Area Police Reports


Andrew C. Carlson of Bemus Point was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, following too close and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. At approximately 2:15 p.m., Carlson was taken into custody after being involved in an accident on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood, police said. Carlson was found to be intoxicated, police said. He will appear in Busti Court on a later date.

Shane R. Eshbach, 23, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with fifth-degree conspiracy. Investigation determined that Eshbach had conspired with a juvenile to commit petit larceny at Wal-Mart in Lakewood.

Dwain Graham, 19, and Jamie Hohmann, 18, both of Randolph, were charged Thursday with petit larceny. At approximately 10 p.m., Graham and Hohmann were caught by Wal-Mart staff shoplifting merchandise, police said. They will appear in Busti Court on a later date.


Barry A. Hannold, 62, of Lakewood, was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, failing to keep right and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. At approximately 7:08 p.m., police were called to a hit and run accident at the corner of Hunt Road and Robinson Avenue. Hannold was found to be the operator of the suspect vehicle, police said. He was intoxicated, police said. He will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Walter M. Westerdahl, 32, of Falconer, was charged Dec. 5 with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. After an investigation into a burglary that occurred at a Falconer residence, police alleged that Westerdahl was the one who entered the residence while the homeowners were at work and stole $3,985 in cash. He was sent to Chautauqua County Jail.



Justin D. Miller, 32, of Frewsburg, was charged Thursday with operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone, driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. At approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on South Main Street at Newland Avenue, where a parked vehicle was struck. Upon arrival, officers determined that the suspect driver was Miller, who had two warrants out of Jamestown, police said. Miller was found to be intoxicated at the police department. He will be arraigned in Jamestown Court.

Richard E. Pearson, 60, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with no/improper signal, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated per se. At approximately 12:05 a.m., police stopped Pearson for an alleged traffic violation at Winsor Street and East Second Street. Investigation determined that Pearson was intoxicated, police said. After being transported to the city jail, Pearson took a chemical breath test and had a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, police said. Pearson is in the city jail awaiting arraignment.


Roy Lobell, 74, of Westfield was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to keep right following a motor-vehicle accident. Deputies responded to a report of an accident on Center Road in Town of Sheridan just after 7:30 p.m. Lobell’s vehicle had been traveling southbound before it left the roadway, coming to a rest on its side in a ditch located on the east side of the road. No injuries were reported. Lobell will appear in Sheridan Court at a later date.