Arrests made in Wilson Farms robbery
JAMESTOWN - Four subjects have been charged in connection with a robbery at Wilson Farms on Hazeltine Ave., Jamestown on April 15. A fifth subject is in custody on an unrelated charge.
Andrew Whitford, 18, Brandon Cantrell, 18, Kyle Elderkin, 19, and a juvenile subject, all of Frewsburg, were taken into custody on arrest warrants for second-degree robbery.
Investigators received several tips from the public after surveillance photos and photos of the masks the suspects were wearing were released to the media.
Otto man charged with sexual abuse
OTTO Sex charges have been filed against an Otto man after an investigation.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation bureau allege Harold R. Snay, Jr., 65, of Otto, had sexual contact with a 10-year-old female on one occasion during the week of August 22, 2011.
Snay has been charged with second degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Snay was issued appearance tickets and will answer to charges in the Town of Otto Court at a later date.
Two arrested on methamphetamine and other charges
JAMESTOWN Two individuals have been charged with drug offenses in Jamestown.
On Thursday, The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Jamestown Police Department, Jamestown Fire Department and the Chautauqua County HazMat Team executed a search warrant at 49 Collins Ave. in the City of Jamestown. At this location, Margaret L. Stanford, 51, of Jamestown, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. Several items were seized including a quantity of cash.
Based on information obtained at the location, investigators then went to 144 Broadhead Ave., upper apartment, in the city of Jamestown. After an interview with a tenant, investigators charged Brian Lewis, 43, of Jamestown, with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Both subjects were transported to the city of Jamestown Jail pending arraignment and further action by the court.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department
JAMESTOWN - An investigation in the city of Jamestown has led to welfare fraud charges against a Buffalo man.
On Thursday, after a joint investigation by the sheriff's office and Department of Social Services (DSS), Robert Shepard, 25, of Buffalo, was issued appearance tickets for third-degree grand larceny and fraudulent receipt of benefits. Shepard allegedly failed to report his income to DSS therefore he received $3,037.91 in Medicaid benefits that he was not entitled to have. He is to appear in City of Jamestown court at a later date.
On Thursday, a Cassadaga man was picked up on traffic charges and found to have an outstanding warrant for an unpaid fine.
At 4:20 p.m. Nathan Mosier, 19, of Cassadaga, was stopped on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret for operating a vehicle with a revoked license, and having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Mosier was arraigned in the Town of Pomfret Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
SUNSET BAY On Tuesday, a Depew woman was charged with open container.
Around 11:30 p.m., sheriff's deputies on foot patrol in Sunset Bay observed Jessica Bosiacki, 21, of Depew, with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Bosiacki was issued and appearance ticket for the Town of Hanover and will answer to the charge on a later date.
Around 3:40 p.m., deputies were called to Brocton Central School for a harassment incident. Upon arrival and further investigation, it was found that Joshua P. Roach, 19, of Brocton, called a student at the school and threatened the student. An arrest warrant was issued for Roach and he was taken into custody a short time later.
Roach was arraigned in the Village of Brocton Court where he was committed to Chautauqua County Jail $1,500 cash or $3,000 property bail.
He will appear in the Village of Brocton Court at a later date and time.