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Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

— Morgan E. Ryder, 26, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal trespass. Joshua T. Dorsey, 38, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass. Officers were on a call Wednesday in the area of Prendergast Avenue and East Eighth Street when they observed lights on inside a condemned apartment. After the call, the lights were off inside the apartment. During a check, officers located Ryder and Dorsey inside the apartment. Both were transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

— Chad E. Walters, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving. Officers responded to a business on the east side of the city at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle returned to the business an hour later and when officers approached, the operator took off through the parking lot, down a small embankment and fled at a high rate of speed on East Second Street. The pursuit was terminated a short time later, and afterward the vehicle was involved in a crash in the town of Poland. Walters was eventually taken into custody without further incident. He was held for arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

— Chad E. Walters, 36, of Jamestown, was charged Monday with theft of service and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Walters allegedly left a restaurant without paying for services rendered. Walters was also allegedly found with a bag containing a powdery substance. He is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later to answer the charges. On Wednesday, Walters was charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Officers were alerted at 3:21 p.m. of a stolen vehicle on East Second Street heading toward Falconer. Officers were later notified that a vehicle had crashed in the town of Poland. Walters, who fled the scene, was located with the assistance of Jamestown’s K-9 unit in a garage at a nearby residence. He was turned over to Jamestown police.

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