Area Police Reports


BROCTON – Christopher A. Moore, 31, of West Howard Avenue, Dunkirk was charged with failure to use a turn signal, driving while intoxicated, and blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater. On Jan. 13, Moore was stopped for allegedly failing to use a turn signal while making a righthand turn off Central Avenue. He was later released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.


Randy A. Haskins, 20, of Livingston Avenue, Jamestown was taken into custody on a warrant for petit larceny. According to police, Haskins allegedly stole property from a business in West Ellicott. He was arraigned in town of Ellicott court. Haskins was then turned over to Jamestown police for an active warrant.


James C. Schnars III, 41, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Police on Monday were dispatched to Tim Hortons for a report of a subject who had allegedly stolen an item from the store without paying and fled the area. Officers located Schnars a short distance from the store and identified him as the subject who had stolen a bag of potato chips. He was transported to city jail where he was held on bail.

Lawrence Rushmore, 57, of East Second Street, Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Police on Sunday responded to South Main Street for a past-tense violation of an order of protection. A female victim reported that Rushmore allegedly attempted to contact her at her residence on Jan. 19. Rushmore had a valid order of protection against him. He was transported to city jail without incident.


Michael C. Demarco, 33, of Beech Street, Jamestown was taken into custody for a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of first-degree criminal contempt. Demarco was arraigned in town of Busti Court.


Taylor McFarland, 20, of Dunkirk was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. State Police on Jan. 11 pulled a vehicle over on Route 60 in Sinclairville. The trooper could allegedly smell marijuana coming from the car. McFarland was found to have a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket for the town of Charlotte Court and was also cited for speeding.

Craig Kopta, 32, of East Johnson Road, Ripley, was charged on Jan. 19 with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Shortman Road for no lit headlights. Police said Kopta had a blood-alcohol content of .12 percent. He was charged with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle and failing to notify the DMV of an address change. Kopta will answer the charges in town of Ripley Court at a later date.