Area Police Reports


Tess M. Diamond, 20, was charged at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday with fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation at Old Navy in the Chautauqua Mall. Police alleged that Diamond stole merchandise and made fraudulent returns in the amount of $1,720. She was issued an appearance ticket to be in Busti Court at a later date.

Daniel W. Weaver, 55, of Mayville was charged at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with petit larceny. Weaver was observed taking lawn mower belts from a store without paying. A warrant was issued and served.


Heather A. Yahn, 37, of Frewsburg was charged with harassment following an investigation July 31 into an alleged harassment of a resident at a group home in Ellicott. Yahn was taken into custody and issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Ashley R. Spencer, 18, of Falconer Street, Jamestown, and a 16-year-old were charged on Monday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Police conducted a traffic stop on West Falconer Street at 2 a.m. and found both subjects allegedly to be in possession of marijuana. Both were scheduled to appear in court at a later date.


ELLICOTT – Michael A. Krontz, 57, of White Pigeon, Mich., was charged at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop. It was reported by another motorist that Krontz’s vehicle was allegedly driving erratically. It was later found that his driving privileges were suspended. He was issued a traffic ticket to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

ARKWRIGHT – Steven Riley, 45, of Route 83, Forestville, was charged with petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana Tuesday. Deputies responded to a report of a larceny at 7:24 p.m. After an investigation, Riley was taken into custody and in the process he allegedly fought with deputies. While in custody, Riley continued being disorderly and spit on a deputy. He was arraigned and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.


Jamestown police on Monday in conjunction with New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit conducted a safety checkpoint. Patrols directed trucks to the checkpoint for a safety inspection. There were 33 trucks inspected and 14 traffic tickets issued to drivers.


DELEVAN – Paul S. Mitchell, 49, of Stevens Drive, was charged at 9 p.m. on Monday with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt following a domestic incident. He was arraigned in Yorkshire Court and transported to jail on $2,000 bail.

ALLEGANY – Bret M. Heath, 21, of Stowe Street, Jamestown was charged at 11:52 p.m. on Monday with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly breaking a wooden fence behind 45 W. Main St. after trying to jump over it several times. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Allegany Court at a later date.