Area Police Reports


STOCKTON-A 28-year-old woman from Fredonia was involved in a vehicle accident Friday. At approximately 7:07 a.m., deputies along with the Cassadaga and Stockton fire departments and Alstar responded to an accident on Fredonia-Stockton Road. The victim was reportedly traveling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle, went into a ditch and rolled the vehicle onto its roof. She was transported to Brooks Hospital by ambulance for not life-threatening injuries. A child passenger was also transported to the hospital.

HANOVER-William Kaiser, 66, of Brocton, was charged Thursday with failure to yield right of way when entering/crossing. At approximately 1:24 p.m., deputies and Hanover Center and Silver Creek fire departments responded to Angell Road for a car accident. It is alleged that Kaiser failed to yield the right of way while pulling out of a driveway and struck a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Angell Road. A female passenger in the vehicle that was struck was transported by ambulance to Lake Shore Hospital for not life-threatening injuries. Kaiser was transported by a private vehicle to Brooks Hospital.

BROCTON-Michael Manganiello, 28, of Brocton, was charged Friday with speed not reasonable. At approximately 8 a.m., a Brocton Central School bus was traveling eastbound on Route 20 and had stopped with its red lights on. A second vehicle stopped behind the bus. Manganiello, who was driving behind the second vehicle, was reportedly distracted and did not realize the vehicles in front had stopped. He was unable to stop in time due to road conditions. His vehicle sideswiped the right side of the second vehicle and rear-ended the bus. There were two students on board the bus, but no one was injured. Manganiello will appear in court at a later date.


Willie Grace, 66, was charged Thursday with second-degree menacing. At approximately 4:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Barker Street and Broadhead Avenue for a possible fight involving weapons. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a male victim at a nearby residence, who said he was chased down the street with a hammer. Further investigation revealed that Grace had made threats and chased the victim for a few minutes. Grace was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident.


Roberta J. Shawley, 41, of Allegany, was charged Wednesday with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. The charges resulted from a complaint that the suspect burglarized a home on Harriet Street and stole several firearms. Shawley will appear in court at a later date.