Area Police Reports


¯ Charlotte A. Schuver, 30, of Little Valley was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday. Police say Schuver allegedly stole $48.03 worth of cosmetics from Walmart around 5:45 p.m. She was issued an appearance ticket to be in Busti Town Court at a later date.

¯ Michael Johnson, 40, of Jamestown was charged May 13 with petit larceny after allegedly stealing a $39 cellphone from Wal-Mart in Lakewood. He was issued an appearance ticket and released.


¯ Rose E. Raynor, 33, of Jamestown was charged with false personation. Officers on patrol around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday observed a woman near Winsor and Crescent streets who had an outstanding warrant. Raynor reportedly gave officers wrong information when asked for a name and date of birth. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail. She was held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

¯ Latasha Cooper, 30, of Jamestown was charged Friday evening after allegedly stopping traffic on Foote Avenue and jumping onto the hood of a vehicle. According to police, Cooper was found laying in the street on Foote Avenue. When approached, Cooper threw her purse at officers and screamed obscenities. She physically resisted arrest by officers. She was transported to city jail where she was held for court on the charge of disorderly conduct.

¯ Nicholas J. Cole, 24, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, open container, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and refusal to submit to a chemical test at 11:53 p.m. Saturday. Police report pulling a vehicle over on East Fourth Street for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Cole was reportedly driving. He was taken to the Jamestown City Jail without incident and held until he could be arraigned. Cole will be in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ Christopher L. Cleveland, 44, of Jamestown was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possessing a hypodermic needly and second-degree obstructing governmental administration at 3:52 a.m. Sunday after police report seeing a man riding a bicycle east on McKinley Avenue on the wrong side of the road with no lights. Officers pulled the bicycle over before Cleveland ran away. Officers caught Cleveland after a short foot pursuit and allegedly found Cleveland in possession of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle. He also had an outstanding bench warrant from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Dept. Cleveland was taken to the city jail until he could be arraigned.


¯ Desiray J. Corrigan, 35, of Jamestown, and Laverne L. Riley, 35, of Jamestown, were charged with possession of stolen property. Corrigan was also charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, false personation and driving on a suspended license. Police located a possible stolen vehicle traveling on Fairmount Avenue. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen from Bradford, Pa. Both were arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.


¯ Robert Best, 77, of Ripley was charged Saturday with resisting arrest, second-degree harassment, failure to comply to lawful order, speeding, unsafe start, unsafe tires and failure to signal. According to police, deputies conducted a traffic stop on Route 76 in the town of Ripley. The operator, Best, was stopped for allegedly speeding. Best parked his vehicle on private property during the stop. After receiving the initial citation for the speed Best refused to leave the scene. Best was advised by deputies his vehicle would be towed if he did not remove it from the property. Best became uncooperative and refused to remove his vehicle from the property. Best was advised to remain in his vehicle until further direction. As deputies were investigating this incident and in the process of issuing new citations, Best fled the scene leading deputies on a vehicle pursuit. Best was later apprehended at a residence in Ripley after being physically combative with deputies. Best was transported to the Lakeshore Hospital where he was released with appearance tickets. Best is scheduled to appear in Ripley Town court at a later date.

¯ Marjorie Bailey, 61, of Westfield was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated. At approximately 3:03 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a suspicious situation on the Barcelona Pier in the Town of Westfield. Upon further investigation it was found that Bailey was operating her vehicle in an intoxicated state. Bailey was charged with DWI and DWI Per Se and will answer her charges in Town of Westfield Court on a later date.

¯ SHERMAN — Nancy M. Gibbons, 45, of Westfield was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWAI Leandra’s Law, a felony; third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding at 4:01 p.m. Sunday on Route 430 in Chautauqua. Deputies report seeing a vehicle speeding on Route 430 in Chautauqua. Gibbons was allegedly driving while her ability was impaired by drugs with a child in the car. She was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of pre-arraignment bail. A drug recognition expert from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


¯ MAYVILLE — Mark Greico, 67, of Clarence Center, was charged with trespassing on May 17 after troopers responded to a property in Mayville for a report of a trespass in progress. Troopers report seeing Greico on the posted property without the property owner’s invitation. Greico was charged and will be in Chautauqua Town Court later.

¯ STOCKTON — Craig Keech, 49, of Sinclairville was charged May 17 with driving while ability impaired by drugs after his vehicle was pulled over on Putnam Road in Stockton. Troopers report Keech allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and was taken to the State Police at Fredonia barracks where he was evaluated by a State Police drug recognition expert and determined to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. Keech will be in Stockton Town Court later.