Area Police

Youth accused of stealing large amount of jewelry

A 16-year-old male subject is currently incarcerated at the Chautauqua County Jail after police say he allegedly stole a large amount of jewelry.

According to the Dunkirk Police Department, on July 17 around 10:30 a.m., officers responded to a West Fourth Street address for a report of a possible burglary. After an investigation, it was discovered the residence had been entered and a large amount of jewelry had been taken.

Through the continued investigation by the detective bureau and the patrol division, thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was recovered and culminated in the arrest of the male youth. He was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

On Thursday, the suspect was arraigned in front of a judge, who set bail in the amount of $20,000 cash or $40,000 property.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department

PERRYSBURG – William F. Gearman Jr., 36, of Route 39 was charged on an arrest warrant on June 19. Gearman was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation on an arrest warrant out of Perrysburg Town Court.

Gearman was arraigned in Perrysburg Town Court and released on his own recognizance to appear back in court.

Chautauqua?County Sheriff’s Department

  • NORTH HARMONY – A 20-year-old Dunkirk woman faces additional charges for marijuana possession after being taken into custody on an unrelated warrant.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies on patrol on Route 394 in the town of North Harmony observed a vehicle to allegedly be operating at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was stopped and during the traffic stop, it was found that Samaira Dros, a passenger in the vehicle, had a warrant from North Harmony Town Court from a previous harassment charge from 2009.

Dros was taken into custody on the warrant. Upon arraignment in Chautauqua Town Court, she was allegedly found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana.

Dros was charged with second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana.

She was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail for the North Harmony warrant and will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date on the marijuana charge.

  • JAMESTOWN – A 33-year-old woman was issued appearance tickets Monday after police found she had failed to report her husband’s income from unemployment.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Krista Garcia, of Jamestown, allegedly received $652 in benefits from May through August of last year that she was not entitled to receive due to the unreported income.

Garcia was charged with misuse of food stamps and offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree. She is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.

  • MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Thursday, Glenn Reynolds, 51, of Randolph, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

Reynolds was wanted by police for a felony driving while intoxicated charge. He is currently in the Chautauqua County Jail and has been removed from the county’s wanted list.

Dunkirk Police Department

Carol Lamont-Wright, 43, of Deer Street, was charged with second-degree harassment on Wednesday.

Ryan Hudson, 19, of New Road, was charged with violation of probation on Wednesday.