Area Police Reports


James J. Spitale, 36, was charged at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing. Officers responded to Barrett Avenue for a domestic dispute. Police learned Spitale allegedly held a female to the floor by her throat, choking her, and would not let her get up. Spitale also threatened to hit the female with a piece of wood, police said. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.


PORTLAND – Jacob D. Chelton, 31, of Brocton, was charged at 11:53 p.m. on Saturday with failure to use designated lane and unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputies on patrol on Route 20 observed a vehicle commit a lane violation. Chelton was later found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and was taken into custody. He was released with appearance tickets to be in Portland Court at a later date.

POMFRET – John R. McPherson, 42, of Attica, was charged at 2:07 a.m. on Sunday with driving while intoxicated common law, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to keep right. Deputies observed a vehicle traveling east on Route 5 and failed to keep right. McPherson was later found to be intoxicated. He was issued appearance tickets to be in court at a later date.

MAYVILLE – Thomas D. Przepiora, 55, of Lake Avenue, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies alleged that on Friday Przepiora violated an active order of protection when he showed up at another person’s place of work. A warrant was issued and he was taken into custody. Przepiora was arraigned in Chautauqua Court and committed to County Jail.


Amanda K. Jackson, 24, of East Second Street, Jamestown, was taken into custody on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Busti Court on a petit larceny charge. She was due in court Tuesday and was being held in Chautauqua County Jail.


KIANTONE – Wilson Cooper, 38, of Jamestown, was charged on July 24 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Cooper was stopped for a traffic violation while driving through a road check on Route 62. He was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was arraigned in Carroll Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. Cooper is scheduled to appear in Kiantone Court at a later date.

ELLICOTT – Deserae McKale, 32, of Frewsburg, was charged on July 25 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic violation. Troopers learned McKale’s license had been suspended since January. She was arraigned in Ellicott Court and released to appear at a later date.

BEMUS POINT – Wendy Seastrum, 37, was charged on July 25, was charged with second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers responded to Bemus Point for a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation learned Seastrum threw things at a minor and tried to hit her with a car. She was processed at police barracks, arraigned in Ellery Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.