Area Police Reports


Trina L. Harmonson-Rickard, 45, of 2084 County Road 18, Wellsville was taken into custody on an arrest warrant. She is accused of stealing merchandise from an Ellicott business without paying. She was arraigned in Ellicott Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.


Harry J. Stauffer, 26, of Jamestown was charged at 1:19 a.m. on Tuesday with speeding in zone and second-degree criminal contempt. A Jamestown Police Officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on North Main Street near West Third Street for speeding. The driver identified himself as Stauffer who was with one passenger. It was discovered by police that the passenger in Stauffer’s vehicle has a valid order of protection for Stauffer to stay away from her issued by Jamestown City Court. Stauffer was transported to the City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment.

Laval A. Johnson, 29, of Jamestown was charged at 4:25 a.m. on Saturday with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers were dispatched to 205 Barrett Ave. for a report of a subject who kicked in a back door. Upon arrival it was determined that Johnson did kick in the door to the residence, causing damage to the door and door frame. He was located a short distance away, taken into custody and transported to the city jail, without incident. Johnson was also charged for outstanding warrants he had out of the city of Jamestown.

John J. Lisciandro, 51, of Jamestown, was charged at 3:45 p.m. on Friday with second-degree assault and second-degree menacing. Officers responded to the area of 511 N. Main St. for a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a male victim and several witnesses and determined that the victim had been struck several times with a hammer by Lisciandro. He was taken into custody and transported to the city jail without incident. The male victim was transported to WCA Hospital by Alstar for treatment of his injuries.

A 17-year-old male, of Jamestown, was charged at 1:27 a.m. on Saturday with fourth-degree grand larceny, endangering the welfare of a child, unlicensed operator and no headlights. Jamestown Police Department officers stopped a 1987 Mercedes-Benz for driving without headlights. After speaking to the 17-year old male, it was learned that the male stole the vehicle from an address on Thayer Street. There was also a 14-year-old female passenger in the vehicle. The 17-year-old male was taken into custody and transported to city jail without incident and charged. He is being held pending arraignment.


Warren State Police are currently looking for a suspect who caused damage to a metal fence post on the Warren Electric Cooperative, Irvine Run Substation, Irvine Run Road, Brokenstraw Township, Warren at 4:17 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the State Police at Warren. Damage is estimated at $1,800.


LAKEWOOD – Nicholas J. Dean, 23, of Jamestown was charged at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with petit larceny after attempting to leave Wal-Mart without paying for merchandise. Dean was stopped by a Wal-Mart asset protection before leaving the store with said merchandise. He was found to be in possession of a backup camera which was valued at $98. Dean was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Busti Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD – Michael A. Bova, 20, of 31 McClurg St., Westfield, was charged at 1:24 p.m. on Saturday with following too close. He was eastbound on West Fairmount Avenue and struck a vehicle driven by William C. Carlson, 66, of 11606 Sparks Road, Freedom, N.Y., which then struck a vehicle driven by Andre N. Fortier, 72, of 1576 Bella Cruz, The Villages, Fla. Carlson was transported to WCA Hospital by the Lakewood Fire Department.

BUSTI – Timothy A. Sprague, 47, of 125 Barrett Ave., Jamestown, was charged at 12:26 a.m. on Sunday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, .18 percent or higher, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right, failure to stop at a stop sign and unlicensed operator first. A Lakewood-Busti Police Officer was on patrol on Forest Avenue Extension in the town of Busti. He observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at Garfield Road and Forest Avenue Extension and failure to keep right on the roadway. The police officer pulled the vehicle over for infractions and found it was operated by Timothy A. Sprague who was intoxicated and his privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York State were suspended. Upon further investigation, he was also found to have a warrant out of the city of Jamestown. Sprague was charged and arraigned in the town of Busti. Bail was set.