Area Police Reports


Mark A. Donato, 50, of Celoron was charged Saturday with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing. At approximately 10 p.m., police were dispatched to a Celoron residence for a 911 call where a female was screaming in the background. Upon arrival, officers determined that Donato had allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with a female inside the household. Allegedly, Donato knocked down a locked door to a bedroom where the female victim and two children were inside. He reportedly punched the female in the face, grabbed her by the throat and choked her. Donato was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $5,000/$10,000 bail. He will appear in court at a later date.

Mary L. Waechter-Butler, 55, of Gerry was charged on Dec. 24 with petit larcent and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. K-Mart Loss Prevention observed Waechter-Butler take a large hand bag from a shelf and place several clothing items inside. After she left the store, K-Mart Loss Prevention provided a description of the vehicle to a patrol in the area. New York State Troopers located the vehicle on Sixth Street and stopped it. Waechter-Butler was taken into custody after admitting to stealing the items. She was subsequently found in possession of Hydrocodone pills.

Joel Arroyo, 17, of Jamestown was charged on Dec. 24 with petit larceny. At approximately 1 p.m., K-Mart Loss Prevention observed Arroyo remove a pair of gym shoes from a shelf, place them on his feet and attempt to leave the store. Arroyo was taken into custody by K-Mart Loss Prevention and handed over to police. He will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.

Douglas L. Woodard, 21, of Kennedy was charged Sunday with third-degree burglary and two counts of petit larceny. Security at the SKF Aeroengine plant, located at 1 Moroco Drive in Falconer, reported a larceny of a cell phone from inside the factory. While police were on their way to the SKF, they located Woodard walking in the are intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Woodard had unlawfully entered the facility and taken the cell phone from the victims’ work area. Woodard had also allegedly taken a Kodak Easyshare camera and several tools as well. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Court.

Karina M. Blakeslee, 35, of Celoron was charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child. Two unidentified juveniles were charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief. At approximately 12 p.m., police responded to the area of West Livingston Avenue for a report of a gunshot complaint. It is alleged that a 14-year-old and 15-year-old juvenile shot two Celoron DPW workers with an airsoft BB gun. One of the workers sustained injuries from the incident and was treated at WCA Hospital and released. It was also determined that the juveniles intentionally shot out the back window of a neighbor’s car. This incident took place without any adult supervision. Blakeslee will answer the charges in Ellicott Court and the juveniles were petitioned to Family Court.


Tyler D. Broderick-Phillips, 19, of Russell, Pa., was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of marijuana, speed in zone and aggravated unlicensed operator. At approximately 1:50 a.m., police observed a southbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Forest Avenue Extension. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver-Broderick-Phillips-had his New York State driving privileges suspended and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He will appear in Busti Court at a later date.


Carlos D. Vazquez, 33, of Dunkirk was charged Friday with violation of probation. At approximately 1:35 p.m., Vazquez was taken into custody by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant issued by Cattaraugus County Probation. Vazquez is being held on no bail and is due back in court at a later date.

RANDOLPH-Cody E. Reichenbach, 20, was charged Saturday with petit larceny. At approximately 3:25 p.m., Reichenbach was taken into custody following a complaint that he had taken an item from 7-Eleven without paying for it. He was located a short time later along with the stolen item. Reichenbach is due back in court at a later date.


Jose A. Vargas, 21, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with false impersonation and parole violation warrant. At approximately 11 a.m., officers performed a street check of Vargas on Newland Avenue, at Prospect Street. Vargas allegedly gave a false name numerous times. One of the officers recognized Vargas, who had an outstanding New York State parole warrant.