Area Police

Jamestown man sought on meth lab charge

ELLICOTT – A felony warrant for the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree has been issued for Phillip L. Reichardt, 38, of Jamestown.

Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 19, Jamestown police and parole officers of the New York State Parole were at 19 Crossman St. when they allegedly discovered a working methamphetamine lab.

Officers secured the area and investigators from the New York State Police (Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team) were called in to assist in the investigation. Reichardt is not in custody at this time and is believed to still be in the Jamestown area.

Anyone with information about Reichardt’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-8477. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Fredonia Police Department

A motorcycle accident with injuries occurred on Sept. 11 on Route 20 just west of Route 60. Police say a motorcyclist identified as Vincent Vacanti, 67, of Andrew Court, was heading west on Route 20 around 3:43 p.m. Vacanti allegedly did not see a school bus and other traffic stopped ahead of him and had to come to a sudden stop, causing him to lose control and lay his motorcycle down on the right side. This caused both him and his passenger, Margaret Vacanti, 61, to slide across the road’s surface. Police say Margaret suffered minor injuries and Vincent suffered a concussion.

Kelli Clavin, 23, of Frewsburg, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, texting while driving and failure to use a designated lane on Sept. 14. Around 2:53 a.m., the Fredonia Police Department received a call from a witness who observed a car driving south on Liberty Street about a mile south of Water Street that rear-ended a parked vehicle, causing severe damage to both vehicles. The car then drove off, continuing south. Police located the vehicle in the driveway of 3794 Webster Road. The driver was identified as Clavin after she exited the driver’s seat. Her airbag was deployed. She stated to police the driveway was her friend’s. Clavin was put through field sobriety roadside tests, but was not arrested for driving while intoxicated. She allegedly admitted to texting while driving. After her tickets were written, she was released to her father.

Brian Davis, 22, of Eagle Street, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and using an electronic device while driving on Sept. 5.

Christopher Hammond, 24, of Fredonia, was charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful impersonation, third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief all on an arrest warrant on Sept. 6.

Brian Blizzard, 21, of Terrace Place, was charged with violating a noise ordinance as well as a social host law violation prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs by persons under 21 on private property on Sept. 6.

Joel Vandick, 21, of Central Avenue, was charged with possessing an open container of alcohol and littering on Sept. 7.

Eric Cadena, 21, of Terrace Place was charged with violating a noise ordinance as well as a social host law violation on Sept. 7.

Russell Catalano, 18, of SUNY Fredonia’s Chautauqua Hall, and Frank Vecchio, 18, of Hendrix Hall, were both charged with unlawful possession of alcohol, littering and possessing open containers of alcohol on Sept. 8.

Joshua Mase, 21, of Batavia, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 8.

Jacob Paul Sopak, 18, of Celoron, was charged with driving while intoxicated and following too closely on Sept. 8.

Katie Parsons, 23, of Dunkirk, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, making graffiti, unlawful dealing with a child and possessing an open container of alcohol on Sept. 8.

A 16-year-old youth was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and unlawful possession of alcohol on Sept. 8.

Nicholas Morrison, 21, of Eagle Street, was charged with unlicensed operation on Sept. 9.

Kristina Beaujean, 30, of Chautauqua Road, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and running a red light on Sept. 10.

Hector Colon, 39, of Dunkirk, was charged with two counts of confinement of puppies in a vehicle in extreme heat on Sept. 10.

Alex Ippolito, 20, of West Main Street, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 12.

Rochelle Digiroiano, 40, of Brocton, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 12.

Christina Marrero, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 13.

Christin Tibbetts, 22, of Wisteria Drive, was charged with second-degree harassment on Sept. 13.

Lindsay Moshides, 21, of Canadaway Street, was charged with second-degree harassment on Sept. 14.

Francis Sterlace, 21, of Silver Creek, was charged with disorderly conduct on Sept. 14.

Jared Babcock, 21, of Silver Creek, was charged with petit larceny on Sept. 14.

Christian Chaparro, 25, of Mayville, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and violating a sewer ordinance on Sept. 15.

Christopher Harding, 29, of Sinclairville was charged with second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment on Sept. 16.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – A 17-year-old youth from Hanover was charged with trespass on Sept. 8. Deputies allege the male youth went onto the complainant’s property on Alleghany Road without consent.

He was released on an appearance ticket for Hanover Town Court.

RIPLEY – Rudy J. Damonti, 31, of West Main Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Wednesday. Deputies allege Damonti struck a female in the face with a closed fist during an incident that happened on Sept. 13.

Damonti was released on an appearance ticket for Ripley Town Court.