Area Police Reports


¯ A youth has been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing and damaging several park benches at Bergman Park on Baker Street, Jamestown. Jamestown Parks Department employees noticed the damage. Jamestown police officers reviewed park surveillance video and identified the youth believed to be responsible. The youth will be Chautauqua County Family Court later.

¯ Melissa C. Kestler, 38, of Jamestown was charged with false personation at 1:21 a.m. Friday. Officers report seeing Kestler walking near Winsor and Second streets with another person believed to be violating an order of protection. When officers approached, the other person ran away while Kestler reportedly gave officers a false name in order to protect the other person. The order of protection was confirmed, as was Kestler’s true identity, according to a police report. Kestler was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until she could be arraigned.

¯ Devonte J. Chandler, 27, of Jamestown was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree unlicensed operation and second-degree obstructing governmental administration at 5:19 p.m. Thursday after his vehicle was pulled over by city police. According to a police report, Jamestown police and New York state troopers working as part of a joint GIVE detail in Jamestown saw a vehicle fail to stop at Van Buren Street at Lakeview Avenue. Officers allegedly tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver failed to comply and continued several blocks before trying to get out of the vehicle. Officers said Chandler was driving with a suspended driver’s license and was also allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. He was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until he could be arraigned.

¯ Christian L. Frankiewicz, no age give, of Jamestown was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. At 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, officers were called to 200 Hazeltine Ave. for a report of a possible disorderly person at a residence. Upon arrival, officers made contact with two parties at the residence and observed Frankiewicz allegedly yelling and swearing in public. Officers stood by while Frankiewicz attempted to retrieve property from the upper residence. Frankiewicz allegedly continued to be loud and used obscene language. Following his actions, officers took Frankiewicz into custody. He was transported to the Jamestown City Jail without further incident and is currently awaiting arraignment.


¯ SILVER CREEK — Two 19-year-olds face charges after a narcotics investigation at 4:54 p.m. Thursday on Route 5 in Sheridan. Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious situation on Route 5 in Sheridan and found a 19-year-old boy and a 19-year-old girl, both from Silver Creek, in possession of marijuana. The male was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was charged with second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Program. The female was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana and will be in Sheridan Town Court later. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force assisted at the scene.