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Jamestown man charged in child porn case

A Jamestown man is facing numerous counts of being in possession of child pornography

On Friday, New York State Police reported they charged Jarred Ristau, 21, with 10 countsof possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child on June 12. Police received a report of child pornography with the Snap Chat user name and email address provided.

A subpoena revealed the IP address associated with the Snap Chat account was Ristau. A search warrant was served on Ristau’s residence and multiple electronic items were seized. The New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit analyzed the electronics and reported they were positive for contraband.

Ristau was released with appearance ticket for appear Jamestown Court at a later date.


— CARROLL — A 22-year-old man was injured after losing control of his motorcycle upon striking an animal.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred at 12:25 a.m. Sunday on Frew Run Road involving Robert A. Lingenfelter of Frewsburg. He was ejected from the cycle in the accident and suffered minor injuries.

He was transported by Frewsburg Fire Department to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown for treatment.

— SHERMAN — A Sunday morning altercation has led to charges for a 22-year-old man.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident around 10:15 a.m. that occurred at a residence on West Main Street in the town. Further investigation found that Trever J. Kneer, of Sherman, had allegedly struck numerous individuals and damaged property belonging to the same individuals.

Kneer was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment. Kneer was taken to the county jail for CAP arraignment.

— HANOVER — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a call early Sunday that a vehicle was parked on the side of Allegany Road and left running with no driver. An investigation into the matter found 26-year-old Jacob P Schober to be sleeping in the driver seat around 1 a.m. Further investigation found Schober was driving while intoxicated.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Hanover substation and later released with tickets for town of Hanover court later.


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