Area Police Reports


Calvin Stallworth Jr., 21, of Dunkirk was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, failure to keep right and improper turning on Sunday at 1:25 a.m. Jamestown officers allegedly observed Stallworth make an improper right turn and fail to keep right on East Second Street. The vehicle was stopped and investigation allegedly revealed Stallworth was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail.

Stephen Brush Jr., 32, of Busti was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and tampering with physical evidence on Saturday at 5:58 p.m. Jamestown officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on Forest Avenue. During the course of the investigation the driver of the vehicle, Bush, was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin as well as two hypodermic needles. Bush allegedly attempted to eat some of the heroin and was consequently charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Francis Vega-Colon, 36, of Puerto Rico was charged with being a fugitive from justice on Friday at 4 p.m. Shortly after 2 p.m., Jamestown Police officers were summoned to a South Main Street address on a report of a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival at the address, two subjects were located in a vacant house on South Main Street. One of the two subjects, Vega-Colon, was allegedly found to have an active probation warrant out of Puerto Rico for dangerous drugs. He was arrested and was being held in Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment and extradition to Puerto Rico.

Ramon Nieves, 42, of Jamestown was charged with inadequate/no headlights, refusal of breath screening test, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and aggravated DWI with children less than 15 years old in vehicle on Sunday at 2:10 a.m. Officers observed Nieves allegedly driving eastbound on East Second Street without headlights on. Upon making contact with Nieves, officers could smell intoxicants on his breath, he had slurred speech and blood shot eyes, police said. Officers asked Nieves to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which he refused. He was taken into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail where he consented to a breath test which revealed his blood alcohol level to be over the legal limit. Further investigation also revealed Nieves had two passengers in his car under the age of 15.

Michael McLaughlin II, 22, of Cassadaga was charged with operating without seatbelt in use, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and DWI on Friday at 10:55 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the Cherry Lounge for a report of two disorderly patrons refusing to leave. When officers arrived on location, they were notified by the complainant that the two subjects were attempting to leave. Officers did observe a gray Jeep allegedly attempting to leave the area. Officers made contact with the operator of the vehicle, McLaughlin, who allegedly told officers that he and the other subject were attempting to leave after being kicked out of Cherry Lounge. McLaughlin was allegedly not wearing his seatbelt and officers had him complete standardized field sobriety, which he failed, police said. Officers took McLaughlin into custody and transported him to city jail without incident. He did submit to a chemical test and is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court on a later date.


WESTFIELD – Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies along with Westfield Police served a warrant on Dorothy Freeman, 23, of Westfield for promoting second-degree prison contraband. She was located on Union Street in Westfield and taken into custody without incident and committed to Chautauqua County Jail.

PANAMA – Nicole Coccarelli, 30, of Jamestown was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone on Friday at 9 p.m. Sheriff’s patrol stopped Coccarelli on Rock Hill Road in Panama for allegedly speeding. She was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said. She was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Harmony Town Court later.

CHAUTAUQUA – Larry Passinger, 46, of Mayville was charged with failure to keep right, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated felony DWI with a blood alcohol content .18 percent or higher and aggravated DWI with a child under 16 on Sunday at 9:13 p.m. Chautauqua County deputies stopped Passinger for failing to keep right on North Erie Street in Mayville. Upon investigation, Passinger was allegedly found to be intoxicated and had a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle at the time of the stop. A record check showed Passinger had a previous DWI conviction, making this charge a felony. He also had suspended driving privileges in New York. Passinger was arraigned in Chautauqua Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.


COLDSPRING – Westley Bennett, 24, of Frewsburg was arrested on an arrest warrant charging him with petit larceny issued out of Coldspring, stemming from an incident that occurred at an earlier date. Bennett was arraigned in Randolph Court and was transported to Cattaraugus County Jail and held on $500 bail. Bennett is due back in Coldspring Court at a later date.