Area Police Reports


ALLEGANY – James C. Covert Jr., 22, of 1220 N. Union St., Olean, was charged at 1:48 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 with angle parking on a two-way road, open alcohol container in a motor vehicle, felony driving while intoxicated and felony DWI blood alcohol content over .08 percent. Patrol located Covert in an illegally parked vehicle. He failed several field sobriety tests and also had open containers of beer in his vehicle. Covert was issued appearance tickets and released to a third party.

ALLEGANY – Jenna R. Holly, 28, of 185 S. Main St., Portville, was charged with petit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. While Holly was employed as a cashier at Home Depot, she worked with two other persons and two occasions she allowed them to leave the store without paying for items. She is due back in Allegany Town Court at a later date. Charges are pending for the other persons involved.


MAYVILLE – Tyler P. Conway, 17, of 50 Elm St., Mayville, was charged at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, with third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. After an investigation conducted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, it was found that Conway broke into a safe at a relative’s residence and stole approximately $3,500. He was charged, arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court and released on his own recognizance to his father.

MINA – David J. Keene, 54, of 2009 Del Oak Drive, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, was charged in the town of Mina at 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, parking on the highway and no headlights. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department found Keene’s vehicle parked in the middle of the road across the center line on Route 430 in the town of Mina. After investigation, Keene was taken into custody and charged. He was also wanted out of Dallas County, Texas, for DWI. Dallas County was contacted by the Sheriff’s Department dispatch. Dallas County advised that they would extradite. Keene was arraigned also as a fugitive from justice and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail. He will remain in custody until extradition to Texas.


Andrew A. Clark, 51, of East Second Street, Jamestown, was charged at 1:50 a.m. on Friday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Jamestown police responded to the East Second Street address for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. Further investigation revealed that Clark attempted to break the victim’s phone which they were trying to call for police assistance. Clark then punched the victim in the face causing injury to the face, placed both hands around the victim’s neck making it difficult to breath and then did not allow the victim to leave the residence. Clark was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown City Jail and was charged. He is awaiting arraignment by Jamestown City Court.


CHARLOTTE – Alicia M. Hawkins, of Falconer was charged on Thursday with driving while intoxicated. Troopers stationed at State Police Jamestown stated that a vehicle was pulled over on Route 62 in the town of Charlotte for speeding 72 in a 55 mph zone. The driver, Hawkins, was found to be intoxicated after she failed roadside tests. After a breath test, her blood alcohol content was found to be .14 percent. Hawkins was released to a sober third party and will appear in the Town of Charlotte Court on a later date.


CELORON – Renne L. Wolfe, 36, of 152 Boulevard Ave., Celoron was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ellicott Police responded to Celoron Park to check on the welfare of two children there. It was learned that Wolfe left her two children, ages 11 and 5, at the park while she left the area. Ellicott Police were able to locate her and had her return to the park. Wolfe was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Zechariah D.E. Stringer, 19, of 31 Houston Ave, Jamestown, was charged Friday with underage possession of alcohol, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and fourth-degree criminal mischief. While on patrol, Ellicott Police observed Stringer walking up Fairmount Avenue with a bottle of liquor. When officers confronted him, he ran from them. They were able to detain him and found he was intoxicated. While in custody, Stringer began slamming his head repeatedly into an Ellicott police car causing damage. Stringer was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Christina M. Weed, 33, of 235 E. Elmwood Ave., Falconer, was charged on Monday, Aug. 19 with sixth-degree conspiracy. Ellicott Police took a report of larceny at Kmart on Fairmount Avenue. Investigation led to a warrant being issued for Weed, which was served on Aug. 29. Ms. Weed was brought before an Ellicott judge to answer the charge. She was released and is to be in Ellicott Court at a later date.