Area Police Reports


DUNKIRK – Nicholas E. Moore, 24, of Dunkirk was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Moore turned himself into authorities at the Dunkirk Police Department on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Dunkirk Court. It is alleged that Moore sold quantities of an opiate-based narcotics substance to agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. Moore was committed to county jail pending further action of the court. The arrest culminates a three-month investigation into sales by Moore within Dunkirk. The arrest was the result of information supplied by members of the community after it was observed that there was narcotics trafficking in the neighborhood.


Jonathan S. Axford, 39, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, open container of alcohol in vehicle, no stop/stand/parking on the highway and insufficient turn signal. At approximately 1:22 a.m., officers observed a vehicle on Foote Avenue near Briggs Street stopped in the middle of the road for no reason. The vehicle then began to move and used an improper turn signal. Officers conducted a traffic stop on this vehicle on South Main Street near the Arterial. During the interview, a strong odor of intoxicants came from Axford and an open container of alcohol was in plain view. Axford failed several standardized field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He was transported to city jail without incident. He is currently awaiting arraignment.

Marc A. Chesney, 41, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with aggravated harassment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At approximately 12:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to 415 Newland Ave. for a noise complaint. Officers were advised of a valid arrest warrant for Chesney. When officers advised Chesney of the warrant, he attempted to slam the door on them. He also physically resisted officers during his arrest. Officers deployed an electrical weapon and OC Spray when taking Chesney into custody. He was transported to city jail and is pending arraignment.


Cheyenne Lynn Armstrong, 33, of Salamanca was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree grand larceny. At approximately 2 a.m., Armstrong was charged on an arrest warrant issued by Great Valley Court for arraignment. She was transported from the Salamanca Police Department to Great Valley Court for arraignment. She was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Armstrong is due back in court on May 14 at 4 p.m.