Area Police Reports

Electrical Fire Quickly Doused At UPMC Chautauqua

Jamestown firefighters quickly doused a fire at the UPMC Chautauqua hospital on Foote Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Officials report crews responded at 12:23 p.m. to the facility where smoke was showing. Responders then headed to the east elevator penthouse area and located a room that contained the fire. Crews checked the fire room and located electrical components of the elevator system burning. They then used a dry chemical extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

Crews worked to ventilate the area, removing smoke with electrical exhaust fans. Power was shut down to all three east elevators by fire department personnel. Crews coordinated with UPMC Chautauqua staff throughout the incident.

City fire officials noted in a press release, “alarm system … functioned appropriately providing for a rapid response.”

The blaze was ruled accidental and electrical in nature.


— Three individuals are facing drug charges after a traffic stop on West Sixth Street near Murray Avenue in Jamestown on Saturday evening.

Around 9:21 p.m., Ashley N. Gorton, 39, Askiaa K. Faison, 28, both of Jamestown, and Evearton W. Simms Jr., 43, of Rochester were charged with four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the investigation officers observed suspected drug paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle was completed and officers located a quantity of methamphetamine and packaging material causing Gorton, Faison and Simms to be taken into custody. In a search incident to arrest officers located a quantity of individually packaged fentanyl on Faison. In a search incident to arrest of Simms officers located more than $2,000, a large quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and amphetamine pills.

— Elizabeth Park, 28, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

At about 11:18 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a northside residence for a criminal mischief and assault. During the course of the investigation it was found that Park was arguing with subjects in the street.

During the argument Park threw a glass bottle toward and struck one of the subjects, who was under 17, in the side of the face with the bottle. Officers were able to take Park into custody without incident and transported her to the city jail.

— Kieran J. Hunt, 32, of Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

At 3:39 a.m., officers responded to a south side address for a domestic dispute. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim and two witnesses. Upon further investigation,

it was found that Hunt intentionally kicked in the front door to the victim’s residence causing damage, during the course of the incident. Hunt was located by officers a block away from the residence, and subsequently taken into custody without incident.

— Andrew L. Crawford, 29, of Jamestown, was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment.

At 7:10 p.m. Friday, officers responded to an address on the east side of the city for an an in progress domestic dispute with reported injuries. Following the investigation, it was found that Crawford entered the victim’s residence and threatened to harm them. Upon doing so, Andrew violated two separate orders of protection. Following the incident, Crawford was taken into custody and evaluated on location by EMS for self-inflicted wounds. After being treated at UPMC Chautauqua, he was transported to the Jamestown City Jail without incident.


— FORESTVILLE — At about 7:49 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to locate a subject that was involved in an incident in Cattaraugus County. Deputies located the subject who was identified as Jonathan M. Mcgill, 42, of South Dayton. Through further investigation, it was found that Mcgill was operating his vehicle while intoxicated. Mcgill was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or greater. He is to be in town court later.


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