Area Police Reports


¯ RANDOLPH — Robert Baker, 29, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. Troopers responded Friday to a residence in Randolph for a reported aggravated harassment. An investigation found that Baker left a victim several voicemails threatening to assault her and burn down her home. Baker was processed and arraigned in Randolph Town Court. He was released, and is scheduled to appear back in court later.


¯ Maddie J. Williams, 31, no address listed, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Police were called to check on the wellbeing of a woman sitting on a bench in front of a Falconer business on Monday. Williams was allegedly found with drug paraphernalia sitting on her purse. She also reportedly gave police a bag containing heroin, and search turned up a scale, a needle containing heroin and 13 additional needles. Williams was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.


¯ David Yarber, 52, of Dunkirk was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. Yarber was taken into custody Tuesday at 1:21 p.m.. He is accused of failing to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services that he was employed and receiving income. This unreported income allowed for Yarber to receive $1,605.00 in unentitled benefits. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.


¯ Kelly A. Cannon, 45, of Westfield was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Officers responded Monday to East Main Street for a report of a woman who was allegedly impaired by drugs and trying to leave the area. Cannon was found in her vehicle in a parking lot. She reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was issued tickets to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.

¯ Sarah A. McEwen, 28, of Edinboro, Pa., was charged with parking on highway, DWI and aggravated DWI with a BAC of 0.18% or higher. Officers stopped a vehicle Sunday at 10:49 p.m. on Route 5 in the town of Westfield for a traffic violation. McEwen was taken into custody following an investigation. She was released with tickets to appear in Westfield Town Court later.


¯ Julia A. Johnson, 42, of Jamestown was charged with trespassing and second-degree criminal impersonation. Lavern Riley, 37, of Jamestown was charged with trespassing. Officers were called Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. to a condemned home on Broadhead Avenue. Inside, police found Johnson and and Riley. Johnson allegedly falsified her name and was found to be a fugitive out of Warren County, Pa. Riley was found to have numerous warrants out of Jamestown. Both were awaiting arraignment.

¯ Gary D. Hussey was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Raymond C. Finch III was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Mackenzie M. Kepler was charged with two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia. Officers on Monday observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn onto Forest Avenue. Hussey, while speaking to officers, was believed to be under the influence. During a search of the vehicle, police found a bag containing methamphetamine. Finch was also found to be attempting to conceal methamphetamine in a bag outside the vehicle. Kepler was allegedly found with a digital scale and a quantity of Mannitol. All three were taken to Jamestown City Jail for arraignment.