Area Police Reports


Michele L. Chamberlain, 45, of 128 Thayer St., Jamestown, was charged at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, with endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. On Aug. 8, Jamestown Police Department officers were dispatched to Thayer and Newton streets for a past-tense harassment. Upon arrival, officers made contact with an adult female and a child. Upon investigation, officers determined that while the female victim was a 128 Thayer St., Chamberlain began hitting her and pulling on her clothes. The female was sitting in a vehicle with her child when the incident took place and her shirt was torn. Ms. Chamberlain was transported to City Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Miranda L. Speer, 30, of Jamestown was charged at 1:56 a.m. on Friday with improper/no signal, driving while intoxicated and driving with .08 of 1 percent or more of alcohol. A vehicle was observed on East Third Street failing to signal its turn south onto North Main Street. The vehicle stopped on South Main Street near Harrison Street and Speer was observed operating the vehicle with one other passenger. Upon investigation, Ms. Speer was found to be intoxicated and was transported to the Jamestown Police Deportment City Jail and charged. She will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.


FALCONER – Walter M. Westerdahl, 32, of 2588 S. Work St., Falconer, was charged with stealing. A Falconer resident reported to the Ellicott Police Department that someone had stolen property from their home on July 18. Ellicott police obtained a warrant for Westerdahl for stealing from the home, was picked up and arraigned in Ellicott Court. He was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.

FALCONER – Robert A. Arguelles, 23, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. On July 18, a Falconer resident reported to the Ellicott Police Department that their vehicle had been stolen overnight and was recovered in the city of Jamestown earlier that morning. Police were able to find that an assault had occurred and had been investigated by the Jamestown Police department where Arguelles had been charged in that case. EPD found that he had been staying at the victim’s home and was observed with the stolen vehicle in Jamestown. A warrant was issued for Arguelles, who was currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail and brought down to Ellicott court for arraignment. Arguelles was sent back to the jail on current charges.