JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Derrick L. Williams, 19, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief Monday after police were called to 132 Barrows St. for a domestic dispute around 1:50 a.m. Police reported that Williams allegedly kicked and damaged the door to the home as he was leaving following a dispute, and he was located and taken into custody. He was held awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Court.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
JAMESTOWN - Susan Williamson, 36, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and 16 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing Monday, following an investigation into welfare fraud. According to investigators, Williamson allegedly provided child care for a child whose parent was actually not at work and was able to watch them. Therefore, investigators allege that both Williamson and the parent signed 16 time sheets which were false, resulting in Williamson receiving $2,346.37 in benefits to which she wasn't entitled. She was released with an appearance ticket and will be in court later.
JAMESTOWN - Lakita S. Saintkitts, 19, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated and cited for inadequate headlights and speeding Saturday after she was pulled over on Foote Avenue for only having one head light and speeding, deputies said. She was processed on the charge and released with an appearance ticket for Jamestown City Court.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
FALCONER - Virgen M. Rodriguez, 32, of Jamestown was charged with reckless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and driving without a license Monday, after a one-car accident on West Main Street in Falconer. Police reported that just before 7 a.m., Rodriguez was part of a domestic dispute with the other person in a vehicle driving in front of her car. She reportedly slid off the road due to her speed, police say, and since the car was badly damaged, she was trapped inside. She was freed from her car with the assistance of firefighters from Jamestown and Falconer fire departments, and taken to WCA Hospital for treatment by AlStar EMTs. She was given an appearance ticket and will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
WEST ELLICOTT - Laura R. Hetrick, 25, of Falconer and Ryan P. Richard, 22, of Jamestown, were both taken into custody Saturday after a traffic stop on Fairmount Avenue. Police say that Hetrick was driving while her passenger, Richard, had an active order of protection against her. Police said they found marijuana in the vehicle and that Richard was in possession of a gravity knife. Hetrick was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, Richard was charged with fourth-degree criminal profession of a weapon and they were both cited for unlawful possession of marijuana. They were arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail where Hetrick was held in lieu of $1,000 bail and Richard was held in lieu of $750 bail.
FALCONER - Elwood L. Martin Jr., 48, of Falconer was charged with DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to maintain lane Saturday after a traffic stop on South Work Street. He was processed at the Ellicott police station and released with an appearance ticket.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
SHERMAN - James L. Keenan, 42, of Edmonds, Wa., was charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated Saturday following a traffic stop on Route 76 in Sherman around 2 a.m. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket and will be in court later.
ELLICOTT - Karl J. Butera, 48, of Falconer was charged with first-offense DWI and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test Sunday after a traffic stop on Davis Street in Ellicott. Butera was processed and released with an appearance ticket and will be in Ellicott Town Court later.
JAMESTOWN - Wesley L. Jackson, 41, of Jamestown was charged with first-offense DWI Sunday after a traffic stop on East Second Street around 9:43 p.m. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable in Jamestown City Court later.
POMFRET - Michael P. Skelly, 39, of Forestville was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and cited for several traffic infractions Sunday after a traffic stop on Route 20 in Sheridan. Troopers reported that Skelly was seen in his 2000 Jeep not wearing a seatbelt and he passed a vehicle on the shoulder of the road. When he was pulled over, troopers said he failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. At the barracks in Fredonia, Skelly allegedly submitted to a urine test, which has been sent to the State Police Crime Lab in Olean for analysis. He was charged and released to appear in Sheridan Town Court on Jan. 7. Troopers were assisted by a Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy.
NORTH HARMONY - Angel Padua Santos, 20, and Jose Luis Martinez German, 39, both of Newark, N.J., were taken into custody on federal misdemeanor warrants in the town of North Harmony.
SALAMANCA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SALAMANCA - Lauren A. Stevens, 18, of Salamanca, was charged with second-degree criminal personation and obstruction of governmental administration Sunday around 10:25 a.m. He was processed and held awaiting arraignment in Salamanca City Court.
PA. LAW ENFORCEMENT
CONEWANGO -The owner of a 1998 maroon Ford Windstar minivan reported to Conewango township police on Dec. 17 that the vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot at 1586 Market St. approximately a week earlier. Police said the vehicle's registration number is DYS7615. Anyone with information is asked to call the Conewango Police Department at 814-726-0725 or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 800-83-CRIME.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police are looking for Jeremiah Kays, 21, of an unknown address for allegedly obtaining a victim's prescription medication without authorization from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy and his part in stealing a motorcycle from a North Warren resident. Another victim reported that a 2004 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle had been taken from a North Warren storage unit along with a riding jacket, gloves and helmet between Dec. 6 and 10. Police said the motorcycle was recovered in London, Ky., on Dec. 13. A warrant has been issued for Kays for felony acquisition of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor forgery and misdemeanor identity theft, felony burglary, felony theft of motorcycle and three misdemeanor thefts. Anyone with information is asked to call the Conewango Police Department at 814-726-0725 or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 800-83-CRIME.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police were dispatched to the BP gas station in North Warren this past Friday to investigate a vehicle driven by Rebecca Mey, 30, Cleveland and was reported as an unauthorized use by the Cleveland police. Police said Mey was taken into custody at 9:10 a.m. Friday and charged with felony receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer and remanded to the Warren County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
CONEWANGO - Employees at Wal-Mart contacted Conewango township police at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 18 about a suspicious person who had been in the store for over 24 hours. Police said they detained Daniel Vazquez, 19, Mexico. When he was asked to produce identification, police said Vazquez admitted being in the U.S. illegally. Police said Vazquez was taken into custody and then released into the custody of U.S. Border Patrol agents from Erie, pending deportation. Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, police were once again called when two men were looking for their friend, Daniel Vazquez. Police said Feliciano Rodriguez, 26, and Genaro Martinez, 27, both of Mexico, were taken into custody as illegal aliens. Police said U.S. Border Patrol agents took the pair into custody for deportation.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a reported retail theft at 7:35 p.m. Friday. According to police, they attempted to take Kane resident Josh Bodistow into custody, but he allegedly became uncooperative and was eventually subdued. Police said Bodistow concealed $95.93 worth of merchandise in his coat. Police said Bodistow was charged with retail theft, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He taken before District Justice Cynthia Lindemuth and committed to the Warren County Jail on $5,000 bail.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police charged Nathan Marketich, of Russell with retail theft at 7:05 p.m. Friday after he allegedly opened and concealed a $24 item held for sale at the store.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police reported that at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 13, they were dispatched to a retail theft at Wal-Mart where they met with John E. Walsh of Youngsville. According to police, Walsh concealed six items valued at $697.48 with the intent to not pay for them and is being charged with one count of misdemeanor retail theft which has been filed with District Justice Laura Bauer.
CONEWANGO - Conewango township police reported that at 9:07 p.m. on Dec. 13, they were dispatched to a retail theft at Wal-Mart where they met with Michael John Hutley, 28, 215 Fulton St., Jamestown. According to police, Hutley concealed 9 X-box 360 video games with the intent to not pay for them. Police reported they also found Hutley had several items of drug paraphernalia on him and also found that he was not permitted on Wal-Mart property for a past retail theft. According to police, Hutley was taken into custody and charged with one count misdemeanor retail theft, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and defiant trespass. Hutley was later committed to Warren County Jail on $15,000 bail.
WARREN - Warren city police reported that Estevean Allen, 32, of Tidioute was charged with two counts of retail theft Friday after he allegedly tried to steal two iPods from the Blue Ribbon Rentals store on Liberty Street.
WARREN - Hazel A. Wegg, 50, of Warren was charged with retail theft on Dec. 8 after she allegedly stole a sub from the deli counter of the Country Fair store on pennsylvania Avenue around 11:53 a.m.
GLADE - Warren-based state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on 9:27 p.m. Saturday. According to police, Kimberly A. Harrison, 21, and her passengers Alisa B. Clever, 21, and Douglas Schulze, 22, all of Warren, were traveling south on Wright Road and went off the west side of the road and struck a tree. All were wearing seatbelts and Harrison sustained a facial injury from the airbag. Police said her vehicle was towed from the scene and Glade volunteer firefighters assisted with the incident.
PITTSFIELD - Warren-based state police responded to an accident on Route 6 at 5:37 p.m. on Saturday. Police reported that Jessica L. Kaschack, 21, Erie, was traveling west on Route 6 when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered road. Her vehicle spun 180 degrees clockwise into the eastbound lane where the vehicle was struck by a another driven by Ottis D. Putler, 59, and his passengers, Debra S. Putler, 57, and Scott S. Putler, 27, all of Evansville, Ind. Putler's vehicle traveled off the roadway and came to a stop in a yard on the south side of Route 6. Everyone was wearing seatbelts and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Police said Kaschak complained of head pain from striking the driver's door window. Wrightsville volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene.
PLEASANT - Personnel at Blair Corp. reported to Warren-based state police that Kipp Spencer, 22, Warren, stole several items of merchandise valued at approximately $255 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 14. Police said charges of theft by unlawful taking were filed through District Justice Arthur Zerbe's office.
SPRING CREEK - Warren-based state police reported Lisa Hotovy, 36, and her passenger Kevin Hotovy, 39, both of Corry, were traveling south on Route 426 when Lisa lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the oncoming northbound lane, striking a vehicle driven by Delores Maleski, 60, Corry, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. According to police, Ms. Hotovy was driving too fast for the conditions. The drivers of both vehicles reported minor injuries due to the crash and were transported to Corry Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police were assisted at the scene by Spring Creek volunteer firefighters as well as Corry EMS. Police said traffic violation charges were pending completion of the investigation.
BROKENSTRAW - Larry Watson, 69, of Warren was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday after a one-car accident. Warren-based state police reported that around 8:10 p.m., Watson was driving a 1999 Saturn east on State Route 3022 when he missed a left turn and slid into the guide rails on the side of the road. His vehicle sustained minor damage and he was subsequently charged with DUI.