Area Police Reports


¯ BEMUS POINT — Robert W. Strang, 49, of Westfield, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. Deputies on Jan. 8 received a report of an order of protection violation. An investigation found that Strang allegedly harassed another person while a stay away order of protection was in place. An arrest warrant was issued in Ellery Town Court, and Strang was later taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.


¯ Christian L. Knisley, 34, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree harassment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, endangering the welfare of a child, first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers were called at 12:30 p.m. Monday to a domestic dispute in the area of Sturges Street. Police were notified that the victim had allegedly been struck by Knisley, who had a valid order of protection and fled the scene. It was learned that Knisley allegedly placed his hand around the neck of another person in front of 3-year-old child. Knisley was tracked through multiple yards and eventually transported to Jamestown City Jail.

¯ Catherine R. Bindics, 18, of Jamestown, was charged with first-degree loitering. Officers were called at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday to the Priscilla Apartments, 20 E. Fifth St., for a report of people using narcotics in the hallway. An investigation found that Bindics was not a resident of the apartments and was allegedly loitering in the hallway for the purpose of using controlled substances. She was released with a ticket to appear in Jamestown City Court later.


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