Area Police Reports


¯ Lynn M. Mikolajczyk, 45, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Ellicott police said Mikolajczyk allegedly under-rang $71.52 in merchandise from Walmart at 6:05 p.m. on Friday. Mikolajczyk was issued appearance tickets to be in Busti Town Court at a later date.

¯ Alicia M. Machado, 24, of Jamestown was issued four failures to appear bench warrants and an active arrest warrant Tuesday at 4 p.m. All five warrants were from separate incidents and dates. It is alleged that Machado stole from the Lakewood Walmart store. Machado was committed to county jail and will reappear in Busti Town Court at a later date.

¯ Ashley R. Oakes, 24, of Little Valley was charged Tuesday at 7:49 p.m. with petit larceny and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance at the Lakewood Walmart store. Oakes allegedly stole $27.45 in clothing merchandise. It was found that Oakes was in possession of a small amount of narcotics during processing. Oakes was processed at the police department and turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on active warrants in Cattaraugus County.


¯ Paul M. Burger, 29, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment and unlawful imprisonment. Officers were called to a Falconer Street home at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for a domestic incident. A victim told police Burger spit on her face and cornered her, not allowing her to leave the home for 15 to 20 minutes. Officers stood by the residence and took Burger into custody without incident. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Patrick A. Senske, 30, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with third-degree assault. Officers responded to 910 W. Third St. for an in-progress domestic incident. They spoke with the victim, a 58-year-old male, who advised officers that Senske pushed him to the floor, causing a laceration to his left elbow. Senske was transported to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.

¯ James A. Scotchmer, 33, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday at 2:37 p.m. with petit larceny. Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General store at 1356 Washington St. for a shoplifting in progress. Scotchmer was found with a shower liner stuffed in the back of his pants. When confronted, Scotchmer denied having anything on him. When requested to remove the items, Scotchmer revealed two white sports bras, a pair of black woven shorts, a pair of panties, a shower liner and a pair of boxers totaling $31. Scotchmer was taken into custody and transported to city jail without further incident.