Area Police Reports


Raymond L. Dotson, 44, of Brocton, was charged Saturday with failing to stop at a stop sign, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content greater than .18 percent. At approximately 6:55 p.m., deputies dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Nobles Road in Gerry, where upon investigation, Dotson was alleged to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Dotson was charged and later released with traffic tickets. He will appear at the Gerry Court on a later date.

Sara J. De Young, 33, of Silver Creek, was charged Tuesday with third-degree grand larceny, misuse of SNAP/food stamps and fraudulent receipt of benefits. It was alleged that from June 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2012, De Young failed to report income received by her husband. This unreported income allowed De Young to receive $4,660.43 in unentitled benefits. De Young is scheduled to appear in Jamestown Court at a later date.

A 16-year-old male from Silver Creek was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 6 p.m., the male was arrested after allegedly being in possession of a small bag of marijuana and a marijuana blunt.


William C. Haley, 51, was charged Friday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. At approximately 1:15 p.m., a two-car motor vehicle accident occurred on Fairmount Avenue. One of the vehicle operators was transported by the Celoron Fire Department to WCA Hospital for minor injuries. Police found Haley at a store on Fairmount Avenue after leaving the scene of the accident. Haley was found to have a revoked New York state license. Haley is due to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Jimi Jo Sobczak, 38, Maurita L. Shaver, 28, and Gladys M. Lanphere, 58, all of Jamestown, were charged last week with petit larceny, endangering the welfare of a minor and sixth-degree conspiracy. Ellicott police responded to a call of three shoplifters at the Wegmans store on Fairmount Avenue. Wegmans Asset Protection had the three females in custody at their security office. During the investigation, it was found that two juveniles were present while the shoplifting occurred, police said. The three will appear at Ellicott Court on a later date.

A stolen vehicle was recovered Thursday in Cassadaga Creek, at the point where it runs into the Chadakoin River near Water Street. Ellicott Police Department responded to an eyewitness who observed vehicle tracks heading into the creek. Officers, with the assistance of the Chautauqua County water emergency team, found the vehicle approximately 100 yards downstream due to the water’s heavy current. The vehicle was unoccupied and later found to be stolen from Jamestown. Jamestown Police Department reported the vehicle stolen on Oct. 30.


Timothy A. Himes, 35, of Frewsburg, was charged Sunday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. At approximately 1:57 a.m., police responded to a report of a man crawling on the road near East Second Street and Tiffany Avenue. Upon investigation, officers determined Himes was highly intoxicated and in possession of a gravity knife, police said. Himes was transported to Jamestown City Jail.


Paul J. Csati, 31, of Cattaraugus, was charged Saturday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 3:04 a.m., deputies arrested Csati on a traffic stop in Ashford. Csati was driving with a suspended license and in possession of marijuana. Csati was arraigned in the town of Ashford Court and taken to Cattaraugus County Jaul. Csati is due back in Ashford court at a later date.