Area police


¯ ASHVILLE — Alexis M. Yarber, 27, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated – Leandra’s Law, a felony, unlicensed operator, third-degree felony criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child at 9:27 p.m. Sunday after an incident in Ashville. Deputies responded to a South Maple Avenue address for a report of an in-progress altercation and found Yarber at the home. She had allegedly harassed another person in the presence of a child less than 17 years of age and also allegedly damaged property belonging to the person. She also allegedly drove to the Ashville address while intoxicated. She was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment.

¯ BROCTON — Marcus L. Carrizales, 28, of Lake Avenue, Brocton, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia after deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity at an East Main Street business in Brocton on June 12. Deputies found Carrizales allegedly had a small amount of narcotics, later found to be fentanyl, according to a police report, and a digital scale. Carrizales was charged July 19 and will be in Portland Town Court. Further charges are pending.


¯ An Olean resident has been arrested for an alleged incident in the village. According to police, two bicycles were stolen between July 10 and 11 from a residence on West Main Street. While investigating this incident, police said Kelly A. Simmons, 47, admitted that she had stolen these bicycles and then provided their current location, where they were recovered. Simmons was charged with petit larceny and released on an appearance ticket for the Persia Town Court.

¯ A village resident has been arrested in an alleged altercation. According to police, officers were called to Commercial Street for a report of a disturbance. Police were told that Justin Albney, 32, of 42 Commercial St. had been involved in a verbal altercation with an acquaintance. This alteration escalated with Albney allegedly throwing a plate against a wall, where it shattered and a piece struck the other person. Albney was charged with second-degree harassment and released on an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.

¯ A village resident is accused of making too much noise. According to police, between June 20 and July 15, officers received numerous complaints from neighbors saying that David E. Yezek, 61, of 34 Torrance Place, plays loud music continuously from a radio facing outside his window into the neighborhood regularly on many days from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Police said they warned him on multiple occasions that this behavior would result in his arrest. On July 15 at 10:07 a.m. Yezek was charged with second-degree harassment for unreasonable noise. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Persia Town Court.


¯ PERRYSBURG — Rodney Walters, 35, of Randolph was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Thursday after he was pulled over for a traffic violation on Peck Hill Road in Perrysburg. During the traffic stop, Walters was allegedly found in possession of two tin foil wrappers containing fentanyl. Walters’ driver’s license was also allegedly suspended. Walters was placed under arrest, transported to State Police at Collins barracks and processed. Walters will be in Perrysburg Town Court later.

¯ KENNEDY — Jackson Gattis, 20, of Manchester, Vt., was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Thursday after he was pulled over on Interstate 86 in Kennedy for driving 100 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. Police report Gattis was charged after failing several field sobriety tests and was then taken to the State Police at Jamestown barracks, where he was evaluated by a State Police drug recognition expert who determined that Gattis was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. After a blood sample was secured from Gattis at UPMC Hospital in Jamestown, he was taken back to the State Police at Jamestown for processing. Gattis will be in Kennedy Town Court later.


¯ Donald A. Baker, 61, of 300 E. Third St., Jamestown, was charged witih trepassing at 9:20 a.m. Thursday after police responded to a report of a man trespassing at the McDonald’s Restaurant at 102 E. Main St., Westfield. Police were told Baker was on the property after being told several times to stay off of the property. Officers arrived to the scene to findi Baker sitting in his vehicle in the back parking lot. He was charged and told to stay off the property.


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