JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael L. Young, 55, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and cited for several traffic violations Tuesday evening following a traffic stop on East Second Street around 7:23 p.m. Police reported that a female passenger in Young's vehicle had an order of protection against him and he was subsequently taken into custody. He was held at the city jail awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Court.
Ricky J. Lang, 58, of Panama was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated Tuesday after he backed his vehicle down the embankment behind Advance Auto Parts on East Second Street. Police say they were called to the area around 11 p.m. and discovered Lang's vehicle against a bush behind the building. No damage was done to the bush or building, police said, and Lang was allegedly found to be intoxicated with a blood-alcohol concentration of more than twice the legal limit. He was taken to the city jail and held awaiting arraignment.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
RIPLEY - Rebecca L. Mathis, 34, of La Fontaine, Ind., was charged with aggravated DWI on Monday after deputies were called about a reckless driver at 6 p.m. The caller said Mathis was all over the road and almost collided with a vehicle in the oncoming lane. Deputies found Mathis and pulled her over. Her blood-alcohol content was allegedly .18 percent, deputies reported. She was taken into custody, arraigned in Ripley Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail where she was held in lieu of bail.
MAYVILLE - Kimberly Michelson, 40, of Jamestown will be removed from the county's most wanted list following an appearance for a violation of probation charge. Deputies reported Wednesday that Michelson took care of the active warrant.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
LAKEWOOD - Justin L. Beebe, 25, was taken into custody Wednesday on a warrant charging him with second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection a Lakewood resident held against him. He was arraigned in Busti Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
ELLICOTT - Megan A. March, 25, and Tracie L. Carlson, 36, both of Jamestown, turned themselves in on second-degree burglary charges Tuesday at the Jamestown State Police barracks. They were arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail, where they were held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
RANDOLPH - An 18-year-old male from Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief Monday after an incident was reported around 9:33 p.m. He was taken into custody and held awaiting arraignment.
ELLINGTON - Robert L. Miller, 19, of Gerry was charged with third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child Tuesday. State police did not release any further details about the incident.
HANOVER - John H. Rogers, 58, of Angola and Thomas E. Lyle, 50, of Farnham, N.Y., were both charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Tuesday afternoon after a report was filed around 9:36 a.m. They were released with appearance tickets and will be in Hanover Town Court later.
PENNSYLVANIA LAW ENFORCEMENT
FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP - Warren-based state police reported that Kory D. Seekings, 21, of Jamestown was taken to Warren General Hospital with minor injuries Tuesday after an accident on Miller Hill around 3 p.m. Troopers said he was driving north when his Pontiac Grand Prix went off the right side of the road and onto an embankment before it rolled onto its roof and flipped. The Pontiac finally came to rest on its roof facing south, partially in the ditch. Seekings sustained only minor injuries as he was wearing his seatbelt and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
WARREN - Warren City police reported that Michelle R. Snider, 45, of Warren was charged with theft by deception and issuing a bad check after she wrote a check on Sept. 25 to Means Sales and Service for $76.11 that was not honored by the bank.
CONEWANGO TOWNSHIP - Conewango Township police reported that Heather Anderson, 22, of Warren, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly received merchandise and services from Wal-Mart Tire and Lube on Sept. 26 without paying the full retail value. Police reported another employee at Wal-Mart had discounted merchandise and services for Anderson in the amount of $88.
CONEWANGO TOWNSHIP - Conewango Township police reported Cher'ee Simpson, 36, was charged with retail theft after she received merchandise and services from the Wal-Mart Tire and Lube without paying the full retail value. Police reported another employee at Wal-Mart had discounted merchandise and services for Simpson in the amount of $82.75. Police said a retail theft charge was filed with District Justice Laura Bauer's office.
CONEWANGO TOWNSHIP - Conewango Township police reported Robert G. Swartz, 40, of 25 N. State St., North Warren, was charged for a misdemeanor retail theft after he allegedly under-rang and discounted merchandise and services for others from the Wal-Mart Tire and Lube between March 6 and September. Police said Swartz voided some transactions and discounted others which allowed other employees of Wal-Mart and other people to receive merchandise without paying the full retail value. Police estimate the losses to the retail chain around $441.50. Police said a retail theft charge was filed with District Justice Laura Bauer's office.
CLARENDON - Warren-based state police reported that Donna J. Johnson, 55, of Clarendon, Pa., was driving a 2010 Bluebird school bus with teen-aged passengers onboard at 11:28 p.m. on Oct. 24 on the corner of North Main Street and Exchange Street in Clarendon. The bus was stopped in the westbound lane of Main Street with its red lights activated while discharging students from an after-school activity when Samuel E. Brown, 46, of Clarendon, was driving a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan west on Main Street and approaching the bus. Police reported Brown was apparently distracted and failed to properly observe that the bus was stopped, as he abruptly applied the brakes before rear-ending the bus. Police said Brown sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Warren General Hospital by Clarendon volunteer firefighters while his female passenger was wearing a seat belt and uninjured. The children and the bus driver were uninjured in the crash, but Johnson was charged with driving under the influence and cited for several traffic infractions.
TIDIOUTE - Crystal Rose Yeskey, 16 Cobham Hill Road, has been reported as a runaway to Warren-based state police. Police reported she left her home at approximately 6 a.m. Oct. 23 and failed to return at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 as expected. Police reported she is described as 5'4", 119 pounds, short dark hair, with a tattoo on her neck reading "no lies just love," a tattoo on her left shoulder blade of a bat and a pierced tongue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-728-3600 or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 800-83-CRIME.