Area Police


Charles H. Monroe, 22, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration following an incident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 3:37 a.m., officers responded to an assault on Barrett Ave. Upon arrival, police observed a male take off on foot from Barrett Ave. onto Prather Ave. The JPD K-9 Unit was used to track Monroe, who was located behind 11 Prather Ave. Monroe surrendered to the K-9 Unit, and was taken into custody without further incident. He is being held in lieu of bail in Jamestown City Jail.

Maurice C. Hough, 32, of Jamestown, has been charged following an incident that occurred Friday. At approximately 6:32 p.m., officers conducted a warrant check on Hough, who was reportedly at 218 Fulton St. Hough was wanted outside of Jamestown for a probation violation and had a valid warrant for his arrest. When officers attempted to locate Hough, he attempted to evade them by climbing out of a window. When he saw officers waiting for him, Hough went back inside the residence and barricaded himself inside a bedroom and armed himself with a knife. The JPD SWAT Team was called in to assist with Hough’s apprehension. Hough was taken into custody without further incident, and was charged with resisting arrest and probation warrant. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail.


Ryan J. Sturzenbecker, 31, of Stow, has been charged following a Friday traffic stop. At approximately 7 p.m., deputies stopped Sturzenbecker in the village of Sinclairville for speeding. Through an investigation, Sturzenbecker was found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license. He was issued traffic tickets, charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed in zone and was released to appear in Charlotte Town Court at a later date.

Scott M. Welle, 35, of Lily Dale, has been charged with second-degree criminal contempt following an incident that occurred last month. It is alleged by sheriff’s deputies that Welle went to the residence of a victim who had a valid stay away order of protection against him in the village of Silver Creek on July 23. This action is in violation of the order. He will answer the above charge at a later date.


Brandon L. Covey, 19, of Randolph, has received multiple charges following an incident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 2:55 p.m., an officer was on patrol on E. Fairmount Avenue when he allegedly observed a vehicle make a turn onto Southwestern Drive without signaling. Upon further investigation, the officer observed orange traffic cones belonging to the Chautauqua County Highway Department in the rear seat of the vehicle with occupants attempting to conceal the cones. Covey was taken into custody after he was allegedly found to have stolen the cones from a local public highway. He was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He will appear in Busti Town Court to answer the charges at a later date.


James M. Gayton, 22, of Olean, was taken into custody without incident Thursday at his residence on a violation of probation warrant issued out of Cattaraugus County Court. He is being held in Cattaraugus County Jail until a later court date.