Area Police Reports



¯ MAYVILLE — Ashlee M. Shirley, 34, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies took a report of an altercation that occurred Wednesday in Mayville. It was learned that Shirley violated an order of protection. She was issued an appearance ticket to be in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ MAYVILLE — Allison L. Syper, 24, of Mayville was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Robert D. Keech, 23, of Stockton was charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Deputies stopped a vehicle Wednesday at 11:18 a.m. for having no valid inspection sticker. Syper was found to be driving while impaired by drugs. She was also found in possession of methamphetamine, suboxone and clonazepam. Keech, a passenger in the vehicle, was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court. Syper was remanded to jail while Keech was released with appearance tickets.

¯ ELLERY — Kevin D. Couchman, 32, of Maple Springs was charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se at 12:32 a.m. Thursday on Route 430 in Ellery. Deputies allegedly saw a vehicle speeding on Route 430 and pulled it over. Following an investigation, Couchman was charged. He will be in Ellery Town Court later.

¯ WESTFIELD — Angel Alfaro-Lopez, 41, of Westfield was charged with DWI, DWI per se, failure to keep right and improper right turn at 4:02 a.m. Dec. 30 at the intersection of Route 20 and McKinley Road, Westfield, after deputies allegedly saw a vehicle commit a turning and lane violation. Deputies pulled the vehicle over and identified Alfaro-Lopez as the driver. Alvaro-Lopez will be in Westfield Town Court later.


¯ Richard J. Shaver, 33, of Bemus Point was charged with insufficient turn signal, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se. Officers working a DWI patrol detail observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction near Eas Third Street and Prendergast Avenue at 11:55 p.m. Monday. Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with Shaver, who was operating the vehicle. Further investigation revealed Shaver was intoxicated. He was taken into custody without incident and was transported to city jail. Shaver was then processed and released to a sober party. He will appear in city court at a later date.

¯ Kristen E. Capizzi, 22, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers responded to 1414 E. 2nd St. for a check on the well-being of a child possibly in danger, crying and screaming at 12:08 a.m. Thursday. Officers were able to hear the child in a locked apartment within the building for her mothers. After being unable to make contact with anyone inside the apartment, officers breached the door, which was found to be barricaded. Capizzi was located inside the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. She is awaiting arraignment in city court.

¯ A 17-year-old of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded to a custody dispute at a Prendergast Avenue residence at approximately 4:50 p.m. Thursday. Investigation revealed that the female 17-year-old had smashed a drinking glass belonging to a male victim. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail. The female is being held pending arraignment.

¯ Patrick B. Griffith, 36, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to the area of Front Street near Lakin Avenue for a report of a car that had crashed into a tree. When officers arrived at approximately 7:55 p.m. Thursday, they located and identified Griffith as the operator, who was uninjured. Investigation revealed he had been driving while intoxicated. He was taken into custody and transported to city jail, where he is being held pending arraignment in city court. He was also issued several traffic tickets related to the accident.


¯ Greggory J. Brady, 23, of Falconer faces several charges after Carroll Police and the New York State Police found him hiding in a back yard in Frewsburg on Dec. 29. According to a police report, Carroll police and State Police conducted a warrant check at 535 Dodge Road, Frewsburg, for Brady and reportedly found him in the back yard of the residence after Brady allegedly tried to run away. Brady is charged with felony fugitive from justice, two Carroll Police Department warrants for second-degree obstructing governmental administration and one Jamestown City Court warrant for second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Brady was also allegedly a fugitive from justice from Pennsylvania. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.


¯ Christopher J. Rock, 41, was charged with two counts of harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and felony criminal mischief after a domestic incident at 10 p.m. Jan. 3 in Falconer. Rock was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail and will be in Ellicott Town Court later.