Area Police Reports


Kyle E. Hepler, 25, was charged Friday with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in addition to an outstanding warrant. At approximately 4:37 p.m., police identified Hepler who had an outstanding city court warrant for his arrest. Upon taking Hepler into custody, police found a quantity of heroin is his possession.


Terrie J. Woodruff, 40, of Lakewood, and Nicholas S. Evans, 20, of Jamestown, were charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child. It was reported that a 15-year-old male had been picked up at Southwestern Central School by several subjects who were not permitted to do so. Further investigation revealed that Evans had picked up the child from school and drove him to another location on Fairmount Avenue, where he picked up Woodruff, police said. The three were located together at Woodruff’s residence in Lakewood. Woodruff and Evans were arraigned at Ellicott Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.


OLEAN-Brandi R. Finch, 25, of Olean, was charged Wednesday with obstruction of governmental administration. At approximately 10:45 a.m., Finch was charged following an incident at her residence in which she interfered with the arrest of a parole violator, police said. She was transported to Portville Court for arraignment where bail was set at $500. She is due back in Olean Court at a later date.

ASHFORD-Grant A. Newman, 31, of Springville, was charged Saturday on a bench warrant issued out of Cattaraugus County Court. Newman was transported to Cattaraugus County Jail. He is being held without bail and is awaiting arraignment.