Area Police Reports


MAYVILLE – Kristopher Russ, 40, of Kennedy, was charged Tuesday with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment. At approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an altercation on Elm Street. Further investigation revealed that Russ pushed and choked another individual. Russ was not on scene and a warrant was obtained for an arrest. He was eventually located by deputies and taken into custody. Russ was arraigned in Chautauqua Court and committed to the county jail.

CHARLOTTE – Mark E. Swanson, 57, of Charlotte, was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt. At approximately 8:13 a.m., deputies responded to a reported domestic dispute at 8 Pine Acres Drive. Further investigation revealed that Swanson had become belligerent and violent toward a family member while in the residence. During the incident. Swanson placed his hands around the neck of a family member. The victim fled the trailer and the Sheriff’s Office was notified. A valid order of protection was in place from the Charlotte Court and Swanson was found to be in violation of this order. He was arraigned in Charlotte Court and committed to the county jail.

WESTFIELD – Joseph A. Timmerman, 32, of Westfield, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. At approximately 1:30 a.m., Timmerman was charged after an altercation with another subject in which he broke a door in order to gain access to the residence. Once inside, Timmerman pushed the individual who resided at the house and broke a second door. Timmerman was located a short time later and taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned on the above charges and is due back in Westfield Court at a later date.


Christine M. Redding and Aimee C. Fitzpatrick, both of Jamestown, were charged Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child. At approximately 12:43 p.m., officers responded to 5 McDaniel Ave. for a child outside of the residence unsupervised. When officers found the child, they made contact with Redding and Fitzpatrick who were inside the residence. Both were unaware that the child had left the house and was left outside. They were transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident and are awaiting arraignment.


William R. Storms, 60, of Lakewood, was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 2:07 a.m., an officer traveling northbound on Fairdale Avenue observed a vehicle traveling southbound and crossing the center line, nearly hitting his vehicle head on. After stopping the vehicle, the officer determined that the other driver-Storms-was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Storms will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

Nicole L. Johnson, 27, of Jamestown, and Jenell L. Long, 38, of Mayville, were charged on March 11 with fourth-degree grand larceny. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Johnson and Long went into Wal-Mart and located a victim in the store. They followed the victim around the store and even offered to help her get some items off the shelves. Once the victim was distracted, they took her purse out of her shopping cart and walked away. They proceeded to leave the purse and just take the victim’s wallet with all her credit cards inside. Johnson and Long were later arrested for a similar crime and the victim’s wallet was found inside their vehicle. They were committed to Chautauqua County Jail.

William J. Giambelluca, 24, of Falconer, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument after writing three checks belonging to another subject in December. Giambelluca never had permission to possess the checks and he never had consent to forge the checks for merchandise. He was taken into custody in Falconer and sent to Chautauqua County Jail.


Brandon R. Hawley, 29, of Jamestown, was charged March 6 with second-degree criminal mischief. Police arrested Hawley after taking a complaint from a local business stating that an employee did damage to a piece of equipment. It was determined that Hawley got upset while at work and caused damage to a machine.

Joseph Morel, 19, Marissa A. Kent, 18, and Courtney L. Bradley, 18, all of Jamestown, were charged Tuesday with underage possession of alcohol. Police observed a vehicle parked at the Boy Scouts of America in Jamestown. Upon checking the vehicle, police determined that the above subjects were under 21 and in possession of alcohol. All three were issued appearance tickets and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.


GOWANDA – Harley D. Jimerson, 24, of Irving, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Jimerson was arrested on a warrant issued out of Salamanca Court for an incident that occurred on Nov. 26, 2012. He was transported to Salamanca Court for arraignment and then remanded to the county jail in lieu of $250.

EAST OTTO – Colton P. Perry, 23, of East Otto, was charged Sunday with petit larceny and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. At approximately 8:40 p.m., Perry was arrested bu deputies on an arrest warrant issued out of East Otto Court and remanded to the county jail. Bail was set to $5,000 or $10,000 bond. Perry is due back in East Otto Court at a later date.

KILLBUCK – Cameron A. Bray, 20, of Killbuck was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 9 a.m., Bray was arrested on an arrest warrant issued out of Great Valley Court for an incident that occurred on April 30, 2011. He was transported to Great Valley Court for arraignment.