Area Police Reports


¯ Najee T. Finley, 28, no age listed, was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle. Officers responded at 12:14 a.m. Monday to the east side of the city to act as peace officers. An investigation found that Finley had allegedly took a vehicle from a residence on the north side of the city. The vehicle was later returned to the victim. Finley was being held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

¯ Kenneth S. Trask, 40, of Jamestown, was charged with first-degree public lewdness and petit larceny. Officers responded at 2:08 p.m. Saturday to a south side business for a male who reportedly exposed himself to a female shopper and also stole merchandise. A short time later, Trask was found in possession of merchandise from the store. The female shopper identified the Trask as the male who exposed himself and concealed merchandise. Trask was reportedly convicted of public lewdness just five days prior. He was released following arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

¯ Nathan Strickland, 42, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree menacing. Officers at 1:40 p.m. Monday responded to the area of West Seventh and Washington streets for a report of a person who allegedly doused another person with gasoline and threatened to light the victim on fire. The suspect, identified as Strickland, was located a short distance from the scene and was transported to Jamestown City Jail. he was being held for arraignment in court.


STOCKTON — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department investigators say a fire at a town home originated in a electric receptacle and then spread throughout the house. None of the occupants were injured, but several animals died as a result of the fire. The fire occurred at 7150 Route 380 Stockton on Sunday afternoon. According to scanner reports, departments from Stockton, Cassadaga, Brocton, county Emergency Services and Sinclairville were at the scene. Smoke was reported showing by responders upon arrival at the location. Calls also being made for tanker trucks. Ambulances also were requested at the scene after the fire was reported around 1:30 p.m.


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