Area Police Reports


¯ ELLERY — Corbin A. Kates, 19, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed in 55mph zone, improper plates, displayed forged certificate of inspection, unlicensed operator, refusal to take roadside breath test, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, operating without insurance and unregistered motor vehicle. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 12:55 a.m. Monday on Ellery-Centralia Road in the town of Ellery for speeding. An investigation found that Kates was allegedly operating the vehicle while intoxicated as well as driving with switched plates, no insurance and displayed a fictitious inspection sticker. Kates is scheduled to appear in Ellery Town Court later.


¯ Robbie M. Stearns, 26, of no address listed, was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny. Stearns was taken into custody on an arrest warrant Tuesday after he allegedly took a $240 SONY speaker from Walmart on May 21 without paying. Stearns was previously banned from Walmart in January for a shoplifting incident. He was released with tickets to appear in Busti Town Court.


¯ Kevin J. Kelley, 58, of Westfield, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree criminal trespass. Officers responded at 1:03 p.m. June 3 to Route 20 for a reported unwanted person. It was learned that Kelley allegedly entered a residence without permission and then fled on foot. Kelley was located nearby and later transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. Kelley is scheduled to appear in Westfield Town Court later.


¯ James A. Carter, no age or address listed, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Officers were called at 11:37 p.m. Monday to the east side of the city for a possible order of protection violation. Carter was found to be violating the order and was later transporting to Jamestown City Jail without incident.


KENNEDY — A road rage incident has led to charges against a Orlando, Fla., resident. State Police in Jamestown charged Angelina Medina Ramos, 27, with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Monday. Troopers responded to the eastbound lane of Interstate 86 in Kennedy for a report of a road rage incident. An investigation revealed that both vehicles were traveling east on I-86 and stopped near the Exit 14 off ramp, at which point Medina Ramos approached the caller’s vehicle and struck it with her hand, causing damage. Ramos was placed under arrest, transported to Jamestown and processed. Medina Ramos is scheduled to be in the town of Poland Court on a later date

¯ GERRY — State Police at Jamestown charged Joshua Crawford, 43, of Buffalo, for driving while intoxicated – Leandra’s Law after Crawford was pulled over on June 5 on Route 60 for speeding. Crawford allegedly failed several field sobriety tests. Crawford was taken to the State Police at Jamestown barracks, where he allegedly refused to submit to a chemical test. Crawford will be in Gerry Town Court later. The child that was in Crawford’s vehicle at the time of his arrest was turned over to a sober individual.

¯ State Police at Jamestown charged Samuel Mason, 67, of Jamestown with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated. Mason was pulled over June 4 for a seatbelt violation on Washington Street in Jamestown and after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests, was taken to the State Police at Jamestown barracks, where he reportedly provided a breath sample of .18. A check of Mason’s driving record revealed a DWI conviction within the preceding 10 years, upgrading the charge to a felony. Mason will be in Jamestown City Court later.


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