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¯ Jaclyn R. Anderson, 42, no address listed, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Officers responded at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday to the south side of the city for a reported trespass in progress. It was discovered that Anderson had allegedly entered an apartment complex that was posted and condemned. Anderson reportedly resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody. Anderson had been released earlier in the day for a similar incident at the same property. Anderson was transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ Matthew A. Haskins, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding in school zone, reckless driving, no/improper turn signal and failure to comply with emergency vehicle. Patrol at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday observed a white Ford Escape fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Brad Street and Foote Avenue before speeding east across four lanes of traffic on Foote, almost causing an accident with oncoming vehicles. The driver refused to stop and continued toward Jefferson Middle School. The vehicle finally stopped on Bradmar Circle after reportedly speeding through a school zone as students were walking to school. Haskins was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was transported to jail, processed and released with tickets to appear later in court.


¯ Michael J. Sheldon, 38, of Falconer, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. Police were requested on Saturday to an address in Falconer to act as a peace officer. While on scene, Sheldon was observed making unwanted physical contact to another person who had an order of protection in place. Sheldon was turned over to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ Danielle M. Jones, 34, no address listed, was charged with petit larceny. Officers responded to Wegmans for a shoplifting complaint and learned that Jones allegedly took items past all points of purchase without paying. Jones is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.

¯ Matthew Goon, 32, no address listed, was charged with petit larceny. Police responded at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 23 to Wegmans for a reported shoplifting. An investigation found that Goon allegedly exited the store with a cart full of items valued at $428.31 without paying. Goon is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court.


¯ BROCTON — A Fredonia man is facing grand-larceny charges in regard to an incident that took place Tuesday afternoon.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call reporting a burglary in progress at 133 Lake Ave. Lot 6. Upon arrival, investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and road patrol learned that it was not a burglary but a grand and petit larceny.

Adam J. Thornton, 42, of 32 Seymour St., was found in possession of stolen items from Lot 6 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly taking debit cards and petit larceny.

He was issued appearance tickets for above charges and is to bein Portland Court later. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by a member of the New York State Police.


¯ Charles Buchanan, 41, of Jamestown, was sentenced Wednesday by County Court Judge David Foley to six years in state prison plus three years of post-release supervision for violating the terms of his probation. Buchanan was convicted of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D violent felony, in Yates County and was sentenced to a term of five years of probation. Buchanan later moved to Chautauqua County, and his probation supervision was transferred to Chautauqua County.

¯ Arkeil Gaskin, 25, of Buffalo, was sentenced Wednesday by Foley to five years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision after he was convicted of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D violent felony, on Dec. 12, 2022, in accordance with a plea deal. Police found Gaskin to be in apparent possession of two loaded pistols while in a vehicle with two other individuals in March 2022. Gaskin’s DNA was located on both pistols. Gaskin has a prior conviction and does not have a pistol permit.


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