JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
David M. Waaga-Thorton, 19, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest on Wednesday, following a domestic dispute at a South Main Street residence around 11:31 p.m. Police said that during the incident, Thornton allegedly broke two windows in the house. When the responding officer told him near the entry door that he was under arrest, Thornton allegedly ran through the house and was taken into custody on the second floor after a brief struggle, police said. He was taken to the city jail without incident and held awaiting arraignment.
McKinley Barnes Jr., 33, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent, and failure to use designated lane Thursday following a personal-injury accident on Foote Avenue around 1:42 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they determined that the occupants of one vehicle sustained minor injuries and were taken to WCA Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle, Barnes, was charged with DWI and taken to the city jail where he was held awaiting arraignment.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SHERIDAN - Angela D. Fisk, 23, of Forestville was charged with petit larceny on March 26 after allegedly stealing six DVDs from an aquaintance's bedroom in a house located off of South Roberts Road. The movies were recovered and Fisk was given an appearance ticket returnable in Sheridan Town Court later.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
YORKSHIRE - A 17-year-old male from Chaffee, N.Y., was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday after he was allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance at the Pioneer Central School in Yorkshire. He was taken into custody, arraigned and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail where he was held in lieu of $1,000 bail. He will return to court later.
SALAMANCA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Richard O. McLarney, 22, of Salamanca was taken into custody Thursday on two warrants. One charged him with fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny and the second warrant charged him with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Police said both warrants stemmed from separate but related incidents and McLarney is being held awaiting pending court action.
Pamela L. Stafford, 43, of Salamanca was taken into custody Wednesday on a warrant charging her with violating the conditions of her probation. She was arraigned and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail where she was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Michael J. Redeye, 26, of Salamanca was charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Wednesday, following an incident that happened on March 5 around 1:50 p.m. He was taken into custody, arraigned and later released after posting $500 bail. He will return to Salamanca City Court today.
PENNSYLVANIA LAW ENFORCEMENT
WARREN - Warren County Sheriff's deputies reported charging Herbert E. Simmons, 56, of Warren with driving under the influence, driving without a license and several traffic violations after he was pulled over for allegedly speeding around 9:12 p.m. on March 2 on Route 6 near Mason Road. According to deputies, a criminal complaint has been filed through the office of District Justice Laura Bauer and Simmons was released from custody pending further court action.
ELDRED - According to Warren-based state police, a juvenile allegation was filed through the Warren County Juvenile Probation Department on Monday, charging a known male juvenile with one count of rape, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault. Police said the charges stem from an incident that allegedly happened at a home in Eldrid involving a female minor during the weekend of Feb. 12-14.
SOUTHWEST - Warren-based state police reported that between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, someone arrived at a piece of land where The LC Whitford Company of Wellsville, N.Y., had heavy construction equipment parked. Police said someone caused damage to a loader, excavator and trailer by cutting out the windows, puncturing the tires, cutting wires and throwing stones through the windows and then fled the scene. According to police, the damage to the equipment is estimated to be about $5,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-728-3600 or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 800-83-CRIME.
WATSON - Warren County Sheriff's deputies reported on Wednesday that Leroy Blake Work Jr., 49, of Newton, N.C., was arraigned before District Magistrate Cynthia Lindemuth on criminal charges for default in required appearance and resisting arrest or other law enforcement by the Warren County Sheriff's Office. According to deputies, on July 31, Work was observed operating a 1992 Ford truck on Route 337 by a deputy. When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and execute a warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on an original charge of carrying a firearm without a license, Work allegedly drove his vehicle onto Forest Service Road 645. Deputies reported Work abandoned his vehicle at the end of the road and fled on foot into the woods. According to deputies, law enforcement searched the area and Work absconded to another state to avoid apprehension. Work was taken into custody and placed in the Warren County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.