Area Police Reports



— HANOVER — At around 2:45 p.m. Friday, deputies as well as Forestville EMS responded to a single motor vehicle rollover accident. Through an investigation it was found the operator of the vehicle involved, 53-year-old Jodi L. Brown of West Seneca, was driving while intoxicated. She was additionally charged with an unsafe lane change and failing to keep right.

Brown was then taken into custody without incident and later released with traffic tickets and is set to appear in the Town of Hanover court at a later date.


— Stephen A. Hinkley, 41, of Cherry Creek was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

At 7:28 p.m. Saturday, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Steele Street and Barrett Avenue. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Hinkley was in possession of 8.0 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Hinkley was held pending arraignment.

— Hector Guevara, 35, of Jamestown was charged with harassment, unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief and obstructing governmental administration after an incident Saturday morning.

Around 8:18 a.m., officers responded to an address on the southside of the city for a reported domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the female victim and also spoke with Guevara. While investigating the incident, Guevara attempted to push his way by an officer and leave the scene. He was quickly apprehended and placed into custody where he was subsequently transported to the city jail.

Further investigation revealed that Guevara struck the female victim multiple times, refused to let her leave the residence, and took her phone away from her while she attempted to call 911 for help. He was being held in the Jamestown City jail pending arraignment.

— Corey T. Short, 33, of Falconer, was charged with a number of driving while intoxicated infractions after a traffic stop around 2:24 a.m. Saturday.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Short’s vehicle due to observing the operator whose operating privileges are revoked in New York driving erratically. During the stop, Short was found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was taken into custody without incident for driving while intoxicated. A check of Short’s driver license history revealed he has two prior DWI convictions within the preceding 10 years making this arrest a Class D felony. Additionally, officers observed an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and due to his driving history the vehicle was supposed to be equipped with an ignition interlock device, which there was not.

Short was held in the City Jail pending arraignment on the above charges.

— Shana R. Workman, 50, of Jamestown, was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday, officers of the Jamestown Police Department and the K9 unit responded to 7 Eleven at 1011 E. Second St. Upon arrival, officers learned Workman attempted to use fraudulent US currency in the business. Workman was transported to the Jamestown City Jail. Upon search incident to arrest officers located 31.2 grams of a Fentanyl and Heroin compound on Workman. She was held pending arraignment.

— Brook A. Patterson, 38, of Lakewood was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

At approximately 9:51 p.m. Friday, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of East Hamilton and Monroe streets. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Patterson was operating an uninsured, unregistered vehicle with switched license plates.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Patterson was in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and suboxone strips, which he did not have a valid prescription for.

He was held pending arraignment.

— Serena T. Ellis, 38, of Jamestown is facing numerous charges after a Friday evening incident.

At approximately 7:08 p.m., officers responded to a South Side residence. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female victim, as well as two juvenile victims. Officers determined that Ellis had physically injured the adult victim by striking her in the face.

During the altercation, Ellis physically restrained the victim and forcibly stole the victim’s cell phone. Ellis then stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. The two juvenile victims were in close proximity to Ellis and the victim when the incident occurred. While still on scene, an officer observed Ellis return to the location.

While an officer attempted to place Ellis into custody, she physically resisted and caused injury to an officer. After a struggle with officers, Ellis was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail. She was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and unnecessary noise.

She was being held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court.


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