Area Police Reports
Beverly J. Sisk, 61, has been charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration following an incident Sunday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., an officer on patrol heard loud noises coming from the area of West Sixth and Cherry streets. During investigation, a group of people were observed in the entrance area of the Prendergast Library. The group were identified, and it was found that one of the group members had a valid warrant from Jamestown City Court. As officers approached the individual, Sisk stepped between the officers and the individual and refused to move – preventing officers from detaining the individual. Both Sisk and the individual were taken into custody, and she was charged.
Jeremiah L. Ferrell, 22, has been charged Sunday morning following police investigation into a report of a suspicious male in the area of the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame. At approximately 5:02 a.m., police arrived on location and found Ferrell on the corner of West Third and Cherry streets, and spoke with him regarding the incident. Officers spoke with two witnesses, who stated Ferrell sprayed lighter fluid on the ground near the Hall of Fame building, and attempted to light it with a lighter. Ferrell was also found to be in possession of a bottle of lighter fluid in his backpack. He was charged with reckless endangerment of property and transported to city jail, where he was held pending arraignment.
Robert L. Barr Jr., 42, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration following an incident that occurred Friday. At approximately 11:13 p.m., police attempted to street check Barr at the intersection of Todd and McDaniel avenues. Barr was wanted outside the city of Jamestown on outstanding felony warrants. After being told to stop, Barr fled on foot. Police K-9 unit was used to track Barr to 25 McDaniel Ave. Police set up a perimeter, and located Barr hiding in a bathroom inside the residence. He was charged without incident, and transported to Jamestown City Jail.
Emmanuel Diaz, 22, has been charged following a domestic violence incident Friday. At approximately 7:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to Water Street to investigate the reported incident. Upon investigation, it was determined that Diaz had pushed a female victim to the ground, and ripped her shirt before fleeing the scene. Officers were able to locate Diaz in the area, and he was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was transported to Jamestown City Holding Facility, and is being held pending arraignment.
Gregory D. Long, 37, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass Saturday after officers responded to an address on Wescott Street for a disorderly male. Upon arrival, officers located Long and a female victim. It was determined that he had kicked in the front door, and entered the residence unlawfully. Long was charged and transported to Jamestown City Holding Facility.
WESTFIELD – Matthew Jaynes, 33, and Leonard Erhard, 36, both of Ripley, were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny following an incident of theft occurring earlier this month. On July 4, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office conducted investigation into the larceny of a large spool of aluminum wire that was stolen from Forest Park. The wire was intended to be used in an upcoming project. Upon further investigation, it was found that Jaynes and Erhard had stolen the wire from the park before the project was started. They were both charged, and will appear in Westfield Town Court at a later date.
ELLICOTT – Anthony C. Neubauer, 28, of Falconer, received multiple charges following an incident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 9:18 p.m., deputies on routine patrol observed a vehicle parked on the eastern Interstate 86 off ramp at Strunk Road, and another vehicle parked on the western ramp with its flashers on. Deputies stopped to check on the drivers of both vehicles. Through a brief investigation, deputies allege that Neubauer was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was also found to be in possession of a vial containing what is alleged to be steroids. After further processing, he was released with uniform traffic tickets for parking on highway, and was charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle, driving while intoxicated, felony DWI and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Neubauer will appear in Ellicott Town Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA – Darin L. Butts, 21, of Jamestown, received multiple charges following a traffic stop in the town of Chautauqua Sunday morning. At approximately 12:34 a.m., deputies stopped Butts on Route 430 for speeding. He was found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license. He had been stopped and issued tickets for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone two nights prior. Butts was issued tickets for third-degree aggravated operation, speeding and unlicensed operation. Further charges are pending.
BEMUS POINT – Aislyn G. Carlson, 27, of Lakewood, received multiple charges following a traffic stop Friday. At approximately 11:36 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for having inadequate headlights on Main Street in Bemus Point. The operator was identified as Carlson, who was determined to have been operating the vehicle while intoxicated. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, inadequate headlights and unlicensed operator. Carlson was released, and will appear in Ellery Town Court at a later date.
ARKWRIGHT – Jason Hamby, 42, of Sanborn, was charged Saturday following police investigation of a report of a disorderly person. At approximately 8:03 a.m., deputies responded to an address on Burnham Hollow Road in response to the report. The owner of the property advised deputies that Hamby had been asked to leave, and allegedly refused, to leave. Hamby was removed from the property, and was issued an appearance ticket for trespass. He will answer the charge in Arkwright Town Court at a later date.
KIANTONE – Larry P. Babcock Jr., 31, was charged following a traffic stop Saturday. At approximately 2:20 a.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Foote Avenue after noticing that it was riding on the rim of a blown front tire. There also appeared to be fresh collision damage and mud on the front end of the vehicle, which was leaking a significant amount of antifreeze. When deputies approached the operator of the vehicle, it was observed that the vehicle’s airbags had deployed and the operator – Babcock – was injured. An ambulance was called to the scene to evaluate Babcock, and medics determined that he was going to be flown by Starflight Helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. Deputies located a crash site on Foote Avenue Extension in the town of Kiantone, where Babcock drove off the road and struck an earth embankment. Parts of Babcock’s vehicle were located at the site, verifying the location. Deputies interviewed Babcock at Hamot and, following the investigation, Babcock was charged with driving while intoxicated and other traffic infractions, including moving from lane unsafely and operating on an unsafe tire. Babcock’s injuries are determined to be non-life threatening, and he was in stable condition. He will answer the charges in Kiantone Town Court at a later date.
MINA – Skyler E. Liddell, 20, of Ellery, was charged with no turn signal, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se following a traffic stop on Friday. At approximately 2:40 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle near Hazen Road for failing to signal a turn. The operator was identified as Liddell, who was determined to be intoxicated. Liddell will appear in Mina Town Court to answer the charges at a later date.
DUNKIRK – Raymond Santiago-Rodriguez, 40, of Dunkirk, was charged following a reported incident of shoplifting Friday. At 11:12 p.m., deputies responded to Tops Markets on Vineyard Drive for a possible shoplifting in progress. Deputies observed subjects matching the description of the suspects leaving the store. As deputies approached a male subject, he attempted to flee the area on foot. After a foot pursuit, deputies were able to take Santiago-Rodriguez into custody, and found him in possession of nearly $650 worth of stolen merchandise. He was charged with petit larceny and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and was committed to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.
SILVER CREEK – Nicole R. Stalter, 29, of Fredonia, and Douglas M. Taft Jr., 23, of Dunkirk, have been charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Bennett-State Road in the town of Hanover. The vehicle was stopped on Burgess Street in the village of Silver Creek, and the driver was identified as Stalter. Through an investigation, it was determined that Stalter and her passenger, Taft, were in possession of several hydrocodone pills and a small quantity of marijuana. Stalter and Taft were issued appearance tickets and charged, and will appear in Silver Creek Village Court at a later date. Stalter was also issued a traffic ticket for speed in zone, and will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.
GERRY – Scott Anderson, 45, of Hinsdale, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Saturday after allegedly violating an order of protection. He was issued an appearance ticket, and will answer the charge in Gerry Town Court.
HANOVER – John F. Gotowka, 35, of Greece, received multiple charges following a traffic stop Saturday. At approximately 3:52 p.m., deputies observed an all-terrain vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of King and Dennison roads, and continue eastbound on King Road. A traffic stop was performed on the vehicle, and its operator was identified as Gotowka. An investigation determined that Gotowka’s driving privileges had been revoked, and he was also in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating without insurance, driving without a license and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued uniform traffic tickets and an appearance ticket, and will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.