CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
FORESTVILLE - Shaun I. Ellison, 30, of Forestville was charged at 2:15 a.m. July 11 with fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident on Main Street, village of Forestville. Upon arrival, a concerned citizen who witnessed the accident, told officers that a vehicle had been squealing its tires and driving recklessly on Main Street when it struck a stone monument causing damage. The vehicle then left the scene but was observed pulling into a garage a short distance away. It was later determined that Ellison was the operator of that vehicle. He was taken into custody and later released on his own recognizance.
VILLENOVA - James G. Cardot, 19, of Kennedy was charged at 5 a.m. July 15 with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Route 83, town of Villenova. Sheriff's deputies located an abandoned vehicle off the road on Route 83 in the town of Villenova and after investigation, it is alleged that Cardot was in possession of motor vehicle not belonging to him and did not have permission to be within the vehicle by the registered owner. Cardot was issued an appearance ticket and will answer to the charge in the Town of Villenova Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA - Elizabeth M. Nelson, 23, of the Sherman-Stedman Road, Mayville, was charged at 9:08 p.m. Monday, with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office met with a complainant who alleged that Nelson was harassing them via telephone. It was then determined that there was an active order of protection between the complainant and Nelson. After investigation, Nelson was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later time.
TOWN OF ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Laci J. Lawson, 26, was charged Thursday with petit larceny. Ellicott Police responded to a report that someone was trying to steal merchandise from a business on Fairmount Avenue. It was reported that Lawson came into the store and bought a few items. She then tried to leave the store, but the clerk noticed there were more items in her cart and confronted her as they were leaving. Ms. Lawson then turned over a couple of items to the clerk who then searched her bag and found more items that Ms. Lawson took without paying. She was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court.
Rose E. Raynor, 27, of 4896 E. Lake Road, Lot 6, Bemus Point, and Christopher M. Harding, 28, of 7176 North Hill Road, Sinclairville, were charged Thursday with two counts each of petit larceny and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Loss Prevention of Sam's Club filed a report with Ellicott Police showing on two separate dates in June and July, a male and female removed a Sony Playstation 3 from the property without paying on both dates. Both incidents occurred while a young child was in their custody. Upon investigation, it was determined that Raynor and Harding were responsible for the thefts. Both were charged, received bail and were transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Travis J. Yates, 20, of 128 Water St., Jamestown, was charged June 26 with fourth-degree grand larceny and making a false statement. Ellicott Police arrested Yates after an investigation of a stolen vehicle. Yates took a vehicle and filled out paperwork stating that he was the owner of the vehicle and sold it to a junk yard. Ellicott police were able to locate the vehicle and return it to the rightful owners. Yates was arraigned in Town of Ellicott Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
ALLEGANY - Douglas J. Mosher, 29, of 3974 Route 417, Lot 55, Allegany (Colonial Village), was charged at 8 p.m. Monday with second-degree harassment. Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies reported that Mosher was charged following a domestic incident at a residence. He was arraigned in the Town of Allegany Court and was later released on his own recognizance.
Amber I. Mancari, 19, of 407 W. Fourth St., a 16-year-old male, two 16-year-old females and two 15-year-old females, all of Jamestown, were charged at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with third-degree assault and sixth-degree conspiracy. Officers were called to the 400 block of West Fourth Street for a report of a large fight with about 50 people gathered in the area. Upon arrival it was determined that a female was assaulted by as many as six other people. Officers located the suspects at the scene and they were identified and placed under arrest. Amber L. Mancari and the two 16-year-old females were charged with third-degree assault; and a 16-year-old male was charged with sixth-degree conspiracy. All were transported to the Jamestown City Jail. The two 15-year-old females identified as participating in the assault will possibly be petitioned to Family Court action at a later date.
Orval J. Elliott III, 60, of Jamestown was charged at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, with petit larceny. Elliott was arrested for shoplifting at the CVS, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown after leaving the store without paying for beer. He was transported to the Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.
Jonathan Vega, 20, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree harassment at 7:51 a.m. Friday. Officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 81 Barrett Ave., in Jamestown. Upon arrival, officers were told that the victim's brother had kicked her door in and attacked her. Officers located the suspect, Vega, and took him into custody. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail without incident.
Omar V. Marrero, 26, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt at 6:09 a.m. Friday. Officers responded to a call at 329 Crossman St. to assist New York State Parole officers with a parole check. While conducting the check, officers found Marrero in the company of a female from whom there is an active order of protection from him to stay away. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail.
Aaron R. Glad, 52, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment at 5:25 p.m. Thursday. Officers responded to a call at 19 Regent St. for a reported neighbor dispute. Upon arrival, a female victim reported that Glad threw several beer cans at her during the dispute. Glad was taken to Jamestown City Jail.
Emily J. Melendez, 27, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration at 6:09 a.m. Jamestown police officers were assisting New York State Parole officers on a check at 329 Crossman St. when Melendez allegedly interfered with officers conducting the check. Melendez was taken to Jamestown City Jail.
Kerry J. Knight, 42, of Jamestown, was charged at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Busti Court with endangering the welfare of a child. Officers located four children, all under age 11, trespassing unsupervised on private property over a mile from home. It took officers over one hour to make contact with Knight, who had no idea where her children were. She was released on her own recognizance.