Area Police Reports



DUNKIRK-Ricardo Maldonado, 34, of Dunkirk, was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. At approximately 4 p.m., Maldonado was taken into custody without incident by the Dunkirk Police Department on an arrest warrant that had been issued earlier by the Dunkirk Court. The charges stemmed from an incident in which Maldonado allegedly sold quantities of heroin to members of the Southern Regional Drug Task Force. Maldonado was arraigned in Dunkirk Court and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail where he will be held pending further action from the court. Additional charges will be filed against Maldonado at a later date. The arrest is the culmination of a months-long investigation into Maldonado’s activities.


Bobbie J. Schwartz, 34, of Frewsburg, was charged with speed in zone, failure to yield for emergency vehicle, failure to signal, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI with blood alcohol content over .18 percent. At approximately 8:38 a.m., officers observed a Ford Taurus traveling westbound on West Third Street speeding. The driver-Schwartz-failed to yield to police when they activated their siren. After a few blocks, the vehicle made a right turn onto Stewart Avenue and came to a stop because of road construction. Further investigation revealed that Schwartz was intoxicated. He was transported to city jail. A breath test revealed a result over three times the legal limit.


Larry A. Moore, 51, of Falconer, was charged Thursday with third-degree assault. At approximately 3:30 p.m., police were called to the area of 34 E. Main St. It was reported that a male and female were involved in an altercation. Further investigation revealed that Moore allegedly struck a female in the face causing pain and redness. The victim refused medical treatment. Moore will appear in court at a later date.

Norman Lindell, 40, of Jamestown, was charged with fifth-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. During a traffic stop, it was found that Lindell had a warrant with the Jamestown Police Department. With the assistance of the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, Lindell was taken into custody and found to have a quanity of cocaine and hydrocodone pills in his possession. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail and will return to Ellicott Court at a later date.


Lisa A. Fedorchuck, 46, of Lakewood, was charged Thursday with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. At approximately 8:30 p.m., police were requested to assist Chautauqua County Probation at 128 Lakeview Ave. While in the residence, police found multiple bags of marijuana in a room. Fedorchuck will appear in Busti Court at a later date. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department and Probation were assisted by the Jamestown Police Department K-9 unit during the investigation.


James R. Hill, 23, of Cattaraugus, was charged Wednesday at a business in Ellicottville. Hill was wanted by a Great Valley misdemeanor warrant. Hill was arraigned in Mansfield Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.