Area Police Reports


¯ An Erie man received three charges, including driving while intoxicated, after failing to use a turn signal or stop at a stop sign on Friday night. Police later found Douglas J. Phillips, 48, to have a blood-alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. Phillips will appear in the Town of Busti Court at a later date.


¯ Tylor J. Launier, 21, no address listed, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and unlawful possession of marijuana. Carroll police received information that Launier was allegedly entering a vacant residence without permission on Ivory Road in the town of Carroll. Officers checked the residence at 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found Launier inside a bedroom. He was released with tickets to appear in Carroll Town Court later. Officers were assisted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.


¯ Andrew C. Meacham, 21, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree harassment. Officers responded at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday to a reported assault on Allen Street near King Street. An investigation found that Meacham struck another person with a piece of lumber during an altercation on Water Street. Meacham was located nearby and transported to Jamestown City Jail. While in custody, it was learned that Meacham allegedly called another person earlier and threatened harm and to damage property.

¯ Police charged a city resident over the weekend for an aggravated family offense and endangering the welfare of a child early Sunday morning. Officers took Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 29, into custody after responding to a physical domestic incident on Liberty Street, where they found the victim holding a four-month-old child in her arms. After calling out Hollins to the residence’s porch area, another argument between him and the victim occurred. During the investigation, Hollins became irate and attempted to strike the victim who was still holding her young child. Hollins also received a first-degree criminal contempt charge after violating an order of protection and was pending arraignment in the city jail.


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