Area Police Reports


Carole Tamayo, 47, of Jamestown was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police on Tuesday responded to 25 Price St. when Tamayo allegedly became irate, yelling and using obscene language in public. Officers attempted to arrest her for disorderly conduct, however, Tamayo became physically resistant and noncompliant. She was eventually taken into custody and placed in Jamestown City Jail.

Steven W. Hallmark, 26, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At 2:26 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the area of 188 Falconer St. for a reported fight. When officers arrived, they could hear a physical altercation inside the upper apartment. The occupants of the apartment refused to answer the door. Police were required to use force to enter the apartment. As officers were entering the apartment, Hallmark allegedly attempted to flee by exiting a window and jumping off the roof. He encountered officers outside, at which time he physically resisted arrest. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and is currently being held awaiting arraignment.

Kristine McCool, 27, of Falconer Street, Jamestown was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful growing of cannabis. Police on Wednesday responded to reports of a fight. Upon arrival, officers could hear a physical altercation inside the upper apartment. Officers used force to enter the apartment and found McCool inside the back bedroom. She was allegedly highly intoxicated and unable to care for her children, all of whom were inside the apartment. Further investigation discovered a small marijuana growing operation. McCool was transported to Jamestown City Jail, and is being held without bail awaiting arraignment.


DUNKIRK – Brenda L. Carter-Ducett, 50, of Deer Street, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree. Carter-Ducett was located in Buffalo and was arrested on a Chautauqua County Court secret grand jury indictment warrant. The warrant had been issued after the district attorney presented an investigation from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force to a grand jury. It is alleged Carter-Ducett had been selling quantities of crack cocaine from her Dunkirk residence. She was transported to City of Dunkirk Jail for processing before being taken Chautauqua County Jail to wait arraignment.


DELEVAN – Suzanne E. Holland, 29, of Cobb Avenue, was charged with welfare fraud in the third-degree, grand larceny in the third degree and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Holland allegedly failed to report that her boyfriend, who had income, was living in her household on the applications she submitted to the county Department of Social Services from February 2010 through August 2010. Holland received $3,838.50 in cash assistance and food stamps at that time.

EASTON, Pa. – Stephanie Almond, 34, was taken into custody Tuesday by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Pennsylvania. She was remanded to the county jail without bail where she will be held for 30 days or until she is extradited back to Pennsylvania.

ALLEGANY – Gayle A. Peterson, 53, of North Second Street, was charged with harassment in the second-degree and stalking in the fourth-degree. Peterson was charged on Monday following an incident that occurred in the town of Allegany. She will appear in court at a later date.