Area Police

Police investigating larcenies in Mayville

  • MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of larcenies from parked vehicles on Elm Street.

In one of the thefts, a wallet containing credit cards was stolen from a car. The subject attempted to use the bank card at the M&T Bank ATM machine on South Erie Street in Mayville. The photographs are of the suspect attempting to access the ATM.

The Sheriff’s office is requesting anyone with information on the car larcenies or recognize the suspect in the photographs to contact the We Tip Hot Line and the Sheriff’s Office at 753-4915.

Forestville woman charged after allegedly making bomb threat

  • HANOVER – A For-estville woman was charged with making a terroristic threat at a municipal building Tuesday morning.

According to the Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office, Jeanne Polisoto, 67, was charged with making a terroristic threat, second-degree harassment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Deputies responded to the Hanover Town Hall for the report that Polisoto allegedly had made a bomb threat toward some employees at 11:15 a.m.

A warrant was issued and Polisoto was taken into custody at 6 p.m. She was arraigned and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

JAMESTOWN – Ern-est E. Skinner, 58, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree offering a false instrument for filing and misuse of SNAP/food stamps on Monday. It is alleged that from Aug. 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 Skinner failed to report income and employment to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. This unreported income/employment allowed for the receipt of $1,920 in unentitled benefits. Skinner was released on an appearance ticket.

Gowanda Police

Nathan E. Miskell, 19, of Aldrich Street was charged with third-degree assault on Sept. 30. Patrol responded to the report of a domestic incident on Aldrich Street. Miskell had allegedly tried to punch a female, threw her against a door, pulled her hair and threw her down the stairs. The victim received numerous minor injuries as a result of this incident. Miskell was released on appearance tickets.

Fredonia State Police

  • Around 1:46 p.m. on Tuesday, Fredonia State Police responded to the report of a traffic accident on Route 60, near Wal-mart. Daniel Hall, 35, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet when he failed to yield the right of way and struck a 2007 Chrysler driven by Olive Hardinger, 29. Hardinger suffered neck pain and was treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The accident is pending further investigation.

Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following sentences in Chautauqua County Court in front of the Honorable John T. Ward:

  • Deion J. Carr, 28, of Jamestown, was sentenced to a determinate 6-year state prison term with 5 years post-release supervision for second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
  • Adam Kidd, 32, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 5 years determinate in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision for second-degree robbery.
  • Candido Pagan-Hernandez, 31, of Hamburg, was sentenced to a determinate 5 years in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision for first-degree attempted assault concurrent with 90 days in jail for third-degree assault .
  • Glenn J. Hurrell, 23, of Forestville, was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison for third-degree burglary consecutive to 1-3 years in state prison for two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
  • Juan Garcia, 48, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 1 year determinate in state prison with 1 year post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Dennis L. Penhollow, 40, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Christy Smathers, 32, of Silver Creek, was sentenced to 5 years probation and 4 months work release program for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.