Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NORTH HARMONY – Chance W. Blanchard, 26, of Mayville was charged Thursday with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 8:16 p.m., deputies and K9 patrol took Blanchard into custody on Morris Road in North Harmony. Blanchard was known to have an active warrant out of the Town of Chautauqua for failing to appear on previous harassment and endangering charges. Blanchard was arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.
STOCKTON – Bianca M. Swarthout, 38, of Cassadaga was charged Thursday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and failure to maintain lane. At approximately 6:15 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street in Stockton for a traffic infraction. Upon investigation, it was determined that Swarthout had a revoked New York State driver’s license. Swarthout held numerous revocations and suspensions for prior vehicle and traffic offenses, which included alcohol-related offenses. Swarthout also had an outstanding bench warrant out of Pomfret Court. Swarthout was arraigned on the warrant in Pomfret and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. She was issued appearance tickets for the new charges in Stockton.
PANAMA – Gregg W. Morrison, 36, of Panama was charged Wednesday with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. At approximately 1:13 a.m., deputies were interviewing Morrison on Panama-Stedman Road who gave a false name and then fled on foot. After cornering him in a barn, deputies took Morrison into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed that Morrison had an outstanding parole warrant for felony driving while intoxicated. Morrison will appear at the North Harmony Court at a later date. He was committed to Chautauqua County Jail on the parole warrant.
KIANTONE – Louis M. Landy, 28, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to signal turn. At approximately 3:26 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for failing to signal turn on Warren-Jamestown Boulevard in Kiantone. Upon investigation, Landy was found to be intoxicated. Landy will appear in the Kiantone Court at a later date.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Nicholas L. Austin, 20, of Lakewood was charged Thursday with disorderly conduct, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At approximately 2:24 a.m., officers observed Austin highly intoxicated and obstructing traffic on West Second Street near Jefferson Street. Austin fled from officers on foot. When located again, Austin attempted to flee again. Austin was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit and struggle. Austin was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he is currently awaiting arraignment.
Cameron D. Johnson, 22, of Jamestown was charged Friday with fourth-degree criminal mischief. At approximately 3:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to 24 Falconer St. for a domestic incident. The victim reported that a verbal argument took place between the victim and Johnson. During the argument, Johnson damaged a door and a door frame. Johnson was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he is awaiting arraignment.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Angie L. Swabik of Jamestown was charged Thursday with trespassing and two counts of second-degree harassment. Police were called to an Ellicott business for a reported disorderly female who refused to leave after being told she wasn’t welcome on the property. Swabik will appear at the Ellicott Court on a later date.
Shawn D. Patterson, 41, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment. At approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to a harassment call at 511 Fairmount Ave. Upon investigation, it is alleged that Patterson threatened another by holding his fist back in a clenched position. Patterson will appear at the Ellicott Court at a later date.