Jacob S. Evan, 27, of Jamestown was charged with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. According to police, officers observed a vehicle that was being operated by Evan failing to keep right multiple times before he was stopped. Evan was found to be intoxicated and charged. He will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.
Jose L. Ortiz, 34, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree criminal contempt at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday. Additionally, Amber M. Giancotti, 27, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. According to officers, Ortiz was attempting to reach for an object inside Giancotti's vehicle. It is alleged that Giancotti rolled the window up on Ortiz's arm and began driving down the road, dragging him. Officers learned that there was a valid order of protection from Jamestown City Court for Ortiz to stay away from Giancotti. Both subjects were taken to the city jail pending arraignment.
Zachary D. Ellis, 28, of Fredonia was charged with driving while his ability was impaired by drugs, not wearing a seatbelt and failure to maintain a lane at 7 a.m. Thursday. According to police, Ellis struck a utility pole with his vehicle causing severe damage to the pole and vehicle. He was transported to WCA Hospital for minor injuries and charged.
Jessica L. Blake, 22, of Jamestown was charged with making an unsafe lane change, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, officers were dispatched to the area of Baker Street near Bergman Park for a report of a loud bang. Upon arrival, they found a two-car motor vehicle accident with an injured pedestrian. The pedestrian was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at WCA Hospital. Blake was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.
LAKEWOOD - Christopher A. Howard, 20, of Russell, Pa., was charged with falsely reporting an incident at 6:40 a.m. Sunday. According to police, it was reported that vehicles were racing around the mall when they struck another vehicle head on and fled the scene. After an investigation, it was found that the reported incident had not occurred. A warrant was issued for Howard, who turned himself into Lakewood-Busti Police. He was then issued an appearance ticket to return to court later. Lakewood and Celoron Fire Departments as well as the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office also assisted in the investigation.
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CHAUTAUQUA - Rose E. Raynor, 27, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. According to police, Raynor allegedly attempted to pass contraband to an inmate she was visiting. Both Raynor and the inmate were charged and will appear in court at a later date.