Area Police Reports


Walter J. Colgan of Pottstown, Pa., was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and falsely reporting an incident. At 12 p.m., a victim contacted the police to report his stolen vehicle. At 9:30 p.m., officers located the stolen vehicle unoccupied. At about the same time, Colgan allegedly contacted police to report he had been kidnapped and held against his will the entire day. Investigation revealed that Colgan stole the vehicle from his boss and made up a story about being kidnapped in an attempt to cover up his actions. Colgan was also found in possession of a stolen credit card that was inside the stolen vehicle.


Bart M. Bartlett, 29, of Jamestown was charged on Thursday with sixth-degree conspiracy, second-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degree arson. On June 8, police responded to a camping area off of Route 380 to investigate damage to county-owned property. After further investigation, a warrant was issued for Bartlett. He was remanded to the county jail and will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.


Michael J. Tyler, 20, of Warren, Pa., was charged Wednesday with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief. At 1:50 p.m., Tyler was charged after he allegedly stole $74.92 worth of merchandise from the Lakewood Wal-Mart store. It was discovered the merchandise was damaged during the larceny. He will appear in Busti Court at a later date.


HANOVER – Tina C. Schultz, 34, of Depew was charged Wednesday with failure to stop at stop sign, uninspected motor vehicle, operating with less than two headlights, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. At 10:17 p.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign on Alleghany Road in Hanover. Investigation revealed that the driver – Schultz – was intoxicated. She will appear in Hanover Court at a later date.

KIANTONE – Lonnie M. Ling, 24, of Falconer was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone. At 12:38 p.m., a sheriff’s patrol pulled over a speeding car on Peck Settlement Road in Kiantone. Investigation revealed that the driver – Ling – had a marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana in plain view within the vehicle. She will appear in Kiantone Court at a later date.

HANOVER – Timothy S. Murphy, 64, of Angola was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated common law and refusal to take a breath test. At 3:30 a.m., deputies were called to a suspicious situation in Hanover. Upon arrival, deputies located a vehicle that appeared to have been in an accident and was parked off the road. The driver – Murphy – was inside and was intoxicated. He was remanded to the county jail.


SALAMANCA – Lena P. Dowdy, 23, of Steamburg was charged Wednesday at 1:27 a.m. with driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign. She will appear in Salamanca Court at a later date.

OLEAN – Jared Mitchell, 20, of Olean was charged Monday at 8:38 a.m. with third-degree assault. It is alleged that on June 14 at 12:30 a.m., Mitchell punched another person in the mouth, causing injury. The incident took place at an underage drinking party on McDuffy Road in Olean. Mitchell will appear in Olean Court on Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.

ALLEGANY – Keith Krabill, 53, of Olean was charged Monday at 11:36 a.m. with driving while intoxicated, DWI with .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher, open container and no signal. This occurred after a traffic stop on Route 417 in Allegany. He will appear in Allegany Court at Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.


SHERMAN – Angel L. Ormsby, 38, Thomas A. Ormsby, 41, and Christopher E. Holland, 28, all of Jamestown, were charged on July 3 with felony criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on Interstate 86 for a cracked windshield. With the assistance of K9 Kubi, the three were found to be in possession of marihuana, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms and codeine. They were committed to the county jail in lieu $10,000 cash bail.