Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERMAN – Barbara J. Wright, 71, of Oak Park, Ill., was charged at 5:33 p.m. on Thursday for driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se and unsafe backing. Deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident and observed a disabled vehicle in the ditch on Clymer-Sherman Road in the town of Sherman. Police learned Wright was attempting to back into the driveway to turn herself around when she failed to negotiate the driveway and entered the ditch. Wright was later found to be allegedly intoxicated and was taken into custody. She was processed and released with appearance tickets. Wright will be in court at a later date.
HANOVER – Melissa Filock, 26, of Chicago, was charged at 2:16 a.m. on Saturday with driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to stop at a stop sign. Deputies observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on Iola Drive in Sunset Bay. Filock was identified as the driver and was allegedly found to be intoxicated. She was issued traffic tickets and will be in Hanover Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Alexa White, 22, of Dunkirk was charged at 2:30 a.m. on Monday for driving while intoxicated common law, DWI per se with a blood alcohol content .08 percent or greater, red light infraction, failure to keep right and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Deputies observed a vehicle on Alleghany Road fail to stop prior to the stop line at the intersection with Routes 5 and 20. Deputies followed the suspect which then failed to keep right. Following a traffic stop, White was allegedly found to be intoxicated. Due to White’s license status, she also was charged with felony driving while intoxicated. She was released with traffic tickets and will be in Hanover Court at a later date.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Zachery J. Sauberan, 18, and Jordan L. Chamberlin, 18, both of Sinclairville, were charged with petit larceny. Both men were taken into custody for allegedly stealing property from an Ellicott business. Sauberan and Chamberlin were issued appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.
Carmen M. Bonilla, 42, of West 12th Street, Jamestown was charged on Saturday with petit larceny. Police responded to a shoplifting incident at Kmart where store loss prevention observed a female attempting to leave with unpaid merchandise. Employees were able to stop Bonilla and recover the property, but she fled the scene in a white Jeep. Police and the Sheriff’s Office located Bonilla on Hunt Road and was later identified as the shoplifter by store employees. She was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Crystal L. Spencer, 29, of Swan Street was charged at 1:53 a.m. on Monday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right. Officers observed a vehicle swerve into the oncoming traffic lane and failure to keep right. Spencer was allegedly found to be intoxicated following a traffic stop. She was transported to Jamestown City Jail, where her blood alcohol content was found to be almost twice the legal limit. Spencer was released on tickets.
Keishla M. Santiago, 23, was charged at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and second-degree harassment. Wilfredo I. Lugo, 24, and a 17-year-old male were charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers responded to a report of a fight on Prendergast Avenue. Police found five people attempting to forcefully remove children and property from a residence. During the incident Santiago allegedly slapped a male while holding a 2-year-old child and resisted arrest. All were transported to Jamestown City Jail. Two juvenile suspects involved were turned over to their parents.
Harry G. Ratliff, 42, was charged at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Officers responded to WCA Hospital for a report of petit larceny. Police learned Ratliff stole a cell phone while waiting to be released from care. Police were able to find Ratliff at his residence and located the phone. He was taken into custody, transported to city jail without incident and was awaiting arraignment.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Maritza I. Hernandez, 24, of East Second Street, Jamestown was charged at 1 p.m. on Tuesday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Hernandez was taken into custody on a warrant following an incident at the Deb Shop in the Chautauqua Mall on May 5 where she and a co-defendant were allegedly in possession of stolen merchandise as they exited the mall. She will be in Busti Court at a later date.