Area Police Reports


FORESTVILLE – Mark R. Kirkland, 54, of Forestville was charged Tuesday with third-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. At approximately 1:40 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary in progress. The victim reported that he discovered Kirkland in his trailer, who later fled the scene. The victim followed Kirkland’s vehicle for a short time. Kirkland and his vehicle were found at his residence. He was arraigned in Hanover Court and released. He will appear in court at a later date.

SILVER CREEK – Stephanie A. Hart, of Silver Creek was charged Tuesday with third-degree stalking and second-degree harassment. At approximately 9 a.m., deputies responded to a victim who reported that Hart was allegedly trying to gain entry inside. Hart was recently charged for a similar incident and had been warned several times to stay away from the victim. She was placed into custody and transported to the county jail. On Thursday at approximately 3 p.m., it was alleged that Hart smashed a county-owned television in her cell during an outburst. She was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. She will appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.


Brandon K. Sorenson, 20, and Timothy A. Cook, 25, both of Jamestown, were charged Tuesday with petit larceny. Police were called to the Kmart on Fairmount Avenue where loss prevention reported seeing Sorenson and Cook take a large amount of clothing valuing over $150 and exit the store. With the assistance of the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, Sorenson and Cook were apprehended. Both will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Christian M. Paterniti, 43, of Jamestown, was charged Monday with bad check. It is alleged that Paterniti issued a bad check to Dunn Tire in the amount of $107.50 on Sept. 11. He will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.


Dennis W. Norks, 27, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Upon investigation, it was determined that Norks went into Reeds Jewelers with stolen jewelry and pawned it for money. He was charged at approximately 2 p.m.


GREAT VALLEY – Karen E. Rapacioli, 61, of Salamanca was charged Tuesday with felony driving while intoxicated, felony DWI .08 percent of 1 percent or higher and failure to keep right. At approximately 1:05 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 219. Rapacioli was found to be intoxicated. She was processed at the Ellicottville Police Department and is scheduled to appear in Great Valley Court at a later date.


ELLICOTT – Randy R. Hefing, 54, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated. After a traffic stop on Route 430 for an inoperable headlight, the Trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol from Hefing’s vehicle. After field sobriety tests, Hefing was charged for DWI. He was transported to State Police Jamestown where a BAC of’ .13 was obtained. Hefing was issued tickets and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date. He was released to a third party.

RANDOLPH – Kevin A. Hanson, 25 of Little Valley was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate exhaust. After a traffic stop for a loud muffler on Route 394, state police detected a strong odor of marihuana while approaching Hanson’s vehicle. Hanson was found to be in possession of marihuana. Also, a computer check showed him to be a suspended driver. Hanson was issued tickets and will appear in Randolph Court at a later date.