Area Police Reports


¯ Whitney H. Poindexter, 21, of Jamestown was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to keep right, inadequate/no muffler, failure to signal turn, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. Officers observed a vehicle failing to keep right, failing to signal a turn and having a loud and inadequate muffler at 1:45 a.m. on Thursday. During an investigation it was found that Poindexter was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Poindexter was released on cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

¯ Justin B. Traver, 37, of Jamestown was charged driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right. Officers stopped a vehicle Wednesday at 12:25 a.m. on Newland Avenue near South Main Street for failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right. An investigation found that Traver to be driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail.



¯ Corine A. Pollaro, 23, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Police say Pollaro allegedly stole $115.97 in cosmetics from Walmart at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Pollaro was issued appearance tickets to be in Busti Town Court at a later date.


¯ Armando Rosario, 36, of Jamestown was charged with false personation, second-degree criminal contempt, fugitive from justice, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Ellicott police on Tuesday conducted a traffic stop on Fairmount Avenue, during which time Rosario reportedly falsified his name and date of birth. While officers were tying to find his true identity, Rosario fled the scene on foot. Police were assisted with the New York State Police K-9 Unit and Lakewood-Busti Police. Rosario was tracked and located by the K-9 Unit. Rosario was taken into custody and transported to UPMC Chautauqua for his injuries. He was found to be wanted in Warren County, Pa., and had a valid order of protection to stay away from a protected party he was found with at the time of the stop. Rosario was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.



¯ OLEAN — Gerino Tapia Barrera, 37, and Agustin Barrera Rojas, 55, both of Mexico were both taken into custody Wednesday at 9:22 a.m. Deputies stopped a vehicle that was driving on the shoulder of Interstate 86. It was determined that the occupants of the vehicle were illegal aliens. Barrera and Rojas was taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol. A third person was released as he had previously been taken into custody by Border Patrol and was in the immigration court system.


¯ FREWSBURG — Brian Jones, 50, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; and Rose Raynor, 33, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. According to police, officers stopped a vehicle at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday for unlicensed operation. Jones was known to be allegedly driving the vehicle on a revoked nondriver identification only. Upon further investigation it was found that Raynor, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles. Jones and Raynor will be in Carroll Town Court later.