HARMONY - Scott McChesney, 23, of Panama was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree conspiracy and James Hall, 22, of Harmony was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree conspiracy, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree criminal trespass and violating probation on Sunday, May 19.
According to the police office, a trooper responded to a residence in Harmony for a report of a past tense burglary. After interviewing the complainant and area witnesses, the suspects were allegedly identified as Hall and McChesney. Further investigation allegedly revealed the complainant located Hall inside her residence without her permission, but drove him home when he said he didn't have a ride. Meanwhile, McChesney allegedly entered the complainant's home and removed an X-Box, two X-Box games and a CD. The complainant returned to find her home burglarized, while Hall and McChesney allegedly sold the stolen X-Box at Gamerz Haven on Foote Avenue for $71 and spent the proceeds on heroin. A trooper located Hall in the City of Jamestown and arrested him. Troopers located and arrested McChesney at his residence. Both suspects were then processed at State Police Jamestown, arraigned in Harmony Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
ELLICOTT - Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season, bringing increased traffic volume and additional risks associated with this higher volume. In addition to enforcement, the primary goal of the New York State Police is to increase the public's awareness of the dangers they face during this period.
The New York State Police at Jamestown conducted dedicated saturation patrols in Chautauqua County from 9 p.m., Friday, May 24 through 3 a.m., Saturday, May 25. In addition, a fixed sobriety checkpoint has held on Fairmount Avenue in the Town of Ellicott. As a result of this traffic safety initiative the following individual was arrested.
Shane W. Cook, 30, of King's Corners, Panama for driving while intoxicated. Cook was allegedly found to be operating a motor vehicle without head lamps activated on Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point a.round 2:15 a.m Cook was arrested after allegedly failing field sobriety tests. A chemical test administered at State Police Jamestown allegedly revealed Cook's blood alcohol content to be .012 percent. Cook was issued traffic tickets returnable to Ellery Town Court on June 10 at 6 p.m.
FRENCH CREEK - Brendon Messenger, 21, of Clymer and James Hughes, 17, of North East,Pa., were each charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, four counts of petit larceny and four counts of trespass in May.
According to the police office, a trooper responded in April to King Road in French Creek for a report of subjects rummaging through campers and vehicles. The trooper was unable to locate the subjects initially, but they were later allegedly observed trespassing through Peek N' Peak Resort by the security guard. Several area residents reported items such as jewelry, money and prescription medication stolen from their unlocked vehicles on King and Mann Roads. After conducting a lengthy investigation, the suspects were allegedly identified as Messenger and Hughes. In May they were each arrested, processed at State Police Jamestown and issued appearance tickets returnable to French Creek Town Court.
NORTH HARMONY - Alyssa Payne, 21, of Jamestown was arrested for second-degree unlicensed operation on Saturday, May 25.
According to the police office, Payne was pulled over on I-86 in North Harmony for allegedly speeding, and while checking her license, it was allegedly discovered her driving privileges in New York had been suspended because of an alcohol related conviction. Payne was taken into custody, arraigned in Ellery Town Court and released on her own recognizance. Payne is scheduled to appear in North Harmony Town Court on a later date to answer the charges.
FINDLEY LAKE - Matthew Scolton, 52, of Jamestown was arrested for aggravated Felony driving while intoxicated on Sunday, May 26.
According to the police office, Scolton was pulled over on I-86 in Findley Lake for allegedly driving erratically, and after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests, Scolton was placed under arrest. Scolton was transported to the State Police barracks in Jamestown where he allegedly provided a breath sample of 0.19. As Scolton had been convicted of DWI within the preceding 10 years, the charge was upgraded to a Felony. Scolton was then processed, issued tickets returnable to Mina Town Court and released to a sober individual.
DUNKIRK - Julia L. Palmer, 18, of Brocton was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana on Monday, May 27.
According to the police office, Palmer was arrested subsequent to a vehicle and traffic stop on State Route 60 in the Town of Dunkirk around 8:45 p.m. Troopers allege the vehicle had an inadequate exhaust and seatbelt. Upon interviewing Palmer, the smell of marijuana was allegedly emanating from the vehicle. Troopers allegedly recovered a glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue. She scheduled to appear in Dunkirk Town Court on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.