Area Police Reports


¯ Tyler R. Elsesser, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers were called at 3:15 p.m. Saturday to Quality Inn in Falconer for a person reportedly acting in a suspicious manner. Elsesser was located at the hotel and taken into custody due to being wanted in the town of Ellicott. Elsesser was also found in possession of an unmarked prescription bottle containing a number of white pills. The pills were found to be a controlled substance. Elsesser was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment.


¯ James R. Tuttle, 33, of Jamestown, was charged with aggravated family offense and two counts of first-degree criminal contempt. Taija C. Pettit, 32, of Jamestown, was charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Tuttle, who was wanted on felony warrants, was taken into custody during a warrant check at 10 p.m. Sunday. Pettit attempted to push past officers and refused to place her hands behind her back. Both were transported to Jamestown City Jail. Tuttle was held for arraignment while Pettit was released with an appearance ticket.


¯ POMFRET — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating report of a rape that occurred in 2016 and 2017. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Dakota C. Wilson, 23, of Little Valley, had sexual intercourse with a juvenile victim as well as subjected the juvenile victim to sexual contact numerous times in 2016 and 2017.

An arrest warrant was issued for Wilson in the town of Pomfret on the charges of second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act. On Friday, Wilson was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail and arraigned in centralized arraignment court. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.


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