Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ LAKEWOOD — Amy L. Baker, 37, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated with a BAC of 0.08% or higher, DWI, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies stopped a vehicle Saturday at 6:56 p.m. for multiple traffic violations. An investigation found that Baker was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Baker was released with tickets to appear in Busti Town Court later to answer the charges.
¯ MINA — Tyler D. Budziszewski, 31, of North East, Pa., was charged with DWI, DWI per se, driving over hazard markings and operating a motor vehicle while using a cellphone. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 12:15 a.m. on Route 426 in the town of Mina. Budziszewski was taken into custody for DWI following an investigation. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Mina Town Court later.
¯ ELLERY — Thomas L. Doty II, 51, of Ohio was charged with felony DWI, unlicensed operator, speed in zone, moving from lane unsafely and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 1:11 a.m. on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. Doty was reportedly found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition following an investigation. A check found that Doty had been convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Ohio in 2016, making the charge a felony. He was processed and held at Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.
¯ SILVER CREEK — Martin W. Schweitzer Jr., 23, of Hamburg was charged with DWI, DWI per se, failure to dim, speed not reasonable and prudent and no seatbelt. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 12:52 a.m. in the village of Silver Creek for multiple alleged traffic violations. An investigation found that Schweitzer was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was released to appear in Silver Creek Village Court later.
¯ NORTH HARMONY — Samuel P. Ambrose, 20, was charged with DWI and DWI with a BAC of 0.08% or greater. Deputies checked a suspicious vehicle Sunday at 12:37 a.m. on Route 394 in North Harmony. Ambrose was found to be intoxicated following an investigation. He is scheduled to appear in North Harmony Town Court later.
¯ NORTH HARMONY — Sally M. Lawson, 62, of Bemus Point was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies were called Sunday at 8:49 p.m. to an incident in the area of Route 394 and Interstate 86 in North Harmony. A victim alleged that while traveling in a vehicle with Lawson on the interstate, she struck the victim in the face with a glass bottle. She is scheduled to appear in North Harmony Town Court later.
¯ Thomas Lauer, 55, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps and fourth-degree grand larceny. The Sheriff’s Office said from May 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018, Lauer allegedly failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services that he was employed and receiving income. This unreported income allowed for Lauer to receive $1,350 in unentitled benefits. He is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Alexander E. Schultz, 27, of Falconer was charged with petit larceny. Officers responded Sunday at 8:32 a.m. to 7-Eleven on North Main Street for a shoplifting complaint. Officers spoke to staff who said Schultz allegedly took Slim Jims and Little Debbie cakes. Schultz was located a short distance away and was taken into custody without incident. He was held for arraignment.
¯ Brian A. Blood, 40, of Fredonia was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing. Officers responded Saturday to 6:36 p.m. to a reported domestic incident at a Price Street address. An investigation found that Blood entered the residence and remained there without permission. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.
¯ Angel M. Figueroa Jr., 23, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded Saturday at 9:15 p.m. to a reported fight in the area of West Seventh Street and Clinton Street. It was determined that Figueroa damaged a vehicle belonging to another person. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.