Area Police Reports


¯ MAYVILLE — Michelle L. Ward, 49, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree tampering, refusal to take breath test, speed in 55 mph zone, speed in zone, failure to keep right, second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies stopped a vehicle Friday on Elm Street in Mayville after observing several traffic violations. An investigation found that Ward was allegedly intoxicated. During their investigation, Ward reportedly pushed one of the deputies. Ward was also found with marijuana and allegedly tampered with property of the Sheriff’s Office. She was sent to Chautauqua County Jail on centralized arraignment.

¯ POLAND — William P. Johnston III, 29, of Lakewood was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and failure to stop at a stop sign. Deputies stopped a vehicle Friday at 8:27 p.m. on Route 62 for alleged violation. Johnston was allegedly found with a small amount of cannabis. He was released with tickets to appear in Poland Town Court at a later date.

¯ BROCTON — Aaron J. Clark, 31, of Fredonia was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies on Friday assisted Chautauqua County Probation with a warrant out of Dunkirk City Court. Clark was located at a home and picked up on the warrant. At the time of his arrest, he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. Clark was arraigned on the charged and taken to jail for centralized booking.

¯ BROCTON — Jason R. Evans, 42, of Stockton was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies were investigating an incident Jan. 15 that took place in Stockton when they located Evans, who was found to be violating an order of protection. Evans was released to appear in Portland Town Court at a later date.


¯ Eric Knisley, 29, was charged with having an inadequate headlamp, an improper left turn signal, felony driving while ability impaired and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Thursday at 1:56 a.m, officers observed a vehicle with an inoperable headlamp traveling on East Sixth Street. The vehicle was pulled over on Washington Street at West Fifth Street, and upon further investigation, Knisley allegedly was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin. Knisley was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown City Jail. Following a field sobriety test, Knisley was found to be drug impaired. Further investigation revealed Knisley was previously convicted of DWAI due to drugs in 2016, making his arrest a felony. Knisley will appear in city court later.