Area Police Reports
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Jerry D. Fomby, 34, was charged with violation of an order of protection following an incident occurring Sunday. At approximately 8:14 a.m., officers received an anonymous tip that Fomby was inside a residence and was violating a valid order of protection. Officers made contact with the female victim, and located Fomby inside the residence. He was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail without further incident.
Jared Kum, 24, of Celoron was charged with second-degree menacing following a Saturday evening incident. At approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to the area of Cherry and West Sixth streets for a reported person with a weapon call. Upon investigation, it was determined that Kum was driving by a male and female victim and pointed a handgun at them. Officers were able to locate Kum at a Celoron address. He was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment. The Jamestown Police Department was also assisted by Ellicott Police Department and Lakewood-Busti Police Department.
LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Keith A. Sandy, 46, received several charges following a traffic stop in Lakewood on Friday evening. At approximately 8:57 p.m., Sandy was stopped on Hunt Road for speeding. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession, as well as a small amount of a controlled substance. He was taken into custody, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was issued an appearance ticket. He was released and will appear in Busti Town Court at a later date.
BUSTI – Ernest C. Cauley Jr., 23, received multiple charges following an incident occurring Saturday evening. At approximately 10:40 p.m., a patrol officer allegedly observed a vehicle with a suspended registration and operating without insurance while on patrol on Busti-Sugar Grove road in the town of Busti. Upon further investigation, the vehicle was found to be operated by Cauley, and he was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, operating with a suspended registration and operating without insurance. He will appear in Busti Town Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NORTH HARMONY – Thomas M. Brown, 43, of Mayville, received multiple charges following an incident that occurred Saturday evening. At approximately 8:10 p.m., deputies located a subject asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle on Panama-Stedman Road in the town of North Harmony. The operator was identified as Brown and, upon further investigation, he was found to be intoxicated. Brown was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher and parking on highway. He was later released with traffic tickets. He will appear in North Harmony Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.
SILVER CREEK – Joseph M. Sheedy, 37, of Silver Creek, received multiple charges upon police execution of a warrant issued out of the village of Silver Creek. At approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sheedy was taken into custody and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, second-degree harassment and trespass. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
FORESTVILLE – Johnathan V. Eddings, 22, of Silver Creek, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and no driver seat belt following an incident occurring Saturday. At approximately 11:52 a.m., deputies on patrol observed a subject not wearing a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle on Main Street in Forestville. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Eddings. Further investigation found that Eddings was in possession of a quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia. Eddings was charged accordingly, and was released with citations directing him to appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.
GERRY – Craig A. Kofod, 59, of Sinclairville, received multiple charges following a traffic stop early Sunday morning. At approximately 12:52 a.m., deputies on patrol in the town of Gerry observed a vehicle speeding and failing to maintain its marked lane of travel. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator identified himself as Kofod. Further investigation found that Kofod was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, speed in zone and failure to keep right. Kofod was processed and released with citations directing him to appear in Gerry Town Court at a later date.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
RANDOLPH – A 16-year-old female resident of the Randolph Children’s Home has been taken into custody for criminal trespass following an incident which allegedly occurred Saturday evening at approximately 6 p.m. Through investigation, it was determined that the female left the Children’s Home at approximately 2:25 a.m. that day and forcibly entered a door leading into the basement of the Randolph Academy located on the Children’s Home grounds. As a result, the female was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and, following arraignment, was remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail.
EAST OTTO – Daniel C. Ives, 57, of Otto, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop that occurred Saturday. At approximately 10:52 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy observed a subject operating a motor vehicle on Connoisarauley Road in the town of East Otto without a seat belt on and pulled the vehicle over. During the course of the traffic stop, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Ives, was doing so in an intoxicated condition. Ives submitted to a chemical breath test which revealed a blood alcohol content of nearly two times the legal limit. It was additionally discovered that Ives had a past DWI conviction, thereby increasing the present DWI to a felony. In addition to the DWI charge, Ives was also charged with no seat belt, refusal of a pre-screen breath test and open container of alcohol beverage. Following processing, Ives was arraigned in the town of Mansfield and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.