Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ John C. Trombetta, 38, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers responded Thursday at 9:16 p.m. to a reported domestic dispute at an address on East Seventh Street. Officers learned Trombetta allegedly struck a female, causing injury in front of a child. Trombetta was taken into custody without incident and held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.
¯ Steve M. Gaddy, 39, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, parking on pavement, operating a vehicle with expired registration and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers stopped a vehicle Sunday at 4:14 p.m. at the intersection of Superior and Park streets for a traffic violation. An investigation found that Gaddy was driving on a suspended license and with numerous pills which were packaged for sale. Gaddy was booked and released to appear in Jamestown City Court later.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Kenneth S. Trask, 37, no address listed was charged with third-degree stalking. Officers were called Friday at 7:40 a.m. to the village of Falconer to a report of a suspicious male. An investigation found that Trask had on several occasions allegedly went into a laundromat and harassed a female customer. Trask was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.
¯ Kristine L. Samuelson, no age or address listed, was charged with trespassing and third-degree criminal tampering. Police were called to a previous trespassing complaint at a residence in the town of Ellicott. Samuelson is scheduled to answer the charges in Ellicott Town Court later.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Brianna C. Bloom, 23, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. An investigation found that Bloom, an employee at Walmart, was allegedly taking money from a cash register. She was reportedly observed taking money from the register on Dec. 31 and Jan. 29. She is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.
¯ Taylor M. Austin, 22, and Peter M. Carcione, 32, were each charged with petit larceny. Austin and Carcione were observed Saturday by Walmart Asset Protection concealing items and walking around the store. Both were stopped after passing all points of sale. Carcione was later found to have multiple warrants and was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. Both are scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ BEMUS POINT — Kurt Meekins, 53, of Bemus Point was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Troopers stopped Meekins Friday after driving north in the southbound lane on Dutch Hollow Road. He was taken into custody after reportedly failing several field sobriety tests. A test later found Meekins’ BAC to be 0.18%. He is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court later.
¯ Wendy Merrill, 43, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Troopers responded Sunday to a residence in the town of Kiantone for a report of a person kicking in a door and causing damage. Merrill reportedly fled the scene but was located soon afterward and was taken into custody. Merrill is scheduled to appear in Kiantone Town Court later.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
¯ PORTLAND — Shannon M. Jusko, 39, of Brocton was taken into custody Monday on warrants for felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child less than 16, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Jusko was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and is scheduled to answer the charges at a later date.
Selena Garcica-Gonzales, 20, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Garcia-Gonzales reported an incident to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29. An investigation found that the incident did not occur. She is scheduled to answer the charge in Jamestown City Court later.