Area Police Reports


¯ ASHVILLE – Shawn M. Battle, 27, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. In early April, an order of protection was issued out of Harmony Town Court for Battle to stay away from a victim and not to attempt communication. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division determined that Battle allegedly violated the order of protection by communicating with the victim, deputies said. A warrant was signed by the Harmony Town Justice. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department took Battle into custody on unrelated charges at 3 p.m. on April 14. Battle was then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail and was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Program.

¯ CHAUTAUQUA – Juan G. Rivera, 34, of Jamestown and Delonte T. Frederick, 20, of Dewitville were both charged with one count of disorderly conduct. Rivera was also charged with one count of second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Around 2:14 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to a report of a fight at Valley Street. Upon arrival, deputies found two males allegedly participating in a fight on the sidewalk along Valley Street. When deputies approached the two men one of them allegedly fled. The subject was later identified as Rivera. Rivera was taken into custody a short distance from the scene. The second male identified as Frederick was taken into custody at the scene. Both Rivera and Frederick were transported to the county jail where they are being held pending arraignment.

¯ DUNKIRK – Wendy Privitera, 54, of Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny. Deputies were called to a business on Vineyard Drive at 1:35 p.m. on Friday for a report of a larceny. Upon further investigation, deputies learned that Privitera had allegedly been stealing property from the business for more than a year. Privitera will appear in the Dunkirk Town Court at a later date.


¯ TIDIOUTE, Pa, – Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public’s help in determining the circumstances surrounding a burglary incident in Warren County. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, officers were called to a residence at 142 Main St. in Tidioute, Pa. for a reported burglary at the location. Upon arrival, officers allegedly found the door to the residence left open. Nothing was reported to be taken from the residence and the door did not sustain major damage. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Warren, Pa at 814-728-3600.