Area Police Reports


¯ Nicole L. Margaglio, 44, of Jamestown was charged with three counts of felony first-degree offering a false instrument for filling, felony fourth-degree welfare fraud and felony misuse of food stamps. From Aug. 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office said Margaglio failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income within her household. This unreported income allowed Margaglio to receive $2,128.00 in unentitled SNAP/Food Stamp benefits. She is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.

¯ SHERIDAN — Deputies responded at 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday to Route 5 in the town of Sheridan for a report of a one-car crash. An investigation determined that the car was traveling westbound on Route 5 when the driver fell asleep. The car traveled off the road and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said.

¯ CLYMER — Brandi M. Howard, 38, of Sinclairville, and Tina M. Koerselman, 43, of Clymer were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies were called June 22 to a residence in Clymer after a request for a peace officer. While deputies were on scene, a small bag of methamphetamine was seen in plain view. Howard and Koerselman was both issued appearance tickets to be in Clymer Town Court at a later date.

¯ CASSADAGA — Howard P. Roberts, 73, of Nelson Road, was charged with failure to keep right and driving while intoxicated. Deputies observed a vehicle crossing the center of traffic at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Roberts was identified as the driver and an investigation found him to be driving while intoxicated. He was released with tickets to appear in Charlotte Town Court at a later date.


¯ Tyler A. Johnson, 27, of Busti was charged with second-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Police were told of a domestic incident that occurred Monday at a home on Hoag Road in Busti. It was reported that Johnson assaulted a female and held her there against her will for a period of time. An investigation determined other illegal activity had been going on at the home. A search warrant was obtained and executed with help of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County SWAT Team. Johnson was taken into custody at the time and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail. Further charges are pending.



¯ Troy C. Arrance, 29, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers were on a warrant check Wednesday at 4:46 p.m. at an address on Kinney Street. One officer attempted to make contact at the front door of the residence while the other officer stayed in the back of the house. The officer in back observed someone coming out of the woods from the Kinney Street residence and found to be Arrance. The man allegedly fled the area on foot while ignoring commands to stop. He was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

¯ Jacob M. Komenda, 22, of Jamestown was charged with false personation. Officers responded to 12 Partridge St. at 10 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a disorderly person. Komenda reportedly gave officers a false name and date of birth. It was later learned he had a valid parole warrant from state police. He was held on the warrant.

¯ Sean H. Harris, 35, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded at 12:12 a.m. on Thursday to the area of West Eighth and Rose Alley for a possible domestic incident. Police learned Harris struck a woman in the face, which reportedly caused a small laceration to an eyebrow. He then flipped a table, causing additional damage. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held pending arraignment.

¯ Steven E. Ribbing, 35, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers were summoned to 60 Durant Ave. around 12:20 a.m. Thursday to assist first responders with a disorderly intoxicated male. Police located Ribbing, who was unconscious due to his level of intoxication. Officers later learned that Ribbing had a valid order to stay away from the home. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held pending arraignment.


¯ RANDOLPH — Randall Schuler, 59, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while ability impaired by combine influence of drugs and alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana. Schuler was stopped Sunday for driving erratically on Route 394 in Randolph and taken into custody for allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. In the vehicle troopers reported finding 11 grams of marijuana and two smoking devices. He provided a breath sample of .07 percent and evaluated. He was issued tickets to appear in Randolph Town Court next month to answer the charges.

¯ KENNEDY — Andrew Holcomb, 24, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breath, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree menacing and second-degree harassment. Troopers responded Sunday to a residence in Kennedy for a report of a domestic incident. Troopers learned Holcomb locked a victim in a bedroom, during which time he allegedly choked her, head-butted her, threatened harm and prevented her from calling 911 by taking her cellphone. He also reportedly struck her in the face. Holcomb was located in Jamestown and taken into custody. He was arraigned in Kiantone Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Poland Town Court next month to answer the charges.

¯ CONEWANGO — Melissa Ecker, 36, of Panama was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana. Ecker was stopped on Route 62 in Conewango for a traffic violation. While speaking, troopers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search reportedly turned up a smoking device containing marijuana, while an investigation found that her license had been revoked on three occasions. Ecker was arraigned in Conewango Town Court and is scheduled to return next month to answer the charges.