Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Gregory DePietro, 24, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct on Sunday at 2:12 a.m. Police had responded to Woodlawn Avenue for a report that several subjects were fighting in the street, and upon arrival DePietro was assaulting someone, police said. He was taken into custody without incident, and the victim of the assault was transported to WCA Hospital for treatment. Jamestown Police were assisted by the Jamestown Fire Department and Alstar Ambulance.
Andrew Rivera Sr., 53, of Jamestown was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated on Saturday at 11:28 p.m. Officers responded to Briggs and Institute streets for a report of a vehicle that struck a street sign and was leaving the scene. According to a witness, the vehicle struck a street sign and a gas line marker and fled the scene sustaining damage, police said. The witness gave officers a license plate number, where they allegedly found the vehicle at a home on Pine Street. After speaking with Rivera, it was determined he was the one operating the vehicle at the time of the incident and taken into custody, police said. Rivera submitted to a breath test resulting in a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit, police said. Rivera was being held pending arraignment.
Carlos Pagan, 47, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, obstructing governmental administration and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Friday at 11:15 p.m. Officers responded to Cross Street for a report of domestic physical violence, and upon arrival, officers learned a female at the residence had been allegedly involved in an argument with her boyfriend, Pagan. Allegedly, Pagan was intoxicated and ended up throwing a glass at the female, which caused it to break. He then allegedly grabbed the female, threw her to the ground, held her against her will and threatened to hit her with an unopened wine bottle. The female was able to push Pagan off of her and ended up freeing herself from his grasp by hitting him in the head with a wine bottle before she ran outside of her residence where a third party called 911, police said. Pagan sustained a head injury along with lacerations to his face and elbow. Medical attention was dispatched to the scene, but Pagan refused treatment. He was charged and subsequently fought with officers as they were escorting him to the patrol car, police said. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail.
Antasia Babcock, 20, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property accident on Saturday at 6:17 a.m. Officers of the third platoon responded to an area at Prospect Street near Barker Street on a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole on Prospect Street and was attempting to leave the scene. When officers arrived, they were able to locate a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle on Barker Street, and located Babcock by the vehicle, police said. Officers observed damage to Babcock’s vehicle that matched the damage to the utility pole, police said. She was taken through a standardized field sobriety test and failed. Babcock was taken into custody without incident and transported to the city jail for pending arraignment.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sierra Saxton, 23, of Bemus Point was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, and Shane Bucklin, 19, of Jamestown, was charged with underage possession of alcohol on Sunday at 2:51 a.m. Officers responded to East Fairmount Avenue for a suspicious situation report and found Saxton and Bucklin drinking alcohol in the vehicle, police said. Allegedly a small amount of marijuana was in Saxton’s vehicle. They will appear in Busti Court at a later date to answer charges.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
RIPLEY – John Gibbs II, 22, of Northeast, Pa., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and use of a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on Saturday at 9:20 p.m. Deputies allegedly observed Gibbs using a cellular phone while operating his vehicle. Upon stopping the vehicle, several smoking pipes and a quantity of marijuana were found inside the vehicle, police said. He will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.
SHERMAN – Daniel Schlabach, 20, of Rochester Mills, Pa., and Ernest Bender Jr., 20, of Panama, were charged with possession of alcohol under age of 21 with the intent to consume on Saturday at 12:47 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Clymer-Sherman Road in Sherman, and allegedly Schlabach and Bender were found to be in the possession of alcohol. They were both issued appearance tickets and released to appear in Sherman Court at a later date.
SHERMAN – Tara VanVolkenburg, 21, of Sherman, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, failure to keep right, operating a motor vehicle with a mobile phone and open container of alcohol in a vehicle on Saturday at 12:57 a.m. Sheriff’s patrol responded with Sherman Fire Department to a report of a single-vehicle crash into a utility pole on West Main Street in Sherman. Upon investigation, VanVolkenburg was operating a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on West Main Street when she was allegedly distracted by cellphone use and crossed over the center of the roadway. VanVolkenburg struck a street sign and a utility pole, damaging both, police said. She was taken in custody and later released, and she will appear in Sherman Court to answer the charges on a later date. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.
GERRY – Joshua Hall, 31, of Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Saturday at 12:26 a.m. When deputies investigated Hall’s vehicle in a ditch, Hall was allegedly in possession of controlled pills not in a prescribed container. He was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Gerry Court at a later date.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Samantha Balliet, 34, of Fredonia, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Sean Cowan, 23, and Brandon Spangler, 17, both of Jamestown, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday at 1:20 a.m.
Cole Underwood, 18, of Jamestown, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Friday at 1:20 a.m.