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Police seek help in Jamestown store burglary

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect from a burglary at the Dollar General.

Investigators say an unknown female entered the store at 1356 Washington St. through a glass door which was smashed. The suspect is believed to be a thin Hispanic female around 5 feet tall. She was wearing a dark-colored winter coat with gray fur around the edge of the hood. The suspect was also wearing blue jeans and sneakers.

Police say she exited the store with a quantity of merchandise in a plastic garbage container.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or leave an anonymous tip on the department’s tip line at 483-8477 (TIPS).

All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Jamestown man arrested after stealing from locker

JAMESTOWN – Matthew J. Piscitelli, 37, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with larceny, possession of burglary tools and violation of parole after allegedly stealing from a locker at the Jamestown YMCA. According to police, officers investigated a report that the lock on a locker at the YMCA had been cut off and cash had been removed from the locker.

Investigation found Piscitelli entered the building with bolt cutters in his duffel bag. The stolen cash was recovered. Piscitelli is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail pending a parole hearing. Parole officers from the NYS Division of Parole Buffalo Office assisted in the arrest.

Forestville man charged after threatening with a gun

HANOVER – A Forestville man was charged with two counts of second-degree menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at two individuals trying to load a disabled snowmobile into a truck.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Stephen J. Duman, of Forestville, was taken into custody Wednesday after the alleged incident on Hurlbert Road. Duman was issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Hanover Town Court at a later date.

Fredonia man charged with child abuse

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies took Wilbur A. Reyes, 26, of Route 20, Fredonia into custody on a warrant after a domestic incident involving a 16-year-old youth.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Reyes allegedly choked, pushed and punched the 16-year-old at his residence. After an investigation a warrant was issued for criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. The charge of resisting arrest was added after Reyes resisted officers executing the warrant.

Reyes was arraigned in the Pomfret Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 property bail.

Personal injury accident may lead to charges

CHAUTAUQUA – A personal injury accident on Plank Road Thursday around 6 p.m. may lead to charges.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Michael N. Cochrane, 25, Brandy R. Cochrane, 26, and Hailey A. Cochrane, 1, all of Westfield were driving along Plank Road when Nicholas C. Shields , 22, of Mayville pulled out of a driveway directly in front of the Cochranes’ vehicle. Neither vehicle was able to avoid the collision and ended up T-boning each other.

Both vehicles came to rest in the ditches off the road, partially blocking the roadway.

Shields was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The Cochranes were uninjured. Hartfield and Mayville fire departments assisted at the scene. Investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against Shields for failing to yield the right of way.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SHERIDAN – Keith A. Mleczko, 42, of Dunkirk, was charged with failure to keep right after an accident on Route 5 around 1:35 a.m. Thursday. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Mleczko lost control of his vehicle, struck a guard rail and rolled over several times. He was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for apparent minor injuries. He will appear in the Sheridan Town Court at a later date.

Danielle E. Gee, 19, of Brocton, was charged at 11 a.m. Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana after investigation into an incident on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk. Gee was released with appearance tickets for the Dunkirk Town Court.

BUSTI – Ian M. Anderson, 37, of Wellsville, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief Wednesday around 7 p.m. after an incident in a Lakewood Busti police patrol car. Anderson allegedly kicked the back door of the police car several times while he was being placed in the back seat and caused damage to the door. A warrant was issued and Anderson will answer to the charge in Busti Town Court.