Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯Police arrested Ronald J. Cornell, 48, after responding to a physical domestic incident on Hallock Street in the city early on Sunday morning and charged him with aggravated criminal contempt and third-degree assault. Officers learned while speaking with a 56-year-old victim that Cornell had physically assaulted her, causing lacerations to her face, despite having an order of protection to refrain from such actions with the victim. He was transported to the city jail without further incident where he is being held pending arraignment.
¯Police arrested Justin A Anderson, 30, and charged him with petit larceny after officers responded to Rite-Aid, at 50 South Main St., for a reported assault on Sunday. Officers located Anderson, who matched the description of the suspect. Upon follow-up with Rite-Aid management, police determined that not assault charged would be filed, with larceny charges filed instead. Police took Anderson into custody and transported him to the city jail for further proceedings.
¯Police arrested Raymond D. Strom, 23, and charged him with aggravated criminal contempt and third-degree assault early Sunday morning. Police responded to a domestic dispute in the area of Livinston Avenue and Geneva Street and learned that Strom had engaged in an altercation with the victim. Further investigation showed that Strom had an active order of protection to stay away from the victim. He was arrested and transported to the city jail and is pending arraignment.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Police arrested Donna M. Schultz, 59, of Lakewood, on Saturday and charged her with petit larceny after she was observed selecting merchandise in the Lakewood Walmart and walking out with unpaid merchandise. Police approached Schultz by Walmart asset protection and reported to the department. Police issued her an appearance ticket for Town of Busti Court on a later date.
¯Police arrested Caitlin M. Coleburn, also known as Caitlin M. Arnold, on burglary and grand larceny charges on Jan. 3 after investigating a shoplifting incident on the Lakewood Walmart. Police located the suspect walking on East Fairmount Ave. and found that she had exited the store with a shopping cart containing $1,648.19 worth of unpaid items and found her to be wearing a new pair of shoes she had not paid for. A record check revealed that Arnold had previous larceny incidents at two other Walmart locations and had been restricted from all properties on Aug. 21, which elevated her arrest to a felony. Police charged her with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief and later released with an appearance ticket.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF
CHAUTAUQUA — An investigation into an accident in late November has led to charges against a Lakewood man for allegedly driving while under the influence of a combination of drugs.
Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported Sunday that Shawn L. Arnold, 41, was also charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right after the afternoon accident with injuries that occurred on Nov. 25 on Route 430 in the town of Chautauqua.
Two vehicles, one operated by Jacqueline M. Tynan, 31, of Bemus Point, and the other operated by Arnold with Austin T. Syper, 42, of Westfield, as a passenger, were involved. At the time, Tynan was evaluated at the scene and released.
Arnold was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital to be further evaluated for injuries and later released. Arnold will be in the Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date to answer for the charges.
CLYMER — A blaze Saturday afternoon at 12:30 has been blamed on an improperly engineered wood stove.
The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested at 9734 Route 430 by the Findley Lake Fire Department. No injuries were reported in the incident.
SILVER CREEK — An altercation late Friday has led to charges for a village resident.
Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report around they responded to an address in the village for a reported altercation around 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival all parties involved were interviewed and an investigation was conducted.
Cornelius Brown Jr., 31, had allegedly caused physical contact with another person in the residence and attempted to prevent that person from dialing 911 for emergency assistance. The altercation took place in front of a child less than 17 years of age. Brown was charged with second-degree harassment endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree attempted criminal mischief. Brown was transported to the Chautauqua County jail pending arraignment.
GERRY — A Rochester man has been charged after a traffic stop on Route 60 and Kimball Drive in the town. Around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, deputies discovered the passenger of the vehicle had a valid stay away order of protection against the operator, Bruce J. Miles, 32. Miles was taken into custody on the charges of second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and other traffic infractions. Miles was transported to Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.
FRENCH CREEK — At about 7 p.m. Saturday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 426 in the town for a traffic violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Rory M. Benson, 35, of Ashville. Through further investigation, it was found that Benson was operating the vehicle while intoxicated.
Benson was subsequently charged with DWI, DWI per se, and failure to keep right. He is to be in the Town of French Creek court at a later date.
STATE POLICE AT JAMESTOWN
¯A Jamestown woman has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.
New York State Police in Jamestown charged Steviloryan Platzer, 27, after Platzer was pulled over for committing a traffic violation on Steele Street and after failing several sobriety tests on Saturday. He was placed under arrest and transported to Jamestown barracks where she was evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of marijuana.
Platzer was transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown where she provided a blood sample. Platzer was then transported back to SP Jamestown for processing. She was issued tickets and released, to appear in the city of Jamestown Court next month.
¯CASSADAGA — A Niagara Falls man is facing charges after being found in possession of a handgun.
State Police in Jamestown charged Shane Jordon, 47, with criminal possession of a firearm. Troopers pulled over Jordon on Route 60 for a traffic violation on Friday and while speaking to Jordon, the troopers observed a handgun in Jordon’s vehicle plain view.
Further investigation revealed that Jordon didn’t have a New York State Pistol permit. Jordon was placed under arrest, transported to SP Jamestown and processed.
Jordon was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Stockton Court on a later date.
¯KENNEDY — Troopers charged Karen Webster, 51, of Jamestown, with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Friday.
Webster was pulled over on Route 394 in Kennedy for failing to dim her high beams for on-coming traffic and after failing several sobriety tests, Webster was placed under arrest. Webster was transported to Jamestown where she provided a breath sample of 0.14. A check of Webster’s driving record revealed that her driving privileges in New York had been revoked for a DWI-related offense.
Webster was then processed, issued tickets and released. Webster is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court later in the month.
¯KENNEDY — Troopers charged Katherine Depasquale, 58, of Kennedy, for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest on Wednesday.
Depasquale was pulled over for committing a traffic violatino on Route 394 in Kennedy and after failing several sobriety tests, the troopers attempted to place Depasquale under arrest. Depasquale physically resisted arrest but was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Depasquale was transported to SP Jamestown where she provided a breath sample of 0.16.
Depasquale was then processed, issued an appearance ticket and traffic tickets and was released. Depasquale is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court on a later date.
¯JAMESTOWN — Jose Rodriguezrobles, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs on Wednesday.
Rodriguezrobles was pulled over for committing a traffic violation on Route 430 in Jamestown and after failing several sobriety tests. Rodriguezrobles was placed under arrest and transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown where a blood sample was secured.
Rodriguezrobles was then transported to Jamestown barracks where he was evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of marijuana. Rodriguezrobles was processed, issued tickets and released. Rodriguezrobles is scheduled to appear in the city of Jamestown Court on a later date.