Area Police Reports


¯ Daniel M. Carney, 72, of Ohio, was charged with failure to keep right, driving over hazard markings, driving while intoxicated and BAC greater than 0.08%. A vehicle was spotted at 8:07 p.m. Jan. 31 crossing over the hazard markings on West Summit Avenue in Lakewood. Carney was identified as the driver and was allegedly found to be intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.


¯ Tyler Graham, 19, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree assault. Officers responded at 4:38 p.m. Saturday to a reported domestic dispute on East Second Street. It was learned that Graham allegedly threw a staple gun at the head of a woman. The victim reportedly suffered a head injury as a result. Graham was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ Robert A. Yates, 31, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny. Officers responded at 5:15 p.m. Saturday to a reported burglary on North Main Street where a witness reported observing a male crawling through a window. Officers observed a man walking through the lobby of the building and learned he was on top of the roof at one point. Yates was eventually taken into custody. K-9 Bentley and his handler with the Sheriff’s Office assisted.

¯ Christopher Vega Rivera, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and/or blood circulation and unlawful imprisonment. Officers responded at 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a reported domestic dispute at a residence on the south side of the city. It was learned that Vega Rivera allegedly restrained a woman and covered her mouth and nose, which impacted her normal breathing. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ Rachael V. Mehmel, 35, of Salamanca; Keith Ellis, 26, of Jamestown; Ameer Miller, 20, of Buffalo; and Kristine Haberberger, 66, of Jamestown, were each charged with second-degree criminal trespass. Officers responded at 12:57 p.m. Saturday to the Parkview Apartments, 401 W. Fourth St., for a reported burglary. Mehmel, Ellis and Miller were found inside an apartment. Haberberger was also found to have been inside the apartment. Mehmel and Miller were each additionally charged with false personation and were found to have outstanding warrants from other agencies. Ellis was also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation for using another person’s identity to hinder the investigation.


¯ RIPLEY — A town man has been charged after firing rounds from a long gun at multiple individuals on Brockway Road.

Upon further investigation, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies determined that Patrick J. Bowman, 31, fired two rounds from a shotgun within close vicinity during a confrontation around 9 p.m. Friday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s K9 Bentley located a spent ammunition round in the snow where the alleged incident occurred.

Bowman was taken into custody a short time later and charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree menacing.

A search warrant was issued which led to deputies recovering multiple firearms at Bowman’s residence. Bowman is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.


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