Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff

Deputies were called to an address on Central Avenue in Dunkirk for a report of harassment. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Dakota C. Wilson, 21, of Dunkirk, had allegedly violated an active stay away order of protection. Wilson was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and unlawful possession of marijuana at 7 p.m. July 17. He was then held in Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

New York State Police at Jamestown

ELLINGTON — On July 20, troopers responded to a business in Ellington for a report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, troopers observed Sally Lawson, 62, of Bemus Point, allegedly in an intoxicated condition and yelling obscenities. Further investigation revealed that Lawson had several stolen items from the complainant’s store and placed them in her purse. While attempting to place Lawson under arrest, she physically resisted and attempted to bite and kick troopers. After Lawson was taken into custody, she was charged with petit larceny, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Lawson was processed at State Police Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.