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Public’s help sought in intentionally set fires in Cattaraugus County

FARMERSVILLE — New York State Troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to investigate a pair of fires on Huyck Road in the Town of Farmersville last week. The investigation revealed that a seasonal camp and two house trailers were destroyed by fire. Cattaraugus County ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ RIPLEY — A 16-year-old youth and a 17-year-old youth were charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief Saturday, stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred April 10. According to reports, the teens stole a mini bike from an ...

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Social media helps Dunkirk Police make arrest Social media is for more than selfies and cute dog pictures. On Friday the website “Nextdoor” aided the Dunkirk Police Department in making an arrest. Police report getting serveral tips of suspicious activity in the area of a vacant house ...

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Fredonia Police Department ¯ Logan M. Warner, 18, of Lakeview, was charged with disorderly conduct on April 8. ¯ Nicholas A. Zendano, 20, of Fredonia, was charged with disorderly conduct on April 9. ¯ Xavier I. Mann, 23, of Cheektowaga, was charged with third-degree aggravated ...

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Eden man charged in fatally shooting mom BUFFALO — An Eden man is in custody in Erie, Pa., after allegedly fatally shooting his mother. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Eden Police Chief Michael Felschow and New York State Police Maj. Steven Nigrelli announced that 48-year-old ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ Harry A. Lugo, of Dunkirk, was charged with criminal trespassing and two counts of criminal mischief on April 3. ¯ David Texidor Jr., 24, of Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree harassment on April 3. ¯ Hector Carmen-Burgos, 43, of Dunkirk, was charged ...

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Fredonia Police Department ¯ Lucy Price, 36, of Fredonia, was charged with harassment on March 23. ¯ Matthew R. Belardi, 18, of Niagara Falls, was charged with open container of alcohol and underage possession of alcohol on March 24. ¯ Frank A. Nuttall III, 43, of Little Valley, was ...

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East Otto man facing manslaughter charge in accident EAST OTTO — A January accident has led to charges of second-degree manslaughter for a 30-year-old town resident. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies today reported the arrest of Andrew Armbruster who was the driver during a fatal ...

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New York State Police ¯ ELLERY — William Kozuch, 49, of Erie, PA, was charged on Friday with Driving While Intoxicated. Kozuch was pulled over on I-86 in Ellery for speeding, and after failing several standard field sobriety tests, Kozuch was placed under arrest. Kozuch was transported ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ ELLICOTT — Michael G. Newman, 36, of Celoron, was charged with felony driving while intoxication (with a previous conviction within the past 10 years), felony aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to comply with a police officer, operating without ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SILVER CREEK — Darin H. Weisenburg, 50, of Orchard Park, was taken into custody Wednesday at about 8:45 p.m. after deputies responded to Lafayette Street for reports of a fight. When they arrived, they found that Weisenburg had allegedly forced his ...

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New York State Police ≤ JAMESTOWN — Brandon Dailey, 23, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Monday after troopers stopped his vehicle on Route 60 for an alleged traffic violation. According to reports, troopers smelled marijuana when interviewing Dailey, and then located a marijuana ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office HANOVER — Brian Stull, 30, of Silver Creek was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment on Tuesday. At approximately 6:45 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a disorderly male at a ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ HANOVER — Nathaniel D. Bagwell, 33, of Silver Creek, was taken into custody Monday at about 4:15 p.m. after deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on Routes 5 & 20. Upon arriving on scene, deputies investigated and ascertained ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ BROCTON — Austin C. Smith, 22, of Irving, was taken into custody Saturday at about 9:45 p.m. According to reports, deputies noticed him walking in the direction of traffic on a non-lighted section of road at Peerless Central avenues, and stopped him ...

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Arrest made following short police chase RIPLEY — A Findley Lake man has been arrested following a vehicle chase that ended in Pennsylvania. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday at 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on ...

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Westfield Police Department ¯ A male 14-year-old in Westfield was charged with second-degree felony assault on Tuesday. On March 12, Westfield Police were called to a residence in the village of Westfield for a domestic incident. The youth allegedly caused physical injury to the victim, ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ ELLERY — Victor J. Cameron, 42, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Friday shortly before 2 a.m. According to reports, deputies observed Cameron commit a traffic violation while driving on Route 430 and they stopped his vehicle. After an ...

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Cuomo: Major progress in underage-drinking crackdown ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the initial results of the New York state Liquor Authority and Department of Motor Vehicles joint efforts to combat underage drinking. Last month, the Governor announced operations running ...

Police nab two for illegal possession of weapon, drugs

Christian O. Marin-Sanchez, 29, and Hector L. Carmona-Burgos, 44, both of Dunkirk, were brought up on a second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge, with an additional criminal possession of a controlled substance charge for Marin-Sanchez, on Monday after allegedly being found with a ...