Area Police Reports


¯ William J. Purdy, 31, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers responded Wednesday at 12:44 a.m. to East Second Street for a report of a burglary at Dave’s Classics. Purdy was detained in the office by an employee after forcing entry. He was also found with stolen property from the business as well as methamphetamine. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ Corey T. Short, 29, of Falconer was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, improper right turn, failure to keep right and insufficient signal. Brian O. Nelson 30, of Falconer was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Officers stopped a vehicle Wednesday at 10 p.m. near Lafayette and West Third streets for a traffic violation. An investigation found that Short was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated state, and a check determined his blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit with a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years. Nelson reportedly refused numerous commands to stay in the car during the investigation. Both were released with tickets to appear in Jamestown City Court.

¯ Andres A. Benitez-Correa, 30, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded Thursday at 2:34 a.m. to West Seventh Street for a reported domestic dispute. Officers arrived and found a van with several broken windows. An investigation found that Benitez-Correa became upset and smashed the windows with a baseball bat. Benitez-Correa turned himself into police and was being held for arraignment.


¯ HANOVER — Angus D. Jimerson, 34, of Gowanda was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to notify DMV of address change, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a BAC greater than 0.18%. Deputies stopped observed a vehicle proceed through a stop sign on Hanover Road in the town town of Hanover. Jimmerson was taken into custody following an investigation. He is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court later.


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