Area Police

New York State Police

FORESTVILLE — On Friday, Aug. 9, a victim reported to troopers that she had been receiving multiple harassing and threatening phone calls from Jesse Borrello, 23, of Forestville, during one of which he allegedly threatened the victim’s life. Borrello was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.

He was processed at State Police Fredonia and transported to Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ SILVER CREEK — On Friday, Aug. 9 at roughly 6:40 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Central Avenue for an observed traffic violation. Investigation found that the driver, Christy M. Smathers, 38, of Silver Creek, was allegedly operating her vehicle while intoxicated. Smathers was arrested and charged with DWI, DWI per se, speed in zone and uninspected motor vehicle.

Smathers was later released with appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in Village of Silver Creek Court at a later date.

¯ ELLINGTON — On Sunday, Aug. 11 at around 11:40 p.m., deputies were called to Mutton Hill Road to respond to a motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that the vehicle, allegedly operated by an unnamed, 17-year-old male, had left the roadway and collided with a tree.

The male was transported to UPMC Jamestown for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, while a second unnamed 17-year-old male was unharmed in the accident. No other vehicles were involved.

The driver was later found to be operating past 9 p.m. on a DJ license and was charged with operating in violation of restrictions and failure to keep right. The driver will appear in Town of Ellington Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police

¯ On Aug. 4 at roughly 9:30 p.m., officers received a complaint regarding Melissa M. Gould, 54, of Collins, claiming she had been contacting, harassing and threatening a female acquaintance. An Order of Protection had previously been issued by Town of Collins Court mandating no contact be made between Gould and the acquaintance/victim. Gould had previously been arrested for violating the court order by contacting, harassing and threatening the victim.

Gould was again arrested for second-degree aggravated harassment and first-degree felony criminal contempt. The contempt charge was elevated to a felony charge, due to Gould’s previous arrest for criminal contempt concerning the same victim.

Gould was arraigned in Town of Collins Court and was later released on her own recognizance to appear in Town of Collins Court on a later date.


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