Area Police Reports


FORESTVILLE – Nicholas O. Castellano, 24, of Gowanda was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree menacing and criminal possession of a weapon Aug. 10. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress on Route 39 in the town of Hanover. Following an investigation, it was determined Castellano entered a household and threatened a victim with a knife. A warrant was issued and the suspect was charged. Castellano was arraigned in Town of Hanover Court and taken to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

RIPLEY – Samantha Travis, 23, of Erie, Pa., was charged with second-degree harassment Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight complaint on Route 5 at 10:15 p.m. Upon arrival it was alleged Travis was involved in an altercation with another person. She was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Ripley Court.

KIANTONE – Christopher J. Conti, 42, of 75 Sanford Drive, Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and crossing hazard markings after an accident Saturday morning. Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident report at 12:26 a.m. and an investigation determined Conti was southbound on Peck Settlement Road when he swerved to miss a deer and struck an embankment. Deputies determined Conti had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was issued tickets and released to appear in Town of Kiantone Court at a later date. Nobody was injured in the accident.

ELLICOTT – Rodney E. Thomas, 48, of 2 E. Main St., Falconer, was charged with no headlights, no license plates, unlicensed operator, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher Saturday morning. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Fluvanna Avenue Extension in Ellicott at 3:40 a.m. after observing a vehicle with no license plates or headlights. Investigation determined that Thomas was operating the vehicle with his driving privileges revoked. Deputies also learned that Thomas was intoxicated. He was arraigned in Town of Ellicott Court and taken to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $750 cash/$1,500 property bail. Additionally, the vehicle Thomas was operating was taken from a local used-car lot and repair shop in Jamestown without permission. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be filed.

WESTFIELD – Jonathon N. Paddock II, 29, of 7816 N. Portage St., Westfield, was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny Friday night. The sheriff’s K-9 unit and Westfield police conducted a warrant check at 9 p.m. and located Paddock inside the residence at 7816 N. Portage St. Paddock was wanted in the town of Ripley. He was taken to Town of Ripley Court before being remanded to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash/$40,000 property bail.

WESTFIELD – Brock D. Tyrell, 36, of 91 Jefferson St., Westfield, was taken into custody on a Family Court warrant Friday night. Sheriff’s deputies and Westfield police conducted a warrant check and located Tyrell at 91 Jefferson St. During the arrest, police located a controlled substance on Tyrell. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail for the Family Court warrant and additional charges are pending.

MAYVILLE – A 17-year-old male was charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance Friday night. Deputies checking the area of North Erie Street in Mayville located youths in the roadway at 10:05 p.m. The 17-year-old was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, issued appearance tickets and released.

STOCKTON – A 17-year-old female was charged with false personation, speeding and uninspected motor vehicle Aug. 10. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle speeding northbound on North Main Street in the village of Cassadaga at 9:32 p.m. Deputies identified the driver, but later learned that she gave a false Michigan’s driver’s license. The female was issued tickets for Town of Stockton Court at a later date.



Simeon O. Spears, 57, of Jamestown was charged with moving from lane unsafely, unregistered motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated Saturday morning. Officers responded to a residence on Charles Street for a disorderly male at 1:07 a.m. and then had to return at 1:41 a.m. Spears allegedly left in his vehicle prior to officers’ arrival and then returned intoxicated during the investigation. He will be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.



NAPOLI – Melissa L. Doud, 35, of 9503 Fuss Road, Napoli, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal contempt, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct Wednesday. Deputies responded to a complaint of a person breaking into a house on Fuss Road. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Doud in the residence, having broken a window to gain access. She was arraigned in Town of Randolph Court and bail was set at $1,000.