Area Police Reports
Alberto Santiago, 40, of Jamestown, received multiple charges following an incident occurring Saturday. At approximately 7:27 a.m., officers were called to 607 Pine St. for a domestic incident. Officers spoke to the victim, who stated she was assaulted by her boyfriend – Santiago. After speaking with the victim, Santiago was located by officers on Prendergast Avenue and was taken into custody without incident. After filing a domestic incident report, Santiago was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree strangulation, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and aggravated family offense. He is awaiting arraignment.
Shanta Reid, 26, of Jamestown, was charged with fourth-degree mischief following an incident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 2:59 a.m., officers responded to 81 Hazzard St. on a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers observed several personal items belonging to a male victim on the front lawn and sidewalk. One of the items, a tablet computer, was broken as a result. It was determined that the victim’s girlfriend, Reid, had thrown the items out of their apartment as a result of an argument. Reid was subsequently taken into custody and charged accordingly. She was transported to Jamestown City Jail, where she is awaiting arraignment.
Hector L. Galarza-Santos, 32, of Jamestown, received multiple charges as a result of an incident that occurred Saturday morning. At approximately 1:40 a.m., officers responded to Rite-Aid on Main Street for a report of a shoplifter that had just left the store. Police did locate a male matching the description at the intersection of South Main and Harrison streets, and confronted the suspect – who fled on a bicycle. The suspect was told to stop, but refused and led police on a pursuit. Police did capture the suspect, identified as Galarza-Santos, who fought with police attempting to place him into custody. Galarza-Santos was charged with petit larceny, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. He was transported to Jamestown City Jail in lieu of bail.
Rebecca Peck, 42, of Jamestown, has been charged following a motor vehicle accident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 1:59 a.m., police responded to Forest Avenue and McKinley Avenue for a car into a tree. Upon arrival, police found a vehicle into a utility pole in front of 64 McKinley Ave. The operator, Peck, was outside the vehicle and highly intoxicated. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to maintain lane. Peck was transported to Jamestown City Jail and is awaiting arraignment.
Henry J. Garcia-Oquenda, 30, of Jamestown, received multiple charges following a traffic stop on Sunday. At approximately 1:06 a.m., officers pulled over a black sedan operating with a loud exhaust near the area of Lakeview Avenue and Bassett Street. Further investigation revealed that the driver, Garcia-Oquenda, was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail where he submitted to a chemical test which determined his blood alcohol content to be twice the legal limit. Garcia-Oquenda was charged with no/improper exhaust, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated and DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher.
Andrew N. Tracy, 36, of Lakewood, has been charged following a traffic stop Saturday. At approximately 12:52 a.m., police stopped Tracy for an inadequate headlight. Upon further investigation, it was found that Tracy was operating his vehicle while intoxicated. He was issued traffic tickets for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated for a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher and an inadequate headlight. Tracy will appear in Busti Town Court at a later date.
Donald J. Fink, 50, of Clarendon, Pennsylvania, has been charged with speeding and aggravated driving while intoxicated. At approximately 10:25 p.m. Saturday, police stopped a vehicle traveling north on Big Tree Road at a high rate of speed. The driver, Fink, was stopped and found to be intoxicated. Fink consented to a blood alcohol test which revealed his blood alcohol content to be more than .18 percent – making upgrading this incident to a felony DWI.
HANOVER – Paul L. Tedford, 34, of Dunkirk, has received multiple charges following an incident that occurred Wednesday. At approximately 8:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of Alleghany Road and South Shore Drive in the town of Hanover for the report of a vehicle operating in a reckless manner. Deputies located the vehicle and made contact with Tedford, who was identified as the operator of the vehicle. Through an investigation, it was determined that Tedford was operating the vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. As he was being taken into custody, Tedford became disorderly and kicked a deputy. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, unregistered vehicle, unlicensed operator and second-degree harassment.
HANOVER – Bart W. Alexander, 50, of Buffalo, was charged following a traffic stop occurring Saturday. At approximately 1:36 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to signal its turn from Alleghany Road onto Iola Drive in the town of Hanover. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator identified himself as Alexander. It was discovered that Alexander’s New York state driving privileges were revoked, with 31 active suspensions. Alexander was issued citations charging him with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator and fail to signal turn. He was directed to appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.
HANOVER – Dominic J. Baez, 36, of Silver Creek, was charged following a traffic stop in the town of Hanover Thursday. At approximately 12:47 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle with an inadequate left sideview mirror operating on Route 5/20. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator identified himself as Baez. It was discovered that Baez had an active warrant from Fredonia Police Department for unpaid fines. Baez was issued citations charging him with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate left sideview mirror. He was turned over to Fredonia Police on the active warrant.
BROCTON – Richard A. Bishop, 59, of Westfield, was charged following a traffic stop occurring in the village of Brocton Saturday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies stopped a motorcycle on Route 20. The driver was identified as Bishop, and upon investigation he was alleged to be intoxicated. Bishop was taken into custody for processing. A record check showed Bishop had a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years, making this incident a felony. Bishop was charged with speed in zone, felony DWI, aggravated DWI per se and a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher. He will appear in Brocton Village Court at a later date.
CHAUTAUQUA – Alexandra V. Rymko, 20, of Ripley, was charged following a traffic stop in the town of Chautauqua Saturday. At approximately, 3:49 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 394. The driver was identified as Rymko, and upon investigation he was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Rymko was issued tickets for speed over 55 miles-per-hour and unlawful possession of marijuana. She will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.
ELLERY – Dennis R. Syper, 27, of Mayville, and Cesar Luis Soto, 37, of Jamestown, have been charged following a traffic stop Friday. At approximately 10:28 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for failure to keep right. During an interview, deputies observed envelops containing heroin. K9 unit Mitchell did a vehicle search and made a positive alert. The operator, Syper, was found to be intoxicated by drugs. Syper and his passenger, Soto, were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Heroin and a large quantity of money were seized. Syper was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated drugs and failure to keep right. Both subjects will appear in Ellery Town Court.
ELLERY – Brianna Powers, 22, of Jamestown, received multiple charges following an incident that occurred Saturday. At approximately 11:10 p.m., deputies stopped Powers on Route 430 in the town of Ellery for operating without tail lights. Powers was found to have a suspended New York state registration, no insurance and to have multiple New York state suspensions. She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating with a suspended registration, operating without insurance and no tail lights. Powers will appear in Ellery Town Court at a later date.