Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Randy Harrington Sr., 56, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of felony first-degree criminal contempt, felony aggravated family offense, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree menacing. Officers responded to a domestic incident around 8 p.m. on Thursday at a West Fourth Street residence. Police learned Harrington allegedly threatened and restrained a female while there was a valid order of protection for him to stay away from the property. He was taken into custody without incident and held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court.
¯ Victor M. Melendez, 48, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers responded at 2:50 a.m. on Saturday for a reported domestic incident. A woman told police Melendez allegedly scared her with a hammer and damaged a TV. The incident occurred with a child around. Melendez was taken into custody and held pending arraignment.
¯ Lastar P. Farmer, 19, of Jamestown, and a 16-year-old woman, were charged with unnecessary noise. Police were called to 32 Allen St. around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a loud party. Officers found multiple people coming to and from the property and heard loud music. Farmer and a 16-year-old reportedly began yelling and became disorderly with one another. Both were taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail.
¯ Tod J. Ness, 59, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Police were in the area of 3 Winsor St. investigating an unrelated incident when they observed Ness reportedly display signs of intoxication and attempted to leave the area in a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and Ness was identified as the driver. He was taken into custody and held pending arraignment.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ MINA — Keith E. Kindler, 43, of Sherman, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded Wednesday around 10 p.m. to an address in the town of Mina for a complaint of a disorderly person. Kindler was found to have allegedly been in a physical altercation with another person, causing injuries. Kindler also reportedly caused damage to items at the property. Kindler was taken into custody, arraigned in Mina Town Court and released to appear back in court at a later date.