JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Heidi J. Darling, 31, of 55 W. Ninth St., Jamestown, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on Saturday after police were called to her home to investigate a report of multiple dogs running in and out of the house. Police reported that they were called to the Ninth Street home around 8 p.m. Saturday, and upon arrival, they saw four dogs on the porch and in the front yard with the front door open, but no one was inside. Before officers could clear the scene, the tenant, Darling, came home and allegedly was angry that the officers were there. When she asked why they were in her house, they explained the situation, but she allegedly started swearing at police in front of her four children. Police said they advised her to stop swearing in front of the children several times, and when she continued, she was charged and taken into custody. As police were trying to take her into custody, she allegedly resisted, causing police to subdue her in front of her children, causing them to become extremely upset. The Department of Development was called in to inspect the house and Darling was held at the city jail awaiting arraignment.
An 18-year-old male was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance this past Friday after police saw him acting suspiciously near the corner of Fulton and East Eighth streets around 4 p.m. Officers conducted a street check and spoke with the male and two other people he was sitting with in a parked car. He was found to have an unspecified quantity of cocaine in his possession and was taken to the city jail for processing.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
FALCONER - Nancy K. Kelly, 38, of Falconer was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child this past Friday after police were called to a West Main Street home to investigate a report of children left unattended. Police reported that three children under the age of 10 were found alone inside apartment three of 402 W. Main St., and with the assistance of Jamestown police, Kelly was found at a local bar. She was taken into custody, arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
FRENCH CREEK - Gregory W. Carutis, 54, of Clymer was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated on Monday, following an incident on Route 426 around 1:10 a.m. Deputies reported that they found Carutis sleeping in his vehicle while in the driving lane at the intersection of Routes 426 and 474. Further investigation led to the DWI charge, and Carutis was processed and released with an appearance ticket.
STOCKTON - Guy T. Lapenna, 41, of Alden was charged with DWI on May 6 after deputies received a reckless driving complaint around 3 p.m. Lapenna was located driving on Route 60 in Stockton and following an investigation, he was allegedly found to be intoxicated. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable in Stockton Town Court later.
CHARLOTTE - Phillip B. Russell, 35, of Forestville was charged with DWI, unlicensed operation, speeding, and for having an open alcoholic beverage in his vehicle. Deputies pulled Russell over on Route 60 in Charlotte for speeding and a DMV check showed he was driving without a license. Following an investigation, he was charged with DWI. He was processed and released with appearance tickets returnable in Charlotte Town Court.
MAYVILLE Richard S. Becker, 40 of Jamestown and Robert L., Fluent III, 28, of Brocton will both be removed from the county's most wanted list after appearing on charges of felony DWI and theft of services respectively. Becker was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant while Fluent took care of the charge pending against him.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
DUNKIRK Magalene Maidel, 31, of Dunkirk was charged with felony burglary, criminal mischief and cited for second-degree harassment on May 5, following an incident at a Lakeshore Drive East apartment. She was taken into custody and held awaiting arraignment.
CHERRY CREEK - Two youths, 15 and 13 years old, were each charged with third-degree assault on May 6 following an investigation into an incident that happened on April 30 at Pine Valley Central School. Both juveniles were released with appearance tickets and will answer the charges later.
JAMESTOWN - Joseph W. Zipp, 19, of Forestville was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment this past Friday after an incident reported around 5 p.m. Zipp was processed and released with an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Jamestown City Court later.
JAMESTOWN - Dennis A. Eklund, 43, of Frewsburg was charged with first-offense DWI on Saturday, following a traffic stop on Foote Avenue around 1:40 a.m. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable in Jamestown City Court.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
MACHIAS - Yevgeniy Y. Popov, 25, of Tonawanda was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child on Sunday after a traffic stop by New York State Police in Niagara Falls. He was turned over to sheriff's deputies, arraigned in Machias Town Court and released to return to court later.
PENNSYLVANIA LAW ENFORCEMENT
SOUTHWEST - Andrew Sterling, 21, of Titusville was killed on Sunday after an ATV accident in Southwest Township. Warren-based state police reported that Sterling was traveling south on Bugtown Road on a 2001 Honda ATV when he lost control of the vehicle, drifting off the east side of the road, colliding with a tree. The ATV sustained considerable damage, police said, and Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene.
GLADE Warren-based state police reported that Tad Whitmire, 19, of Warren was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday after a one-vehicle accident on Cobham Park Road around 1:10 a.m. Troopers reported that he went off the east side of the road and his vehicle became stuck in a ditch. He was processed and later released to a family member.
CLARENDON - Pennsylvania State constables reported that Daniel E. Ristau, 23, of Clarendon was taken into custody Thursday on a warrant for failing to appear in court. According to constables, Ristau was released after he paid fines and court costs associated with his case.
CONEWANGO - According to Conewango township police, Steven Allen Loney reported that sometime between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday while he was parked in Aldi's parking lot, someone struck his green Mercury Sable on the rear passenger side. Anyone with information is asked to call the Conewango Police Department at 814-726-0725.
CONEWANGO - Personnel from Warren Railcar Service Inc. reported to Conewango township police that approximately 500 to 1,000 pounds of steel railroad tie plates used to attach rails to railroad ties to the tracks are missing from behind their office. Police said the theft occurred sometime this year. Anyone with information is asked to call the Conewango Police Department at 814-726-0725.