Area Police Reports


Jennifer N. Bernard, 28 of Jamestown was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated family offense, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to yield for emergency vehicle, failure to use turn signal, reckless operation and speed unreasonable and prudent. At approximately 4:33 p.m., officers responded to a domestic incident at 37 Pershing Ave. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. The suspect took off at a high rate of speed and led officers on a short pursuit. Officers discovered Bernard operating the vehicle and a 6-year-old child in the back seat upon stopping. Officers determined that Bernard was attempting to run her vehicle into a man’s vehicle. Bernard was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident.


Nestor Reyes, 34, of Dunkirk was charged Thursday with second-degree offering a false instrument. It is alleged that Reyes submitted an application to provide child care to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, indicating that he had not been convicted of any crimes in New York state. Upon investigation, it was determined that Reyes had numerous convictions in New York state and appeared on the New York state sex offender registry. Reyes will appear at the City of Jamestown Court at a later date.


TIDIOUTE, Pa. – Travis W. Berkhous, 23, of Tidioute was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 12. At approximately 7:43 p.m., Berkhous was traveling westbound on Babylon Hill Road. Upon negotiating a right-hand turn, Berkhous lost control, spun counter-clockwise and left the south side of the roadway. Berkhous’s vehicle hit a ditch and turned over on its passenger side. Berkhous was uninjured.

SUGAR GROVE, Pa. – Mark A. Blair, 33, of Sugar Grove was involved in a motor vehicle accident Nov. 11. At approximately 10:33 p.m., Blair was traveling southbound on Hazeltine Hollow Road. Upon negotiating a right turn, Blair lost control, left the east side of the roadway and hit a barbed wire fence with the driver’s side of the vehicle. Blair came to a final rest on the east side of the roadway. Blair was uninjured.