Area Police Reports


¯ Theresa M. Marsh, 24, of Lakewood, was charged with moving from lane unsafely and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Officers were dispatched at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday for a property damage motor vehicle crash. Police said Marsh reportedly struck a parked vehicle. An investigation determined Marsh was under the influence of drugs while operating a motor vehicle. She was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail to await arraignment.

¯ Brandon L. Vangiesen, 27, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers responded at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday to West Seventh Street for a report of a burglary. While in the area, police saw Vangiesen, who police knew to have valid warrants from Jamestown City Court. Vangiesen continued walking after police told him to stop. He was eventually taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Travis Spencer, 31, of Jamestown was charged Sunday with aggravated family offense and first-degree criminal contempt following a reported violation of an order of protection. Spencer allegedly entered a 280 Broadhead Ave. residence he was ordered to stay away from. He is awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Heather Blair, 36, of Jamestown was charged Sunday with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. While responding to an unwanted persons complaint at an 18 Grant St. residence, police identified Blair, who had an active probation warrant out of the City of Jamestown. While conducting a safety check for weapons, officers located narcotics on Blair. She was taken to Jamestown City Jail and is currently being held pending arraignment in city court.

¯ Richard Barr Jr., 42, of Jamestown faces a slew of charges after allegedly attempting to use a counterfeit bill inside a 7-Eleven early Tuesday morning. Police responded to a fraud complaint at the 518 N. Main St., 7-Eleven around 3:30 a.m. It was found Barr had used a counterfeit $20. Officers located Barr off scene at the corner of West Sixth and Cherry streets. He was also found to be in possession of methamphatamine, marijuana and hypodermic instrument. Barr was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.


¯ Kevin Hoitink, 49, of Clymer was charged Monday morning with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, unregistered motor vehicle and operating an ATV without a helmet. Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating an incident at a residence on Route 474 in the Town of French Creek. While conducting an investigation, deputies found that Kevin G. Hoitink was operating an ATV in the roadway in an intoxicated state. He will answer his charges in Town of French Creek Court on a later date.

¯ On May 21 deputies responded to the area of Route 20 and Prospect Station Road in the Town of Portland for a altercation in a vehicle. Before arrival Deputies were advised that the vehicle had crashed on Prospect Station Road. Upon arrival deputies identified the driver as Michael B. Kleckner, 33, of Silver Creek. Upon further investigation it is alleged that Kleckner was arguing with another individual in the vehicle and driving erratically. The other individual attempted to call 911 and Kleckner took the phone. There also was a small child in the back seat while this incident was happening. Kleckner turned onto Prospect Station Road and continued to drive recklessly until he crashed into a field. Kleckner was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. Kleckner was remanded to the jail on $2,500 cash/$5,000 property.

¯ On Saturday deputies responded to Dollar General in Sinclairville for a reported shoplifting. After further investigation it was alleged that Michael P. McNiff Jr., 23, of Dunkirk had taken items from the store without paying. During the investigation McNiff attempted to tamper with evidence obtained at the scene. McNiff was arraigned in the Town of Charlotte Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000/$20,000 bail.

¯ Angela M. Grekulak, 42, of Mayville was charged Thursday with fourth-degree grand larceny. At 5:27 p.m., deputies investigated Grekulak and discovered that on March 4 she had taken property that did not belong to her that exceeded $1,000. Grekulak was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.

¯ Kevin A. Ford, 27, of Buffalo was charged Monday with inadequate stop lamps, driving while intoxicated and driving with .08 of one percent or more of alcohol. At about 6:40 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. After stopping the vehicle, the operator was identified as Ford. Through an investigation, it is alleged that Ford was operating the motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with appearance tickets. Ford is due back in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

¯ Dennis C. Weaver, 18, of Cherry Creek was charged Monday with DWI, DWI per se, failed to keep right, leaving the scene of a property damage accident. At 7:38 a.m., deputies responded to a head-on property damage accident on North Hill Rd. in Villenova. It was reported that the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles involved fled the scene on foot. During an investigative process, they returned. Weaver was then identified as the operator of one of the vehicles. It is alleged that Weaver was traveling northbound on North Hill Rd. when at a hillcrest failed to keep right on the roadway and subsequently collided head-on with a southbound vehicle. Deputies arrested and charged Weaver. He was released with appearance tickets to answer the charges in the Town of Villenova Court at a later date. No injuries were reported.

¯ Alfred L. Ford, 27, of Upper Brocton was charged Friday, April 20 with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Ford was arrested and arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court on May 14 on charge of five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. This was after a lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Ford had applied for a New York state pistol permit through the pistol permit office in Mayville and forged four of his reference’s signatures on the questionnaire form. He was released after arraignment under supervision of the probation department. He is to appear in court again at a later date.

¯ Trey C. Swierczynski, 20, of Lancaster was charged Monday with two counts of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Jax M. Ratajczak, 19, of Depew was charged Monday with two counts of third-degree assault. Shane R. Miller, 22, of Cheektowaga was charged Monday with two counts of third-degree assault as well. Around 7:03 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a physical altercation on Allegheny Rd. in Hanover. Investigations revealed that Swierczynski, Ratajczak and Miller had allegedly been involved in an altercation which caused physical injury to two victims. All subjects were released with appearance tickets and are scheduled to return to the Town of Hanover Court at a later date to answer their charges.


¯ Miguel Roman-Diaz, 60, of Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood was charged Sunday morning following a traffic stop with driving while intoxicated, speeding in zone, failure to keep right and refusing a breath test. He was released with an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Busti court at a later date.