Area Police Reports


¯ ELLERY — Taija C. Pettit, 30, of Bemus Point, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded Monday to Dutch Hollow Road in the town of Ellery for a reported fight. An investigation found that Pettit allegedly threw multiple objects and grabbed the throat of another person. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

Pettit was charged Sunday with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of second-degree harassment, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. The New York State Police, along with deputies, responded to a reported domestic incident, and an investigation found that Pettit allegedly struck a minor four times and then dragged the victim upstairs by the victim’s ear, all in the presence of a younger child. When a third party attempted to interfere and stop Pettit from abusing the child, she then allegedly struck him multiple times. When responding officers attempted to place Pettit into custody, she became disorderly and attempted to flee the scene but was placed under arrest after a brief struggle. She was transported to police barracks and later Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ DUNKIRK — Jesse J. Borrello, 24, of Fredonia, was charged with driving while intoxicated with a BAC 0.08% or greater and refusal of preliminary breath test. Deputies were called at 11:28 p.m. on Friday to assist University Police and village of Fredonia Police with an incident in the town of Dunkirk. It was learned that Borrello was allegedly the operator of a vehicle involved in a road rage incident. Borrello was also found to be intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Dunkirk Town Court later.


¯ ALLEGANY — Daniel E. Graham Jr., 31, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. Upon an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Graham was taken into custody Friday. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.


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