Area Police Reports


Richard H. Rolfe, 21, of Jamestown, was charged Sunday with criminal obstruction of breathing. At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 234 Fairmount Ave. for a domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female victim. Investigation determined that Rolfe placed his hands around the victim’s neck and applied pressure during the incident, police said. Rolfe was transported to city jail and is awaiting arraignment.

Joseph D. Williams, 47, Kyle N. Lewis, 22, and Travis Colley, 26, all of Jamestown, were charged Sunday with obstructing governmental administration. Lewis was also charged with resisting arrest. At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were sent to 563 E. Second St. for a reported assault. As officers attempted to speak with the victim, the aforementioned subjects interfered with the investigation, police said. Lewis physically attempted to thwart officers from placing him under arrest.

James S. Hewitt, 52, of Jamestown, was charged Sunday with second-degree menacing. At approximately 4:55 p.m., officers responded to 27 Maple St. for a domestic dispute in which one party had a knife in his possession. Investigation revealed that Hewitt had a knife in his hand and verbally threatened to cut the victim up, police said. Hewitt was taken into custody without incident and transported to city jail.


POLAND-Martin N. Gomez III, 36, of Bradford, Pa., was charged Monday with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and giving or selling alcohol to a person under age 21. Andrew F. Owens, 18, of Bradford, Pa., was charged Monday with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of alcohol under the age of 21. At approximately 7:15 a.m., New York State Police responded to a report of an erratic driver westbound on Interstate 86. The vehicle was pulled over and troopers noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Gomez was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated after field sobriety tests, police said. Further investigation with the assistance of K-9 Kubi led to drug charges for Gomez and passenger Owens. Both subjects were transported to State Police in Jamestown where a blood alcohol content of .13 was obtained for Gomez, police said. Both subjects were arraigned in Poland Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail- Gomez in lieu of $1,000 bail and Owens in lieu of $500 bail.