Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
— SHERIDAN — A Dunkirk man has been charged after a road rage incident Friday afternoon.
At around 4:56 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, received a complaint on Route 20. An investigation found that during the incident, Allan R Barreca, 54, did place another individual in fear of death or physical injury by displaying what appeared to be a deadly weapon.
Barreca was issued an appearance ticket charging him with one count of second-degree menacing. Barreca was released and will be in Sheridan town court later.
— ELLERY — A Buffalo man has been charged after a Friday night incident inside a vehicle.
At around 9:58 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disorderly person on Slide Joslyn Road. Investigation found that Dorian R Kelly, 45, of Buffalo engaged in physical altercation with another individual.
Kelly was also found to have damaged property belonging to another individual. Kelly was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.
Kelly was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned.
— GERRY — At about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, deputies received a complaint of a vehicle driving erratically on Route 60. Patrols later located the vehicle parked on the side of the road in Charlotte. Deputies found the operator to be passed out behind the wheel. The operator was found to be Craig Knorr, 52, of Jamestown. Upon a DWI investigation, it is alleged that Knoor was found to be driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol combined. Further investigation revealed Knoor had a child under the age of 16 years old as a passenger in the vehicle he was operating.
Knoor was arrested and charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drug alcohol combination. Knoor was booked on the charges and released to be in the town of Charlotte Court at a later date and time to answer the charges.
— SHERIDAN — Around 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, deputies stopped a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. Through an investigation it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, 24-year-old Austin R. Lopez of Irving, was operating the vehicle while impaired by something other than alcohol. Lopez was charged with DWAI and speeding in a 55-mph zone. He was transported to Dunkirk Police Department and later released with tickets to be in the town of Sheridan Court.
— ELLERY — Deputies located a vehicle in the ditch before 11 p.m. Nov. 11. The operator of the vehicle was on scene and identified as 29-year-old Nicholas C. Yachetta, of Jamestown. Through an investigation it was determined that Yachetta was operating the vehicle while intoxicated prior to the accident. Yachetta was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or higher), moving from lane unsafely, and failure to keep right. Yachetta was released and will be in the town of Ellery Court. There were no injuries as a result of this accident.
PORTLAND — At about 3:15 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to an address on Ellicott Road for a well-being check of 27-year-old Jeffrey Lang and a child. Through an investigation it is alleged that Lang failed to provide adequate supervision to a child under 17 years old. Lang was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail where he was arraigned.
— At around 8:40 p.m. Friday, officers of the second platoon were dispatched to a domestic incident on the South Side of the city. Through further investigation it was found that city resident Grant Monroe, 46, broke the victim’s window and space heater. Monroe was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree criminal contempt and an aggravated family offense. Monroe was being held in the city jail, pending arraignment.
— At about 9 p.m. Friday, officers of the second platoon responded to an address on the east part of the city to assist fire rescue for a suspected overdose of a child. Through investigation officer’s determined Tina Keeler did commit the crime of endangering the welfare of a child by having prescription pills in a accessible area that the child was able locate. Keeler was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.