Area Police Reports


Wayne Miller, 51, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense on Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. Jamestown Police responded to Winsor Street for a report of a domestic dispute in progress and Miller was allegedly found to be inside the residence with the victim while there was a valid order of protection issued by Jamestown City Court for Miller to stay away from the victim. Miller was taken into custody without incident and transported to Jamestown City Jail. He is currently awaiting arraignment by Jamestown City Court.


RIPLEY – David Baum, 25, of Ripley was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, failure to keep right and speed not reasonable and prudent on Tuesday at 11 p.m. Charges are being filed due to an accident which was reported May 16 at 12:07 a.m. on Route 76 in Ripley. Baum was allegedly traveling south on Route 76 operating a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve and impacted on a guard rail. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies received toxicology reports back from the case as Baum was alleged to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He will answer the charges in Ripley Court.

HANOVER – John Wasierski, 38, of Irving was charged with petit larceny on Monday at 9:10 p.m. Wasierski allegedly stole a Bosch Skill Saw and a Milwaukee Limited Edition Sawzall from his landlord on Sept. 5.


NAPOLI – Russell Conklin, 46, of Steamburg was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and moving from lane unsafely on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Jamestown Road in Napoli for a report of a one-car property damage accident. Conklin was allegedly intoxicated when he struck a tree on Jamestown Road. He was released on appearance tickets and is due back in Napoli Court at a later date to answer for the charges.

LITTLE VALLEY – Jonathan Huchingson, 27, of Little Valley was arrested on a warrant issued out of Ashford Court on Sunday at 3:40 p.m.. He was arraigned in Ashford Court and released. Huchingson is due back in Ashford Court at a later date.

LITTLE VALLEY – Michael Doner, 20, of Randolph was arrested on probation warrant out of Salamanca on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Salamanca Police Department to answer the violation charge.

OTTO – Mike Diaz-Perez, 57, of Otto was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child on Sunday at 5:45 p.m. He was arraigned in Otto and released on his own recognizance to be due back in Otto Court at a later date.

OLEAN – Edwin App, 59, of Olean was charged with third-degree assault on Oct. 23 at 9:50 p.m. He was arraigned in Allegany and is to appear in court at a later date.

SALAMANCA – Nicholas Stoll, 35, of Salamanca was arrested at his residence on a violation of probation warrant issued by Salamanca Court on Saturday at 6 p.m. He was transported to Salamanca Police Department and held for arraignment at a later time.

COLDSPRING – James Newell, 36, of Steamburg was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a firearm on Monday at 6:15 p.m. Newell allegedly fired a round from his 30-06 rifle into the ground in close proximity to the 53-year-old male victim. The round was fired into concrete and shrapnel struck the victim. The victim was flown to ECMC where he was treated for his injuries and released. Newell was arraigned in Salamanca Court and held on $10,000 cash bail. He is to reappear in Coldspring Court at a later date.