Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

RIPLEY- Cody Rater, 18, of Ripley was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday at 9:41 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Lakeview Avenue in Ripley due to the vehicle registration not matching its license plates. Rater was allegedly found to be in possession of multiple smoking pipes and a quantity of marijuana. He will appear in Ripley Court at a later date.

MINA- Taylor Bennett, 25, of Erie, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from lane unsafely and leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Friday at 2:22 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Interstate 86 in Mina. Upon arrival, Bennett had left the scene. Deputies located him at the Holiday Inn Express a short distance away, and after an investigation it was determined Bennett was enroute to Erie from Jamestown when he lost control on the snow covered roadway. Bennett struck a highway sign, causing damage to it. Although he had the opportunity to call police to report the accident once at the hotel, he allegedly failed to do so and called for a tow truck. Bennett was taken into custody and he allegedly refused a chemical breath test, which will result in the immediate suspension of his operating privilege in New York. Bennett will appear in Mina Court to answer the charges.

PORTLAND- Karlene Taylor, 76, of Brocton was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and failure to stop at a stop sign on Saturday at 5:35 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 5 in Portland. Upon arrival and investigation, Taylor was traveling north on Lake Avenue and failed to stop at the stop sign at Lake Avenue and Route 5, police said. She traveled through the intersection on to Route 5, and into the ditch on the north side. Taylor was also allegedly found to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody where she was released and will appear in Portland Court at a later time and place.

HANOVER- Leta Halftown, 43, of Perrysburg was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct on Saturday at 2 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disorderly subject at the Lighthouse Inn in Hanover. Upon arrival, deputies located Halftown, who allegedly became disorderly inside a motel room, throwing items and causing damage. During the course of this act, there was a young child also present in the room, police said. Halftown was arrested and taken into custody. She was later released with appearance tickets for the charges in Hanover Court.

GERRY- Theodore Daughenbaugh, 50, of Sinclairville was charged with second-degree harassment on Friday at 10:10 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Old Chautauqua Road in Gerry for a report of an altercation between two people. Allegedly Daughenbaugh had struck another person in the head with an alarm clock during the altercation. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Gerry Court.

HANOVER- Richard Charboneau, 38, of Irving was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation on Saturday at 10:50 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic incident on Anne Street in Hanover. Upon arrival, witnesses alleged that Charboneau had choked a female subject and had done so in the presence of a small child. He was taken into custody and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. Charboneau will appear back in Hanover Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Bradley S. Baum, 37, of Sherman was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, failure to keep right, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, possession of an open container in a motor vehicle upon a public highway and operating an uninsured motor vehicle at approximately 12:45 a.m. Police observed Baum crossing from the southbound lane into the northbound lane before he was pulled over. Upon stopping Baum, police determined he was intoxicated. Baum also had a suspended driver’s license and registration. Baum will appear in court at a later date.

Tyler N. Chase of Lakewood was charged Sunday with aggravated driving while intoxicated with child in vehicle (Leandra’s Law), DWI, DWI per se, littering, failure to signal turn, open container inside vehicle, driving across hazard markings and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child at approximately 12:12 a.m. On Busti Stillwater Road in Busti, police observed a vehicle failing to signal a turn, driving across hazard markings and littering on the roadway. Investigation determined that Chase was intoxicated while having two 15-year-old occupants inside. Chase’s blood alcohol level was found to be twice the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in New York state. Chase will appear in the Busti court at a later time.

Valerie L. Houser, 29, of Busti was charged Monday with unlawful imprisonment, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest. At approximately 2:09 a.m., police responded to 1501 Wellman Road for a domestic dispute. Officers placed Houser in custody for refusing to let her boyfriend leave the bedroom. Houser resisted arrest. This incident took place in front of two small children. Houser was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Charles A. Guiley, 35, of Clarendon, Pa., was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to maintain lane and moving from lane unsafely. At approximately 2 a.m., police observed a vehicle on Southwestern Drive violating numerous vehicle and traffic law violations. Investigation revealed that Guiley was intoxicated and had a suspended driver’s license. Guiley was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in court on a later date.

Holden D. Rosengren, 18, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with second-degree harassment. It is alleged that Rosengren punched another subject twice in the face on Dec. 5. Rosengren will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Danielle A. Kum, 26, of Jamestown was charged Dec. 2 with petit larceny. Officers responded to a shoplifting incident at the K-Mart store on Fairmount Avenue. K-Mart officials had Kum in custody when officers arrived. Kum allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for an item. Kum will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Bonnie S. Patterson, 38, of Jamestown was charged Friday with second-degree possession of a forged instrument. Patterson was taken into custody on an arrest warrant, stemming from an incident on Oct. 18 where she allegedly cashed a forged check knowingly. Patterson was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail and will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.