Area Police Reports


¯ Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an erratic driver on Route 60 on May 20 around 1:40 a.m. Deputies, with the assistance of the public, located that vehicle on Route 60 in the Town of Ellicott and were able to identify its operator as Melissa K. Burch, 28, of Jamestown. Following an investigation into the incident, deputies arrested and charged Burch with DWI, and DWI per se. Burch will further answer her charges in Ellicott Town Court.


¯ A pair of Jamestown residents are currently in custody following a Monday evening incident. Police responded to a Tower Street residence around 10:30 p.m. for a reported assault. An investigation found Richard Harmon, 54, had assaulted a male victim with a baseball bat. During the investigation, it was also found Jessica Harmon, 32, had been involved in a domestic incident involving a male and female victim. Richard was charged with first-degree assault and third-degree possession of a weapon while Jessica was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment.

¯ Jennifer Blake, 29, of Jamestown was charged Monday for a past tense burglary of an East Sixth Street residence. According to police, Blake entered the victim’s home unlawfully prior to officers arrival and stole numerous items of clothing belonging to the victim. She was located a short time later and taken into custody. She was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny and currently is awaiting arraignment out of the Jamestown City Court.

¯ Brandon Andino, 33, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At about 3:36 p.m., members of the Jamestown Police Departments second platoon and New York State Police were working a G.I.V.E. detail in Jamestown. Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Broadhead Avenue and Kidder Street after observing the vehicle commit a violation. After an investigation, it was discovered that Andino had active warrants out of the town of Lakewood. Officers found Andino to be in possession of narcotics. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he is held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court on a later date.


¯ Kristin L. King, 46, of Lakewood was charged Tuesday with petit larceny. At approximately 3:20 p.m., King failed to pay for all the items she took through the self-checkout aisle at the Lakewood Walmart. She was then apprehended by loss prevention, and all items were recovered. King was issued an appearance ticket to appear in court on a later date.


¯ ALLEGANY — Haley M. Green-Morgan, 18, of Olean was charged Friday with petit larceny. Troopers responded to a reported shoplifting at Walmart in the town of Allegany. Store security personnel observed Green-Morgan leave the store without paying for $212.51 worth of merchandise. She was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for Allegany Town Court for later this month.

¯ GERRY — Justin Courson, 34, of Jamestown was charged Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Courson was pulled over on Route 60 in Gerry for not wearing his seatbelt. While speaking to Courson, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search revealed a bag containing a small amount of marijuana and a pipe containing marijuana residue. He was issued an appearance ticket and a traffic ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Gerry Court next month.

¯ KENNEDY — Sean McIlveen, 41, of Hubbard, Ohio was charged Friday as a fugitive from justice. The U.S. Marshals and troopers responded to a residence in Kennedy where McIlveen was located and placed under arrest on an outstanding warrant. McIlveen was processed at police barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in the town of Ellery Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

¯ GERRY — Marcus Watters, 32, of Brocton was charged Saturday with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers responded to a report of a male subject stumbling around and knocking items over in the Country Fair store in Gerry. Watters was driving away upon the troopers’ arrival and was pulled over on Route 60 after committing a traffic violation. Watters exited for the purpose of performing SFSTs at which time the troopers observed multiple needles in plain view inside the vehicle. A search revealed three bags containing a combined total of nine grams of heroin, eight hypodermic needles and a pipe containing marijuana residue. Watters was placed under arrest and transported to SP Jamestown where he was evaluated by a drug recognition expert and determined to be under the influence of an opiate. Watters was then processed, issued tickets returnable to the town of Gerry Court and released. Watters is scheduled to appear in court later in the month to answer the charges.

¯ KIANTONE — Mary Butler, 60, of Gerry and Scott Irvin, 59, of Steamburg were charged Sunday with second-degree harassment. Troopers interviewed a resident in Kiantone who claimed that Butler and Irvin have threatened him on separate occasions, both in person and via text message. A court summons was issued and served upon Butler and Irvin, directing them to appear in the town of Kiantone Court later this month.

¯ CHERRY CREEK — James Baldwin, 43, of Cherry Creek was charged Monday for driving while intoxicated. Baldwin was pulled over on County Route 85 in Cherry Creek for a traffic violation and after failing several SFSTs, he was placed under arrest. Baldwin was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .12. Baldwin was then processed, issued tickets returnable to the town of Cherry Creek Court and released. Baldwin is scheduled to appear in the town of Cherry Creek Court later in the month to answer the charge.