Area Police Reports


Nicholes Martin, 21, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child on Friday at 11:12 p.m. Jamestown Police officers were dispatched to Prospect Street for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers could hear a male yelling and being disorderly in the upper apartment. Officers could not gain entry into the entry way of the apartment because it was locked. They advised the male subject to open the door, which he refused, police said. Officers gained entry and learned Martin assaulted the victim in front of an infant child and did damage to the residence, police said. He was transported to the Jamestown City Jail.

James Eastham, 18, of Falconer, was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal impersonation, obstructing governmental administration and unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 years of age on Saturday at 8:45 p.m. Jamestown Police observed an individual enter Forest Avenue near McKinley Avenue and remain in the roadway, causing the officer to stop his patrol car. The individual allegedly gave officers a false name and was later identified as Eastham. Eastham was also found to be in possession of an amount of alcohol, police said. Eastham, also while in the back of the patrol car and in handcuffs, allegedly moved his handcuffs to the front of his body and refused to exit the car. He was held on bail.


RIPLEY – Ruth Wheat, 22, of Gowanda, was charged with driving while intoxicated and crossing hazard markings on Saturday at 4:19 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Route 20 in Ripley for a report of an erratic operator. Deputies located the vehicle and observed Wheat commit a vehicle and traffic violation. Deputies pulled her over and upon further investigation, it was found that Wheat was operating her vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, police said. Wheat was taken into custody and arraigned in Ripley Court. She was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,500 bail or $3,000 property bond.


SALAMANCA- On Thursday at 6:50 p.m., deputies arrested Darrin Jon Lichy on a bench warrant issued by the Cattaraugus County Court. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail, and is to return to the Cattaraugus County Court at a later date.


PINE GROVE- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating several cases of mailbox smashing and damage to motor vehicles in Conewango as well as Pine Grove in Warren County. Witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as an older model station wagon with a headlight out occupied by two male subjects. It appears as though the suspects used an axe in the commission of the crimes, as indicated by the damage caused. Anyone with information is asked to call the Warren County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-83-CRIME, Pennsylvania State Police in Warren at 814-728-3600 or the Conewango Police at 814-726-0725.