Area Police Reports
¯ Victor Martinez was charged Thursday after he allegedly violated the Sex Offender Registration Act. The arrest stems from an investigation that started in December of 2017. Martinez is a registered level three sex offender and allegedly failed to comply with the terms of the sex offender registry. Martinez was arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court and was committed to the Chautauqua County jail on $15,000 bail or $30,000 property bond.
¯ STOCKTON- Mark J. Eppinger Jr., 21, of Stockton was charged with disorderly conduct, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Deputies responded to a report of a disorderly subject and identified Eppinger Jr.. He was asked to leave the establishment and became disorderly. Eppinger Jr. allegedly resisted arrest and also damaged a county patrol car. He was transferred to Chautauqua County Jail.
¯ POLAND- James A. McNamara, 45, of Ellington was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, consumption of alcohol in the motor vehicle, unlicensed operator, speed in zone and failure to keep right on Saturday. Deputies observed a vehicle violate traffic laws. Deputies learned the driver, who was identified as McNamara, had his driving privileges revoked for a prior DWI conviction. McNamara was arrested and will answer for the charges in the Town of Poland court.
¯ Justin A. C. Caruso, 31, was charged with petit larceny. Officers were called to Wal-Mart on Fairmount Avenue for a reported larceny. Caruso was allegedly found to have taken groceries and cleaning items without intent to pay. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court at a later date.
¯ Stephen Carlson Jr., 41, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. The charges were a result of an investigation following a report of a disorderly man near a W. 10th Street address just before 3 p.m. Carlson allegedly broke a television that did not belong to him and pushed a family member. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail where he was held pending arraignment.
¯Seneca M. Booth, 29, of Jamestown and James R. Sullivan, 30, of Pennsylvania were charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and fugitive from justice. Officers conducted a warrant check in Jamestown on Saturday. After being advised to open the door, Sullivan and another male subject hid in another room. Officers made entry into the residence and arrested both subjects. It was later found that Sullivan also had an outstanding warrant out of Warren County. Both were transported to the Jamestown City Jail.
¯ Manuel C. Perez, 37, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration/ outstanding bench warrant out of Jamestown City Court. Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Baker Street and Barrett Avenue for a traffic violation. A man later identified as Manuel C. Perez allegedly refused to give officers his information. After identifying Perez it was found that there were several active warrants out of Jamestown City Court. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail.