Area Police Reports


Robert Ellsworth Sr., 46, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Tuesday at 11:21 p.m. Jamestown Police responded to assist New York State Parole with a home check and allegedly Ellsworth allowed the victim, a minor, inside his residence. Ellsworth is currently on parole and stipulations of his parole is that he is not allowed to be in the presence of minors. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jamestown City Jail. Ellsworth was awaiting arraignment by Jamestown City Court.

Robert Zimmerman, 56, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree attempted robbery and third-degree menacing on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. A report was made to the Jamestown Police regarding an attempted robbery of a cell phone that had occurred on West Third Street in Jamestown. The victim reported Zimmerman allegedly had approached her and attempted to forcefully take her cell phone from her hands as she walked down the street. He then allegedly threatened to cause harm to the victim. Zimmerman did flee the area, but was located by police at Sixth Street and Main Street a short time later, police said. He was being held in the Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.


Justin Vansickle, 22, and Travis Vansickle, 28, both of Jamestown were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. During a vehicle and traffic stop conducted by the Ellicott Police Department, both were allegedly found to be in the possession of marijuana. They are to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.


A 16-year-old female of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. She allegedly stole clothing, makeup and perfume valuing a total of $30.89. She was issued an appearance ticket to be in Busti Court at a later date.

Sean Trask, 43, of Lakewood was charged with second-degree harassment on Tuesday at 2:43 p.m. Lakewood-Busti Police responded to a physical domestic dispute in progress, and upon arrival Trask allegedly grabbed the victim by the face and shook the victim’s head. He was arrested and arraigned in Busti Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

Joseph Estus, 25, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. Estus allegedly left Wal-Mart on Fairmount Avenue with a shopping cart full of stolen items in total of $535.29. He was arrested and will appear in Busti Court at a later date to answer to his charge.


PORTLAND -Brian Wagner Jr., 29, of Brocton was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana on Monday at 6:35 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Route 20 in Portland for an individual passed out in a vehicle on the side of the road. Wagner was allegedly found operating his vehicle under the influence of a narcotic drug, as well as to be in possession of a controlled substance and a quantity of marijuana. He was processed and released. Wagner will appear in Portland Court at a later date.

JAMESTOWN – Ryan Bloom, 28, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 14 at 7:40 p.m. On July 23, Bloom allegedly took $150 from an individual as payment to start some repair work on her house. After taking the money, he never returned to the residence to do the repair work. Bloom was advised by deputies to return the money, but he failed to do so.


COLDSPRING – Justin Schapp, 37, of Salamanca was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Friday at 12:30 a.m. Schapp was stopped by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police for several environmental conservation violations and was found to be in possession of a pistol without a New York State Pistol Permit. He was processed and released with an appearance ticket.

RANDOLPH -Timothy Howard, 50, of Jamestown was charged with a bench warrant of a failure to pay a fine out of Olean and failure to signal turn. Howard was arrested after Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving for failure to signal turn. He was arrested without incident and turned over to the Olean Police Department.

GOWANDA – Kaylene Hellriegel, 29, of Gowanda was charged with issuing a bad check. Hellriegel had issued a bad check to the supermarket in South Dayton, and she was taken into custody without incident and arraigned in Persia Court. She is due to appear in South Dayton Court to answer the charge at a later date.


Gayle Downing, 30, and Kimberly Stolar, 22, were charged with harassment on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Allegedly Downing and Stolar struck an 18-year-old victim in the head several times and they will answer to their charge at the Magisterial District Court.