Area Police Reports


Randall J. Langworthy, 30, was charged at 9 p.m. on Sunday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and criminal obstruction of breathing. Officers responded to Cherry Street for a possible domestic incident. Langworthy was found to have allegedly choked and damaged property of a victim and refused to leave. Langworthy was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident.

Luis D. Santana-Lazuranis, 19, was charged at 6:10 a.m. on Sunday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment. Officers responded for a domestic violence incident. Police learned Santana-Lazuranis restrained a female victim and damaged several items belonging to her. When the victim attempted to call police, the Jamestown resident allegedly took her cellphone. Santana-Lazuranis was later located and transported to Jamestown City Jail. He was awaiting arraignment.

Eugene V. Lesak Jr., 46, was taken into custody at 1 p.m. on Friday for two outstanding bench warrants. Upon investigating, police learned there was a valid order of protection against Lesak with someone present at his location. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Lesak was being held pending arraignment.

Alberto Santiago, 40, was charged at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday with aggravated family offense, aggravated criminal contempt, two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, unlawful imprisonment and criminal trespassing. Officers responded for a report of an unwanted individual. Police learned the victim had a valid order of protection against Santiago. He was taken into custody, where the victim later said Santiago threatened her with a knife and entered her apartment and stayed after being told to leave. Santiago was being held in Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.


Christine L. Hawkins was charged at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with harassment and disorderly conduct. Police responded for a fight with about 15 people gathering. Police learned Hawkins made threats and act in an alarming manner toward another person. She was arraigned in Busti Court and released. Hawkins will be back in court at a later date.

Maritza I. Hernandez, 24, of Jamestown, was charged at 5 p.m. on Sunday with disorderly conduct. Police were sent to Chautauqua Mall for a shoplifting incident. During their investigation, Hernandez continued to use obscene language, police said. She was issued appearance tickets and is due in court at a later date.

Joseph J. Thayer, 36, of Jamestown, was charged at 12:50 p.m. on Monday with petit larceny. Thayer was observed leaving Wal-Mart without paying for $60.25 in merchandise. He was stopped and detained by Wal-Mart employees. Thayer was issued appearance tickets and will be in court at a later date.

Melissa A. Sweeny, 40, of Ashville, was charged at 2:30 p.m. on Monday with third-degree assault. Sweeny was taken into custody on a warrant stemming from an incident in the town of Busti where police said she assaulted another female, causing injury. Sweeny will be back in court at a later date.


ELLERY – Meryl A. Roush, 28, of Ellicottville, was charged at 5:23 a.m. on Saturday with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se. Deputies responded to a property damage accident but were unable to find anyone. Roush was later located. She will be in court at a later date.

PORTLAND – Ari Paff, 29, of Brocton, was charged at 2:29 a.m. on Friday with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to use a turn signal. Deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal a turn. Paff was later found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. He was released and will be in court at a later date.