Area Police Reports


On Saturday at 11:40, Jamestown Police officers topped a vehicle on Harrison Street for having tinted windows. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Jason J. Benton, 23, of Jamestown and following a brief investigation, it was revealed Benton was wanted out of the state of Florida for felony probation. He was taken into custody and transported to the city jail pending arraignment. The operator of the vehicle was ticketed for being in violation of having tinted windows.

Gary Danna, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right on Friday at 11 p.m. Jamestown Police allegedly observed a vehicle crossing the center line near East Sixth Street at Lakeview Avenue, nearly striking parked vehicles. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and spoke with Danna. After further investigation and a series of field sobriety tests, Danna was arrested and transported to the city jail where he submitted to a chemical test which revealed his blood alcohol content to be more than twice the legal limit.

John Kennedy, 29, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and false personation on Saturday at 1:45 a.m. Jamestown Police stopped a vehicle at South Main Street and Kidder Street for failing to obey a traffic-control device. The operator of the vehicle allegedly could not produce identification and did give police a false name, police said. Police were able to identify the operator as Kennedy, who has a suspended driver license and was allegedly trying to hide his identity from police. He was arrested and transported to city jail in lieu of bail.

Jonathan C. Williams, 27, was charged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with criminal impersonation and two city warrants. Jamestown Police Department officers stopped a vehicle on Bemus Street at English Street for a traffic violation. Officers made contact with occupants of the vehicle. Through investigation, they determined that one of the passengers in the vehicle was giving a false name. Officers determined the subject to be Williams, who was also found to have two valid warrants out of the city of Jamestown. He was transported to City Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Amy L. Hitchcock, 41, of Jamestown was charged at 10:49 p.m. Thursday with second-degree burglary and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Jamestown Police responded to 36 Kinney St. for a physical domestic. Upon arrival, they located Hitchcock inside a family member’s apartment. she did not have permission to be in the apartment and forced her way inside while committing a crime within. Hitchcock broke a chair on the floor, smashing it to pieces, and took a phone away while a family member was attempting to call police for help. She was charged and transported to Jamestown City Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Carlos M. Pagan, 47, of Jamestown was charged at 4:11 a.m. on Friday with second-degree criminal contempt. Officers of the 3rd Platoon conducted a warrant check at 18 Cross St. in attempt to locate Pagan on a valid criminal contempt warrant issued by Jamestown City Court. When they arrived on location, they located Pagan in the attic at the residence. He was taken into custody without incident. While at the residence, it was found that there is a valid order of protection for Pagan to stay away from the resident of the Cross Street house. Pagan was additionally charged with violating this order. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail and is being held pending arraignment.


BUSTI – Greg Lowe, 36, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated harassment on Sunday at 1 a.m. Lakewood-Busti Police investigated a compliant made by a town resident being allegedly threatened by Lowe. Police arrested Lowe, who was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in Busti Court at a later date.

LAKEWOOD – Rebecca Russo, 21, of Lakewood was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Wednesday at 11:32 p.m. On Wednesday, Lakewood-Busti Police responded to 33 W. Summit Ave. for a reported narcotics complaint. Upon further investigation, Russo was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana. She was arrested and will appear in Busti Court.


NORTH HARMONY – Michael Ellert, 51, of Euclid, Ohio, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to signal turn on Friday at 10:15 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s patrol stopped Ellert on Route 474 in Ashville after having allegedly failed to signal turn from South Maple Avenue. Following an investigation, Ellert was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was later released and will appear in North Harmony Town Court on a future date.

Stephanie A. Hart, 30, of Silver Creek was charged at 11:30 a.m. on Friday with second-degree harassment and third-degree criminal trespass. Deputies responded to a residence in Silver Creek for a trespass complaint. Hart walked into the victim’s apartment for no apparent reason and proceeded to threaten her. She was placed into custody and charged. She was later released and is to appear in court on a later date.


RANDOLPH – Joshua Dash, 34, of Randolph was charged with third-degree assault on Saturday at 12:07 a.m. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dash following an investigation of a domestic incident that occurred at 34 Weeden Road in Randolph. Dash was arraigned in Randolph Court where he was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail. He is due back in Randolph Court at a later date to answer for the charge.

EAST OTTO – Tonja Libby, 34, of Collins was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane on Wednesday at 11:03 p.m. following a motor vehicle accident. She was processed and turned over to a third party and is due back in East Otto Court at a later date.