Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Nicholas J. Buziak, 22, of Jamestown, was charged at 11:36 p.m. on Tuesday with a bench warrant from Jamestown City Court, inadequate headlights, inadequate tail lights, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. A vehicle was observed on Institute Street at Harrison Street with inadequate headlights and no tail lights, police said. The vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of CVS and Buziak was observed operating the vehicle. He was found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license and a bench warrant out of the Jamestown City Court. He was transported to the Jamestown Police Department and found to be intoxicated, police said. He will be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
DUNKIRK – Yaneleen Morales, 20, of Dunkirk, was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud, misuse of SNAP/food stamp benefits and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing on Wednesday. It is alleged Morales failed to report employment/income for a subject who was living with her and a common child to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. From June 1 through July 31 of last year, Morales received $1,514.50 of benefits to which she wasn’t entitled due to the unreported income, police said. She was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Jamestown city court.
SALAMANCA – Joshua W. Koleta, 20, of 130 Wilson St., Salamanca, was charged at 2 a.m. on Monday with third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office reports that Koleta was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend in the town of Salamanca. He punched his girlfriend several times in the face and arms, causing physical injury, police said. During the altercation, Koleta allegedly took his girlfriend’s cellphone, which prevented her from calling 911. Koleta was processed and arraigned in the town of Great Valley Court. Bail was set at $1,000 cash, and he is due back in court at a later date.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION – James A. Wheat, 24, of Perrysburg, was charged with seventh-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 18 on Route 438 on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. He was issued an appearance ticket.
CHERRY CREEK – Frank N. Cartalano, 57, of Cherry Creek, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 11:11 p.m. Sunday in the town of Cherry Creek. He was released to a third party.
ELLICOTT – Ralph E. Boughton, 39, of Jamestown, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and driving while intoxicated Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Route 60 in the town of Ellicott. He was issued an appearance ticket.
ELLICOTT – Victor J. Cardinale, 22, of Bemus Point, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and driving while intoxicated at 3:55 a.m. Saturday in the town of Ellicott. He was issued an appearance ticket.
ELLICOTT – Shawn M. Tuller, 24, of Falconer, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument at 8:28 a.m. Sept. 19 in the town of Ellicott. He was issued an appearance ticket.
FREDONIA – David J. Bielat, 56, of Fredonia, was charged with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs at 10:15 p.m. Sept. 19 in the village of Fredonia. He was released to a third party.
HANOVER – David Harrison, 40, of Irving, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Hanover. He was issued an appearance ticket.
POLAND – Dustin G. Raynor, 24, of Bemus Point, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 8:48 p.m. Sunday on Mudcreek Road in the town of Poland. He was issued an appearance ticket.
SHERIDAN – Gregory D. Shain, 31, of Forestville, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment Sunday at 4:34 p.m. in the town of Sheridan. He was issued an appearance ticket.
WARREN COUNTY – A 15-year-old male allegedly took a vehicle without consent and drove carelessly on Buena Vista Boulevard in Pleasant Township on Friday. The male also allegedly exposed himself in public, while urinating in the middle of the road. Two female victims also reported the 15-year-old approached them on separate occasions and subjected them to indecent contact. The investigation is continuing, police said.