Area Police Reports


MAYVILLE – Jedediah J. Shaw, 30, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. While incarcerated at Chautauqua County Jail, Shaw used a broom handle to smash three sprinkler heads in a fire-suppression system, resulting in $460.19 in damage. Shaw was and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN – Dennis L. Penhollow II, 39, of Fairmount Avenue, was arrested on a secret Chautauqua County grand jury indictment warrant. Penhollow had been indicted earlier by a grand jury based on an investigation by the district attorney’s office and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. It is believed Penhollow sold quantities of crack cocaine to agents in the city of Jamestown over the past several months. He was arrested and turned over to the sheriff’s office where he is awaiting arraignment.

KIANTONE – Scott A Nelson, 43, of Columbia Street, Jamestown, was charged with inadequate headlights, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI per se. Deputies on Monday stopped Nelson in the town of Kiantone for not having adequate headlights. Investigation found him to be intoxicated and was placed into custody. Nelson was released and is to appear in court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA – Rachael A. Blanchard, 30, of Erie Street, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. Deputies on Monday charged Blanchard after they said she called and sent unwanted and harassing messages to another person. She was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charge at a later date.


Jordan K. Freeman, 18, was charged with petit larceny Monday at Spencer’s Gifts at the Chautauqua Mall. Police say Freeman stole a bracelet from the store. He was issued an appearance ticket to be in Town of Busti Court at a later date.


An 18-year-old youth was charged for unlawful possession of marijuana. Police walking the beat noticed a suspicious person. Further investigation found the person to be in possession of marijuana in plain view of officers. He was arrested and will appear in Village of Westfield Court at a later date.

Dustin W. Hale, 28, of West Avenue, Portland, was charged with speeding, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Police on Sunday stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Investigation found Hale to have a suspended license and a hypodermic needle under his seat. Hale was arrested and is to appear in court at a later date.

Min S. Yim, 24, of Ithaca was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding. Police on Jan. 12 observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. Investigation found Yim to have a suspended license. He will answer the charges in court at a later date.


Michael Pollaro, 27, of Foote Avenue, Jamestown, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Police say Pollaro pawned a stolen necklace in late October.

Steven D. Schrecengost, 18, of West Fifth Street, Jamestown, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. Police investigated a reported harassment complaint from a town resident. An arrest warrant followed the investigation. Schrecengost was located, arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail and is to appear in court a later date.