Area police


JAMESTOWN — Jennifer Leverenz, 34, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Leverenz was stopped Thursday on Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown for suspended license plates. A check found that her driving privileges in New York had also been suspended. During the stop, Leverenz reportedly became upset and allegedly attempted to stop a tow truck driver from removing her vehicle. Leverenz then stood in the road and continued to act disorderly. She struggled with troopers while being taken into custody and was later transported to police barracks for processing.

BEMUS POINT — Steven Michaelson, 47, of Falconer, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Troopers and sheriff’s deputies responded on Oct. 5 to Beck Road in Bemus Point for a harassment complaint. The victim reported that a red Toyota Tacoma pulled into her driveway multiple times and flashed its high beams into her house. The vehicle was stopped on Route 380 in Gerry and the driver was identified as Michaelson. He reportedly exhibited signs of drug impairment but refused to exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests. Michaelson was later processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ SHERMAN — Michael Bartok, 47, of Mayville, was charged with aggravated family offense, second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Troopers responded Oct. 4 to a Sherman residence for a reported domestic incident that had taken place. An investigation found that Bartok allegedly brandished a knife, threatened to slash the victim’s tires, and then used the knife to damage the interior of the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene. The incident violated a refrain from order of protection. Bartok was located at his residence, processed at police barracks and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.


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