Area Police Reports


¯ Sabrina D. Johnson, 38, of Jamestown, was charged with confinement of companion animal in extreme temperature. Officers were notified at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday of a dog in the backseat of a vehicle for what witnesses said was for more than an hour. There was no food or water inside the vehicle, which was not running. The vehicle was unlocked, and the dog was taken back the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Johnson is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.

¯ Ashley M. Kendall, 27, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny. Kendall reportedly took $34.06 worth of merchandise from Walmart at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday. She was released with tickets to appear in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Jason M. Matve Jr., 29, of Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday to a domestic dispute on Cross Street. An investigation found that Matve allegedly struck the inner framing of an interior door during a dispute with a woman. Matve was transported to Jamestown City Jail for arraignment.

¯ Michael L. Long, 47, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers responded at 10 p.m. on Wednesday to Front Street for a reported domestic dipute. It was learned that Long was in violation of a order of protection to stay away from another person in the house. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail for arraignment.

¯ Julio A. Echevarria-Cosme, of Jamestown, was charged with criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. A woman reported Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend had returned to her home after an assault earlier in July that prompted her to end the relationship. Echevarria-Cosme allegedly showed up around 1 a.m. after the woman told him not to come around. Echevarria-Cosme had previously broke the entrance to the residence and let himself in shortly after 1 a.m. An investigation found that Echevarria-Cosme refused to leave, but was taken into custody without incident.


¯ Dante B. Fryer, 23, of Buffalo, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful dealing with fireworks. Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force/Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force were contacted at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday by K-9 Trooper J. Cresanti to assist with a vehicle and traffic stop he conducted on Route 60 in the yown of Ellicott. Fryer was allegedly found in possession of various illegal narcotics and illegal fireworks. Fryer was issued tickets to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.


¯ Angela B. Peru, 26, no address listed, was charged with shoplifting. Officers responded Thursday to the Dollar General in Falconer for a shoplifting complaint. Peru was located on Niagara Street and was determined that she took $54 worth of merchandise. Peru was released with an appearance ticket.


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