Area Police Reports


Jeffrey P. Hamilton, 35, of Lakewood, was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree stalking, trespassing, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At 11:03 p.m., officers responded to 421 Stowe St. to locate Hamilton who was allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend. Upon arrival, officers observed Hamilton crouched down in the bushes near the victim’s window, police said. He allegedly ran away from officers initiating a foot pursuit. He refused to stop despite being told repeatedly to stop, police said. When officers caught Hamilton, he refused to place his hands behind his back, police said. He was transported to city jail where he awaits arraignment.

Rik Q. Coker, 38, of Jamestown, was charged Wednesday with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. At 8:19 p.m., officers responded to a Bradmar Circle address for a reported physical domestic incident. Upon investigation, officers learned that Coker had physically attacked a 12-year-old male, police said. The incident occurred in front of a 9-year-old female inside the residence, according to police. Coker was transported to city jail and is awaiting arraignment.


Maurita Lynn Shaver. 28, of Jamestown, was charged Wednesday with petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. At 5:45 p.m., it is alleged that Shaver stole $176 in merchandise from Sears. A small amount of marijuana was found in her possession during processing, police said. She will appear in Busti Court at a later date.


PORTLAND – Richard E. Brown, 35, of Portland, was charged Wednesday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and crossing a hazard marking. At 7 a.m., deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident with injury. Investigation revealed that Brown was traveling west on Route 20 and veered off the road and into a ditch, police said. His vehicle rolled over and struck a tree. Brown was able to exit on his own, but was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital by Portland EMS. Investigation revealed that Brown was driving with a revoked license, according to police. He will appear in Portland Court at a later date.

MAYVILLE – June Smith, 60, of Mayville, was charged Tuesday with driving while ability impaired-drugs, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and driving too slow/impeding traffic. At 11:34 p.m., a vehicle was traveling 5 miles per hour in a 35 mph speed zone. The vehicle was impeding the travel of several cars behind it. Investigation revealed that the driver-Smith-was impaired by drugs, police said. She was transported to the Sheriff’s Office. A police-style billy club was found near the driver’s seat of Smith’s vehicle.

ELLICOTT – Matthew M. Bindics, 23, of Jamestown, was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Dave M. Muir, 22, of Jamestown was charged Thursday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right. At 1:45 a.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle on Hunt Road in Ellicott for failing to keep right. Investigation revealed that the driver – Bindics – had a suspended driver’s license. A passenger in the vehicle – Muir – was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. They will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.