Jamestown men charged
in alleged arson
HARMONY – Two Jamestown men have been charged in connection with an arson in November. Travis Switaj, 20, and Mick Peterson, 22, were charged Monday.
According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the Panama Fire Department responded on Nov. 8 to a cabin fire on Burron Valley Road where investigation found the fire was intentionally set. The men allegedly entered the cabin and set items on fire before leaving the scene.
Switaj and Peterson were charged with second-degree arson, third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Both were arraigned in Harmony Town Court and released on bail.
Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office
MAYVILLE – Steph-anie A. Hart, 30, of Irving was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday. Hart, while housed at the Chautauqua County Jail, allegedly smashed a county-owned TV in her cell during an outburst at 3 p.m. She will appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.
FORESTVILLE – Mark R. Kirkland, 54, of Quarry Road was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny on Wednesday. Deputies received a report of an alleged burglary in progress on Empire Road at 1:40 p.m. The victim had arrived home and allegedly found Kirkland inside the residence. The suspect then fled the scene.
Kirkland was arraigned in Hanover Town Court and released on his own recognizance to appear in court at a later date.
CHERRY CREEK – Ronald B. Lilley, 41, of Cherry Creek was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child on Mon-day. The charges stem from an incident that happened on Jan. 29 where Lilley allegedly struck another individual during an altercation. He was issued appearance tickets for Cherry Creek Town Court.
Todd L. Reardon, 38, of Union Street was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and having an unlicensed dog on Tuesday.
Reardon allegedly failed to obey several court orders in which his dog was deemed dangerous. During the investigation, Reardon was found to allegedly have another unlicensed dog at his residence.
He was arraigned in Westfield Village Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash or $3,000 property bail.
New York State Police at Jamestown
ELLICOTT – James-town State Police Tuesday arrested Randy R. Hefing, 54, of Jamestown for driving while intoxicated.
Hefing was transported to Jamestown State Police where a blood alcohol level of .13 percent was obtained. Hefing was issued tickets for driving while intoxicated returnable to the Town of Ellicott Court and released to a third party.
Gowanda Police Department
Dana Bulman, 48, of Collins was charged with second-degree harassment and aggravated harassment on Feb. 9. It is alleged Bulman had been at a Perry Street residence and threatened physical harm to a female acquaintance. After Bulman left the residence, he allegedly continued to threaten the female by calling her. Bulman, who appeared intoxicated, was arraigned in Collins Town Court and released on his own recognizance.
Eric M. Williams, 26, of Jamestown Street was charged on a warrant on Feb. 9. Williams was wanted by the Hamburg Police Department for failure to appear. He was arrested at his residence and turned over to Hamburg Police.
Celani N. Christ, 24, of Buffalo was charged on an arrest warrant on Feb. 10. Police responded to a complaint of Christ allegedly going door to door on Main Street selling products. A computer check revealed Christ had an active warrant from Buffalo State College Police for failure to appear. Police turned over Christ to Buffalo State College Police on this warrant.
Eric Stoltman, 42, of Cheektowaga was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Feb. 15. Police received a complaint from a female resident regarding Stoltman. He allegedly contacted the female by phone violating an order o f protection issued by Eden Town Court. Stoltman was released on appearance tickets for Persia Town Court.
Heather L. Diaz, 29, of Olean was charged with an arrest warrant on Feb. 18. A warrant was issued when she failed to appear and she turned herself into police. Diaz was released on her own recognizance to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.
Indigo J. Vantino, 19, of West Main Street was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container on Feb. 19. Police observed Vantino sitting in the driveway of a closed business in a vehicle. He was allegedly found to be in possession of eight prescription pills that were not prescribed to him. Vantino was released on an appearance ticket for Persia Town Court.
Angi L. Witczak, 40, of North Collins was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation on Feb. 19. Witczak allegedly contacted another individual’s insurance company and arranged for her vehicle to be placed on the policy, without the policy owner’s consent or knowledge. Witczak was released to appear in Persia Town Court.
Jenna L. Vetter, 18, of Lawtons was charged Sun-day with second-degree crim-inal contempt. Police discovered Vetter and a 16-year-old male sitting in a vehicle parked on Union Street at 1:10 a.m. A computer check revealed an order of protection had been issued by Collins Town Court and Vetter and the male were not to have contact. The male was also charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Both were released on appearance tickets for Collins Town Court.
Chautauqua County Court
MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court:
Jermaine L. Holloman, 28, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 4 years in state prison for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and 2 years post-release supervision concurrent with time served for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Brandon Clifton, 28, of Randolph, was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in state prison for third-degree burglary.
John A. Kellom, 28, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in state prison for first-degree criminal contempt.
Dewitt J. Logan, 35, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison with 1 year post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Alfredo L. Brown, 33, of Irving, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for violation of probation.
Lavern L. Riley, 31, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 1 year in jail for second-degree attempted assault .
Barbara A. Flores, 45, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 5 years probation, a $1,000 fine and 60 months ignition interlock device for felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child concurrent with 3 years probation for endangering the welfare of a child.