Area Police Reports


Lee A. Osborne, 49, of Jamestown was charged Saturday following reports of a past-tense domestic incident. On Saturday, officers responded to a North Main Street address for the reported incident, which was said to have taken place at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday. Upon investigation, officers learned that Osborne had taken a shirt belonging to a female victim and lit the shirt on fire while inside the residence. Osborne then threw the shirt in the lawn, pouring gasoline on the shirt and causing it to be destroyed. The female victim was not injured during the incident. Osborne was located a short time later and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with fifth-degree arson, and is currently being held at the city jail pending arraignment.

Timothy A. Blakeslee Jr., 25, of Jamestown received multiple charges following an incident which took place at approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Officers responded to 1061 E. Second St. to assist EMS with a lifeline activation. Upon arrival, officers located Blakeslee, who had a valid arrest warrant out of Jamestown City Court. Blakeslee attempted to run out of his apartment after he was advised that he was being placed under arrest. Officers took Blakeslee into custody after a brief struggle, and transported him to city jail. He was charged with the prior second-degree harassment arrest warrant, as well as resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. He is being held at the city jail pending arraignment.

Mark A. Larson, 57, of Jamestown was charged with speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right and felony driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident Saturday. At 9:03 p.m., officers and the Jamestown Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident, which took place on Cole Avenue, across from Fletcher Elementary School. The incident was reported as a personal injury accident where a motorist struck a tree head-on. Further investigation revealed that the driver, identified as Larson, had been traveling in an eastbound direction when he lost control of his 2002 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle then swerved from its lane to the other side of the road, where it jumped the curb and struck a tree. While investigating the scene, officers observed several open containers in the vehicle, while Larson appeared to be intoxicated. Larson was in need of medical attention, and was transported by Alstar Ambulance Services to WCA Hospital. While at the hospital, Larson consented to a blood draw, which was sent to the NYS Police Crime Laboratory to determine his blood alcohol concentration. His driver’s license indicated a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, resulting in a felony charge. Larson was later released from the hospital, and transported to city jail, where he was charged and is awaiting arraignment.


Louis R. LaLonde, 69, of Lakewood was charged with following too closely and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident following an incident that took place at 1:36 p.m. Saturday. According to reports, a Jamestown woman was attempting to turn right into Northwest Savings Bank on Fairmount Avenue when her vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle being driven by LaLonde. The victim’s vehicle was pushed approximately 40 feet into the Northwest Savings Bank parking lot, while LaLonde fled the scene. A witness to the accident followed LaLonde until police were able to stop him. Both parties were taken to WCA Hospital. LaLonde will report to Busti Town Court at a later date.

BUSTI – Donovan R. Berry, 30, of Sugar Grove, Pa., received multiple charges following a traffic stop occurring Saturday morning. At approximately 3:17 a.m., a Lakewood-Busti police officer was patrolling Forest Avenue Extension, when he observed a vehicle cross the center line of the roadway multiple times. The officer stopped the vehicle, which was found to be operated by Berry. Upon investigation, Berry was found to be allegedly intoxicated, and his privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York state were found to have been suspended. Berry was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, failure to keep right and driving across hazard markings. He will appear in Busti Town Court at a later date.


RIPLEY – George E. Bazzle, 57, of Ripley was charged with second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment following an incident which took place Friday evening. At approximately, 9:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to report of fighting on North Main Street in Ripley. Upon arrival and investigation, it was found that Bazzle had struck another individual with a metal pipe several times during the fight. Bazzle was taken into custody and charged, and will appear in Ripley Town Court at a later date.

DUNKIRK – Glen A. Smith, 49, of Depew was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to take a breath test following a traffic stop Saturday evening. At approximately 8:44 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and the Dunkirk Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle accident in the town of Dunkirk. Upon arrival and investigation, it was found that Smith had been operating his motorcycle while intoxicated, and rear-ended a vehicle that was in front of him while traveling on Route 5. Smith was charged, and will appear in Dunkirk Town Court at a later date.