Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
BEMUS POINT – Abbey A. Benton, 23, of Frewsburg, and Amanda K. Overbeck, 25, of Jamestown, were charged at 3:20 a.m. on Thursday with trespassing. Deputies were called to the Hotel Lenhart for a report of a female allegedly found behind the counter of the hotel without permission. Deputies were then told two females had fled the area on foot, but were discovered a short time later. Benton and Overbeck were identified by staff at the hotel and were issued appearance tickets to be in Ellery Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Norma J. Peterson, 43, of Angola, was charged at 1:32 a.m. on Thursday with driving while intoxicated, unsafe lane change and driving too slowly. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5 and 20 and allegedly discovered Peterson was intoxicated. She was taken into custody and released with uniform traffic tickets to be in Hanover Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Eric K. Lewis, 22, of Ardsley, was charged at 10:26 p.m. on Wednesday with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and disobeying a stop sign. Deputies observed a vehicle pass a stop sign without coming to a stop on Iola Drive. Lewis was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. He was processed and released to a sober third party.
HANOVER – Thomas J. Kellog, 21, was charged at 2:30 a.m. on Friday with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent or greater, crossing hazard markings, unsafe lane change, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal possession of marijuana. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5 and 20 for traffic violations. Kellog was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. A check of his driving record showed his driving privileges had been revoked for a previous alcohol-related incident, police said. Deputies also found 25 grams of marijuana on Kellog. He was released to appear in Hanover Court to answer the charges.
HANOVER – Jacob H. Fiederowicz, 21, of Buffalo, was charged at 4 a.m. on Friday with disorderly conduct. Deputies were called to Lakeshore Hospital for a disorderly patient. Fiederowicz was told by deputies to refrain from using obscene language but allegedly did not. He was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in Hanover Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA – Krysta C. Smith, 23, of Erie, Pa., was charged at 12:41 a.m. on Friday with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, speeding and failure to keep right. Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding and failure to keep right. Smith was allegedly found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody. She was released to appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Michael W. Butcher, 31, of North Collins, was charged at 7 a.m. on Thursday with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right, speeding, unsafe tires and unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies responded to Hanover Road for a crash where the occupants allegedly fled the scene. Butcher was later identified to be the driver and was charged, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Hanover Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Sammy D. Avilas, 34, of Angell Road, Silver Creek, was charged at 9:52 p.m. on Friday with fugitive of justice from Pennsylvania and warrant for fraud – illegal use of credit cards. Deputies on patrol observed a vehicle parked at the side of a maintenance building. An investigation found Avilas was wanted in Pennsylvania on a warrant, and he was later taken into custody. He was committed to Chautauqua County Jail with no bail awaiting further court action.
RIPLEY – Douglas A. Woollett, 57, was charged at 11 p.m. on Saturday with speeding and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on South State Street. Woollett was found to be driving on a revoked license, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA – Joseph R. Rhault, 26, of Westfield, and Jacob M. Clark, 21, of Panama, were charged at 10:45 p.m. Thursday with disorderly conduct. Deputies were assisting the fire department with traffic control at Lakeside Park in Mayville following the fireworks display when they witnessed a road rage incident. Police said both drivers had a verbal altercation, which escalated into the vehicles being lurched toward one another in a threatening manner. Rhault and Clark were charged and will appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.
Michael P. Keller, 18, of Angola; Lucas T. Freemont, 19, of Farnham; and Matthew D. Valliere, 19, of Irving, were charged at 2:30 a.m. on Friday with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Routes 5 and 20 for vehicle and traffic violations. While speaking to the occupants, deputies detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. All three were charged and are scheduled to appear in Hanover Court at a later date.
Zachary R. Jordon, 19, of Alden, and Ryan J. Carberry, 20, of Lockport, were charged at 10:11 p.m. on Wednesday with open container under 21 years old. Deputies were on patrol in Sunset Bay when two males were observed in possession of open alcoholic containers in the parking lot. Both will be in Hanover Court at a later date.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
James C. Kris, 53, of Ashville, was charged at 10 p.m. on Wednesday with public lewdness. Police said they observed Kris exposing himself in public on Falconer Street at Curtis Street. Kris was allegedly observed dancing with his pants down while several people were standing around after a fireworks display, police said. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail.
Charles L. Marshall Jr., 43, was charged at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday with second-degree menacing. Officers responded to Allen Street for a report of a person with a weapon. Marshall was located in possession of a black BB gun. Police said Marshall brandished the BB gun to a victim, causing the victim to be in fear of her safety. Marshall was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident. He was awaiting arraignment.
Alysia M. Nash, 18, was charged at 1 a.m. on Sunday with second-degree criminal trespassing. Officers responded to Barrows Street for a trespassing report. Police said Nash entered the victim’s residence without permission. She was located a short time later and taken into custody. Nash was awaiting arraignment.
Robert C. Ruper, 44, was charged at 9 p.m. on Friday with second-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree harassment. Officers responded to Spring Street for a fight. Ruper was found to have entered a residence and refused to leave. He was transported to city jail.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Brandi M. Howard, 33, of Jamestown, was charged on Wednesday with petit larceny. Police responded to a business for a report of a subject who was being detained by loss prevention personnel. Howard was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court.