JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
¯ Michael Bland, 27, of Buffalo, has been charged with second degree obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers observed Bland around 4:40 p.m. Thursday in the area of Newland and Forest avenues. Bland had an active arrest warrant from Jamestown City Court. Bland led officers on a brief foot chase, but was taken into custody. He would have tried to hide a quantity of cocaine. Bland was transported to Jamestown Jail and is due in court later.
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF‘S OFFICE
¯ ELLERY — Jonathan J. Bernacki, 47, Akron, has been charged with second degree burglary, fourth degree criminal mischief and petty larceny. Deputies responded at 2:24 p.m. Thursday to a burglary at a residence on Route 430 in the town of Ellery. Bernacki was located at the scene and taken into custody. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for a centralized arraignment.
¯ POLAND – A 53-year-old man from the Conewango Valley was airlifted by helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania following an accident on Friday morning. Sheriff’s deputies and Kennedy firefighters were alerted around 4:40 a.m. to a motorcycle accident. In a news release, the sheriff’s office said William J. Whalen was heading west on Route 394 in the town of Poland when a deer allegedly ran past his motorcycle. Whalen lost control of the motorcycle. The severity of his injuries has not been disclosed.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
¯ FORESTVILLE — Patrick Olmstead, 25, of Forestville, has been charged with impaired driving. Soldiers responded to a Forestville residence Thursday for a reported hit-and-run accident. An investigation revealed that while driving south on Creek Road at high speed, Olmstead left the road which knocked items out of his truck. The incident caused damage to a front yard. Olmstead was located by soldiers shortly afterwards. He has been treated and is due to appear in Hannover City Court later.
¯ FREWSBURG – Jessica Walczak, 29, of Frewsburg, has been charged with second degree criminal contempt and second degree harassment. Soldiers responded Thursday in Frewsburg for a reported domestic incident. An investigation revealed that Walczak allegedly tried to hit another person with a vacuum cleaner, then jumped on the victim while she was on the sofa and hit her repeatedly. The incident was in violation of a refrain order. Walczak was treated and then transported to Chautauqua County Jail.
DUNKERQUE – A shootout shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday had Dunkirk police and firefighters near East Fourth and Main streets.
According to reports, the victim was found on East Fourth, near Ruggles Street. The victim was apparently shot in the foot and the injury was not life threatening.
No further information was released about the incident Friday morning. A phone call from the police chief led to voicemail, which was full and unable to accept messages.