Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POMFRET – Michael P. Ohara, 38, of Lakeview was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and covered/dirty/unreadable license plate at 1:13 a.m. Friday. Patrolmen observed a vehicle traveling west on Berry Road, swerving within the travel lane. The vehicle was stopped and Ohara was identified as the driver. Following an investigation, Ohara was taken into custody and later released. He will appear in Town of Pomfret Court at a later date.
HANOVER – A 17-year-old female from Silver Creek was observed loitering on Town of Hanover Beach on South Shore Drive at 1:15 a.m. Saturday. The subject was in violation of curfew and issued an appearance ticket for Town of Hanover Court.
HANOVER – An 18-year-old female from Silver Creek was charged with underage possession of alcohol at 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Town of Hanover Beach on South Shore Drive. The subject was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Hanover Court.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NEW ALBION – Jeffrey A. Schosek, 30, of 7778 Route 353, Cattaraugus was charged at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief on a warrant issued from New Albion Town Court. He was arraigned and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in New Albion Court on Tuesday.
RANDOLPH – Zachary D. Ellis, 29, of 57 Wisteria Drive, Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, stop/standing on a highway and failure to maintain lane after a traffic stop on Cemetery Street in Randolph at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday. He is due back in Town of Randolph Court at a later date.
CARROLLTON – Larry A. Zimbardi, 57, of 5797 Windfall Road, Carrollton was charged with second-degree criminal mischief following an incident that occurred at 5:30 p.m. May 12. He was arraigned in Carrolltown Town Court and will appear back at a later date.
MACHIAS – Renee L. Preston, 42, of 11456 Route 98, Sandusky was charged with violation of probation on Route 16 in Machias at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. She was taken to Cattaraugus County Jail to be arraigned at a later time in Cattaraugus County Court.
LITTLE VALLEY – Vincent Michael Gray, 35, of 113078 Partridge Road, Holland was charged on a Family Court warrant Friday in Cattaraugus County Court. He was arraigned and taken to county jail with bail set at $1,500.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Dennis J. Hindman, 41, of 628 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown was charged on Thursday with second-degree criminal mischief. The Ellicott Police Department received a report of a large amount of damage done to a West Ellicott residence from Feb. 15 to March 27. Police learned that Hindman had been staying in the residence and during that time period had allegedly done approximately $10,000 in damage to the property. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Hindman and he was located by police, was arraigned and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Christopher A. Marker, 27, of 3 S. Alberta St., Falconer was charged on Thursday with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The town of Ellicott Police Department responded to a domestic dispute at a village of Falconer residence. Upon investigation, Marker was charged and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.
Gary V. Rasmussen, 43, of 15 Conewango Ave., Celoron was charged on Thursday with criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. Officers were called to the Southwestern Central Middle School where it was reported a parent had become disorderly and combative. Upon arrival, officers found Rasmussen to be agitated and distraught. According to police, he allegedly entered the school and began yelling profanities and threats at the staff. He refused to leave the property after being requested to do so by staff. He was charged, arraigned in Ellicott Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Lonnie B. Witcher Jr., 32, of Jamestown was charged at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unnecessary noise. A vehicle with a loud stereo was observed on Barrett Avenue. Following an investigation, Witcher was found to have a combination of 35 revocations and suspensions on his New York state driving record. He was arrested, charged and will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.
Joshua D. Whalen, 23, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment Friday at 9:56 p.m. Officers were called to 245 Barrows St. for a domestic incident. Upon arrival, an individual was observed outside of the residence and when the individual observed officers, he ran back into the residence. Officers learned that Whalen had assaulted a family member, damaged property inside the residence and was hiding. He was located in the attic space and refused to exit. Whalen was then physically secured from the attic by officers and an attempt to take him into custody was made. Whalen continued to be uncooperative and started spitting at officers. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and will be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.
Patrick A. Carson, 25, of Jamestown was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, DWI per se, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, speed not reasonable and prudent, moving from lane unsafely, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and unlawful possession of marijuana at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of South Main Street and Sabin Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle with heavy damage in the middle of South Main Street. Witnesses told police that the driver of the vehicle hit two cars that were legally parked and then fled the scene and hid in a nearby wooded area. Witnesses then located the driver and brought him back to the scene. Carson was found to be intoxicated and after being taken into custody, he became disorderly and tried running from officers on two occasions. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and during the accident investigation, a small amount of marijuana was found on the driver’s side seat of his vehicle. A check showed three separate DWI convictions in the past 10 years making the current charge a felony.
WESTFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
WESTFIELD – Brenda L. Horr, 33, of 7571 Locust Drive, Westfield was charged at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday with third-degree criminal mischief. Westfield police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department were called to a domestic dispute between Horr and her husband at their residence. Upon arrival, officers could see extensive damage to a car belonging to Horr’s husband. After a short investigation, it was found that Horr had caused the damage to the vehicle by smashing the roof and hood with a rock, scratching the sides and then by jumping on the roof of the car. Horr was located a short time later and was taken into custody and charged. She was arraigned in the Town of Westfield Court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail. She is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
WESTFIELD – Sergio L. Dros, 22, of Rochester was charged at 1:55 a.m. on Wednesday with petit larceny. Police on patrol in the village of Westfield noticed a suspicious male at the intersection of Market and Clinton streets. That male was found to be Dros. Upon investigation, Dros was found to have a warrant out of the village of Westfield Court. He was placed into custody in the village of Westfield, arraigned and remanded to the Chautauqua County jail in lieu of bail.