Area Police Reports


— A Dunkirk man is headed behind bars for threatening people with a firearm at a city business. According to District Attorney Jason Schmidt, Jimmy Watts, 49, has been sentenced to 8 years in state prison with 5 years of post-release supervision by Judge David Foley after being convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C violent felony. In March 2023, the Dunkirk Police Department responded to a report of an individual waiving a gun and pointing it at patrons of a business on Lakeshore Drive in the City of Dunkirk. In September 2023 Watts pleaded guilty to the weapon charge and did not receive a reduction.


— Kimberlee A. Stohl, 29, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday after police responded to a north side home for a report of a past tense domestic dispute. According to a police report, Stohl allegedly kicked another person in front of a child and involved the child in the dispute. She was taken to the city jail until she could be arraigned.


– MAYVILLE – Javier Baez, 47, an inmate at the Chautauqua County Jail was charged Monday with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. It is alleged that he damaged a county-owned tablet.

– HANOVER – Two Forestville residents were arrested for allegedly fighting.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a residence in the town of Hanover for a report of a fight. By the time officers arrived at the scene the men had been separated.

Wesley R. Thomas, 46, and Hunter E. Bailey, 22, were both charged with second-degree harassment and issued tickets to appear in the Town of Hanover Court at a later date to answer to the charges.


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