Area Police Reports


Andrew Harper, 28, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers on Monday at 5:34 p.m. responded to a report of a fight. Police located a female victim who said Harper was allegedly causing a disturbance. It is believed Harper punched a window and struck the female. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.

Tina M. Kennedy, 30, of Warren, Pa., was charged with unnecessary noise and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Officers on Tuesday learned Kennedy possessed a vehicle beyond the time she agreed to return it to the vehicle’s owner. Police said Kennedy became belligerent in a public place while being interviewed. She was in city jail awaiting arraignment.


CHERRY CREEK – Charles R. Houser II, 27, of Old Chautauqua Road, Gerry, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 or greater and failure to stay in lane. Deputies on Monday at 8:19 p.m. were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 83. Police learned a vehicle went off the side of the road, struck a fence and came to rest in a ditch. Houser was allegedly found to be intoxicated. He was issued appearance tickets and will be in Cherry Creek Court at a later date.

NORTH HARMONY – Joseph A. Pinzone, 24, of Route 394, Ashville, was charged with second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. According to a police report, an incident occurred April 6 at 4:40 p.m. as a result of a property line dispute among neighbors. Pinzone was arraigned in North Harmony Court and released.


OLEAN – James M. Hovey, 24, of Old Court Street, was charged with theft of service. Police said Hovey obtained a taxi ride in Salamanca but did not have funds to pay for the ride. He was processed and released to appear in court at a later date.

DAYTON – David J. Becker, 39, of Gable Street, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and criminal mischief. Deputies on Monday at 3 a.m. responded to a report of a domestic incident and learned Becker was intoxicated. He was arraigned and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail. Becker is due back in court at a later date.


HANOVER – Michael E. Coggins, 46, of Silver Creek, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespassing. Troopers on Monday responded to a domestic incident and learned Coggins showed up at a residence uninvited after being told he was not allowed there. Troopers also learned Coggins drove away from the residence, damaging the yard. He is due in Hanover Court at a later date.