Area Police Reports
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ Chad M. Vaughn, 29, of Great Valley was arrested at approximately 8:42 a.m. Thursday on two warrants stemming from family court violations. Vaughn was arraigned at Napoli Town Court and sent to county jail in lieu of $1,500 bail. He is expected to appear in family court at a later date.
¯ Mathew C. Priest Sr., 47, of Leon was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing. Officers arrested Priest at approximately 9:07 p.m. Thursday after he allegedly grabbed another male by the throat and pushed the victim up against a wall. Priest was taken to New Albion Town Court for arraignment and was remanded to county jail in lieu of $500 bail. He is due back in Leon Town Court at a later date.
¯ Vidal L. Rosario Jr., 23, of Great Valley was charged with second-degree criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment. Officers arrested Rosario at approximately 11:50 a.m. Friday following a domestic dispute at his residence. He was arraigned in Salamanca City Court and released on his own recognizance. Rosario is expected to appear in Great Valley Town Court at a later date.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Matthew P. Smith, 42, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree menacing, obstruction of governmental administration and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Officers responded to Foote Avenue at approximately 10:58 p.m. Friday for a report of a person with a weapon. When officers arrived at a residence, a female was seen exiting and moving away from a screaming male. Smith was identified, ordered out of the residence and failed to comply. Officers learned that Smith allegedly pointed a shotgun at the female victim during the incident. He eventually left the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to city jail and is being held pending an arraignment.
¯ Patrick D. Mims, 32, of Jamestown was charged with having inadequate brake lamps, failure to stop at a stop sign, refusal to take a breath test and driving while intoxicated. Officers stopped a vehicle for having inadequate break lamps and failing to stop at a stop sign at approximately 2:32 a.m. Saturday. During a traffic stop, Mims was determined to have been driving while intoxicated. He was transported to city jail and processed. Mims was released and will appear in city court at a later date.