Area Police

Town of Evans Police Department

¯ On May 13 at roughly 7:50 a.m., patrol received a phone call for a possible hit & run accident near Lake Shore Road involving an older model pick-up truck. While responding, dispatch notified patrol that the vehicle turned into the Kellogg Estate. In the area of Kellogg Estate, patrol was met by a witness who stated she believed the operator of the vehicle was drinking. On Lake Shore Road, patrol viewed the operator exit the vehicle in question and walk up to the door of the residence. As patrol turned into the driveway, the operator saw patrol and allegedly fled around the house. Patrol went after the operator, who was running towards the cliff in the back yard. Patrol shouted at the operator to stop, which he subsequently did. As the operator walked back to patrol, he was identified as the operator of the suspected vehicle. Patrol could immediately reportedly smell alcohol on the operator’s breath, and identified him as Michael J. Pawelek, 56, of Evans. Field sobriety tests were given, several of which Pawelek failed, as well as a roadside alco-test that registered positive for alcohol. Pawelek was placed under arrest and brought back to the station, where he refused a Datamaster breath test. Pawelek was charged with DWI, operator leaves scene of property damage accident, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation — alcohol related, moved from lane unsafely and operating a motor vehicle with improper plates. Pawelek’s vehicle was impounded and he was later released after processing with five summonses.

¯ On May 15 at about 12:29 p.m., patrol was dispatched to Lake Erie Beach Fire Hall for a possible break in. Patrol met with members of the fire department, who stated that between May 12-15 an unknown subject kicked in the side door of the garage, causing damage to the door jam. Members also stated that nothing was reportedly missing. A foot print was visible on the outside of the door, but no cameras or other evidence was available. Due to low solvability, the matter was closed.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ SILVER CREEK — On May 21 at around 11:23 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to dim their high beams on Central Avenue. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Kathryn A. Edwards, 55, of Dunkirk. Following an investigation, it was determined that Edwards was allegedly operating her vehicle in an intoxicated state. Edwards was arrested and charged with DWI, DWI per se and failure to dim high beams. Edwards was processed, released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in Village of Silver Creek Court at a later date.

¯ ELLERY — On May 21 at about 11:35 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on I-86. The operator was identified as Gerald B. Conrad Jr., 22, of Jamestown. Following an alleged investigation, Conrad was arrested and charged with DWI, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right. Conrad was later released and will appear in Town of Ellery Court later in the month to answer the charges.

New York State Police

JAMESTOWN — On May 15, troopers responded to a residence and interviewed a victim, who claimed that in the past week, Tyler Pellerino, 26, of Jamestown, had sent her over 70 text messages and called her over thirty times, despite being advised to discontinue future contact by herself and the Jamestown Police Department.

Further investigation revealed that Pellerino had driven by the victim’s residence and residences of her family members on several occasions for no legitimate purpose.

Pellerino was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and two counts of fourth-degree stalking.

Pellerino was processed at State Police Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.


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