Area Police Reports


¯ Amy E. Nowell, 26, of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies were called at 1:13 a.m. on Friday to assist the Jamestown Police Department with a traffic stop on Fluvanna Avenue in the town of Ellicott. An investigation found that Nowell was allegedly impaired by drugs and was taken into custody. A check also determined Nowell had two outstanding arrest warrants out of the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Nowell was processed and issued appearance tickets to be in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ DUNKIRK — Carmel Cruz, 55, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Over the course of several months, the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force have conducted an investigation into the sale and distribution of narcotics in the city of Dunkirk. A grand jury indicted Cruz, and on Monday at 8:45 a.m. he was taken into custody while he was driving on Lakeshore Drive in Dunkirk. Cruz was being held in Chautauqua County Jail for Centralized Arraignment.


¯ Marcus A. McAffee, 29, of Jamestown was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Carolyn K. Shinsky-Bush, 46, of Jamestown was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Officers responded at 10 p.m. on Saturday to Broadhead Avenue for an open 911 call with yelling in the background. It was learned that a male at the residence, McAffee, had an active arrest warrant out of the Jamestown Police Department. While attempting to McAffee into custody, he reportedly pulled away multiple times. His mother, Shinsky-Bush, reportedly interfered with officers and also resisted arrest. Both were transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.


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