Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LAKEWOOD-Chad M. Whittington, 33, of Lakewood was charged Wednesday with petit larceny, fraudulent receipt of benefits and misuse of food stamps. According to police, it is alleged that Whittington failed to report employment/income to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. Whittington received $1089.68 in unentitled Medicaid and food stamp benefits as a result of this unreported income. Whittington will appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Ralph Pratt, 49, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with two counts of petit larceny and two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. Pratt was transported to Chautauqua County Jail.