Area Police Reports


Stephen Carlson, 38, of Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and overdriving/torturing/injuring an animal on Sunday at 1:22 a.m. Officers responded to West Tenth Street for a report of a disorderly male. Upon arrival, officers located and detained Carlson, who was allegedly highly intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Carlson came home from the bar shortly after midnight and started breaking items throughout the house, police said. Carlson allegedly grabbed a pet Chihuahua and strangled it before eventually throwing the dog on the floor. Carlson committed these crimes while in front of a 16-year-old victim, police said.

Courtnee Blake, 24, of Jamestown, was charged with failure to stop at a steady red light, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more Sunday at 3:27 a.m. Officers observed a red sedan traveling southbound on North Main Street that failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of North Main and West Harrison streets. A traffic stop was made near the intersection of South Main Street and Arterial. Further investigation revealed Blake was intoxicated, police said. She was arrested for DWI and transported to the Jamestown City Jail where she submitted to a chemical breath test, which determined her blood alcohol concentration to be over .08 percent. Blake was released on uniform traffic tickets and is to appear in court at a later date.

Jaycee Moore, 18, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance and unlawful possession of marijuana Sunday at 12:30 a.m. Officers responded to an underage party complaint at Forest Avenue. The investigation revealed that Moore was hosting a party where there were several individuals under the age of 21 in attendance and were drinking, police said. A quantity of marijuana was also allegedly located inside the home. Moore was placed under arrest and transported to the city jail.


LAKEWOOD- Lakewood-Busti Police are investigating a counterfeit bill that had been passed at a local business. They are advising other businesses in the area to keep an eye out for this happening as the bills are extremely easy to identify upon quick inspection. If any businesses have encountered similar incidents, contact Lakewood-Busti Police at 763-9563.


DUNKIRK- Peter Moldenhauer II, 45, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, refusal to take a roadside screening and failure to maintain lane Saturday at 5:40 p.m. Deputies responded to Chestnut Road in Dunkirk for a property damage accident. Reportedly, the operator had fled the area after the accident. Deputies located the accident, but the driver had fled. Following an investigation, it was determined the driver went off the road way, struck a row of grapes then continued to strike two guard rails in the southbound lane and one in the northbound lane. The driver was identified as Moldenhauer and he was charged. He will appear in Dunkirk Court.

CHAUTAUQUA- A 17-year-old male from Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny Saturday at 3:55 p.m. The suspect allegedly put a can of Pringles under his shirt and walked out of the business without paying. The subject was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Chautauqua Court at a later date.

SHERMAN- Joshua Berner, 24, of Tonawanda, was charged with petit larceny Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The owner of Ohlsson’s Auto Repair facility called to report the theft of a book of New York state inspection stickers from his business. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that Berner took the stickers while he was there getting his girlfriend’s car inspected, police said. All of the inspection stickers were recovered from the suspect. Berner was issued an appearance ticket for petit larceny and will appear in Sherman Court at a later date.

PORTLAND- James Coccarelli, 29, of Portland, was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child Saturday at 9:03 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a warrant on Pecor Street in Portland. Deputies located Coccarelli outside a residence, and he had active warrants, police said. He was taken into custody and arraigned in Portland Court. Coccarelli was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.


The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force responded to the corner of R.C. Hoag Drive and Front Avenue in Salamanca after police received a report of drug activity in the area Thursday at 10 p.m. As a result of the complaint, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force charged Sue Foster, 41, of Coldspring, with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Also charged by the Salamanca Police Department was Dale Redeye for unlawful possession of marijuana. Both subjects were issued appearance tickets and are to appear in Salamanca Court at a later date.


SALAMANCA- David Graham, 31, of Salamanca, was charged with second-degree harassment April 6 at 12 a.m. Police arrested Graham during a domestic incident at his residence and he was being held for arraignment.

SALAMANCA- Robert Hurd, 66, of Salamanca, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment April 2 at 4:47 p.m. He was processed and was held awaiting arraignment.


GREAT VALLEY- Jeffrey P. Jackson, 30, from Springville, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief Saturday. He was arraigned in Great Valley Court and released after posting $100 bail.

Samuel Falsetti, 29, from Niagara Falls, and Samuel Maccaluop, 24, from West Seneca, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday. They are due back in court at a later date.

COLDSPRING- Jeffrey Craumer, 56, of Steamburg, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday at 9:37 p.m. Deputies followed a complaint of a domestic dispute at his residence and Craumer was alleged to have engaged in a physical and verbal altercation with another individual in the presence of a child. He was arraigned in Coldspring Court and held at the Cattaraugus County Jail on $250 bail.


PINE GROVE- Beth Ann Pace, 43, of Russell, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. Pace was operating her 2007 Ford F-150 in Pine Grove, Pa. She failed to negotiate a left hand curve, drove up the embankment on the west berm and struck a tree, police said. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and upon arrival, it was determined that Pace was under the influence of alcohol, police said. She was transported to Pennsylvania State Police in Warren where she submitted to a breath test, which determined her blood alcohol content was over the legal limit.