Area Police Reports


James Trotter, 21, of Jamestown was charged with failure to keep right, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and a misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 or higher on Tuesday at 1:55 a.m. Trotter was allegedly observed failing to keep right on North Main Street, and when he was pulled over, he was allegedly found to be intoxicated. One of the other passengers, Colleen Heffner, 23, of Jamestown had a valid warrant and was also arrested. Both were transported to the Jamestown Police Department City Jail and will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Jail.

Curtis Nance Jr., 48, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence on Tuesday at 4:09 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Nance’s vehicle, which had an equipment violation, on East Second Street. Nance allegedly attempted to conceal a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. He is being held pending arraignment.


Vanessa Stevens, 23, of Fredonia was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday. Stevens was arrested on a warrant for an incident on Sept. 21 where she allegedly stole merchandise from a store. She is due in Busti Court on Oct.8 for arraignment.

Christina Weed of Falconer was charged with two counts of petit larceny. She allegedly stole retail from Wal-Mart on June 30 and July 4. She is due in Busti Court on Oct. 8 to answer the charges.

Nicholas J. Dean, 23, of Jamestown was charged with three counts of petit larceny on Tuesday. On Sept. 13, 14 and 17, Dean allegedly stole merchandise from Wal-Mart. He is due in the Town of Busti Court on Oct. 8 for arraignment.


David Zembardo, 34, of Jamestown was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Tuesday. According to police, officers found Cook in the possession of stolen property after they answered a report of a suspicious subject. He is subject to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.


Nicole Ludlow, 23, of South Dayton was charged with second-degree harassment on Tuesday at 5 a.m. Chautauqua County Deputies were called to Irving for a reported harassment, and Ludlow was allegedly involved in a physical altercation which resulted in her striking a subject with a closed fist. She was taken into custody and released with an appearance ticket to answer the charges at a later date.

Cody Cook, 20, of Irving was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana on Tuesday at 5 a.m. Cook was allegedly attempting to steal property from a fenced-in area. He was taken into custody and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

Ernest Skinner, 58, of Jamestown was charged with the misuse of SNAP/Food Stamps and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing on Monday. From Aug. 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012, Skinner allegedly failed to report income/employment to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. This allowed for the receipt of $1,920 in unentitled benefits. He is to scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.