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Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Jordan Hargrove, 17, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal mischief on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Myrtle at Fairfield streets for a male subject who had allegedly punched a vehicle, which caused significant damage. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the owner of the vehicle and a witness who identified the suspect as Hargrove. Officers located Hargrove a short time later where he was transported to the city jail.

Christopher Conklin II, 20, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny, third-degree criminal tampering and unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday at 3:12 a.m. Jamestown Police officers were dispatched to Utica Street for a report of a male subject going through vehicles. Officers were checking the area when they allegedly came across a male subject going through vehicles, who was identified as Conklin, police said. He had a large amount of loose change in his pants pocket and number of other items. Officers detained Conklin and spoke with a witness who accurately described Conklin as the subject going through the victim’s vehicle, police said. He was placed under arrest and transported to the city jail without incident.

Justin Hazelton, 24, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal impersonation on Saturday at 7:55 a.m. Officers were called to West Fifth Street Jamestown Housing Authority High Rise for a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a witness who watched a subject stealing aluminum fencing from the location. The subject was located in possession of the property and gave a false name to officers, police said. After a short investigation, the subject was identified as Hazelton and transported to city jail without incident.

Brandon Sorenson, 20, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Sunday at 3:41 p.m. Officers responded to Family Dollar on South Main Street for a report of a shoplifting in progress. Officers located the suspect matching the description a short distance away after leaving the store with stolen items, police said. The suspect was identified as Sorenson, who was taken into custody without incident and transported to the city jail.

Ada Nilka Perdomo Colon, 36, of Jamestown was charged with failure to yield to a traffic control device and driving while intoxicated on Sunday at 2:03 a.m. Jamestown Police officers stopped a vehicle on West Sixth Street for allegedly driving through a red light. The driver was identified as Colon and found to be operating the motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, police said. She was transported to Jamestown City Jail where she was waiting arraignment.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

LAKEWOOD – Anthony Woods of Jamestown was charged with two counts of petit larceny on Friday at 7:48 p.m. Allegedly Woods exited Wal-Mart with a digital safe without paying. Woods was unable to be located at that time. He then allegedly returned to Wal-Mart later that evening around 7:48 p.m. and selected another digital safe without paying and was apprehended in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He was given an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD – Corina McCreary of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Friday at 8:56 p.m. She allegedly exited Wal-Mart with merchandise without paying. She was given an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD – Anthony Spitale of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief on Friday at 10:45 p.m. Spitale was arrested after he allegedly took merchandise from Wal-Mart without paying. He then fled Wal-Mart and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. Spitale was charged for fourth-degree criminal mischief for intentionally damaging property belonging to Wal-Mart, as well as attempting to break out a window of a Lakewood-Busti Police car, police said. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

STOCKTON – John McCarthy, 51, of Sinclairville was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, speed in zone and failure to maintain lane on Friday at 11:48 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies stopped a vehicle for allegedly speeding and failing to maintain its traffic lane on Putnam Road in Stockton. Investigation showed McCarthy was intoxicated, police said. He was arrested and later released and is scheduled to appear in Stockton Court next month to answer the charges.

CHARLOTTE – Dyquan Smith, 19, of Dunkirk was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unauthorized used and Johnny Torres, 20, of Dunkirk was charged with possession of marijuana on Saturday at 12:40 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60 in Charlotte for inadequate headlights. Deputies allegedly detected the odor of burnt marijuana emanating out of the vehicle. An interview found that Smith was wanted for the above charges and Torres was in possession of marijuana. Smith was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and Torres was issued an appearance ticket.

PORTLAND – Gerald Strobel, 29, of Waterford, Pa. was charged with trespass on Saturday at 12:06 p.m. Deputies responded to Route 5 in Portland to check the well being of a person who called the Sheriff’s Office claiming to be stuck in the mud and in need of assistance. Upon arrival, it was learned that Strobel had allegedly driven his car up a private driveway and into a field where his vehicle got stuck. The property was plainly marked with “No Trespassing” signs and Strobel was issued an appearance ticket. He will answer the charge in Portland Court.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

OLEAN – Matthew Gross, 25, of Olean was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, failure to maintain lane and speed not reasonable on Friday at 12:10 a.m. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on Dugan Road in Olean. He is due back in Olean Court at a later date.

OLEAN – Kelley Hendryx, 49, of Olean was picked up on a warrant issued out of Olean City Court charging her with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and four counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. She was arraigned and taken to jail on $5,000 bail. She is accused of receiving $38,119.95 in Medicaid that she was not entitled to from August 2008 to March 2013. She is accused of failing to report her husband’s income on her applications she submitted to Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

WARREN, Pa. – A 17-year-old from Warren, Pa. was charged with harassment on Friday at 8:20 a.m. The incident occurred as the 15-year-old victim and accused allegedly entered into a verbal argument in which escalated into a physical altercation at Warren Area High School. The accused then allegedly pushed the victim over a classroom desk and punched the victim additional times in the face.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HANOVER – Adam J. Grisanti, 30, of Forestville was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, parking on the highway and unsafe tire. At approximately 9 a.m., deputies were notified of a suspicious vehicle parked on Dennison Road. Upon arrival, deputies found Grisanti asleep behind the wheel. It was determined that Grisanti was intoxicated. He was issued tickets and will appear in Hanover Court at a later date.

SHERIDAN – Brent R. Klein, 45, of Sheridan was charged Thursday with failing to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, improper signal, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. At approximately 7:51 p.m., deputies patrolling Center Road observed a vehicle improperly use its turn signal as well as commit several lane violations. Upon investigation, deputies determined that the driver – Klein – was intoxicated. He was processed and later released with traffic tickets. He will appear in Sheridan Court at a later date.

POMFRET – Richard S. Kendorski, 49, of Fredonia was charged Thursday on a felony driving while intoxicated warrant. At approximately 6:25 p.m., deputies served an arrest warrant on Kendorski for a felony warrant out of Chautauqua County Court. Kendorski was taken into custody and committed to county jail.

HANOVER – Jeffrey E. Singer, 29, of Gowanda was charged Friday with petit larceny and trespass. After receiving reports of a suspicious male going through cars in Hanover, deputies learned from witnesses about the male’s description. Singer was located a short distance away. Investigation revealed that Singer did enter a vehicle and removed property that did not belong to him. Singer was transported to county jail.

PANAMA – Kristen R. Seekings, 23, of Panama was involved in a minor personal injury accident on Weeks Road. At approximately 9:07 a.m., Seekings was southbound on Weeks Road when she crossed into the northbound lane and entered a large ditch on the east side of the roadway. Seekings and a 2-month-old passenger were transported to WCA Hospital for what appeared to be not life-threatening injuries by Clymer Rescue. Investigation is continuing.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wayne G. Serra, 37, of Conneaut, Ohio, was charged Friday with felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right, second-degree criminal impersonation and suspended registration and no insurance. At approximately 1:40 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Allen Street for failing to keep right. Upon investigation, officers determined that the driver – Serra – knowingly misrepresented his actual name and date of birth in an attempt to conceal numerous prior DWI convictions and his revoked license in New York state. Serra was once again found to be intoxicated. He was transported to city jail and refused to submit a breath test. He is currently being held without bail awaiting arraignment.

Fred J. Levy, 34, of Jamestown was charged Friday with first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief. At approximately 12:38 a.m., officers responded to Cross Street for a report of a domestic dispute. Investigation revealed that Levy violated a duly served order of protection issued by the city court when he threw a victim up against the wall of her living room and slapped her. Levy also broke the victim’s cellphone, home phone and living room window. The victim was on the phone with emergency dispatch when Levy took the phone and broke it. Levy was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail. He is currently awaiting arraignment by city court.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

A 17-year-old male from Jamestown was charged Thursday with fourth-degree criminal mischief at the Lakewood Wal-Mart. It is alleged that the male ripped open a cell phone case’s packaging and concealed the case in his pocket. The male then dropped the merchandise before leaving the store. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LITTLE VALLEY – Matthew A. Gimbrone, 29, of East Otto was charged Wednesday with felony driving while intoxicated, DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, open container of alcohol, failing to keep right and no plate lamps. At approximately 11:03 p.m., Gimbrone was charged after a traffic stop on Eighth Street in Little Valley. He was processed and released on tickets. He is due back in Little Valley Court at a later date.

ALLEGANY – Chad L. Aurino, 29, of Allegany was charged Wednesday with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and fifth-degree welfare fraud. Aurino was transported to the Olean Police Department and released into their custody pending arraignment in Olean Court.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

NORTH HARMONY – Mark W. Linamen, 56, of Ashville was charged Tuesday with speed in zone and two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation. At approximately 1:10 p.m., Linamen was stopped for speeding on North Maple Street. A New York State license check showed that Linamen’s driving privileges were suspended for failing to answer a summons in Busti Court. He was released with traffic tickets. On the same date at approximately 2:30 p.m., deputies again observed Linamen driving on Stoneledge Road at the intersection of North Maple Street. Linamen sped off on Fairdink Road and then turned onto a driveway attempting to elude police. He then parked next to a barn and slouched down on the front seats. Linamen was taken into custody and arraigned in North Harmony Court. He was committed to county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 property bond.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

OLEAN – Jessalyn Ganoung, 21, of Olean was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest. At approximately 12:50 a.m., police arrested Ganoung following an investigation into a domestic incident. She was arraigned at Hinsdale Court and remanded to county jail in lieu of $1,500. Ganoung will appear in Olean Court at a later date.

ALLEGANY – Michael C. Jennings, 20, of Charlottesville, Va., was charged Friday with petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 3:11 p.m., deputies charged Jennings after a complaint by Wal-Mart employees that he had stolen an iPod charger and cord. Jennings was also in possession of marijuana at the time. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in court at a later date.

GREAT VALLEY – Codi T. Curtin, 17, of Salamanca was charged Saturday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Curtin had an accident on March 15 and failed to report it. He had a revoked license at the time and a prior driving while intoxicated conviction. Curtin was arraigned in Great Valley Court and is due back on April 9 at 9 a.m.

ELLICOTTVILLE – Peter D. Lussier, 34, of Sciota was charged Friday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed over the state limit. At approximately 6:40 p.m., Lussier was charged after a traffic stop. He was issued an appearance ticket and will return to Franklinville Court on April 7 at 7 p.m.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SILVER CREEK – Jacob D. Seeley, 21, of Silver Creek, and Talia B. Zrimsek, 18, of Silver Creek were both charged Monday with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. It is alleged that Seeley and Zrimsek along with a third unnamed subject broke a glass window at Barone Liquors and stole merchandise. Seeley was arrested on a warrant on March 21 and Zrimsek turned himself into the Silver Creek Court on Monday. Both were arraigned and remanded to the county jail with bail. They will appear in court at a later date. The investigation is continuing in this matter.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Corinna D. McCreary, 31, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with petit larceny. McCreary was observed by an employee of Sears as she placed 12 items into her purse. She then left the store without paying for them. The total value of the items was $307.91. She was detained by Sears until police arrived. McCreary was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in court on April 10.

Chyanna M. Muntz, 25, of Jamestown was charged Monday with petit larceny. At approximately 7:50 p.m., Muntz was arrested after stealing merchandise from the Wal-Mart in Lakewood. She was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Edward J. Gustafson, of Jamestown was charged Monday with petit larceny. Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at a Falconer business. Gustafson was arrested and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

WARREN – Charles D. Crissman, 25, of Brokenstraw was charged Monday with harassment. At approximately 3 p.m., it is alleged that Crissman and a male victim entered a verbal argument which escalated into a physical confrontation. Crissman reportedly shoved the victim in the chest and grabbed his arm.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

GERRY-Richard D. Mangine, 37, of Dewittville, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, DWI Per Se, failing to maintain lane and unlicensed operation. At approximately 4:22 a.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle property damage accident on Old Chautauqua Road where a vehicle slid off the road and into a tree. Further investigation determined that the driver-Mangine- was intoxicated. He will appear in Gerry Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Christopher S. Skuggen, 18, of Lakewood, was charged Sunday with resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct. At approximately 10:56 p.m., police responded to 130 W. Fairmount Ave. for a domestic incident in progress. Upon arrival, police spoke with Skuggen who was screaming obscenities and refusing to stop despite multiple warnings from police. While being taken into custody, Skuggen pulled away and a struggle ensued, police said. He was arraigned in Busti Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

James A. Sheldon, 36, of Falconer, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, DWI Per Se and failing to maintain lane. Police were informed that a vehicle had gone off the road at the corner of South Phettplace Street and Lister Avenue in Falconer. Further investigation revealed that the driver-Sheldon-was intoxicated. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Julio A. Rojo-Zavala, 23, of Jamestown, was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone. As police stopped Rojo-Zavala for speeding, they found him in possession of marijuana. He was issued a traffic citation for speeding and an appearance ticket for the marijuana possession. He will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Peter Newark, 27, of Salamanca, was charged Thursday with felony driving while intoxicated, felony operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle. Newark will appear in Salamanca court at a later date.

Kirk Beacom, 46, of Randolph, was charged Friday with speeding, moving from lane unsafely, driving to the left of pavement markings, driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or greater. Beacom was processed and released to a third party. He will appear in city court at a later date.

Samantha J. Miller, 26, of Salamanca, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault. She will appear in city court at a later date.

Jennifer L. Wnuk, 40, of Salamanca, was charged Wednesday with unlawful growing of cannabis and criminal possession of marijuana. She will appear in city court at a later date.

David J. Klusek, 49, of Salamanca, was charged Wednesday with unlawful growing of cannabis and criminal possession of marijuana. He will appear in city court at a later date.

Tawny E. Kettle, 37, of Salamanca, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief disabling equipment. She will appear in city court at a later date.

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

LAKEWOOD – Jessica Dejesus, 28, and Carmelo Dejesus, 48, both of Celoron, were charged with petit larceny on Friday at 9:16 p.m. It is alleged that both subjects were observed shoplifting items from Wal-Mart in Lakewood with the items valuing $19.46. Both subjects were issued appearance tickets and will appear in Busti Court on a later date.

LAKEWOOD- Jody Buck, 40, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny on Saturday at 6 p.m. It is alleged that Buck selected items at Sears and placed them into her jacket, and then left the store with the items without paying for them. The merchandise was valued at $120. She was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

BUSTI- Shawn Thornton, 35, of Warren, Pa., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and unlicensed operation. Lakewood-Busti Police stopped Thornton on Busti-Sugargrove Road for allegedly speeding. Upon further investigation, Thornton was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets, and a passenger in the car, Jorge Garay, 28, was wanted by the Jamestown Police Department. Garay was taken into custody and turned over to the Jamestown Police Department.

LAKEWOOD- Amber Nutting, 19, and a 16-year-old female, both of Jamestown, were charged with petit larceny on Saturday at 4 p.m. It is alleged that they selected items at Wal-Mart and put them into an infant’s car seat, then left the store with the items without paying for them. The merchandise was valued at $50.90. Both were issued appearance tickets to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

POMFRET- A 17-year-old female from Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and driving after 9 p.m. with a junior driver’s license, and an 18-year-old male from Brocton was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance on Saturday at 1:39 a.m. Deputies observed a vehicle pulled over on the side of the roadway on Route 20 in Pomfret. Upon investigation, the female was alleged to be intoxicated and the male was alleged to be in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Both subjects were released with tickets to appear in Pomfret Court at a later date.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

PLEASANT- Samuel Lewis Johnson, 27, of Youngsville, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence on Friday at 6:30 p.m. A passing motorist reported that there was a male passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle at Route 62 at Grunderville Road in Pleasant, Pa. The vehicle was running and the car was in drive with the operator’s foot on the brake. Upon making contact with Johnson, it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was charged and transported to Warren General Hospital where blood was drawn. His blood alcohol content was six times the legal limit, police said. Johnson was admitted to the hospital for observation until his blood alcohol content came down. He is on probation in Warren County, and once he was medically cleared from the hospital, he was then transported to the Warren County Jail by probation officers for violating his probation.

WARREN- Hunter Zane Proctor, 19, of Youngsville, Pa., was charged with eight counts of the following: third-degree felony corruption of minors, third-degree felony unlawful contact with a minor, first-degree indecent exposure and third-degree open lewdness on Feb. 17 at 9:49 p.m. Proctor was alleged to have sent a nude picture of himself via the application “Snapchat” to eight juvenile females ages 12-17. Upon further investigation with the accused being fully cooperative, Proctor was taken into custody on Saturday and arraigned and committed to the Warren County Jail on a $5,000 bail.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

BROCTON – Christina M. McDermott, 31, of Brocton was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated-common law and refusing to take a breath test. At approximately 2:39 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle running with its headlights on, sitting on the shoulder of Route 20. It did not appear that there were any occupants in the vehicle, however McDermott was found to be intoxicated. She was issued a traffic ticket and will appear in Brocton Court at a later date.

SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL DRUG TASK FORCE

RANDOLPH – Brock P. Monroe, 21, of Great Valley was charged Thursday with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The charges were the result of two separate incidents where Monroe sold heroin to another person in Randolph and Salamanca. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail without bail. Present with Monroe were Jacob D. Burroughs, 22, of Ellicottville, and Chelsey L. Green, 19, of Great Valley who were both charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after investigators found a small amount of heroin on their person. Burroughs and Green were issued appearance tickets to appear in Randolph Court at a later date. The task force was assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

A 15-year-old juvenile was charged Wednesday at approximately 1:15 p.m. with fourth-degree stalking. It is alleged that the juvenile showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s workplace for no legitimate purpose. The victim was fearful due to an alleged previous assault between the two parties that occurred in Lakewood. The juvenile was petitioned to appear in Family Court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN

POLICE

DEPARTMENT

Miranda Crandall, 20, of Jamestown was charged Friday with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. A 17-year-old female, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with unnecessary noise and resisting arrest. At approximately 1:15 a.m., police responded to 142 Broadhead Ave. for a report of unnecessary noise. Upon arrival, officers could hear loud unnecessary noise coming from the upper apartment where people were having a party. Officers attempted to arrest the 17-year-old female for the unnecessary noise, but she resisted. While the 17-year-old was being arrested, Crandall was asked to leave. While Crandell was being escorted out of the apartment, she pulled her arm away from the officer and swatted the officer’s hand. Both are currently being held on bail and pending arraignment.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Taylor R. Hamilton, 18, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child after stealing property from the Lakewood Walmart with a 14-year-old male in her custody. A 16-year-old male was accompanying the two and charged on a separate count of petit larceny.

CATTARAUGUS

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

COLDSPRING – David U. Kennedy, 40, of Steamburg was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Kennedy was arrested after he sprayed his girlfriend with pepper spray during a domestic incident at his residence. He was arraigned in Coldspring Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 bail. He is due back in court at a later date.

CONEWANGO – Austin W. Slater, 28, of Randolph was charged Wednesday on a bench warrant issued out of the county court. He was transported to the county jail and is due back in court at a later date.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SILVER CREEK – Stephanie A. Edwards, 25, of Silver Creek, and Lulu M. Kohler, 71, of Forestville, were involved in motor vehicle accident Wednesday. At approximately 2:50 p.m., Edwards and Kohler were traveling southwest on Main Street. Edwards stopped to make a left turn onto Babcock Avenue. Kohler was distracted by a vehicle on the northside of the roadway and did not see Edwards’ vehicle. Kohler rear-ended Edwards’ vehicle causing significant damage to Edwards’ vehicle and minor damages to the front of Kohler’s vehicle. Edwards was transported to Lake Shore Hospital by Silver Creek EMS for minor injuries. Kohler was released with a traffic ticket for following too closely.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

FRANKLINVILLE – Katherine M. Loomis, 26, of Franklinville was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. At approximately 11:40 a.m., deputies arrested Loomis from an incident that took place on Feb. 6 involving a stolen benefit card. Loomis was transported to Franklinville Court for arraignment. She was then transported to the county jail in lieu of $300 bail. Loomis is due back in court on April 7 at 7 p.m.

OLEAN – Darryl V. Myers, 42, of Olean was charged Wednesday with fifth-degree welfare fraud, petit larceny and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. Myers failed to report his income from scrapping to Cattaraugus County DSS. He received $795.40 in cash assistance and SNAP that he was not entitled to from October 2013 to March 2014. He will appear in Olean Court on April 1 at 9 a.m.

LITTLE VALLEY – Thomas C. Farner, 23, of Little Valley was charged Wednesday on a bench warrant. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Farner was apprehended by New York State Police during a traffic stop on Route 394 in Coldspring. Farner was wanted on a bench warrant from East Otto Court. He was transferred to the custody of Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and remanded to Mansfield Court. He was then remanded to the county jail in liew of $500 bail.

RANDOLPH – Dale R. Wagatha, 31, of Napoli was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Wagatha was arrested on a county supreme court warrant. He was transported to county jail and is awaiting arraignment.

FRANKLINVILLE – Matthew G. Bellaus, 21, of Franklinville was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. At approximately 11:40 a.m., deputies arrested Bellaus from an incident that took place on Feb. 6 involving a stolen benefit card. Bellaus was transported to Franklinville Court for arraignment. He was then transported to the county jail in lieu of $300 bail. Bellaus is due back in court on April 7 at 7 p.m.

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

ELLERY – Kelly E. Kaczar, 23, of Bemus Point was charged on March 12 with aggravated driving while intoxicated, texting while driving, misuse of dealer plates and moving from lane unsafely following a motor vehicle accident on Belleview Road. The accident investigation revealed that Kaczar had been texting on her cellphone immediately prior to leaving the roadway, with her vehicle coming to rest in a ditch. After field sobriety tests, Kaczar was placed under arrest and transported to State Police in Jamestown where a blood alcohol content of .19 percent was obtained. She will return to Ellery Court at a later date. Kaczar was released to a third party.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MAYVILLE – Kristopher Russ, 40, of Kennedy, was charged Tuesday with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment. At approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an altercation on Elm Street. Further investigation revealed that Russ pushed and choked another individual. Russ was not on scene and a warrant was obtained for an arrest. He was eventually located by deputies and taken into custody. Russ was arraigned in Chautauqua Court and committed to the county jail.

CHARLOTTE – Mark E. Swanson, 57, of Charlotte, was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 8:13 a.m., deputies responded to a reported domestic dispute at 8 Pine Acres Drive. Further investigation revealed that Swanson had become belligerent and violent toward a family member while in the residence. During the incident. Swanson placed his hands around the neck of a family member. The victim fled the trailer and the Sheriff’s Office was notified. A valid order of protection was in place from the Charlotte Court and Swanson was found to be in violation of this order. He was arraigned in Charlotte Court and committed to the county jail.

WESTFIELD – Joseph A. Timmerman, 32, of Westfield, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. At approximately 1:30 a.m., Timmerman was charged after an altercation with another subject in which he broke a door in order to gain access to the residence. Once inside, Timmerman pushed the individual who resided at the house and broke a second door. Timmerman was located a short time later and taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned on the above charges and is due back in Westfield Court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Christine M. Redding and Aimee C. Fitzpatrick, both of Jamestown, were charged Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 12:43 p.m., officers responded to 5 McDaniel Ave. for a child outside of the residence unsupervised. When officers found the child, they made contact with Redding and Fitzpatrick who were inside the residence. Both were unaware that the child had left the house and was left outside. They were transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident and are awaiting arraignment.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

William R. Storms, 60, of Lakewood, was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 2:07 a.m., an officer traveling northbound on Fairdale Avenue observed a vehicle traveling southbound and crossing the center line, nearly hitting his vehicle head on. After stopping the vehicle, the officer determined that the other driver-Storms-was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Storms will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

Nicole L. Johnson, 27, of Jamestown, and Jenell L. Long, 38, of Mayville, were charged on March 11 with fourth-degree grand larceny. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Johnson and Long went into Wal-Mart and located a victim in the store. They followed the victim around the store and even offered to help her get some items off the shelves. Once the victim was distracted, they took her purse out of her shopping cart and walked away. They proceeded to leave the purse and just take the victim’s wallet with all her credit cards inside. Johnson and Long were later arrested for a similar crime and the victim’s wallet was found inside their vehicle. They were committed to Chautauqua County Jail.

William J. Giambelluca, 24, of Falconer, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument after writing three checks belonging to another subject in December. Giambelluca never had permission to possess the checks and he never had consent to forge the checks for merchandise. He was taken into custody in Falconer and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Brandon R. Hawley, 29, of Jamestown, was charged March 6 with second-degree criminal mischief. Police arrested Hawley after taking a complaint from a local business stating that an employee did damage to a piece of equipment. It was determined that Hawley got upset while at work and caused damage to a machine.

Joseph Morel, 19, Marissa A. Kent, 18, and Courtney L. Bradley, 18, all of Jamestown, were charged Tuesday with underage possession of alcohol. Police observed a vehicle parked at the Boy Scouts of America in Jamestown. Upon checking the vehicle, police determined that the above subjects were under 21 and in possession of alcohol. All three were issued appearance tickets and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

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GOWANDA – Harley D. Jimerson, 24, of Irving, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Jimerson was arrested on a warrant issued out of Salamanca Court for an incident that occurred on Nov. 26, 2012. He was transported to Salamanca Court for arraignment and then remanded to the county jail in lieu of $250.

EAST OTTO – Colton P. Perry, 23, of East Otto, was charged Sunday with petit larceny and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. At approximately 8:40 p.m., Perry was arrested bu deputies on an arrest warrant issued out of East Otto Court and remanded to the county jail. Bail was set to $5,000 or $10,000 bond. Perry is due back in East Otto Court at a later date.

KILLBUCK – Cameron A. Bray, 20, of Killbuck was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 9 a.m., Bray was arrested on an arrest warrant issued out of Great Valley Court for an incident that occurred on April 30, 2011. He was transported to Great Valley Court for arraignment.

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DUNKIRK – Loren Jimerson, 23, of Irving was charged Monday with possession of marijuana. At approximately 8:50 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Vineyard Drive. Investigation revealed that the driver – Jimerson – was in possession of 15 individually wrapped bags of marijuana and a quantity of cash. He will appear in Dunkirk Court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Joseph M. Macha, 55, of Jamestown was charged Monday with second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 11:30 p.m., police responded to Covenant Manor on 23 W. Third St. for a report of an unwanted person at one of the apartments. Upon arrival, officers found that Macha had entered an apartment whose resident had an order of protection against him. Macha was taken into custody without incident and transported to the city jail. He is pending arraignment.

Henry J. Meyers, 45, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 1:02 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Allen Street near Winsor Street. Investigation revealed that Meyers was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a small amount of heroin. He was taken into custody and transported to the city jail pending arraignment.

Mark Kelemen, 56, of Jamestown was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated, obstructing, criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. At approximately 10:18 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Harrison Street near Winsor Street. Investigation revealed that the driver – Kelemen – was intoxicated. While in custody, he attempted to dispose of a controlled substance. Kelemen was transported to city jail without incident and is being held pending arraignment.

Shawn S. Tuller, 25, of Falconer was charged Monday with driving while ability impaired on drugs, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to stay in lane. At approximately 12:52 p.m., officers were sent to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of East Second and Buffalo streets. Upon arrival, police spoke with a witness who reported that a driver – later identified as Tuller – was operating a vehicle erratically on East Second Street and then side-swiped the witness’s vehicle. Investigation revealed that Tuller was under the influence of drugs. He was transported to the city jail and is pending arraignment. No injuries resulted from the collision.

Joshua W. Lafler, 21, was charged Monday with petit larceny. At approximately 4:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to 12 Partridge St. for a domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female victim that stated Lafler had taken property from the residence that belonged to her. Officers located Lafler a short time later and recovered the stolen property. He was transported to the city jail without incident and is pending arraignment.

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SALAMANCA – Darrly T. Shongo, 30, and Girlie M. Contreras, 23, both of Salamanca, were charged Tuesday with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Shongo and Contreras were arrested for refusing to cooperate and disrupting the complainant during a larceny investigation. They were issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Salamanca Court at a later date.

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FRENCH CREEK-Mark A. Kopta, 56, of French Creek, was charged Sunday with no/inadequate lights, failing to comply with lawful order, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At approximately 8:39 p.m., deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Mann Road for a vehicle equipment violation. The vehicle failed to comply with deputies, continued down Mann Road, proceeded down a long driveway and eventually came to a stop. The driver-Kopta-exited the vehicle and began to walk away. He disregarded commands to return to the vehicle. After a struggle, Kopta was taken into custody. He was arraigned in Mina Court and released. He will appear in French Creek Court at a later date.

MINA-Patrick J. Donahue, 24, of Angola, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 5 a.m., deputies responded to a personal injury rollover accident on Interstate 86. Investigation found that Donahue had been traveling eastbound on I-86 when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled over on the hood of his car. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Donahue was found to be intoxicated. He was processed and will appear in Mina Court at a later date.

BROCTON-Nicholas A. Ferrara, 49, of Frewsburg, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, DWI Per Se with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or above, refusal of breath test pre-screen and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone. At approximately 9 p.m., deputies observed an individual using a mobile phone while driving. Upon investigation, the driver-Ferrara-was found to be intoxicated. He will appear in Brocton Court at a later date.

RIPLEY-A 25-year-old Mayville woman, and Kevin Perry, 29, of Westfield, were involved in a two-vehicle accident with injuries on Saturday. At approximately 11:16 a.m., the Mayville woman was traveling northbound on Route 76. As she was attempting a left turn, another northbound vehicle operated by Perry rear-ended her. The Mayville woman and two of her passengers were evaluated on scene by EMS and declined treatment. Perry was transported by ambulance to Westfield Hospital for apparently minor injuries.

HANOVER-David A. Blodgett, 50, of Dunkirk, was charged Sunday with fourth-degree criminal mischief. At approximately 8:34 p.m., deputies responded to Lake Shore Hospital for a report of a disorderly subject in the emergency room. It is alleged that Blodgett became disorderly and ripped a faucet from a sink in one of the patient rooms in the emergency room. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Hanover Court at a later date.

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Dewight D. Milton-Edwards, 26, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with public lewdness and three outstanding bench warrants. At approximately 4:10 p.m., officers responded to the area of Crestline Drive and Anderson Street for a report of a suspicious male that was exposing himself to citizens and urinating. Milton-Edwards was taken into custody without incident.

Ryan J. Paulisick, 20, of Kennedy, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 9:16 p.m., officers performed a traffic stop on Cole Avenue. During the traffic stop, officers located Paulisick with a male victim. Paulisick has a valid Jamestown City Court order of protection to stay away from the victim. He was transported to city jail without incident.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Kevin K. Arguelles, 29, of Falconer, was charged Friday with second-degree harassment. Arguelles threatened a victim at a Falconer business. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Carol B. Preston, 52, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated and driving across hazard markings. At approximately 10:34 p.m., Preston was stopped for driving over the fog line several times on the Forest Avenue Extension. Further investigation revealed that Preston was intoxicated. She will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

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ALLEGANY-Dustin C. Cooney, 27, of Allegany, was charged Tuesday with DWI, moving from lane unsafely, following too closely and unlicensed operator. Cooney was charged after hitting a vehicle that was stopped behind a school bus with its red lights flashing. Cooney had reportedly passed a vehicle and when he reentered the lane, struck the vehicle behind the bus. He was arraigned in Olean Court and is scheduled to appear in Allegany Court on a later date.

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David Fehlman Jr., 26, of Lakewood, was charged for not wearing a seatbelt, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more on Saturday at 5:34 p.m. Jamestown Police officers stopped Fehlman at South Main and Kidder streets. Upon further investigation, he was found to be intoxicated, police said. Fehlman was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident.

Justin Shafer, 22, of Frewsburg, was charged with false personation and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday at 5:34 p.m. Jamestown Police officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of South Main and Kidder streets and during the investigation, officers found that the passenger of the vehicle was allegedly providing officers with an incorrect name and date of birth. The passenger was identified as Shafer, who had an outstanding bench warrant from Jamestown City Court. He was also found to be in possession of metal knuckles. Shafer was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail.

Brandon Guillory, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and violation of parole on Saturday at 12:50 a.m. Officers from the Jamestown Police Department were partnered up with the New York State Liquor Authority, New York State Police, New York State Parole and several other agencies while conducting area bar checks throughout the city. Officers were detailed to The Q, located at 104 W. Second St. While inside the establishment, officers located Guillory, who is a New York state parolee. While officers were detaining Guillory to conduct a possible parole violation, Guillory allegedly began to pull away from officers. He was transported to the city jail.

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LAKEWOOD- Bruce Cook Jr., 30, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. It is alleged that Cook placed several items of clothing and food into empty Wal-Mart bags and left the store without paying for the items valuing $115.78. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

BROCTON- Sean McGraw, 48, of Nashville, Tenn., was charged with no/inadequate headlamps, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater on Sunday at 1:41 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly observed a motor vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 20 in Brocton with only one functional headlamp. Deputies stopped the vehicle and the driver identified himself as McGraw, and after investigation, it was alleged that he was operating his motor vehicle while intoxicated, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Brocton Court at a later date.

WESTFIELD- Jeremy Houle, 25, of North East, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, more than one state driver’s license, parking on a highway and unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday at 3:26 a.m. Houle was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while parked on Belson Road in Westfield, police said. After investigation, it is alleged that Houle operated his vehicle while in an intoxicated state prior to parking in the roadway. After Houle was taken into custody, deputies found a small bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in his coat pocket. He was released with traffic tickets and an appearance ticket to be in court on a later date.

ELLINGTON- William Ziebart, 43, of Gerry, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree harassment on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident on Thorton Road in Ellington. After an investigation, it is alleged that Ziebart was involved in a physical altercation with a victim. While placing Ziebart into custody, deputies located a gravity knife in Ziebart’s possession. He was arraigned in Ellington Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ALLEGANY- Brett Barth, 20, of Olean, Justin Schaeper, 22, of Allegany, and Shawn Pavia, 23, of Olean, were charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny on Friday at 10:15 p.m. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 3466 Geiger Hollow Road in Allegany for a report of an in-progress burglary. Upon arrival, the suspects had absconded from the scene, however, they were located and stopped a short time later by Olean Police while attempting to enter a car wash on West State Street in Olean. Following an investigation by the CCSO Criminal Bureau, they were remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. They are scheduled to reappear in Allegany Court.

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Ivan Robles, 50, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with no/inadequate lights, driving while intoxicated, DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. At approximately 8:33 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Victoria Avenue for an vehicle equipment violation. The operator was identified as Robles. Further investigation revealed he was intoxicated. Robles was released with traffic tickets and will appear in Jamestown Court at a later date.

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OLEAN-John M. Chabuel, 20, of Olean, was charged Thursday with five counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one count of third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, three counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, one count of fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana. William A. Diapola, 22, and Megan I. Linn, 30, both of Olean, were charged Thursday with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana. The charges were filed after the execution of a search warrant at 138 Fulton St. by members of the task force, New York State Police BCI Amity, Olean police and Olean street crimes unit. Diapola and Linn were issued appearance tickets and will appear in court on March 25. Chabuel was arraigned in Allegany Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail on $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Justin M. Fred, 31, of Jamestown was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Lisa M. Mast, 29, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with third-degree assault. At approximately 1 a.m., officers responded to Forest Avenue for a report of a physical domestic dispute in progress. Investigation revealed that Mast assaulted Fred by punching him in the mouth several times causing a laceration of the lip. Mast was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail. Fred became disorderly and began to yell profanity at officers after being warned to stop. He then attempted to stop officers from leaving the residence by attempting to fight with them. He was taken into custody and transported to jail after a brief struggle. Both are awaiting arraignment.

Christopher Hibbard, 32, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment. At approximately 9:34 a.m., officers responded to an address on East Second Street for a reported physical domestic dispute in progress. Upon arrival, officers located Hibbard leaving the residence. It was determined that Hibbard had a physical altercation with a female victim. It is alleged that Hibbard applied pressure to the neck of the victim as well as additional unwanted physical contact. He was transported to city jail and is pending arraignment.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Dylan M. Abbey, 21, of Ashville, was charged Thursday with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of hypodermic needle and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police were investigating a burglary from a Lakewood house. During the investigation, a ring stolen from the house was pawned at Reeds Jewelers by Abbey. Abbey was stopped for unlicensed operation, and while being interviewed about the burglary, Abbey was found to have a hypodermic needle. Abbey was transported to Chautauqua County Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Darren K. Lynch, 21, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with petit larceny. At approximately 5:45 p.m., Lynch was charged after allegedly stealing steaks, laundry soap and HDMI cable valuing $40.63. Lynch was arraigned in Busti Court and will appear there on a later date.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Reinaldo Santiago, 36, of Jamestown, was charged Tuesday with petit larceny. Police charged Santiago for stealing a cellphone. Police identified him from security footage. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

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OLEAN-Michael S. Babb, 31, of Carrollton, was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Babb was arrested after an incident that took place on Jan. 15 in Olean. He was processed at the Olean sub-station and released with an appearance ticket. He will appear in Olean Court on Mar.27 at 6 p.m.

OLEAN-Jenna L. Kincaid, 27, of Olean, was charged Tuesday with first-degree offering a false instrument, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree fraud. Kincaid was arrested on a bench warrant issued out of Olean Court. She was transported to Olean Court for arraignment. She will appear in Olean Court for arraignment and will appear there on April 22 at 9 a.m.

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Tammy L. Fedyna, 42, of Jamestown, was charged Tuesday with petit larceny. Police responded to Kmart for a report of a shoplifter in custody. It is alleged that Fedyna took property totaling $86.95 without paying. She was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

RANDOLPH-Dale R. Wagatha Jr., 31, of Randolph, was charged Saturday on a bench warrant. At approximately 11:42 p.m., deputies apprehended Wagatha while checking on a suspicious motor vehicle parked in the Landmark Chevrolet parking lot. Wagatha was wanted by the Ellicott Police Department on a bench warrant. He was transferred to the custody of the Ellicott Police Department to face arraignment.

SALAMANCA-David J. Knoxsah, 24, of Salamanca, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 11 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at Knoxsah’s residence and found him to be in violation of a stay away order of protection. He was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in Salamanca Court at a later date.

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HARMONY – Ronald C. Bartlett, 42, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated unlicensed operation Tuesday on Spooner Road. Deputies observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road near the Route 474 intersection. After deputies checked the well being of the vehicle’s occupants, they identified Bartlett as the driver. The investigation led to the DWI charge, and a New York State Police Information Network check showed Bartlett had two previous DWI convictions in the past 10 years, making Tuesday’s arrest a felony. Police said Bartlett had a revoked driver’s license for a previous alcohol-related offense, resulting in the felony aggravated unlicensed operation charge. Bartlett was arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail, police said.

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OLEAN – Investigators seized heroin, marijuana, packaging material, drug paraphernalia and money from an Olean residence Tuesday night. The investigation, conducted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, resulted in the seizure of more than $1,000 worth of heroin. Joshua M. Small, 22, of Buffalo was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and Justin D. Vreeland, 32, of Olean was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Police said the defendants are awaiting arraignment in Olean City Court. Investigators were assisted by the Olean Police Department. More charges are pending the completion of the investigation, police said.

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ALLEGANY – Christopher M. McCullough, 20, of Allegany was charged with petit larceny March 1 after he was caught attempting to steal a 30 pack of beer, police said. He was issued an appearance ticket.

ALLEGANY – Danielle M. Devole, 18, was charged with second-degree assault March 7. Devole was processed and released on her own recognizance and will appear in Allegany Court, police said.

RANDOLPH – Clint E. Vinzant, 20, of Ellington was taken into custody for violating a probation warrant issued by Randolph Court, police said. Vinzant was arraigned in Randolph Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.

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PORTLAND – Kelsie R. Briggs, 21, of Dunkirk was charged Tuesday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and uninspected motor vehicle. At approximately 2:15 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Webster Road for an observed traffic violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver – Briggs – was operating the vehicle on suspended driving privileges for numerous suspensions. Briggs was later released and will appear in Portland Court at a later date.

PORTLAND – Leon A. Hoesel, 60, of Mayville was charged Sunday with speeding, driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 7:37 p.m., deputies on Route 20 observed a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed. After stopping the vehicle, deputies determined that the driver – Hoesel – was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was also found in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Hoesel was released with tickets and will appear in Portland Court at a later date.

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CHERRY CREEK – Kimberly D. Albares, 43, of Dayton was charged Monday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. At approximately 3:10 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force located Albares at her residence. It was alleged that Albares sold quantitys of prescription narcotics to an agent of the task force. She was arrested without incident and arraigned in Chautauqua County. Albares was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail pending further action from the court. The arrest culminates a three-month investigation into prescription narcotics sales in Cherry Creek.

VILLENOVA – Brian J. Lycett, 42, of Dayton, was charged Monday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. At approximately 2:50 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force arrested Lycett at his residence. It was alleged that Lycett has sold quantities of prescription narcotics from a Villenova residence on numerous occasions. He was arrested without incident and arraigned in Chautauqua County. Lycett was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail pending further action from the court. The arrest culminates a three-month investigation into prescription narcotics sales in Villenova.

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SHERIDAN-Devon L. Wilson, 19, of Dunkirk, was charged Monday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Wilson was attempting to sell the stolen items, which had been taken in a burglary, to the Pawn Starz in Sheridan. He was processed by Fredonia Police and will appear in Sheridan Court on March 20.

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Fred Levy, 34, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault on Sunday at 7:07 a.m. Officers responded to Bowen and Peach streets for subjects fighting, and made contact with a female victim who reported that Levy allegedly came to the residence and struck her in the face, causing her injury. Levy was taken into custody and transported to the city jail. Levy also had seven outstanding city court bench warrants for his arrest and was arraigned and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail, police said.

Joshua Perez, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to use headlamps on Saturday at 1:07 a.m. Jamestown Police officers allegedly observed Perez traveling north on Prendergast Avenue without use of head lamps. After conducting a traffic stop, an investigation determined Perez to be under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jamestown City Jail where he was awaiting arraignment.

Joel Evinczik, 28, of Jamestown was charged with no headlamps, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent on Saturday at 1:11 a.m. Evinczik was allegedly seen traveling south in the area of North Main Street at Second Street without adequate headlamps and subsequently stopped for the violation. Evinczik was found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition, police said, and was placed under arrest. He was processed at the Jamestown City Jail and will appear in court at a later date.

Rodney Bostic, 26, of Jamestown was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation on Saturday at 2:48 p.m. Jamestown Police responded to a Holman Street address for a reported domestic incident, and upon arrival officers allegedly learned that Bostic had a physical domestic incident with a female victim at around 9 a.m. inside the residence. Bostic allegedly pushed the female victim and pinned her against a wall to prevent the victim from leaving the residence. During this incident, Bostic also grabbed the victim by the neck and applied pressure, impeding the breathing of the victim. The victim was able to leave the residence and went to a Vega Street address. Bostic allegedly came to the Vega Street address and damaged the victim’s vehicle. He was taken into custody after he returned to Holman Street later in the evening without incident. He was held in Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.

Andrew Bennett, 24, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Sunday at 3:20 p.m. Officers responded to the area of McDaniel Avenue for an unsupervised young child running in and out of traffic, and upon arrival, officers located a 2-year-old child inadequately dressed and unsupervised, police said. Officers were able to located the defendant allegedly asleep in his residence. He was transported to the Jamestown City Jail and was held pending arraignment.

Ryan Christensen, 35, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with inadequate headlamps on Sunday at 3:30 a.m. Jamestown Police stopped Christensen for having one headlight at 473 Prendergast Ave., and further investigation allegedly found that he was intoxicated. Christensen was placed under arrest and transported to the Jamestown City Jail where he refused a chemical test. He is being held on $250 bail at the city jail for DWI.

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BUSTI- Michel Watson and Jimmy Schauers Jr., both of Jamestown, were charged with petit larceny on Saturday at 9:13 p.m. It is alleged that items belonging to Wal-Mart were stolen. Both were issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court at a later date.

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Matthew S. Myers, 36, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with second-degree criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 5:07 a.m., police responded to a Crescent Street address for a report of a possible burglary. Officers responded to the area and located a male subject matching the suspect’s description walking away from the scene. Further investigation determined that Myers had entered the residence without the occupant’s consent. A struggle ensued between Myers and another male subject inside the residence. This occurred in front of a small child that also resided insided the residence. Myers was transported to the city jail without incident and is currently being held without bail.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

FREEDOM – Amy M. Nickerson, 37, of Delevan was charged Monday with fourth-degree grand larceny. At approximately 9 p.m., deputies charged Nickerson after an investigation of items stolen from a residence in Freedom. She was arraigned at Freedom Court and transported to jail in lieu of $1,000.

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POMFRET – Martellion Ham, 42, of Cassadaga was charged with driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Wednesday on Straight Road at the intersection with Route 60. Troopers pulled Ham over and found him to be in possession of small amount of cocaine. Ham submitted a breath test with a result of .08 percent blood alcohol content and also had a revoked license. He will answer to the charges in Pomfret Town Court on March 18.

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KIANTONE – Lovella A. Kellom, 27, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, open container of alcohol and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60. Investigation revealed that the driver – Kellom – was intoxicated and operating on suspended driving privileges. She will appear in Kiantone Court next month.

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Joseph L. Spencer, 45, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. At approximately 10:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to 12 Cowing St. to meet with a victim for a violation of an order of protection. The victim told officers that Spencer confronted him and started an argument. Officers confirmed that there was a valid order of protection for Spencer to stay away from the victim. Officers received information that Spencer was at 408 Falconer St. They found him hiding under a blanket in the attic. Spencer was transported to city jail without incident.

Toni Bradberry, 22, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 9:38 a.m., officers received information that Bradberry was at 226 South Main St. in the company of an individual that she was ordered to stay away from, as per an Order of Protection. Officers located Bradberry and transported her to city jail without incident.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Angela S. Fuller, 34, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 6:20 p.m., police were dispatched to Kmart for a shoplifter being held by loss prevention officers. It is alleged that Fuller stole $162.03 worth of merchandise. Fuller also had her 8-year-old daughter with her. She will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ARKWRIGHT – Emily M. Farnham, 35, of Sinclairville was charged Monday with driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to keep right and moved from lane unsafely. At approximately 5:07 p.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Creek Road. After an investigation, it was alleged that the driver – Farnham – was operating her vehicle while impaired by prescription medication. She will appear in Arkwright Court at a later date.

HANOVER – Daniel A. Borowski, 55, of Perrysburg was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 2 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle in the ditch on Alleghany Road. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver – Borowski – was under the influence of alcohol. He was issued tickets and released to a third party. He will appear in Hanover Court at a later date.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

OLEAN – Cody M. Showers, 23, was charged Monday with sexual misconduct. Showers was apprehended on a warrant issued out of Olean Court. He was turned over to the Olean Police Department for processing without incident.

ALLEGANY – Donald J. Phearsdorf Jr., 26, of Allegany was charged Monday with violation of probation. He was transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

RANDOLPH – Arthur J. Wright, 34, of Randolph was charged Sunday with failure to register with New York State sex offenders. Wright failed to register with the New York State Sex Offenders Registry. He will appear in Randolph Court at a later date.

OLEAN – Jesse J. Conner, 34, was apprehended on Feb. 28 on a bench warrant. The warrant was for a fourth-degree welfare fraud charge in 2013. He was taken to Cattaraugus County Jail without incident.

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Adam D. Bush, 29, of Jamestown, was charged Monday with second-degree aggravated harassment. It is alleged that Bush sent threatening text and Facebook messages to a female victim. A warrant was applied for and Bush was charged.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SALAMANCA- Hiram G. Miran, 50, of Salamanca, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant issued out of Cattaraugus County Court on Friday at 9 p.m. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail, and is due back in court at a later date.

GREAT VALLEY- Drew W. Holland, 29, of Olean was charged with felony driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, seventh-degree criminal possession of a control substance, false personation, unlawful possession of marijuana along with several other traffic violations on Thursday at 6 p.m. Deputies located Holland’s vehicle in a snowbank on Route 219 in Great Valley. He had been driving too fast for conditions when he lost control of the vehicle and ended up off the road. Holland allegedly initially gave a fake name and his true identity was later discovered during the course of investigation. A check on his license revealed it was provoked for a prior DWI conviction and an ignition interlock restriction was in place. He was also allegedly found to have a small quantity of marijuana and several pills. He was taken to Great Valley Court for arraignment where bail was set at $500.

ALLEGANY- David J. Fahy, 45, of Allegany was charged with second-degree harassment and third-degree assault. Allegedly Fahy was arrested after a verbal and physical altercation in which he punched a man in the face. He was arraigned in Great Valley Court and transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $250 bail to return to Allegany Court to face the charges.

ELLICOTTVILLE- Sean H. Polcsik, 37, of Middleburg, Ohio. was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .18 percent and failure to yield right of way while turning left after a traffic stop on Route 219 in Ellicottville on Wednesday at 10:04 p.m. He was processed and released on tickets, and is due back on court at a later date.

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Isaiah T. Pearson and Joshua L. Hinson, both of Jamestown, were charged with third-degree assault on Saturday at 1:49 p.m. Jamestown Police officers responded to Jefferson Street for a fight in progress. Officers located a large group of people in front of the residence and a small group on Isabella Street. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Hinson and Pearson were the two suspects who attacked the victim, police said. Hinson was located on Isabella Street and taken into custody for a valid Jamestown City Court warrant and Pearson was located at Jefferson Street and was taken into custody. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident where he is awaiting arraignment.

Joseph L. Spencer of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment on Friday at 11:45 p.m. Jamestown Police went to Falconer Street near Dearing Avenue for a domestic dispute. Officials spoke to the 44-year-old victim who stated that her boyfriend, Spencer, had cut one of her tires after an argument, police said. Spencer then allegedly went into their house where his 15-year-old son was. Officers attempted to locate Spencer at his address, but he refused to answer or unlock the door, police said. After forcibly making entry, Spencer was placed under arrest. Officers then spoke with his son, who had stated that he knew police were outside and he was instructed by his dad not to unlock the door, police said. Spencer allegedly intimidated his son causing him to fear if he unlocked the door, he would be harmed. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he was awaiting arraignment.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Spencer T. Burke, 21, of Stockton was charged on Jan. 27 for petit larceny. Police charged Burke for stealing gas from Kwik Fill on the aforementioned date. The subject allegedly pumped $50.43 and then left without paying. Police were able to identify Burke later. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

ELLICOTT- Stephen J. Traver, 28, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. During a vehicle stop, police determined that Traver had revoked privileges in New York state. With the assistance of the Jamestown Police Department and K-9 unit, Traver was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Ellicott Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

CARROLL POLICE DEPARTMENT

ELLICOTT- James P. Cole, 46, formerly of 220 Robin Hill Road, Frewsburg, was charged Thursday with violation of probation on the original charges of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 8 p.m., police charged Cole, who was hiding in the apartment of an elderly relative in Frewsburg. He was arraigned in Ellicott Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail with bail set at $3,000/$6,000.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

BUSTI- Lacey N. Stevens, 18, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with petit larceny. It is alleged that Stevens stole an earring from Claire’s in the Chautauqua Mall. She will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

BUSTI-Ashley B. Edwards, 20, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in the Chautauqua Mall in June 2010. She was taken into custody and turned over the Lakewood-Busti Police Department where she was arraigned in Busti Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail pending receipt of bail.

BUSTI- Pamela F. Seekings, 47, and Brittanii N. Seekings, 23, both of Busti, were charged with petit larceny on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Allegedly both subjects worked together to steal $115.97 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in Lakewood. Both were issued an appearance ticket to appear in Busti Court on a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

BROCTON- Justin M. Palmer, 26, of Forestville was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and inadequate tail lamps on Saturday at 1:45 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly observed a vehicle with only one functioning tail lamp traveling on Route 20 in Brocton. After stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Palmer and further investigation revealed he was allegedly intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Brocton Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA- Henry B. Stovall Jr., 36, of Westfield, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, felony aggravated unlicensed operation and moving from lane unsafely on Saturday at 2:37 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were on Route 394 when they allegedly observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Valley Street in Mayville. The vehicle was observed approaching the intersection of Valley Street and Route 394 when it failed to negotiate a curve and struck a snow bank and became stuck. The driver of the vehicle was Stovall and further investigation found him to be intoxicated, police said. He will appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.

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