Area Police

Four arrested after fight in Jamestown

  • JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Police Depart-ment reported that a fight at 429 Lincoln St. involving a burglary occurred Saturday at 2:25 a.m.

Jonathan R. Ray, 21, and Chad T. Robbins, 21, both of Falconer and Casey R. Billyard, 20, and Kaitlyn N. Billyard, 18, both of Jamestown, were all charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree conspiracy. Ray was further charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Casey and Kaitlyn Billyard were also charged with third-degree assault.

Officers were dispatched to a reported fight and upon arrival saw several individuals fighting in the street, one in possession of a shotgun.

Reportedly, the individuals charged went to the Lincoln Street address looking for the victims who live there and attempting to recover a debt they believed was owed. All the subjects reportedly entered the home unlawfully at which point a fight began and spilled out into the street. One subject was struck by a baseball bat and another armed himself with a shotgun. Another suspect fled the scene and the investigation is continuing.

Jamestown Police were assisted by New York State Police, Town of Ellicott Police and Alstar Ambulance.

Man charged

with check fraud

  • SINCLAIRVILLE – Benjamin Gray, 22, of Sinclair-ville was charged Saturday with third-degree fraud and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

The charges are a result of an incident which took place March 1 at a business in Sinclairville. Gray allegedly cashed two checks he was not authorized to have. He cashed them by endorsing them with his own name.

Gray was issued appearance tickets.

State Police at Collins

CATTARAUGUS IND-IAN RESERVATION – On March 18, troopers charged Jessica Lay, 21, of Clinton Street in Salamanca for felony driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device and other traffic violations, following a one-car rollover accident on State Route 438.

Lay was southbound when she went off the west shoulder and her vehicle overturned. She was taken to Lake Shore Hospital where she was treated and released to troopers. According to a computer check of her driver’s history, she had a revoked NYS driver’s license, and two prior DWI convictions, making this charge a felony.

She was processed, ar-raigned in Collins Court and released to a family member.

CATTARAUGUS IND-IAN RESERVATION – On Tuesday, troopers charged Robert Skeels, 35, of Townline Road in Perrysburg for aggravated driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Versailles-Plank Road.

Skeels was stopped after troopers saw him driving erratically. Troopers reported smelling alcohol and say Skeels failed a series of field sobriety tests.

He was processed at state police barracks at Collins where his reported blood alcohol content was .18 percent. He is due back in the Town of Collins Court.

GOWANDA – On Wednesday, troopers and the Gowanda Police Depart-ment charged Gerald Red-ford, 37, of North Water Street on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Perrysburg Court for failure to pay a fine. Redford was arraigned in Perrysburg Court and posted bail.

  • NORTH COLLINS – Troopers charged Michael Sanchez, 38, of High Street on an arrest warrant Thursday issued by the Town of Brant Court for failing to appear for a court date. He was arraigned in the Town of Brant Court and posted bail.

On Thursday, troopers charged Sara Mohawk, 17, of State Route 438 in Gowanda with unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers answered a suspicious vehicle call in the parking lot of the old TNT bar in Collins. They located the car and while speaking with occupants found Mohawk in possession of a marijuana cigarette. She is due in the Town of Collins Court.

On Saturday, troopers charged Charles Burgess, 22, of State Route 39 in Gowanda for driving while intoxicated, following a 911 call for an erratic driver.

Reportedly Burgess was traveling south on State Route 62, returning from Hamburg where he had been celebrating his birthday, when he nearly hit another car. The driver of the car turned and followed Burgess and called 911.

Troopers spotted the Burgess vehicle near their barracks and stopped him after reportedly observing his erratic driving. Erie County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to assist. Burgess was processed at the Collins barracks. His blood alcohol content was reported to be .15 percent.

Burgess is due in the Town of Collins Court later this month.