Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Leroy Tubbs Jr., 48, of Jamestown, was charged at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment. Officers of the Second Platoon responded to Colfax Street for a domestic violence incident. Upon investigation it was determined that Leroy Tubbs had a physical altercation with a female victim, police said. During the altercation, Tubbs allegedly restrained the victim. This occurred in front of two children, police said. The defendant was charged, transported to the Jamestown City Jail and held pending arraignment.
Johnnie L. Cartledge, 27, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was charged at 12:35 a.m. on Saturday with disorderly conduct, running a red light, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and two misdemeanors counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .18 percent. Officers from the Third Platoon and DWI Unit observed Cartledge passing the red traffic signal on Newland Avenue and South Main Street, police said. When stopped, he was found to be intoxicated and he allegedly relieved himself in front of the officer while standing on a public street. Cartledge will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.
Malcolm Shevlin, 25, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Saturday at 3:05 a.m. When Jamestown Police Department, Third Platoon responded to Hall Avenue for a domestic dispute, further investigation revealed Shevlin broke a cellphone belonging to the victim during the dispute, police said. Shevlin was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail where he was awaiting arraignment.
Raymond Finch III, 44, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault on Monday at 12:31 a.m. The Third Platoon of the Jamestown Police Department responded to Hazzard Street for an assault in progress. Allegedly Finch punched the victim several times in the head and face with a closed fist. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail where he was awaiting arraignment by Jamestown City Court.
Matthew Buck, 22, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny and second-degree obstructing governmental administration on Sunday at 11:01 p.m. The Third Platoon of the Jamestown Police Department responded to a report of a larceny. Further investigation revealed Buck stole merchandise and then fled the store on foot, police said. When officers located Buck and took him into custody, Buck attempted to flee officers on foot when he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle before an officer restrained him, police said. Buck was transported to Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment by Jamestown City Court.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Aaron M. Thompson, 29, of Jamestown, was charged at 2 p.m. on Friday with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the town of Busti. Thompson allegedly took a motorcycle without the owner’s permission and was involved in an accident while on the motorcycle. He is due back in the town of Busti Court at a later date.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Brian Taber, 40, of South Dayton was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Friday at 4 p.m. Ellicott Police responded to a report of a possible assault, and upon further investigation it was discovered Taber allegedly attempted to grab the victim by the throat, causing them to fall back and scrape their elbow. He was issue an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
Nekyle Taylor, 20, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree criminal mischief on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. Allegedly Taylor was engaged in an argument and then proceeded to punch and kick the door and window, causing them to break. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
Randall Chapman, 25, of Falconer was charged with petit larceny on Saturday. Allegedly Chapman had taken two Xbox 360 games and a wireless Xbox 360 controller. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
Jessica Hamby, 26, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday at 2:27 p.m. Ellicott Police responded to a report of a female shoplifter at Kmart, and upon arrival, loss prevention staff had detained Hamby, who was found to be in possession of $194.84 worth of miscellaneous merchandise recovered at the scene, said police. She was issued an appearance ticket and was scheduled to be in Ellicott Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Michael Edmunds, 42, of Forestville was charged with overdriving, torturing or injuring animals on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. after an investigation revealed he had injured a domestic pet on June 9, police said. Edmunds allegedly used an air pellet gun, shooting the victim’s cat and causing its death. Edmunds was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in Hanover Court at a later date.
Clifford Latta, 39, of Mayville was charged with second-degree harassment on Sunday at 1:50 a.m. Latta allegedly struck a subject in the face following an argument. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
Schaeffer Eimers, 19, and Markus Meredith, 19, both of Ripley, were charged with the unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday at 10 p.m. After Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies observed an occupied vehicle parked on Ripley Central School property, they contacted the vehicle and observed drug paraphernalia in plain view, police said. After interview and investigation, Meredith and Eimers were allegedly found to be in possession of quantities of marijuana and multiple smoking pipes. Both will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
Jason Leamer, 25, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and failure to signal a turn on Sunday at 2 a.m. Leamer allegedly failed to signal a turn from Burton Avenue to Goodrich Street in Ripley, and when officers stopped the vehicle, he was found to be intoxicated, police said. Leamer will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
Blaine Wescott, 19, of Ashville, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Wescott allegedly harassed a neighborhood youth when he yelled at the youth from a window at his residence. Investigations revealed there was a valid order of protection between Wescott and the victim, and Wescott was taken into custody and arraigned in the North Harmony Court on the charges, police said.
Tanya Lack, 33, of Silver Creek was charged with a felony driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent, driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign on Sunday at 2:12 a.m. Police said they observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign on Iola Drive in Sunset Bay, and stopped Lack on Route 5 and 20. A passenger in the vehicle was found to be under the age of 15-years-old, making it a felony offense due to Leandra’s Law. She was released with traffic tickets and is to appear in Hanover Court later this week for arraignment on the charges.
Ryan Taggart, 33, of Silver Creek was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated with a .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, failure to stop at a stop sign and passing a stop line on Saturday at 11:58 p.m. Allegedly Taggart failed to stop at a stop sign on Alleghany Road in Hanover and passing the white stop line while approaching a red light on Route 5 and 20. He was stopped, and was found to be intoxicated, and with Taggart’s previous driving record, it was determined this arrest was a felony, police said. He was released with traffic tickets and will be arraigned in Hanover Court at a later date.
Kyle Cook, 26, of Gowanda was charged with a felony driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a .08 percent or higher blood alcohol content and operating a motor vehicle without headlights on Sunday at 11:35 p.m. After Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies observed Cook traveling east on Central Avenue with no headlights on, they stopped the car, and after further investigation, Cook was found to be intoxicated, police said. He was released to a sober party and will be in court later.
Thomas Schrader, 28, of Brocton was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunday at 11:12 a.m. Deputies stopped Schrader on Lake Avenue in Portland for allegedly speeding, and after a brief investigation, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Schrader was issued a traffic and appearance ticket, and will answer to the charges in Portland Court.
Tracy Abbey, 50, of Ashville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breathalyzer test, driving on the shoulder and inadequate turn lights on Sunday at 5:40 a.m. Allegedly, Abbey failed to maintain her lane and signal a turn on Route 394, and when police stopped the vehicle, she was allegedly intoxicated. Abbey was arraigned in Harmony Court and released to appear back at a later date.
Jennifer Vinciguerra, 21, of Fredonia was charged with failure to maintain lane, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher on Sunday at 2:17 a.m. Police said they observed Vinciguerra traveling north on Route 60 and cross the centerline of the roadway, and when stopped, she was found to be intoxicated. She was placed in custody and released to a family member. Vinciguerra was issued tickets to appear in Dunkirk Court.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Christopher Marek, 20, of Otto was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Marek was arrested at his residence on a warrant issued from the Little Valley Court after an earlier incident where he attempted to bring contraband into the Cattaraugus County Jail, police said. He was arraigned in Little Valley Court and will appear back at a later date.
Ryan Droney, 27, of Salamanca was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over .18 percent and unsafe backing on Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. after a patrol car responded to Windfall Road in Carrollton for a vehicle in the ditch. He was processed and released on tickets, and is due back in Carrollton Court at a later date.
Pamala Eastman, 56, of Hinsdale was cited for making an unsafe turn on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. Deputies responded to a three-car motor vehicle accident which occurred at the intersection of Route 16 and Country Route 26. A 2007 Pontiac sedan owned and operated by Lavonne Matteson, 59, of Belfast, struck a 2007 Toyota van owned and operated by Eastman when Eastman attempted to turn onto Route 26 from the sound bound inside lane of Route 16, police said. After the initial collision of the first two vehicles, the Eastman vehicle then struck a third vehicle, a 2010 Mercury Suburban owned and operated by Lucinda Pierce, 52, of Angelica, police said. Hinsdale Volunteer Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene, with Wesson Mills Kinney Hose Company Ambulance responding as well. Matteson, Eastman and a 10-year-old female passenger in Eastman’s vehicle were all transported to Olean General Hospital Emergency Room where they were treated for minor injuries, and all were expected to be released. Eastman will appear in the Hinsdale Court on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.
Stephanie Gassman, 23, of Randolph, was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Sunday at 12:25 a.m. Deputies responded to Hall Street for a report of a domestic incident. Gassman was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail, and due back in Randolph Court at a later date.