Area Police Reports



DUNKIRK – Octavia G. Brown, 21, of Fredonia, was charged at 1:18 a.m. on Sunday with speed in zone, suspended registration, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle to be operating at a high rate of speed on Brigham Road in the town of Dunkirk, police said. After stopping the vehicle, Octavia G. Brown was identified as the operator, and after investigation she was processed and released with traffic tickets, police said. Brown will appear in the Town of Dunkirk court at a later date.



LAKEWOOD – Sean G. Trask, 43, of 32 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, was charged at 11 a.m. on Monday with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment on a warrant following a domestic dispute at the Chautauqua Avenue location. He was arraigned in the town of Busti Court and is due back on Oct. 2.

LAKEWOOD – Antonio D. Thomas, 26, of 87 Falconer St., Jamestown, was charged on Monday with petit larceny on a warrant following an incident on Aug. 22, where it is alleged that he stole $114.88 in merchandise from Wal-Mart. He is due in the town of Busti Court at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.




SALAMANCA – David R. Dickinson, 37, of 1517 Bailey Ave., Buffalo; Robert A. Harris, 28, of 112 Ross St., Buffalo; and April L. Kuhn, of 70 Waite Ave., Salamanca, were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after an investigation conducted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police, assigned to the Southern Tier Drug Task Force. They were held in the city of Salamanca Police Department and appeared in Salamanca City Court for arraignment. Investigators report that more charges are pending the completion of the investigation. The task force was assisted by the Salamanca Police Department.



FALCONER – A 16-year-old juvenile, of Falconer, was charged at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday with second-degree harassment. Ellicott Police responded to a report of harassment. Upon further investigation, police said the juvenile did use obscene language towards the victim. The juvenile was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the town of Ellicott court at a later date.

Iris X. Bonilla, 22, of 144 Fulton St., Jamestown, was charged on Friday with petit larceny. The town of Ellicott Police Department was called to Kmart in West Ellicott for a shoplifting incident. Bonilla allegedly took $80 worth of clothing from the store and allegedly attempted to exit without paying for the items. She was charged and will be in the town of Ellicott Court on a later date.

CELORON – Jenny L. Martinelli, 29, of 54 Waverly Ave., Celoron, was charged on Friday with second-degree harassment. The town of Ellicott Police Department charged Martinelli for allegedly going to the victim’s house and telling her that she was going to punch her in the face, as well as allegedly saying many other vulgar comments, causing a disturbance to the victim, police said. Martinelli will be in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Christopher S. Byrne, 52, of 3236 Moon Road, Jamestown, was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct. Ellicott Police responded to the area of West Oak Hill and Moon Road for a report of pigs in people’s yards. Police said that Byrne was the owner of the pigs and was not properly fencing the animals in so that they stayed on his property. He was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court.

A 16-year-old female juvenile, of Buffalo, and a second female juvenile, were charged with petit larceny. Ellicott Police responded to the Dollar General for two subjects in custody for allegedly stealing from the store. The two subjects allegedly tried to leave the store without paying for $17 worth of merchandise, police said. The 16-year-old female was issued an appearance ticket to be in Ellicott Court, and the juvenile was issued a family court appearance ticket.

Terry L. Latona, 55, of 26 Central Ave., was charged at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday with disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Ellicott Police officers were called to 23 High St., West Ellicott, for a report of an intoxicated unwanted subject. When officers arrived, they found that Latona, the victim’s landlord, had been found in the residence without permission and was refusing to leave, police said. Latona was asked to leave several times and refused to do so, police said. Latona advised officers he wanted to be arrested and began to yell profanity at officers and the victims, police said. He was arrested and while being processed at the town of Ellicott Police Department, he was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Latona was arraigned in the town of Ellicott Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.