Area Police Reports


James A. Grant, 50, of Jamestown, was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief. At approximately 1:32 a.m., officers responded to 341 E. Virginia Blvd. for a 911 bang-up investigation. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who said Grant was causing a disturbance and wanted him to leave. The victim also said that she attempted to call 911, but Grant pulled the phone line out of the wall. Grant was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and is being held pending arraignment.


ALLEGANY-Shauna N. Covert, 27, of Olean, was charged Friday in violation of a probation warrant. At approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies charged Covert for a violation of a probation warrant issued out of Olean City Court. She was turned over to the Olean Police Department for further processing.

RANDOLPH-Andrew M. Herzog, 26, of Newburg, was charged Saturday on a bench warrant. At approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies performed a traffic stop on Herzog’s vehicle on Main Street. Further investigation revealed Herzog had an outstanding bench warrant issued by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Herzog was transferred to the Sheriff’s Office for further processing.

EAST OTTO-Christopher Marek, 21, of Cattaraugus, was charged Saturday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, following too closely, uninspected motor vehicle and unlicensed operator. At approximately 7:40 p.m., a patrol responded to a two-car vehicle accident. Marek was operating a vehicle that rear ended another at the intersection of East Otto Springville Road and Hammond Hill Road. A NYSPIN check found that his license had various suspensions and an outstanding warrant. Marek was taken to Otto Court for arraignment where bail was set at $5,000.

LITTLE VALLEY-Donald A. Hurd, 70, of Little Valley, was charged Monday in violation of a probation warrant issued out of Cattaraugus County Court. Hurd was transported to the Cattaraugus County Jail and held with no bail. He is due back in court at a later date.



LEON-Brian J. Herman, 31, of Leon, was charged Monday with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. State Troopers responded to a domestic incident on Smith Road and charged Herman. He was arraigned in Persia Court and is to appear in Leon Court at a later date.

MINA-Gary W. Rafaloski, 59, of Mina, was charged Sunday with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree criminal contempt. State Police charged Rafaloski after responding to a report of a domestic incident on Gaswell Hill Road. He was arraigned in Sherman Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $3,000 cash bail. He is to appear in Mina Court at a later date.