Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Ruben Vargas, 33, of Jamestown, was charged Sunday with passing a red light, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. At approximately 2:51 a.m., officers observed a grey four-door sedan running a red light through the intersection of Buffalo and Falconer streets. After performing a traffic stop near the intersection of Buffalo Street and Hazel Avenue, officers determined that the Vargas was intoxicated and had a suspended driver’s license. As officers were informing Vargas of this, he reportedly became very combative, uncooperative and failed to comply with demands. He resisted arrest and attempted to prevent officers from placing him in the back of a patrol car police said. At the jail, Vargas consented to a chemical breath test which showed a blood alcohol content of .17 percent.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
FALCONER-Jason R. DeGolier, 33, of Kennedy, was charged Sunday with inadequate stop lamps, failure to signal and driving while intoxicated. At approximately 2:15 a.m., police observed a vehicle on Tiffany Avenue in Falconer with less than two working brake lamps. The vehicle also failed to signal a left turn. Upon performing a traffic stop, officers determined that DeGolier was intoxicated. He was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000/$2,000 bail. He will appear in Ellicott Court on a later date.
FALCONER-David A. Spunaugle, 38, of Jamestown, was charged Saturday with inadequate tail lamps, failure to signal, driving while intoxicated Law, DWI per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, use of motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device and unlicensed operator. At approximately 2:50 a.m., police observed a vehicle traveling on East Main Street with a broken tail lamp. It also failed to signal a left turn. Upon performing a traffic stop, officers determined that Spunaugle was intoxicated. A check of Spunaugle’s driver’s license revealed that he had a revoked driver’s license of a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years, making this a felony, police said. Part of Spunaugle’s restrictions included the use of an ignition interlock device, which he did not have, police said. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail with no bail.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Three unidentified females, all teenagers, were charged Jan. 19 with petit larceny. At approximately 4:13 p.m., police responded to Wal-Mart for a shoplifting report. The three females were observed by loss prevention personnel removing items and placing them inside their large purses. All three will appear in Busti Court at a later date.
Rebecca A. Smouse, 26, and Michelle R. Mosier, 25, both of Falconer, were charged Jan. 19 with petit larceny. At approximately 6:62 p.m., police responded to Wal-Mart for a shoplifting report. The two females were observed by loss prevention personnel removing items and placing them inside a large purse. Both females will appear in Busti Court at a later date.
John Evan IV, 35, of Jamestown, was charged Saturday with failure to stop at stop sign, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. At approximately 3 a.m., Evan was charged for DWI after his vehicle went off the road on Cowing Road and a subsequent investigation found him to be intoxicated, police said. He was also found in possession of marijuana. Evan will return to Busti Court at a later date.