Area Police Reports


¯ Mark A. Kingsley, 43, of Corry, Pa., was charged with petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Kingsley was taken into custody Monday at 8 p.m. after reportedly attempting to flee from the scene of a larceny. Kingsley was later found to be in possession of an illegal weapon and was issued tickets to appear in Busti Town Court later.


¯ HANOVER — Samuel D. Serafin, 30, of Lake View, N.Y., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and inadequate headlights. Deputies stopped a vehicle Tuesday at 2:51 a.m. on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover for having only one working headlight. Serafin, the driver of the vehicle, was found to have a bench warrant from Pomfret Town Court and later in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.


¯ Jordan Eckwahl, 32 of Bemus Point was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers stopped a vehicle Sunday on Route 430 in the town of Ellicott for speeding. Eckwahl reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A search of his vehicle turned up a rifle, several rounds of ammunition and a glassine envelope containing methamphetamine. Eckwahl later provided a BAC of 0.20%, and a check of his driving record found that his license was revoked due to a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years as well as a felony conviction, prohibiting him from possessing a firearm. Eckwahl is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.


¯ Jay D. Phillips, 34, of Little Valley was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Officers responded Tuesday at 10:12 a.m. to 245 Harrison St. for an unwanted male. It was learned that Phillips had an order of protection to stay away from another person. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.