Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ NORTH HARMONY — Benjamin J. Osman, 42, of Ashville was charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded Monday to North Harmony for a physical altercation. Osman was taken into custody following an investigation and transported to Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment.
¯ FRENCH CREEK — John K Hudson Sr., 59, of Niagara Falls was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded at 7:34 p.m. on Saturday to Old Road in the town of French Creek for a physical altercation. An investigation found that Hudson physically harassed and obstructed the breathing or blood circulation of another person. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment.
¯ SILVER CREEK — Benjamin M. Mueller, 41, of Russell, Pa., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and no/inadequate lights. Alexis L. Akers, 20, of Russell, Pa., was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 12:54 a.m. on Friday for a traffic violation. Deputies recovered a quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana from the vehicle. The pair was taken into custody and transported for Centralized Arraignment.
¯ SINCLAIRVILLE — Earl H. Zeigler, 38, of Warren, Pa., was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. An investigation found that Zeigler allegedly took and operated a motor vehicle without consent of the vehicle’s owner. He was issued an appearance ticket to be in Gerry Town Court later.
¯ WESTFIELD — Anthony D. Delmonte Sr., 20, of Westfield was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Deputies and Westfield police were called Monday to an address in Westfield for a reported altercation. It was learned that Delmonte forcefully stole and damaged property in front of a child. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Terri E. Olsen, 55, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Officers previously responded to Don’s Car Wash for a report of a female attempting to cash a $2,550 check. The woman stated that she worked for the company that issued the check. The cash wash denied the transaction and later determined that the check was fraudulent. A warrant for Olsen’s arrest was issued, and she turned herself into Lakewood-Busti police Thursday morning. She was processed and is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ SALAMANCA — James Garcia III, 18, of Little Valley was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Garcia was stopped Nov. 5 for a traffic violation on Route 417 in Salamanca. An investigation found that Garcia was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests and in possession of Buprenorphine tablets. Garcia was issued tickets to appear in Salamanca City Court later.
¯ Nicole Cacialli, 45, of Owego was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Cacialli was stopped Sunday on Interstate 86 in Jamestown for speeding, and troopers reported smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle. Inside, troopers found a cylinder containing marijuana and a plastic container with Xanax pills. Cacialli was issued tickets to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.
¯ KENNEDY — Kenneth Lamb III, 31, of Jamestown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Lamb was stopped Sunday on Interstate 86 in Kennedy for passing a trooper at a high rate of speed. He later failed several field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample of 0.15%. A check of Lamb’s driving history showed he had a past DWI conviction within the last 10 years. Lamb was processed and issued tickets to appear in Poland Town Court later.
¯ STOW — Lawrence Meyer, 35, of Jamestown was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Troopers stopped to help Meyer, who had stopped Saturday on the shoulder of Interstate 86. Troopers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a search turned up a jar containing over 2.3 ounces of marijuana, a marijuana cigarette and a bag containing cocaine. He was processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.