Area Police Reports


Bradley M. Dimmer, 22, of Silver Creek was charged Monday with unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 12:50 a.m., Dimmer was found at 24 Howard St. in possession of a marijuana pipe containing marijuana and residue. Dimmer will appear at the Village of Silver Creek Court at a later date.

John Wasierski, 38, of Irving was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated-common law and felony aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law). Darlene Bommer, 47, of Irving was also charged Sunday with felony driving while intoxicated common law and felony aggravated DWI. At approximately 8:16 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a vehicle stopped in the front yard of a residence on Route 20 in Sheridan. Upon investigation, deputies determined that Wasierski was operating the vehicle intoxicated. Due to a child being in the car, he was charged with Leandra’s Law. During further investigation, it was determined that Bommer was operating the vehicle prior to Wasierski and was also intoxicated. Wasierski was arraigned in Sheridan Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail. Bommer will appear at Sheridan Court at a later date.

Randy J. Beutel, 45, of Lockport was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, DWI .08 percent or higher and failure to keep right. At approximately 1:48 a.m., deputies stopped Beutel’s vehicle on Dennison Road in Hanover for a traffic violation. Upon investigation, Beutel was found to be intoxicated. Beutel will appear in the Town of Hanover Court next month.

Lisa D. Dale, 43, of Dunkirk was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated 0.8 percent or higher and speeding. At approximately 3:08 a.m., deputies observed Dale’s vehicle speeding on Central Avenue in Silver Creek. Upon investigation, it was determined that Dale was intoxicated. Dale will answer to the charges on a later date.


Lamar D. Cook, 34, of Jamestown was charged Friday with petit larceny. Police determined that Cook entered a business, took a 30-pack of beer to the front register and ordered some food. While the clerk was making the food, Cook left the store without paying for the beer. Cook will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Joseph E. Green, 25, of Falconer was charged Saturday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Police responded to a report of a domestic incident on West Main Street. Upon investigation, officers found the front door kicked open and the door frame broken. Once inside, officers saw the television stand broken. Green was arraigned in Ellicott Court.

Thomas C. McCaslin, 23, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with second-degree aggravated harassment. Police responded to an incident where it was alleged that McCaslin was engaging in unwanted phone contact with Sue McCaslin. After being verbally warned by police to stop, McCaslin continued. McCaslin will appear in Elliott Court at a later date.


Karrie E. Clark, 22, of Jamestown was charged Sunday with petit larceny. At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the Dollar General store located at 601 W. Third St. for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the manager who said that Clark had stole merchandise. Clark is awaiting arraignment.

Fred R. Edington, 50, of Falconer was charged Saturday with following too closely, improper plates, unregistered motor vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle, displayed forged certification of inspection, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated-BAC of .08 percent or higher, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and operating in violation of conditional license. At approximately 10:58 p.m., Edington’s vehicle was observed traveling east on East Second Street, following too closely to the vehicle in front of it. Upon checking the vehicle registration, police determined that his vehicle should have been a 1974 pickup, but was a much newer style pickup. Edington was found to have a conditional license. He was also intoxicated and charged with the above charges. Edington will be arraigned in the Jamestown City Court.


Andrew V. Samuelson, 52, of Gowanda was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated, DWI with BAC .08 percent or higher, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Samuelson was observed weaving in the lane, crossing the center and onto the shoulder when he was stopped. Investigation revealed the presence of alcohol. Samuelson will appear at the Town of Perrysburg Court.

Joan E. Riddell, 64, of Little Valley was charged Friday with second-degree assault. At approximately 9 p.m., deputies responded to a reported stabbing in Little Valley. Investigation revealed that Riddell was involved in a physical domestic which escalated. The other party was transported for medical attention.

Katie A. Ventimiglia, 23, of Salamanca was charged Friday with petit larceny. At approximately 6:14 p.m., deputies charged Ventimiglia after a shoplifting incident at the Wal-Mart store. Ventimiglia will appear at Allegany Court at a later date.