Area Police Reports


RIPLEY – Harry O. Lindsay, 33, of Findley Lake, was charged at 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Sheriff’s deputies and the Westfield Police were dispatched to a disorderly person on Route 5 in the town of Ripley. During an investigation, Lindsay became disorderly and punched the hood of a vehicle causing damage to the vehicle. Lindsay was arrested, arraigned in the town of Ripley Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.

MAYVILLE – Brock D. Zampogna, 33, of 7 E. Sixth St., Jamestown, was charged on Thursday with fourth-degree grand larceny, misuse of food stamps and fraudulent receipt of benefits. From August 2012 through December 2012, Zampogna did not report employment/income to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. He did receive $3,023.80 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits that he was not entitled to receive. Zampogna is currently incarcerated in the Chautauqua County Jail where a warrant was served Friday. He will appear in the city of Jamestown court at a later date.

HANOVER – Steven M. Smith, 20, of Perrysburg, was charged with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater Friday at 4:38 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Allegany Road for a one-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers learned Smith drove off the road into a ditch. He was issued appearance tickets for Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

CHAUTAUQUA – Gary F. Shomo, 52, of Bedford, N.H., was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding Saturday at 7:45 p.m. Deputies stopped Shomo on Hartfield-Stockton Road for speeding and he was found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license. He was issued appearance tickets for Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.

POMFRET – Larry A. King, 59, of Mayville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a breath test Friday at 10:05 p.m. Deputies stopped King for speeding on Fredonia-Stockton Road. Following an investigation it was determined King was intoxicated. He appeared in front of the Pomfret town justice and his license was suspended. He will appear in Town of Pomfret Court at a later date.


Jacob E. Andrews, 29, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, improper/switched plates and unlawful possession of marijuana. The town of Ellicott Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Andrews. He was cited for the violations and was turned over to the Jamestown Police Department on a warrant. Andrews is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.


Joshua M. Eddy, 25, of Jamestown was charged at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and parole violation. Jamestown Police Department officers assisted NYS Division of Parole with a check of a Barrows Street residence for Eddy. Eddy was located inside the residence and did not comply with officers during the effect of his arrest. He was taken into custody, charged and is being held pending arraignment.

Dennis W. Norks, 26, of Jamestown was charged at 4:35 a.m. on Friday with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers of the third platoon responded to 305 E. Fifth St. for a fight. Officers arrived on scene and located a female victim yelling for help. During the investigation it was found that Dennis W. Norks had broken property that belonged to the female and also physically restrained her in a closet which prevented her from leaving the apartment. Norks was charged and is being held in the City Jail pending an arraignment.

Michael A. Long, 34, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing Saturday at 2:30 a.m. Officers responded to the Ramada Inn, 150 W. Fourth St., for a report of an unwanted subject staying inside a room. Long, who is an employee of the Ramada Inn, used his keys to open a room that he was not authorized to be in for the night. Long then invited several other individuals to the room to stay with him. Long was not authorized to make such an arrangement and did not properly reserve a room. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held in lieu of bail.

Leshawn T. Kimbrough, 22, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and taken into custody on a Jamestown City Court warrant Friday at 4:02 p.m. Officers responded to the area of 40 W. 12th St. near Washington Street for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Kimbrough and during the investigation it was learned that Kimbrough had a valid warrant out for his arrest. While taking Kimbrough into custody, he was found to be in possession of a pill bottle containing two different type of prescription drugs. Kimbrough was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment.


LAKEWOOD – Sean P. Miller, 26, of 258 E. Fifth St., Jamestown, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant out of Town of Busti Court after being released from Chautauqua County Jail on June 8 at 4 a.m. Miller failed to answer a court summons. He was remanded to county jail on bail and will appear in court at a later date.


Joel Wagoner, 28, of Salamanca was charged with fourth-degree tampering with a witness Friday at 9:10 a.m. He was processed and arraigned in Salamanca City Court.

Jamie John, 23, of Salamanca was taken into custody on a bench warrant out of Salamanca City Court on Friday at 2:21 p.m. He was held pending arraignment.

Steven Peacock, 49, of Salamanca was charged with having an unlicensed dog Friday at 2:38 p.m. He was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.

Michael Deponceau, 49, of Salamanca was charged with second-degree harassment Friday at 8 p.m. He was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.

Terry Nichols, 30, of Salamanca was charged with violating a city noise ordinance Friday at 9:37 p.m. He was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.

Robert Deppa, 29, of Salamanca was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Friday at 11:36 p.m. He was processed and issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.

Ceanna Maybee, 23, of Salamanca was charged with violating a city noise ordinance Saturday at 3:20 a.m. Maybee was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.


CONEWANGO – Ryan A. Brown and Nicholas M. Marczynski, both 18, of Randolph were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Wednesday at 10 p.m. The two were taken into custody in a parking area on Swamp Road. They will appear in Conewango Town Court at a later date.

RANDOLPH – Joseph E. Novak, 19, of 210 Main St., Randolph, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment Thursday at 8:10 p.m. Novak was arraigned in Randolph Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.


MEAD – Elizabeth M. Johnson, 29, of Clarendon, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence after a single-car motor-vehicle accident Friday at 10:36 p.m. Police say Johnson was driving her 2007 Pontiac G6 eastbound on state Route 6 when she failed to negotiate a curve and began to spin. Johnson traveled across the westbound lane and struck an embankment as well as a mailbox. Further investigation revealed that Johnson was under the influence and she was charged.