Area Police Reports


Michael S. Oldro, 43, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Saturday at 5:40 p.m. Upon responding to a domestic incident at 126 W. Virginia Blvd., police made contact with a female victim who stated the male suspect had left the residence. After further investigation, it was determined that the female had a valid order of protection against the male suspect, who was later taken into custody without incident at a nearby residence. Oldro was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he awaits arraignment.

David C. Oberg, 53, of Warren, Pa., was charged with driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, driving while intoxicated and driving with .08 percent of 1 percent or more of alcohol on Monday at 2:55 a.m. Oberg’s vehicle was stopped after police observed the vehicle traveling east on the one-way street of West Sixth Street. Oberg was found to be intoxicated. Oberg will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.

Thomas S. Bundy, 42, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street Sunday at 1:35 a.m. After observing Bundy’s vehicle driving the wrong way on West Second Street, police conducted a traffic stop at Lafayette Street and performed a series of sobriety tests on Bundy, who was deemed intoxicated. Bundy also underwent a chemical test at the Jamestown City Jail which revealed his blood alcohol content to be more than twice the legal limit.

Kim L. Brightman, 27, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest Saturday at 8:35 p.m. After responding to a domestic incident at 431 Allen St., police advised Brightman, who was acting disorderly and using obscene language in front of a 4-year-old child, to leave the residence. While leaving the residence, Brightman pushed an adult male holding onto the child, causing him to trip and almost drop the child. Brightman physically resisted officers attempting to place handcuffs on her. Brightman was arrested and transported to city jail awaiting arraignment.


Joshua C. Hinson, 18, of Jamestown was charged with bench warrant and failure to appear on Monday. Hinson failed to appear in the Town of Busti Court on Sept. 4 on an original charge of petit larceny. He is being held at the Chautauqua County Jail on unrelated charges.


HANOVER – David Sodaro, 55, of Silver Creek was charged with three counts of third-degree menacing Friday at 8:40 p.m. Sodaro was allegedly making verbal threats to harm his neighbors and girlfriend while in possession of a metal pipe. Sodaro was located and arrested on scene by deputies, arraigned in the village of Silver Creek and sent to Chautauqua County Jail with bail.

SHERMAN – Rickey H. Pratt, 43, Ashlee K. Waite, 17, and Ashley R. Kelly, 17, all of Sherman, were involved in a motor vehicle accident at I-86 eastbound around mile marker 10 on Monday at 5:44 a.m. Upon investigation, it was determined that Pratt, who struck a deer, pulled off to the right side of the road to inspect damage and call CCSO for a report. Waite, and co-passenger Kelly, who were also traveling eastbound, pulled over to the left lane to avoid Pratt’s vehicle on the right shoulder. The deer that Pratt struck was in the left lane, forcing Waite to swerve left off of the roadway and roll over. Waite was treated and released on scene. Kelly was transported to Hamot Medical Center for minor injuries. No charges were filed.

HANOVER – Pamela M. Ramsden, 37, of Derby was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last Thursday at 9:43 p.m. Deputies identified Ramsden’s Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on Alleghany Road in Hanover. After determining that Ramsden’s vehicle had an expired registration, deputies stopped the vehicle on Route 5 and 20. Through a brief investigation it was determined that Ramsden was in possession of narcotics. Ramsden was issued an appearance ticket for criminal possession of a controlled substance and traffic tickets for an unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle and unsafe tires. Ramsden will appear at the Town of Hanover Court at a later date.

GERRY – Christina M. Weed, 33, of Gerry, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument last Friday at 5:30 p.m. Weed was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the Town of Gerry Court at a later date.

SHERIDAN – Dylan J. Pieszak, 19, of Dunkirk was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and second-degree criminal mischief Friday at 6:30 p.m. Police determined that Pieszak was operating a 2000 Buick and allegedly backed into an unoccupied and parked 2012 Chevrolet with intent to cause damage. Pieszak also left the scene of the incident. Pieszak was issued traffic tickets and sent to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.


SALAMANCA – Jordan D. Luzier, 33, of Little Valley was charged for having no tail lights, speeding in a 55 mph zone, failing to keep on the right side of the road, driving while intoxicated common law and aggravated DWI on Sunday at 4:18 a.m. Luzier was released on his tickets and is to appear in the Salamanca Town Court on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

ASHFORD – Brent L. Johnson, 25, of Machias was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation Sunday at 1:15 a.m. Johnson was arraigned in the Town of Ashford Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500,000.


WARREN, Pa. – James J. Seybert, 74, of Youngsville, Pa., Robert F. Mader, 51, of Smethport, Pa., and Kelsey J. Mader, 18, of Smethport, Pa., were involved in a motor vehicle accident Friday at 4:30 p.m. As both vehicles traveled eastbound on state Route 6, Seybert failed to see Mader stopping for a vehicle that was turning. Seybert’s vehicle struck Mader’s vehicle in the rear, causing it to travel off of the north side of the roadway and strike a utility pole. No injuries were reported and both units were towed from the scene.

WARREN, Pa. – Sven D. Blumquist, 18, of Warren, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Saturday at 9:10 p.m. Blumquist’s vehicle was traveling west on Fifth Avenue when it lost traction and spun in a counter-clockwise direction, crossing the eastbound lane of travel and striking a tree just off the eastern berm. Blumquist was not injured.