Area police

Evans Police Department

¯ On Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m., a potted plant was reportedly stolen from the gazebo on Park Street in Angola. Investigation is ongoing.

¯ On Aug. 29 at about 12 a.m., patrol responded to a church on North Main Street for a trespass complaint. Upon arrival, patrol was met with the victim, who stated she found two beers inside the church and by the rear door. The victim stated that all doors were locked when she arrived at the church and there was no sign of forced entry. Nothing else reportedly appeared disturbed or stolen. The case is closed.

¯ On Aug. 31 at around 6:08 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle on Erie Road for a traffic violation. The driver, Joshua A. Bish, 30, of Evans, allegedly could not produce an ID and a computer check revealed that his license was suspended. Bish was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moved from lane unsafely, operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver and speeding on restricted highway. Bish was transported to the station, booked and released with traffic tickets.

¯ On Sept. 1 at roughly 12 a.m., a victim reported an unknown suspect trespassing on their porch. The suspect reportedly ignited a bag of dog feces, which promptly exploded, damaging the siding and a light fixture at the residence. A neighborhood canvas was completed with no results. The case is closed due to low solvability.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ On Aug. 25 at roughly 3:19 p.m., patrol received a report of harassment at an address on Commercial Street. Investigation revealed that Marvin G. Reavel, 37, of Gowanda, allegedly intentionally and violently pushed a female acquaintance to the ground. Reavel was taken into custody and processed at the police station. During processing, Reavel reportedly became disruptive and intentionally attempted to damage a bench that he was handcuffed to. Reavel was charged with second degree harassment and second degree obstructing governmental administration. He was arraigned in town of Persia Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.

¯ On Aug. 28 at around 3:05 p.m., Gowanda police were notified of an active warrant for the arrest of Leah G. Eddy, 22, of Gowanda, from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department. Patrol located Eddy and arrested her on the warrant without incident. Eddy was then turned over to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department to process the warrant.

¯ On Aug. 29 at about 4:11 p.m., patrol responded to a report of an unwanted guest at a Chestnut Street address. Patrol was informed that an order of protection and a full stay away order, issued by city of Jamestown Court, mandated that Hector L. Gonzalez, 45, of Dunkirk, stay away from the victim. Patrol located Gonzalez at the victim’s residence and arrested him for second degree criminal contempt. Gonzalez was arraigned in town of Persia Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.

New York State Police

¯ BEMUS POINT — On Sept. 9, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 430 for speeding. While speaking to the driver, James Griffin, 69, of Jamestown, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Griffin and his vehicle allegedly revealed a bag containing an ounce of marijuana. Griffin was charged with first degree unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket and a speeding ticket and is scheduled to appear in town of Ellery Court later this month.

¯ SHERMAN — On Sept. 9, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Clymer-Sherman Road because neither occupant was wearing their seatbelt. During the traffic stop, the driver, Johnathon Cole, 33, of Spartansburg, Pa., was allegedly found to have a suspended driver’s license and a bag containing methamphetamine. A passenger in the vehicle, Shawn Davenport, 49, of Erie, Pa., was reportedly wanted out of Crawford County, Pa. for retail theft. Cole and Davenport were placed under arrest and transported to State Police Jamestown for processing. Cole was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Davenport was charged as a fugitive from justice. Both were then transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ ELLINGTON — On Sept. 10, troopers responded to a report of a bad check complaint. Investigation revealed that Timothy Lunetta, 41, of Falconer, allegedly wrote a check in excess of $23,000 for the purchase of a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, and when the check bounced, the victim contacted the police. Initial attempts to locate Lunetta were unsuccessful until troopers received an anonymous tip. They were then able to locate Lunetta near the Corvette at a Jamestown business. Lunetta provided a false name to troopers, but was positively identified by an assisting trooper upon his arrival to the scene. Lunetta was placed under arrest, and while he was being searched, a bag containing methamphetamine and two suboxone strips was located in his pockets. Lunetta was charged with third degree criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and false personation. Lunetta was transported to State Police Jamestown, where he was processed and further investigation revealed that there were several active warrants for Lunetta, including a parole warrant out of Niagara County. After processing, Lunetta was transported to Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.


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