Area Police Reports


— RIPLEY — Deputies responded to 22 Mechanic St for report of a disorderly subject armed with a firearm around 5:40 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, it was determined that Dennis Cash Jr., 33, of Ripley had engaged in a physical altercation with another subject and was armed with a shotgun. Deputies were able to remove the victim from the residence, however Cash failed to comply with deputies request to exit the house.

Further investigation determined an active order from the Chautauqua County Supreme Court was in effect, which prohibited Cash from possessing firearms. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the scene and took Cash into custody without further incident. A search warrant of the residence was completed and the investigation is ongoing. Cash was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail where was being held pending arraignment on charges of second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree harassment and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

— PORTLAND — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a citizen stating they had observed a male in a red pickup truck enter a vacant home on Webster Road around noon Friday. Upon arrival, deputies and investigators observed tracks leading up the driveway and then observed a sled with tools lying on top just outside the garage. Deputies than found Timothy M Schrader, 36, of Brocton hiding inside the house. The owner of the house was notified and stated Schrader had no permission to be in the home and identified the tools on the sled as belonging to him.

Schrader was taken into custody and transported to the County Jail awaiting arraignment. He was charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.


At about 6:06 p.m. Saturday, officers of the Jamestown Police responded to a Stowe Street residence for a report of a physical domestic incident.

While enroute, officers were advised by dispatch that the male, identified as Ronald J. Maund, 21,was yelling in the background that he was going to come out of the house armed and was despondent. Officers on scene were able to quickly get the victim, her two children and another female out of the residence safely. Officers were able to get information from the victim that Ronald was in possession of a pellet gun, knife and was despondent.

Further investigation revealed that just prior to officers’ arrival Maund pinned the victim against a wall by her neck choking her making her almost lose consciousness, struck her and wasn’t allowing her to leave which all occurred in the

presence of their two children in common.

After negotiating with Maund for a period of time officers were able to take Ronald into custody and transport him to

Jamestown City Jail. He was charged with second-degree strangulation, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, aggravated family offense and resisting arrest.

He was being held pending arraignment by Jamestown City Court.

— At approximately 10:47 p.m. Friday, officers of the Jamestown Police Department’s 3rd platoon observed Douglas I. Parsons, 35, sitting in the lobby of a downtown residential building.

Parsons who had several active warrants out of the Jamestown City Court, was approached by officers and advised of this to which he allegedly became irate. He then refused to comply with officer commands and attempted to leave the building while pulling away from officers. After a brief struggle, Parsons was taken in to custody and transported to the city jail. In addition to his warrants, Parsons was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration in the and was to be held pending arraignment.


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