Area Police Reports


Wayne Snyder Sr., 51, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest while Wayne Snyder Jr., 23, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and aggravated family offense Saturday. Jamestown Police officers responded to a reported domestic violence in progress at 225 Winsor St. at 2:08 a.m. Upon arrival, officers heard a female screaming in the residence. Several attempts were made to contact the occupants in order to check their well-being and eventually officers made entry into the residence. Snyder Jr. then became extremely disorderly and threatened to arm himself with a gun. Snyder Sr. was taken into custody after a brief struggle. A female victim was observed inside the residence with Snyder Jr. and could be heard pleading with him to allow her to leave. After several minutes, Snyder Jr. allowed the victim to leave, and he then surrendered. Both Snyders were taken to city jail. Assistance was provided at the scene by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, Ellicott Police Department and New York State Police.

Renne L. Wolfe, 37, of Celoron was charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se Friday. Officers observed a four-door sedan traveling west a high rate of speed at 9:47 p.m. on East Sixth Street. Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance and then made a traffic stop. Wolfe was found to be operating in an intoxicated condition and transported to city jail for a chemical test. A driver’s license check revealed a previous DWI conviction within 10 years making the charge a felony. She was held pending arraignment.

Thomas J. Warren, 35, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Saturday. Officers conducted a traffic stop at 1:50 p.m. and during the investigation it was determined Warren had a valid order of protection to stay away from a female victim found in the same vehicle. He was taken to city jail without incident and was being held pending arraignment.


LAKEWOOD – Timothy A. Cook and Bruce A. Cook Jr. were charged with petit larceny Sept. 23 at 3:40 a.m. Lakewood-Busti Police investigated a shoplifting complaint at 350 E. Fairmount Ave. where the Cooks were accused of taking $151.23 worth of merchandise. They were issued appearance tickets for Town of Busti Court at a later date.


FRENCH CREEK – Kenneth D. Walters, 55, of Ripley was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol/drugs, speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday. Sheriff’s patrol stopped a motorist for speeding at 1:24 a.m. on Route 426. The operator was identified as Walters. Following an investigation, Walters was determined to be impaired by alcohol and drugs. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana. Walters was taken into custody and released with appearance tickets for Town of French Creek Court at a later date.


A 17-year-old female was charged with second-degree harassment, acting in a manner to injure a child and obstructing governmental administration Tuesday at 4:47 p.m. She was arraigned and will appear in Salamanca City Court at a later date.

Jasmine J. Ashley, 26, of 185 Burgard Place, Buffalo, was taken into custody on a bench warrant Wednesday at 1:20 a.m. She was being held pending arraignment.

Nellie E. Goodwill, 32, of 318 Washington St., Salamanca, was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare on Sept. 29 at 2:57 a.m. She was given appearance tickets for Salamanca City Court on Friday.

Dawn M. Bish, 37, of Salamanca was charged with discharging a firearm in the city Sept. 29 at 7:34 a.m.

Yancey Dowdy, 25, of Salamanca was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Dowdy was issued an appearance ticket for Salamanca City Court at a later date.