m. on Route 5 in Ripley for a traffic violation. Rice was found to be the driver, and was determined to be operating the vehicle with a suspended license. While in custody, a controlled substance was allegedly found in the vehicle. He was arraigned in Ripley Village Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.


¯ Kalil V. Slaughter, 24, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Ellicott police conducted a traffic stop on Nov. 23 around 2:35 a.m. on Fairmount Avenue. Following an investigation, it was found that Slaughter was allegedly driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and released to appear back in court at a later date.