Area Police Reports


Robert E. Mitchell, 46, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with five counts of possession of a forged instrument, five counts of second-degree forgery, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. At approximately 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Northwest Savings Bank, located at 1 W. Third St., for a subject inside attempting to cash stolen checks. Officers spoke with bank personnel upon arrival. Bank personnel contacted the owner of the checks who reported them stolen in Ellicott. While taking Mitchell into custody, officers found a checkbook and three credit cards that were also reported stolen by the same victim. Officers also found four checks that Mitchell had forged a signature on with the intent to cash for a financial gain. Mitchell was transported to city jail and is pending arraignment.

Isaiah T. Pearson, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal trespass. At approximately 12:19 p.m., officers responded to 510 W. Sixth St. for a call of three males fighting. Officers located the victim outside of the residence , while the suspect had already fled the scene. The suspect-Pearson-was located at 847 Lafayette St. and transported to city jail without incident. He is being held pending arraignment.


Brian J. Hilton, 46, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with trespass. At approximately 2:31 p.m., Hilton was picked up in Jamestown on an outstanding warrant from Busti. On May 9, at approximately 9:15 p.m., it is alleged that Hilton trespassed on Wal-Mart property. He was arraigned in Busti Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled back in court at a later date.

James M. Bolles, of Jamestown, was charged Friday with second-degree harassment. At approximately 10:55 a.m., Bolles was arrested for allegedly striking a car window and threatening a female at 184 E. Fairmount Ave. He will appear in Busti Court at a later date.


BROCTON – William Petsch Jr, 28, of Portland was arrested Wednesday on a parole violation warrant issued by the New York State Parole Board. Petsch was transported to Chautauqua County Jail.


David D. Johnson, 45, of Jamestown was charged after an investigation determined that he violated an order of protection out of Jamestown Court by contacting the victim on three separate occasions via telephone. Johnson was arraigned and committed to the county jail on $6,000/$12,000 bail. He will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

Gary V. Rasmuessen, 44, of Celoron was charged Monday with third-degree trespass. Officers responded to a trespass complaint at 600 Hunt Road in Ellicott. It was alleged that Rasmuessen trespassed on property after previously being told he was no longer welcome. He will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.