Area Police Reports


HANOVER – Starlene G. Schindler, 32, of Rail Road Avenue, Irving, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, failure to keep right, failure to maintain lane and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies on Sunday pulled over a vehicle on Route 5 in the town of Hanover. Schindler was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. She was arraigned in Hanover Court and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .18 percent. Schindler was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court at a later date.

POMFRET – Dynell D. Scott, 23, of Newark, N.Y., was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, driving without headlights, insufficient tires, moving from a lane unsafely, unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies on Sunday observed a vehicle on Bennett Road in Pomfret without headlights. Sparks also were seen coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. Deputies noticed after stopping the vehicle that Scott did not have a tire on the front right passenger side of his vehicle and was driving on the rim. Scott will appear in Pomfret Court at a later date.


Steven Pielmeier, of Prospect Street, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Police on Saturday were dispatched to Prospect Street to assist Alstar Ambulance and Jamestown Fire Department. Upon arrival, Pielmeier was found unconscious in a vehicle in the parking lot. Police found three hypodermic needles in the vehicle on the dashboard. Further search found several small packages containing a substance believed to be heroin. Pielmeier was transported to city jail without incident and is pending arraignment.

Michael G. Sonn, 50, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police on Friday performed a street check of Sonn, who was believed to have a valid warrant from the city of Jamestown. After making contact, Sonn fled from officers and was caught a short distance later. While taking inventory, police found 11 grams of marijuana on Sonn’s. He was transported to city jail and is awaiting arraignment.


Miguel A. Soto was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and trespassing. Soto was charged following a Jan. 25 incident at the Wal-Mart in Lakewood where he purposely damaged four PlayStation controller boxes that belonged to the store. While processing police found that Soto had been banned from all Wal-Mart properties. He was issued an appearance ticket and will be in court at a later date.