Area Police Reports


BEMUS POINT – John Sirianno, 52, of Route 430 was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding. Deputies on Wednesday at 8:39 p.m. pulled Sirianno over for speeding. An investigation found him to have a suspended license for failure to answer a summons. He appeared in Charlotte Court and will appear in Ellery Court at a later date.

BUSTI – A house fire on Tuesday night on Lawson Road has been labeled as accidental by the Chautauqua County fire investigation team. An investigation into the fire, which began at 11 p.m., determined the blaze started on the bed. Police believe an electric blanket left on started the fire. No injuries were reported.


Harry G. Ratliff, 42, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Officers on Wednesday took a report of a male using a stolen debit/credit card at several area businesses. Police were able to locate Ratliff for stealing the card from a residence where he was working. He is being held in city jail pending arraignment. Investigation is ongoing.


Alberto J. Acevedo, 22, of Newland Avenue, Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Acevedo was charged following two separate incident at Wal-Mart in January. On Jan. 2, he entered the store and reportedly stole merchandise. Police said Acevedo on Jan. 8 again entered the store and broke a lock before stealing merchandise. Police said he stole $1,587 worth of merchandise. A detainer was sent to Chautauqua County Jail where Acevedo is being held on unrelated charges. He is due back in court at a later date.


HINSDALE – Drew W. Holland, 28, of Olean-Portville Road, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Holland was stopped by deputies on Tuesday at 9:55 a.m. on Route 16 after an incident that occurred in the city of Olean. He was issued a traffic ticket and was released to Olean police. Holland will appear in court at a later date.

DAYTON – Jeffery A. Schosek, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right. Deputies charged Schosek following a motor vehicle accident in the town of Dayton. He was transported to Lake Shore Hospital for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.