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Gowanda Police ¯ A 17-year-old female was arrested on July 12 at midnight after loitering in the Gowanda Police parking lot because of an Order of Protection between her and Gowanda Police. Patrol spotted her and allegedly chased her to arrest her. She was charged with second-degree criminal ...

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office ≤ SOUTH DAYTON — Kyle M. Samuelson, 24, of Route 62, Leon, was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies made the arrest following a burglary complaint. ...

Area police — July 22

Three charged in Silver Creek, Sheridan vehicle larcenies Three people — a Silver Creek man, a 17-year-old and a juvenile — have been arrested in connection with a number of vehicle larcenies that occurred earlier this month in the town of Sheridan and village of Silver ...

Area police — July 21

Dunkirk Police ¯ Timothy Kelly, 38, of Fredonia, was charged Monday with fourth-degree grand larceny. ¯ Edriese Walker, 27, of Dunkirk, was charged Tuesday with first-degree criminal contempt. ¯ Chastity Martinez-Diaz, 25, of Dunkirk, was charged Tuesday with second-degree ...

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Westfield Police Department ¯ Philip J. Cunningham, 27, of Fredonia was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and operating in violation of restrictions on July 8. At about 10 p.m., Westfield Police checked a vehicle at a closed business on Route 20 in the town of Westfield. The ...

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Two charged with possessing fentanyl HANOVER — Two people are accused of possessing fentanyl on June 2 on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:20 p.m., deputies were called for a suspicious situation. Upon arrival, ...

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Passenger seriously hurt in Mina crash MINA — A motor vehicle accident on Sunday led to serious injuries for a passenger, and a number of charges for the driver, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported. At about 3 a.m., deputies responded to a personal-injury motor vehicle ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SILVER CREEK — Chautauqua County deputies administered Narcan to a 38-year-old female on Main Street on Friday. At 3:13 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence where an unresponsive female was administered Narcan. Meanwhile, a male ...

Area police — July 15

Man hits two with vehicle in Mayville MAYVILLE — A Mayville man intentionally swerved into two individuals on Wednesday at 8:18 p.m., according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Weaver, 58, of West Lake Road, Mayville, was charged with two counts of second-degree ...

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Pictured is an aerial view of where the reported homicide took place Wednesday in Collins. The red marker indicates the location.

Homicide in Collins

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office is investigating a homicide in the town of Collins Wednesday night. Deputies were called to the Spring Wood Trailer Park on Bagdad Road around 7:40 p.m. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation Unit members are currently at a ...

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Westfield Police Department Ryan D. Dinkins, 27 of Franklinville, NY was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawfully dealing with fireworks, and violating the Westfield local law noise ordinance on Sunday. At about ...

Mayville man facing manslaughter charge after fatal accident

ORANGEVILLE — A Mayville man involved in a fatal vehicle accident in Wyoming County on Sunday is now facing a manslaughter charge. According to the New York State Police, 28-year-old Joshua D. Huntress has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, driving while ability impaired by drugs ...

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Dunkirk Police Reports ¯ Diana P Merzwieler, 48, of Sinclairville, was charged Friday with second-degree harassment. ¯ Thomas Fafinski, 34, of Dunkirk, was charged Friday with second-degree burglary. Fredonia Police Reports ¯ Rodney Hawkins, 28, of Fredonia, was charged Sunday with ...

Area Police July 11

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ Jason W. Schlemmer, 35, of Orchard Park was charged with boating while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a chemical test, reckless operation, leaving the scene of a boating accident, and two count of failure to comply on Sunday. At about 4:30 p.m., ...

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ Wilberto Negron, 36, of Gowanda was charged with petit larceny and was also discovered to have an active warrant out for his arrest on June 28. Patrol received a complaint that Negron had allegedly offered to repair a vehicle for another subject who had already ...

Area police — July 8

Sheriff’s office sending children to summer camp Thirteen young people from Chautauqua County will depart on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute 2017 Summer Camp. The 13 kids will set off for Camp Iroquois, located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of ...

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The scene at South Zebra Street after an alleged shooting Thursday night.

Helicopter called after city shooting

Dunkirk police were on the scene of a shooting on Lake Shore Drive near South Zebra Street. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. and Starflight helicopter was called to the scene. A neighbor said she heard what sounded like a firecracker going off. Minutes later she saw emergency vehicles ...

Area police — July 7

Fredonia Police ¯ Brittany Carvalho, 24, of Fredonia was charged Saturday for criminal contempt. ¯ Daniel Strong, 27, of Dunkirk, was charged Saturday with second-degree harassment. ¯ Michael Hill, 26, of Cattaraugus, was charged Saturday with second-degree criminal trespass. Dunkirk ...

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Burglaries reported in Ripley RIPLEY — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating three separate residential burglaries over a three-day span starting July 1. Each of the burglaries occurred during overnight hours and in each case the suspects committed the crime ...

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Sheriff warns phone scammers calling residents OBSERVER Staff Report BUFFALO — According to reports from Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, his office has received calls about a phone scam targeting Erie County residents. Howard said that an individual claiming to be an Erie County ...