Area Police Reports


Moises Lopez-Encarnacion, 23, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal tampering with evidence, obstructing governmental administration, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to yield to emergency vehicle. At approximately 9 a.m., officers located Lopez-Encarnacion driving a vehicle with a suspended license and attempted to stop the vehicle. Lopez-Encarnacion refused to stop for several blocks and threw a package outside his window. Once the vehicle stopped, officers found Lopez-Encarnacion attempting to eat a quantity of suspected marijuana. Lopez-Encarnacion attempted to move the vehicle again, but police blocked him in. Upon breaking into the vehicle, officers found Lopez-Encarnacion to be in possession of a quantity of heroin packaged for sales along with U.S. currency. Lopez-Encarnacion is currently awaiting arraignment.

Neftali Vellon-Benetiz, 30, of Jamestown was charged Monday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. At approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to a domestic incident on 58 Franklin St. During the investigation, it was determined that Vellon-Benetiz broke a door and its frame, after which he punched a female victim in the face, leaving a red mark. Vellon-Benetiz was transported to the city jail and is currently awaiting arraignment.


Jeremiah J. Russin, 18, of Mayville, and Nicole R. Wlodarek, 21, of Jamestown were charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to signal turn. At approximately 3:17 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle fail to signal a turn from Route 394 onto Beaujean Road. Upon investigation, it was determined that Russin and Wlodarek were in possession of small quantities of marijuana and smoking pipes. They will appear at the Town of Chautauqua Court on a later date.