JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tina M. Harmon, 39, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of second-degree harassment Sunday, after police were called to a Tower Street home for a reported domestic dispute. Police reported that a 16- and 17-year-old reported that Harmon came home highly intoxicated and attempted to go after the youths, pushing one and scratching the other on the arm. Harmon was taken into custody and held awaiting arraignment.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
PORTLAND - Jon P. Kimbel, 41, of Westfield was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and cited for making an unsafe lane change and turning without signaling March 18. Deputies report that Kimbel was pulled over on Ellicott Road in Portland around 1:10 a.m. for the aforementioned traffic offenses and allegedly found to be intoxicated. A check of his driving record revealed a previous DWI conviction, elevating the current charge to the felony level. He was taken into custody, arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail where he was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
DUNKIRK - Crystal Way, 25, of Forestville was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps Friday, after she allegedly failed to report income from unemployment to the Department of Social Services. According to investigators with the sheriff's office, she received benefits totaling $2,932 to which she wasn't entitled between October 2009 and January 2010. She was given an appearance ticket and will be in court later.
MAYVILLE - Carol Muniz, 45, of Dunkirk, Shawn M. Garrett, 28, of Jamestown and Jacqueline Armstrong, 34, of Erie, Pa., were all taken into custody following appearances on the county's most wanted list for separate probation violations. All three names will be removed from the list and appear in court later.
HANOVER - Clifford S. Dowdy, 31, of Fredonia was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and cited for having inadequate headlights March 16, following a traffic stop on Routes 5 and 20 around 10 p.m. He was given an appearance ticket and will be in Hanover Town Court later.
FREWSBURG - Jason S. Smith, 39, of Frewsburg was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief Sunday, following a domestic dispute at Water Street home. Deputies report that around 11 a.m. Sunday, Smith arrived at the Water Street home where his wife reportedly was and became angry that she would not let him take her car. He then allegedly broke the driver's side window on the 1995 Pontiac Bonneville and was later taken into custody. Smith was arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail. Deputies were assisted at the scene by New York State Police.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST ELLICOTT - Elizabeth M. Jones, 30, of Jamestown was charged with DWI and cited for failure to maintain lane Sunday, following a traffic stop on Fairmount Avenue. Police reported that around 3 a.m., Jones was seen driving on Fairmount Avenue crossing between both lanes. She was pulled over and her blood-alcohol content was allegedly .15 percent. She was processed and released with an appearance ticket and will be in court later.
FALCONER - Dina L. Cook, 40, of Jamestown was charged with felony DWI and cited for failure to signal a turn Sunday, following a traffic stop on Main Street in Falconer. Police reported that around 2:29 a.m., Cook was seen turning without a signal and pulled over. Her BAC was allegedly .17 percent, and a check of her driving record revealed a previous DWI conviction, elevating the current charge to the felony level. She was taken into custody, processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable in Ellicott Town Court later.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
CHERRY CREEK - Keegan J. Lachut, 30, of Cherry Creek was charged with first-offense DWI and aggravated DWI this past Friday, following a traffic stop on Railroad Avenue in Cherry Creek around 11:30 p.m. He was taken into custody, processed and released to a third party with an appearance ticket.
POLAND - Noelle A. Reding, 26, of Randolph was charged with first-offense DWI on Sunday, following a traffic stop on Route 62 around 1:35 a.m. She was taken into custody, processed and released to a third party with an appearance ticket.
SALAMANCA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Kevin S. McLarney, no age given, of Killbuck was charged with DWI on Saturday, following a traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket and will be in court later.
Angel M. Stebbins, 22, of Salmanca was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration Saturday, after she allegedly interfered with police as they tried to arrest a man inside the Clinton Street bar. Stebbins was held at the Salamanca City Jail and one officer suffered an injury to his finger.
Two females were cited for disorderly conduct Saturday after they were seen causing a scene on Main Street just before 1 a.m. Police reported that a 21-year-old Salamanca woman was screaming and trying to kick the windows out of a Main Street business while a 22-year-old female was seen doing the same thing but with an alcoholic beverage. Both women were cited for disorderly conduct and the 22-year-old was also cited for public consumption. They were processed and released with appearance tickets.
PENNSYLVANIA LAW ENFORCEMENT
CONEWANGO - Conewango Township police were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a past tense hit-and-run March 19, and are asking the public for information relating to the incident. According to police, Sharon K. Hilyer stated that someone had struck her vehicle between 9:45 p.m. March 18 and 12:30 a.m. March 19 in row No. 7 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Police said that the vehicle is described as a maroon, four-door Kia Optima. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Conewango Township police at 814-726-0725.
SUGAR GROVE - Shawn T. Wilcox, no age given, of Jamestown will be charged for allegedly assaulting a Sugar Grove man at The Bucket on Main Street in Sugar Grove on March 18. Warren-based state police said charges will be field through District Judge Laura Bauer's office.
WARREN - Warren city police reported that Scott D. Fischer, 47, of North Warren was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespassing, loitering and prowling at night, criminal mischief and public drunkeness Saturday, following an incident on East Street. Around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Fischer allegedly broke a glass window pane on a door of a home located on the 600 block of East Street. He also allegedly entered the home without the owner's knowledge or permission.
WARREN - Jeremei L. Banks, 27, of Warren was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct Saturday, after police were called to investigate a domestic dispute at his home around 5:19 a.m.
WARREN - Zakary M. Alcorn, 19, who is reportedly homeless was taken into custody and charged with third-offense retail theft Friday after he was allegedly caught shoplifting at Thorne's Bilo on Market Street. Police reported that they were called to the store around 9:55 a.m. and upon arrival, learned that Alcorn allegedly walked out without paying for $6.45 worth of merchandise.
WARREN - A resident living at 24 Conewango Ave. reported that sometime Saturday between 7 and 9 p.m., someone stole his Redline BMX bicycle with chrome pegs from his back porch. The bike is valued at $350, and anyone with information is asked to call Warren city police.
PLEASANT - Christopher Nelson, 31, of Clarendon, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence Saturday, following a traffic stop on Route 6 near Crescent Park around 6:20 p.m. He allegedly refused to submit to a blood test and charges will be filed through District Judge Art Zerbe's office.
BROKENSTRAW - Warren-based state police are warning the public about a traditional mail-based scam aiming to defraud them of money. A Matthews Run Road resident received a letter from the Sovereign Market Research mystery shopper program inviting him to participate in a consumer research project. He was told to cash the enclosed check for $3,870 and then send two separate money orders back to "cover sender fees." The victim later learned from his bank that the check he cashed was fraudulent. Investigators are asking anyone who wants to report a scam to notify the state's Attorney General's office or the Federal Trade Commission, wither by visiting www.ftc.org or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP. If you've received a scam through the US Postal Service, you can report it by visiting www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect.