Area Police Reports


Gary Woodmansee, of Jamestown, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated with a .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, driving a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and leaving the scene of a property damage accident Saturday at 9:22 a.m. Officers responded to West Eighth and Washington streets for a property damage accident. When officers arrived, allegedly one of the vehicles had already left, going east on West Eighth Street. The vehicle that fled was located a short time later on Strong Street at Prendergast Avenue. Several witnesses saw the driver, identified as Woodmansee, of the vehicle get out and walk away. Woodmansee was located by officers on Falconer at Grant streets. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail without incident where he was being held for arraignment.

Jose Rosa, 39, of Jamestown, was charged with no/inadequate headlamps, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday at 1:32 a.m. Jamestown Police observed a vehicle north on North Main Street without headlamps on. Police stopped this vehicle at North Main and West Thirteenth streets for no headlamps, and the operator was identified as Rosa. Rosa was allegedly found to be highly intoxicated and placed under arrest. Rosa did consent to a chemical test and the results were greater than a .18 percent blood alcohol content, making this an aggravated DWI.

Warkim Keys, 27, of Jamestown, was charged with no/inadequate lights, failure to keep right, unsafe backing, open container and driving while intoxicated Saturday at 1:34 a.m. Officers effected a traffic stop on a blue four-door sedan that was driving westbound on East Second near East Fifth streets without any headlights on. As the vehicle was pulling over near the intersection of East Fifth Street at Prendergast Avenue, Keys allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and the car backed into a Jamestown patrol car. Further investigation revealed that Keys was intoxicated and had an open container in the car, police said. He was placed into custody and transported to the Jamestown City Jail where he refused to submit to a chemical breath test.


SHERIDAN- Lee Seybold, 52, of Sheridan, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday at 2:07 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Seybold’s residence for an unwanted person. Deputies allegedly observed marijuana in the residence. It was then determined the marijuana belonged to Seybold. He was taken into custody and released with appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.

PORTLAND- On Saturday at 10:10 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies, assisted by K-9 Drago, apprehended Byron Lawton, 40, of Brocton. Lawton had an outstanding probation warrant for a second-degree criminal sexual act charge. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and held without bail.

JAMESTOWN- James Harrier Jr., 51, of Jamestown, was charged with moving from a lane unsafely, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher Saturday at 8:53 p.m. Deputies observed a vehicle move from its lane unsafely while traveling on Jones and Gifford in Jamestown. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Harrier. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Harrier was intoxicated, police said. He was arrested and will appear in Jamestown Court at a later date.


LITTLE VALLEY- John Ryan, 43, of Otto, was charged for disorderly conduct following a fight call at the Cattaraugus Firemen’s Club. He was taken to Little Valley Court for arraignment and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $300 bail.


Pennsylvania State Police are looking for individuals in Warren County who are putting explosives in victims’ mailboxes. The incident occurred during the nighttime hours and the explosives are known as “works bombs” and are made with household items. Anyone with information regarding suspects in these incidents are asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police in Warren or Warren County Crime Stoppers.