Area Police Reports


¯ BEMUS POINT — Taren Grover, 22, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated. Grover was stopped Monday for allegedly driving erratically in Bemus Point. Grover was taken into custody after reportedly failing several field sobriety tests. She later provided a breath sample of 0.15%. Grover was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellery Town Court later.

¯ BEMUS POINT — Sally Lawson, 62, of Bemus Point was charged with driving while intoxicated. Troopers responded Tuesday to Belleview Road for a report of a female riding a lawnmower in an intoxicated condition. Lawson reportedly failing several field sobriety tests and later transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.


¯ MINA — Cassandra K. Hoitink, 37, of North East, Pa., was charged with DWI, DWI per se, leaving the scene of an accident, operating motor vehicle while using cellphone and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies responded Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. to a reported crash on Mann Road in the town of Mina. Deputies learned a vehicle left the road, struck and severed a utility pole and that the driver fled the scene. K-9 Link was deployed on a human odor track. Hoitink was later found hiding in a wooded area and was taken into custody. She was released with citations to appear in Mina Town Court later.


¯ Nicholas W. Tobias, 24, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at a stop sign, having no signal, making an improper right turn and making an improper left turn. Around 12:04 a.m. Wednesday, officers observed a white SUV in the area of Pine and East Fifth streets reportedly commit multiple traffic infractions. Officers determined that the driver attempted to give them a false name due to a suspended New York state driver’s license. Tobias was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Kenneth L. Whitney, 40, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt while Bruce K. Stingle, 58, also of Jamestown was taken into custody on an arrest warrant through Jamestown City Court. At 7:11 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to 20 E. Fifth St. for a domestic violence incident reported from a third party. Upon arrival, officers found Stingle who officers knew had a warrant for his arrest. Stingle was taken into custody without incident and transported to the city jail. After speaking to a female at the residence, officers heard noises from a closet in the living room of the apartment. Upon opening the doors, officers found Whitney sitting on several garbage bags. Further investigation by officers revealed that the female at the residence had a stay away order of protection against Whitney. After being placed in custody,Whitney was transported to the city jail without incident.