Area Police Reports


John M. Grilla, 26, was charged at 10:53 a.m. on Saturday with driving while intoxicated, driving with ability impaired, failure to keep right, possession of a hypodermic needle and three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers were notified of an accident and observed Grilla unresponsive. Grilla was found to be in possession of three controlled substances and was found to have operated his vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. He was transported to WCA Hospital for medical care and will return to Jamestown City Court for arraignment.


HANOVER – A 17-year-old male from Silver Creek was charged at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies took the youth into custody for intentionally damaging property of another person. The youth allegedly became irate and broke two chairs that did not belong to him, police said. He was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

SINCLAIRVILLE – Dustin R. Spencer, 19, of South Dayton, was charged at 8:04 p.m. on Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol. Deputies stopped Spencer for allegedly speeding on Park Street in Sinclairville. He was discovered to be in possession of 12 bags of marijuana and alcohol. Spencer was issued appearance tickets and released.


Erik Nollinger, 34, of Sinclairville, was charged Saturday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Ashley Miller, 22, of Sinclairville, was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers conducted a road check on Route 394 in West Ellicott and could smell marijuana coming from Miller’s vehicle. She was removed from the vehicle and was found in possession of partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and a jar containing marijuana. Troopers searched the vehicle and found 50 grams of marijuana in the center console, a box containing 236 grams of marijuana on the rear seat, a digital scale, numerous baggies and 1.2 ounces of concentrated cannabis. Nollinger admitted ownership of the contraband inside the vehicle and was transported to police barracks in Jamestown. He was arraigned in Ellicott Court and remanded to County Jail. Miller was issued an appearance ticket.

FRENCH CREEK – Brendon Messenger, 21, of Clymer, and a 17-year-old from North East, Pa., were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, four counts of petit larceny and four counts of trespassing. Troopers responded in April to King Road in French Creek for a report of subjects rummaging through campers and vehicles. Security at Peek’n Peak Resort spotted Messenger and the youth. Several residents had reported jewelry, money and prescription medication stolen from their unlocked vehicles. Both men were processed at police barracks and issued appearance tickets.

SHERIDAN – James Stelmack, 68, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated. Troopers observed Stelmack driving over the center line three times and later failed field sobriety tests. He was processed at police barracks, where his BAC was found to be .13 percent. Stelmack was issued tickets and released.