Area Police Reports
¯ Stephanie A. Gould, 33, of Jamestown, and Samuel L. Critzer, 31, of Jamestown, face charges after Jamestown police officers pulled a vehicle over on Barrows and Eighth streets at 8:46 a.m. Saturday. According to a police report, Critzer got out of the vehicle and tried to flee the scene because he had three bench warrants issued from Jamestown City Court. HE was caught a short distance away and was charged with resisting arrest. Police report Gould was known to have a suspended driver’s license and was driving a vehicle that had been reported as stolen on Feb. 23. Gould was also allegedly driving under the influence of a drug when she was pulled over, failed standardized field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol or drug content in her blood. She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree unlicensed operation and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Critzer and Gould were taken to the Jamestown City Jail until they could be arraigned.
¯ Two Jamestown residents face charges after a traffic stop at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Grant and East Eighth streets, Jamestown. According to a police report, officers pulled a vehicle over after a traffic infraction. The driver, Vanessa Taylor, 28, of Jamestown was allegedly in possession of narcotics and marijuana while the passenger, Aaron Thompson, 33, of Jamestown was allegedly in possession of marijuana. Taylor was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and vehicle and traffic tickets. She was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until she could be arraigned. Thompson was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and released on his own recognizance.
¯ Anthony J. Russo, 21, of Falconer was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Russo was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by Ellicott police in Falconer for having an inadequate headlight. Russo will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
¯ Jordan Thayer, 20, of Jamestown, and Camille Lopez, 18, of Jamestown, face charges after the vehicle they were in was pulled over at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for several traffic violations. Ellicott police report Thayer, the driver, was found in possession of marijuana and was driving without a license. Lopez, a passenger in the vehicle, was allegedly in possession of a controlled substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Both will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ Nicholas Eggleston, 26, of Falconer was charged with driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after the vehicle he was driving was pulled over for speeding on Route 380 in Jamestown. According to a police report, Eggleston failed several field sobriety tests. In the process of charging Eggleston, it was found he allegedly had a straw containing amphetamine residue. He was taken to the State Police barracks at Jamestown, where Eggleston reportedly provided a breath sample of .10 percent. He will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
¯ Paul Nickerson, 35, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree insurance fraud and 10 counts of first-degree falsifying business records on Sunday. According to a police report, State Police at Jamestown investigators were notified by the state Department of Labor that Nickerson collected more than $4,000 in unemployment insurance while he was actually employed. Nickerson was charged and will be in Jamestown City Court later.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.
¯ Dillon J. Kohler, 25, of Dunkirk, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument after a one-vehicle accident at 1:09 a.m. Monday on Route 39 near Hopper Road. Deputies responded to a report of a tractor-trailer in a ditch. Kohler said he swerved to miss a deer, causing him to go off the road. Kohler was charged, and was found to have an active arrest warrant from Dunkirk City Court. He was processed and turned over to the Dunkirk Police Department.