Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Joshua D. Whalen, 24, of Jamestown was charged Monday with obstructing governmental administration, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, failure to stop at stop sign, traveling the wrong way in a one-way street, failure to obey traffic control device and speeding. At approximately 4:22 a.m., officers became involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in West Ellicott and continued into the city. The vehicle was traveling south on Fairmount Avenue when it turned east onto West Fifth Street-a one-way street. The vehicle was speeding, disobeying signs and making unsafe turns until the driver stopped at a dead end street. He attempted to flee was caught. He is currently being held pending arraignment.

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Rosa I. Lopez, 34, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with trespass after entering Wal-Mart when she was advised that she was no longer welcome. She will appear in Busti Court at a later date.

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

ELLICOTT-Andi L. Rasmussen was charged Saturday with endangering the welfare of a child. Randy S. Rasmussen was charged Saturday with endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. New York State Police responded to a report of a hit and run property damage accident that occurred on Denslow Avenue in Ellicott. The vehicle that had hit some mailboxes was located by Troopers on Route 430 out of gas. The investigation into the accident found that a domestic incident had occurred in the vehicle while the Rasmussen’s 5-year-old child was in the car. They will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.

NORTH HARMONY- Zachary D. Legere, 24, of Sinclairville was charged Friday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and log book violations subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding on I-86 in North Harmony. Legere was operating a tow truck and was found to have falsified log book records and be in possession of hypodermic needles with heroin residue. Legere was transported to SP Jamestown for processing. He will appear in North Harmony Court at a later date.

CHERRY CREEK-David A. Lanphere, 32, of Conewango Valley was charged Sunday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment (physical contact) after Troopers responded to a report of a domestic in Cherry Creek. Subsequent to the investigation, Lanphere was arrested. He will appear at Cherry Creek Court at a later date.

ELLICOTT-Joshua D. McCune, 27, of Westfield was charged Saturday with aggravated unlicensed operation, felony driving while intoxicated and speeding subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding on Route 60 in Ellicott. While interviewing McCune, Troopers detected an odor of alcohol. After field sobriety tests, McCune was placed under arrest and transported to SP Jamestown for processing where a BAC of .13 was obtained. A computer check showed McCune’s license to be revoked and that he had two prior convictions for DWI within the last ten years. McCune was arraigned in Ellicott Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail pending bail recommendation for the District Attorney.

FALCONER-Julie K. Stutzman, 37, of Falconer was charged Friday with second-degree forgery and fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into a $1,200 forged check from an area business. Stutzman was arraigned in Busti Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.