Area Police Reports


¯ STOCKTON — Deputies responded Saturday to an injury accident on Route 380 in the town of Stockton. Deputies said Andrew Olson, 29, of Sinclairville, was southbound when he veered off the northside of the road and struck a tree head-on. He suffered a lower leg injury and was taken by helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., for treatment. Assisting at the scene were Stockton firefighters, ALSTAR EMS and Starflight.

¯ ELLERY — Javier A. Mendoza, 23, of Fredonia was charged with operating while registration suspended or revoked, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed excess 55 mph and unregistered motor vehicle. Deputies observed a speeding vehicle Saturday on Ellery-Centralia Road in Ellery. An investigation found Mendoza in possession of a small amount of marijuana and operating on a suspended registration. He was issued appearance tickets to be in Ellery Town Court at a later date.

¯ FORESTVILLE — Mark A. Sanchez, 35, of Amherst was charged with DWI, DWI per se, refusal to take a breath test and improper or unsafe turn without a signal. Deputies observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation in Forestville on Saturday around 12:51 a.m. Following an investigation, Sanchez was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

¯ ELLERY — Colin H. Link, 22, of Jamestown was charged with DWI, DWI per se and speed in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding Saturday around 2:07 a.m. on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. Link was identified as the driver and later found to be intoxicated. He was released with appearance tickets to be in Ellery Town Court at a later date.


¯ Cameron D. Johnson, 27, of Jamestown, was charged Saturday with felony driving while intoxicated, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at a red light, and an improper right turn. According to police, at 1:56 a.m. officers stopped Johnson’s vehicle on West Fifth Street near North Main Street for allegedly failing to stop at a red light and an improper right turn. Upon further investigation, police said, Johnson was found to be allegedly intoxicated, and driving with a suspended license for a prior DWI conviction. He was taken to city jail where, police said, he refused to submit to a chemical breath test. Johnson will be in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ Herberto Cruz, 38, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to police, officers responded to West Eighth Street for an alleged domestic incident. Upon arrival, police learned that Cruz and a woman got into an argument, and Cruz allegedly took the woman’s cell phone and threw it on the ground, breaking the device. Cruz was taken to city jail and once in custody at the jail, police said, a quantity of cocaine was allegedly found on Cruz. He will be in city court later.

¯ Johnny Nunez Sr., 48, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment at 7:50 p.m. Thursday after officers of the Second Platoon responded to Water Street, near King Street, for a report of an unwanted person. Police report Nunez allegedly threatened a woman at a Water Street location. He was found a short distance away and charged. He was taken to the city jail until he could be arraigned.

¯ Jonathan C. Williams, 31, of Jamestown was charged with being a felony charges of being a fugitive from justice at 8:40 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop on a vehicle in Brooklyn Square for a traffic violation. Williams reportedly had an active parole violation from Pennsylvania. He was charged and taken to the city jail until he could be arraigned.

¯ Kristen L. Nelson, 37, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three count of tampering with physical evidence and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a traffic stop at 7:05 p.m. Thursday on East Sixth and Pine streets. Police report pulling Nelson’s vehicle over for loud exhaust and found she had a suspended driver’s license. When Nelson was placed in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, she allegedly tried to destroy methamphetamine; and police report she had the methamphetamine in the vehicle while driving with a 1-year-old, 2-year-old and 5-year-old child in her custody. Nelson will be in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ Scott E. McChesney, of Panama, was charged Thursday with driving with the ability impaired by drugs, and passing a red light. According to Jamestown Police, McChesney was observed driving his vehicle on Hallock at West Third streets and allegedly rolling through a red light almost striking another vehicle. Officers were able to stop McChesney on Harding Avenue near Logan Avenue and upon further investigation, officers determined he was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs. He is being held in Jamestown City Jail and will be in Jamestown City Court later.


¯ Jason L. Scott, 35, of 886 Busti-Sugargrove Road, Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se, unsafe lane change and speeding. According to police, at about 11:20 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a vehicle accident on Forest Avenue Extension. Upon arrival, officers found Scott to be allegedly intoxicated. No injuries were reported. Scott will be in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Brandon Philbrick, 25, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he was pulled over on South Main Street Extension in Jamestown for traffic violations. Troopers report his driving record revealed multiple suspensions of his driver’s license. While conducting an inventory of Philbrick’s vehicle prior to it being towed, troopers report finding a container with four grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale with baggies and a hypodermic needle. Philbrick reportedly failed multiple field sobriety tests and was evaluated by a state police drug recognition expert who allegedly determined Philbrick was under the influence of a stimulant. Philbrick was processed at the State Police at Jamestown barracks, arraigned in Busti Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.