Area Police News


¯ ELLICOTT – Alexander T. Mead, 23, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to dim headlights. On Saturday around 2:47 a.m., officers pulled a vehicle over on Peck Settlement Road for failure to dim headlights. Deputies identified the operator as Mead, and a subsequent investigation determined that he was allegedly intoxicated. Mead was taken into custody and released with traffic tickets. Mead will appear in Ellicott Town Court at a later date.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Ryan Eddy, 25, of Mayville was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Around 2:21 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to an address on Plank Road for a report of two individuals in a physical altercation. An investigation led officers charge Eddy with unlawful imprisonment and obstruction breathing and circulation. Eddy was taken into custody and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for central arraignment. He will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ ELLERY — Tyler L. McMaster, 44, of Bemus Point was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and following too closely and Kristin L. Raymond, 36, of Jamestown was charged with six misdemeanor bench warrants. Around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputies pulled over a motorcycle on Route 430 for an a observed traffic violation. Deputies identified the operator as McMaster and a subsequent investigation determined that he was allegedly operating with driving privileges revoked. A female passenger with McMaster was identified as Raymond. Further investigation determined that she was wanted by Jamestown police on six bench warrants for misdemeanor charges. McMaster was released with citations. Raymond was turned over to Jamestown police.

¯ ARKWRIGHT — Shaina E. Love, 28, of Cassadaga was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. Deputies were notified Sunday of a reported order of protection violation in Arkwright. It was learned that Love violated the order and prevented a victim from leaving the residence for a period of time. Love was taken into custody on an arrest warrant and taken to jail for centralized arraignment. He is scheduled to appear in Arkwright Town Court at a later date.


¯ COLDSPRING — Joshua W. John, 38, of Coldspring was charged with second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, not wearing a helmet, felony DWI and felony DWI with a BAC of .18 percent or higher. At 6:19 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to a report of a male pointing a shotgun and striking an individual on South Loop Road. An investigation revealed that John was also driving an ATV while intoxicated. John was placed into custody and transported to New Albion Town Court for arraignment. Due to two prior felony convictions he was held on no bail. John was then transported to Cattaraugus County Jail to await further proceedings.


¯ Jennifer M. Allen, 34, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated criminal contempt and first-degree criminal contempt. Around 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to a residence at 269 Fairmount Ave. for a report of a person with a weapon. An investigation revealed that Allen was allegedly engaged in a verbal argument with a male victim. Allen is also alleged to have held a utility knife to the victim’s throat that caused him to sustain an injury to his neck before she fled the residence. Officers also learned that a stay-away order of protection was in effect against Allen to not be near the victim. Allen was taken into custody shortly after the officers’ arrival and was transported to the Jamestown City Jail without incident.