Area Police


¯ Lynette A. Merced, 19, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child at 7:43 p.m. Monday after officers were flagged down by a pair of city residents who had found a 2-year-old child wandering around unattended. It took roughly 30-40 minutes before the person who was caring for the child could be found, with the child two blocks away from that person’s home. The child was not injured and was turned over to another family member.

¯ Robert Holland, Jr. of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to keep right at 9:31 p.m. Monday after a traffic accident on Newland Avenue. Holland will be in court later.

¯ Tyler R. Elsesser, 37, of Jamestown was charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, five counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday after a vehicle he was allegedly driving was pulled over on East Second and Cowing streets. Jamestown police report Elsesser’s driver’s license had been suspended. Police searcher Elsesser’s vehicle and reportedly found methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, prescription pills, suboxone strips and digital scales. Elsesser was charged and held in the Jamestown City Jail until he could be arraigned.


¯ HANOVER — Douglas C. Tyma, 33, of South Dayton was charged with driving while intoxicated, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and moving from lane unsafely at 8 a.m. Sunday after deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident. Tyma will be in Hanover Town Court later.

¯ ASHVILLE — Nicole M. Klinger, 40, of Brocton was charged with DWI and DWI per se having a .08% or higher blood-alcohol content at 4:54 a.m. Sunday on North Maple Avenue, Ashville. Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on North Maple Avenue, Ashville. Klinger was allegedly found laying on the ground near the vehicle and had allegedly been intoxicated while driving. She will be in North Harmony Town Court later.

¯ MAYVILLE — Winfred B Clark, 46, of Mayville was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. According to deputies, Clark was being held at the county jail on unrelated charges. On Monday he was being escorted within the facility following an appointment when she allegedly proceeded to grab and propel a wall mounted TV to the floor. The TV was damaged beyond repair. He was charged and held for arraignment.


¯ Steven M. Sanberg, 38, of Falconer, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI. Leandra’s Law, uninspected motor vehicle, unsafe tires, and moved from lane unsafely. According to police, on July 2 around 8 p.m. officers were called to a motor vehicle accident on Route 380 in the town of Ellicott. During the investigation it was found that Sanberg was operating a motor vehicle with two children under the age of 15 inside when it left the right side of the roadway and hit a parked vehicle. A blood test allegedly revealed Sanberg was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

¯ Mitchell A. Costanzo, 28, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, endangering the welfare of a child, and reckless driving. On July 28, officers responded to a domestic dispute where Costanzo allegedly violated an order of protection issued through Family Court and drove a vehicle in a reckless state which endangered a child. Costanzo was arraigned and bail was set at $2,000 cash/$4,000 property bond.


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