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GOWANDA POLICE ¯ Matthew J. John, 40, of Dawson Drive, Gowanda, was arrested on a warrant on May 14 at 9:40 a.m. The Springville Village Court issued a warrant due to John’s failure to appear in court on Jan. 22, 2015 after being arrested for aggravated unlicensed opeartion and leaving the ...

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Two indicted on coke charges

OBSERVER Staff Report BUFFALO — Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Friday that a federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Fred A. Santiago, 29, and Michael Pacheco, 27, both of Dunkirk, with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of 5 or more ...

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Man accused of sex abuse with child Carmelo Hernandez, 58, of Temple Street, Fredonia, was charged with two counts of first-degree sex abuse, second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Friday. At about 11 a.m., ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SHERMAN — Theresa M. White, 69, of Sherman, was charged with several offenses Tuesday at about 10 p.m. According to reports, White had committed several traffic violations on Park Street, and when deputies stopped her vehicle, they found that she was ...

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Westfield Police Department ¯ A 17-year-old male from Westfield was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday. At about 1 a.m., Westfield Police responded to 146 S. Gale St. in the village of Westfield for a report of a disorderly person. Upon arrival, patrols ...

Drug possession and sale lead to charges in Jamestown Tuesday

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged Tuesday after police discovered crack cocaine in his North Main Street apartment. At 2 p.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police CNET executed a search warrant at 1002 N. Main St. Entry was gained with ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ Thirty-year-old Gowanda resident Syrena Neamon was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in the town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a location on Route 39 at about ...

Drug possession, sale lead to charges in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged Tuesday after police discovered crack cocaine in his North Main Street apartment. At 2 p.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police CNET executed a search warrant at 1002 N. Main St. Entry was gained with the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SILVER CREEK — Symone O. Maracle, 20, of Gowanda, was taken into custody Sunday at about 8 p.m. after deputies responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route 5. Allegedly, Maracle, who was driving, had been under the influence of alcohol ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department ¯ NORTH HARMONY — A motorcycle accident with a personal injury occurred on Route 474 in North Harmony on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. After an investigation, police say that Leroy E. Boutelle, 35, of Panama, was unable to navigate a bend in the roadway ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ GERRY — Jessica L. Zenns, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with several offenses Thursday at about 5:20 p.m. According to reports, deputies stopped her vehicle on Route 60 for moving from the lane unsafely. Further investigation allegedly revealed that ...

Cocaine, crack seized in Jamestown drug raid

JAMESTOWN — Police raided a Sampson Street home this morning, charging two residents and seizing nearly 160 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine. At 5:25 a.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

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Dunkirk man goes fist-to-cuffs with police OBSERVER Staff Report Sunday, a Dunkirk man allegedly decided to make a bad situation worse. Shortly before 1 p.m., City of Dunkirk Police responded to 616 Canary St. for a domestic incident. At the residence, officers reportedly found that ...

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Eden man arraigned in death of mother BUFFALO — Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that 49-year-old Wayne Kozak of Eden has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder for the death of his ...

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Chase M. Miller, 23, of Kennedy was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing, speed in zone (130 in a 65), speed in zone (75 in a 55), reckless driving, and driving out of class on Tuesday after an incident in the town of Coldspring earlier in the ...

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Gowanda Police ¯ Savonni L. Mohawk, 19, of Kent Road in Salamanca, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. Patrol stopped Mohawk on Buffalo Street for an unspecified traffic infraction. During the DMV computer check, it was allegedly revealed that ...

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Hanging out near school leads to drug charges Dana A. Toppins, 36, of Buffalo was charged on May 2 after reports of suspicious behavior on the grounds of Gowanda Central School. Following a report of suspicious persons made to the District School Resource Officer and Cattaraugus County ...

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State Police ≤ KENNEDY — Michael Luce, 53, of Kennedy was charged with second-degree harassment on Friday. Troopers responded to the ShurFine in Kennedy for a report of one subject harassing another inside the store. Investigation revealed that Luce threatened to kill the victim and ...

Roundup – May 11

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ Hector O. DeJesus, 34, of Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing on May 2. ¯ Eric A. Lewis, 39, of Dunkirk, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest. ¯ Joseph A. Rosario, 30, of ...

Task force nabs coke dealer

HANOVER — Another coke dealer got popped by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday. According to reports, Franklin R. Kettle, 36, of Irving, was taken into custody at about 3 p.m. after an investigation by the agencies involved. It is alleged by ...