Area Police Reports


LITTLE VALLEY – Frank A. Nuttall III, 39, of 108 Mill St., Little Valley, was charged at 5:15 a.m. Thursday with unlawful growing of marijuana plants. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant, assisted by Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies at the address. Nuttall was charged and a large number of marijuana plants, processed and packaged marijuana, cash and narcotics were seized. He will appear in Little Valley Court to answer the charges at a later date.


POMFRET – Jeramie Klahn, 36, of Fredonia was charged at 2:22 a.m. on May 4 with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher and failure to keep right. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Berry Road which was observed crossing over the center line. Klahn was found to be the operator and further investigation allegedly found him to be intoxicated. He was arrested, released with traffic tickets and is to appear in Pomfret Court at a later date to answer the charges.

HANOVER – Ryan A. Davis, 23, of 57 Center St., Angola, was charged at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, with third-degree criminal tampering stemming from an incident that occurred on May 6 in the town of Hanover. Davis tampered with the property of another person with intent to cause substantial inconvenience. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in court at a later date.


WARREN – Robert Nelson, of 11 Garden Lane, and John Jarjabka Jr., of 14 Glenwood St., both of Warren, were charged at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday with simple assault. The incident occurred as Nelson and Jarjabka went to the trailer of a Warren resident and allegedly assaulted him. The assault occurred because a third party told Nelson and Jarjabka that the Warren resident struck her in the face.

WARREN – A 9-year-old female who is a fourth-grade pupil in Warren was charged at 3:33 p.m. on Thursday with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple assault. Pennsylvania State Troopers responded to the Warren Area High School lower parking lot for a reported emergency situation involving a fully loaded school bus (kindergarten through 12th grade). The 9-year-old was told several times by the bus driver to sit in her assigned seat, but she refused. She was then encountered by a 17-year-old Warren High School student who asked the 9-year-old to move to her assigned seat on the school bus so the 17-year-old could leave. The 9-year-old refused to move and when confronted by the 17-year-old, she pulled a pair of point scissors and proceeded to point at and threaten the 17-year-old with physical harm. Investigation continues. Warren City Police officers assisted at the scene.


SALAMANCA – Caleb K. Groff, 31, of Salamanca was charged at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment, following an incident that occurred in the city of Salamanca.

SALAMANCA – David E. Pennell, 29, of Salamanca was charged at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday with criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt following an incident that occurred in the city of Salamanca. Pennell is being held awaiting arraignment.

SALAMANCA – Sheila D. Grimes, 20, of 19 Herman St., Salamanca was charged at 9:06 a.m. on Wednesday with two counts of second-degree harassment and one count of criminal contempt. She was arraigned and released. She is to return to Salamanca Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – An underage Salamanca female was charged at 9:13 a.m. on Wednesday with two counts of second-degree harassment and one count of criminal contempt. She was arraigned and released and is to return to Salamanca City Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – Cindy L. Mix, 36, of 33 Catherine Drive, Salamanca, was charged at 8:04 p.m. on Wednesday, with having inadequate shelter for her dog. She was given an appearance ticket and is to report in Salamanca City Court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – Justin M. Oakes, 27, of Elm St., Bradford, was charged at 11 p.m. on Wednesday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was given an appearance ticket and is to report to Salamanca City Court at a later date.


Peter D. Torres Jr., 21, and Ashley A. Maher, 25, both of 50 School St., W.E., Jamestown, were charged at 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful growing of marijuana. The Ellicott Police Department executed a search warrant at 50 School St. for an alleged marijuana growing operation in the residence. Officers seized 77 marijuana plants, a quantity of processed marijuana and a number of pieces of equipment used in the growing operation. During the investigation, it was found that, along with Torres and Maher, three young children also resided in the household. Torres and Maher turned themselves into Ellicott Court with their attorney, posted the set bail and were released. Further charges are pending.

FALCONER – Bruce L. Miller, 22, of 235 W. Main St., Apt. 8, Falconer, was charged on May 9 with second-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. At 3:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, Ellicott Police responded to a vehicle fire behind an apartment building off South Phetteplace Street. While conducting the investigation into the fire, officers observed paint all over the road and curbing from a paint can found a short distance away. Officers were able to determine that the can had been thrown out of the third-story window onto the street, but could not locate the tenants of the apartment. Miller had allegedly thrown the paint can out of his third-story apartment window onto the street and a warrant was filed. On May 9, he was located in the city of Jamestown, was taken into custody on the warrant, was arraigned in Ellicott Court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail. The vehicle fire was ruled arson and is still under investigation.

FALCONER – Fernando Velazquez-Nazario, 26, of 216 E. Second St., Apt. 14, Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny Thursday. At 8:15 a.m. on Monday, April 29, the Ellicott Police Department responded to the CVS store in Falconer for a male who had allegedly stolen a cellphone from the store. Police used the store surveillance video to identify the suspect and on May 9 were able to locate Fernando Velazquez-Nazario in Jamestown. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Marc A. Girts, 24, of 1554 Buffalo St. Extension, Jamestown, was charged at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot off of Fairmount Avenue. Girts approached a male victim, threw him to the ground and struck him in the face with a closed fist. Girts sought medical treatment in Warren for the minor injuries he sustained. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.