Area Police Reports


¯ MAYVILLE — Jessica L. Zenns, 39, of Mayville was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic needle and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. Deputies on Sunday at 12:57 a.m. observed a “suspicious situation” in a Mayville parking lot off South Erie Street. One person was identified as Zenns, who was later found to have outstanding warrants from the Sheriff’s Office and the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Zenns was also allegedly found in possession of a small amount of heroin, numerous hypodermic needles and a digital scale. She is scheduled to appear in Chautauqua Town Court later to answer the charges.


¯ DEWITTVILLE — Julia Johnson, 42, of Dewittville was charged with first-degree non-support of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers received a report of a possible neglect case involving a minor. An investigation found that the child had dozens of unexcused absences at school and was living with a non-custodial third party for approximately eight months, during which time child support was allegedly never provided by Johnson. She was processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ SHERMAN — Emily Walker, 26, of Sherman was charged with petit larceny. Troopers responded Monday to Dollar General in Sherman for a reported larceny. Walker allegedly requested change for a $50, and when the cashier wasn’t looking, took the $50 from the counter and put it into her pocket. When questioned, Walker insisted that the cashier put the money into the register. The cashier later noticed that the register was $50 short. Surveillance video later showed Walker pocketing the money. Walker was issued a ticket to appear in Sherman Town Court later.

¯ Jonathan Telschow, 22, of Bemus Point was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Telschow was stopped Sunday on Route 430 near Jamestown for a traffic violation. A search of his vehicle turned up five bags containing marijuana. He was issued tickets to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ Ashley Hancock, 25, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated. Hancock was stopped Aug. 30 for a traffic violation on Route 430 near Jamestown. Hancock was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests. She later provided a breath sample of 0.14% and was released with an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ DUNKIRK — Alexander Benejan, 19, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Benejan was stopped Aug. 30 on Route 60 in Dunkirk when troopers reported smelling marijuana. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana. Benejan was issued an appearance ticket to be in Dunkirk Town Court later.


¯ Anastasia M. Axford, 21, and Jeremiah D. Price, 21, both of Jamestown were each charged endangering the welfare of a child. Police were assisted Thursday by members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, SWAT Team and New York State Police with executing an arrest warrant at 5:55 a.m. at 201 Frederick Blvd. An investigation found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Due to the criminal activity and “deplorable conditions of house,” Axford and Price were taken into custody. They were remanded to jail and held for arraignment. Additional charges are pending.