Area Police Reports


¯ Lindsey A. Johnson, 33, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief at 6:59 p.m. Sunday after police responded to a Forest Avenue home for a reported domestic incident. A woman claimed that Johnson damaged property belonging to the unnamed victim. Officers also reported that the woman had a valid order of protection against Johnson. Johnson was charged and taken to the Jamestown City Jail until she could be arraigned.

¯ Carlos Castellano, 49, of Jamestown was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, two counts of aggravated family offense, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, third-degree stalking and had active Jamestown City Court warrants at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the area of West Third and Cherry streets for a warrant check and found Castellanos with a woman. Officers found Castellano had allegedly assaulted the woman in the area of West Fourth and Jefferson streets previously and again on Sunday. Castellano was arrested on active felony arrest warrants from Jamestown City Court and then charged in connection with the alleged domestic violence incidents. He was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until he could be arraigned.


¯ CLYMER — Timothy D. Hostetler, 23, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone and unsafe lane change at 6:26 a.m. Sunday after deputies responded to a report of a vehicle rollover on Alder Bottom Road in Sherman. Deputies arrived at the scene to find a vehicle unoccupied in a ditch and reported finding the driver shortly afterward at a residence down the road. Hostetler was charged and will be in Sherman Town Court later.

¯ CHARLOTTE — George E. Harmony III, 54, of Sinclairville, was cited for speeding and charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI with a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or higher at 5:27 p.m. Saturday on Rood Road in Charlotte. Deputies were running a stationary radar checkpoint on Rood Road when they report seeing a vehicle speeding. They pulled the vehicle over and charged Harmony. He will be in Charlotte Town Court later.

¯ Aaron J. Tundo, 29, of Alleghany Road, Silver Creek, was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail after an anonymous tip led deputies to his location on Routes 5 and 20 in Hanover at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 2. Deputies report Tundo had active arrest warrants for several charges when they received information from the “WE-TIP” hotline from an anonymous source. Tundo had been wanted after a March 2018 incident that resulted in charges of third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He wa arraigned in Hanover Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail. To use the “WE-TIP” program, call 800-78-CRIME or visit


¯ COLD SPRING — Nicholas R. Becker, 18, of Randolph was charged with two felony counts of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief and two counts of recklessly endangering property after deputies responded to a reported underage party at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at the Low Banks Camp Ground in Cold Spring. Deputies and Seneca Nation marshals investigated the complaint and reported finding several underage teens with alcohol. As deputies were finding rides home for the teens, several witnesses said Becker became upset after deputies confiscated his large amount of alcohol and then allegedly smashed out the window of the Sheriff’s Department K-9 patrol vehicle while the K-9 officer was in the vehicle, as well as the window of the Seneca Nation Marshal’s vehicle. The K-9 officer was not injured. Becker was charged, arraigned in Napoli Town Court and taken to the Cattaraugus County jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He will be in Cold Spring Town Court later.


¯ RANDOLPH — Dylan Dowiasz, 20, of Randolph was charged Sunday with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana after New York State Troopers pulled Dowiasz’ vehicle over on Main Street, Randolph, for several traffic violations. Troopers report smelling marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, with a search of Dowiasz and the vehicle allegedly revealing a bag containing marijuana, a marijuana smoking device, a grinder containing marijuana residue and multiple pills in tablet and capsule forms, all determined to be Adderal, a controlled substance for which Dowiasz allegedly did not have a prescription. Dowiasz was charged, processed at the State Police at Jamestown barracks and released to be in Randolph Town Court later.

¯ David Taylor, 30, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday on Main Street, Randolph. Troopers report seeing a vehicle commit a traffic violation. While speaking to the driver, troopers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of Taylor and the vehicle allegedly revealed a marijuana cigarette and a grinder containing marijuana residue while Taylor also allegeldy had seven suspensions on his driver’s license. Talor was charged and will be in Randolph Town Court later. An uninvolved third party with a valid driver license drove the vehicle from the scene.

¯ SHERMAN — James Murray, 29, and Emily Walker, 32, both of Sherman, were charged Sunday with unlawfully growin gcannabis. State Troopers responded to a Sherman residence to assist Child Protective Services with an investigation. While attempting to find Murray and Walker, 12 marijuana plants were allegedly seen growing on the property. Murray and Walker were eventually found and charged. They will be in North Harmony Town Court later.