Area Police Reports


¯ SHERIDAN — Ian T. Ward, 26, of Silver Creek was charged with petit larceny. Deputies responded to an establishment Tuesday at 5 p.m. on South Roberts Road in the town of Sheridan for a reported larceny. An investigation found that Ward allegedly entered the establishment and took property. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ SHERMAN — Brian D. Bean, 39, of Corry, Pa., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed in zone and unlicensed operator. Deputies stopped a vehicle April 27 for violation on Clymer-Sherman Road in Sherman. Bean allegedly provided a false name to deputies and was detained. A search of the vehicle turned up drug paraphernalia as well as methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, suboxone and marijuana. He was processed and released to appear in Sherman Town Court at a later date.

¯ FORESTVILLE — Nathan Crassi, 24, of Gowanda was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies said Crassi entered a Forestville home Wednesday unlawfully and assaulted a 16-year-old male. The victim was taken to Lakeshore Hospital for treatment of injuries and later released. Crassi turned himself into New York State Police, who handed him to the Sheriff’s Office. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Michael W. Brant, 42, of Warren, Pa., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Lindsey K. Johnson, 34, of Warren, Pa., was charged with failure to signal turn, unlicensed operator and unregistered motor vehicle. Deputies stopped a vehicle Thursday at 3 a.m. on Potter Road in the town of Chautauqua for a traffic violation. While speaking to Brant and Johnson, deputies observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. K-9 Link was deployed, and located inside was a digital scale and a quantity of methamphetamine. Both are scheduled to appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

¯ RIPLEY — Bruce O. Boozel, 46, of Ripley was charged with third-degree menacing. Deputies responded to Barnes Road in Ripley for a reported altercation. An investigation found that Boozel allegedly acted toward another individual in an aggressive manner that placed the victim in fear of imminent physical injury. Boozel is scheduled to appear in Ripley Town Court at a later date.


¯ Jason A. Dale, 39, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers responded to a report of a possible order of protection violation in the area of Crescent Street at Buffalo Street at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday. In checking the area, officers found two individuals walking together. One of the individuals was identified as Dale. Further investigation revealed that Dale had a valid order of protection to stay away from the other individual. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown City Jail, where he was held pending arraignment.

¯ Daniel J. Harding, 39, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Around 10:49 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to Covenant Manor at 23 W. Third St. for a reported incident of past-tense criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that around 1:30 a.m. Harding allegedly pulled a door open in the front lobby of the building. The force caused the lock to break. Officers located Harding inside another tenant’s room in the building and he was taken into custody without incident. He was held for arraignment.


¯ BUSTI — Dale R. Linkous, 21, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault. Officers received a report that Linkous had allegedly assaulted a male victim on Cowing Road in Busti. The victim stated he and Linkous got into an argument, and afterward Linkous allegedly threw a metal pipe at him. The victim sustained three broken ribs, police said. An arrest warrant was issued out of Busti Town Court, and Linkous was later taken into custody. He was processed and released after posting bail.