Area Police

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office identifies man who fell in Zoar Valley

OTTO — A 20-year-old man from Boston, N.Y., died after falling about 70 feet while hiking in Zoar Valley.

Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies say Conor Long had been with three friends when he attempted to climb to a high elevation alongside a waterfall to take a photograph around 2:58 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the state Environmental Police, Gowanda EMS and Fire, East Otto Fire and Otto Fire Departments.

Jamestown man charged in theft of 17 firearms,


JAMESTOWN — A 19-year-old city man is facing burglary and grand larceny charges after allegedly taking 17 firearms on Saturday evening.

Jamestown police report they responded to a burglary at a Price Street residence where the weapons, electronics and other items were taken. The investigation led patrol officers to another location within the city limits.

A search warrant was conducted on the residence and all the stolen property was recovered. Charged in the incident was Damion L. Carlson, who was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and first-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Carlson was to be arraigned in Jamestown court.

Minor injuries in town of Dunkirk accident

A motorist was transported to the hospital with minor injuries Monday morning following a two-car crash in the town of Dunkirk.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the accident around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Willow and Temple roads. Sheriffs say Stanley A. Star, 81, of Naples, Florida, was stopped at the stop sign on Temple Road at Willow Road where he then proceeded through the intersection. Star allegedly did not see a vehicle driven by Michael Sellar, 71, of Dunkirk, traveling on Temple Road. Star hit Sellar’s vehicle as a result. Sellar was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ CHAUTAUQUA — At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday deputies were called for a report of larceny. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Lynda J. Thomason, 30, of Niagara Falls, had taken property belonging to another person without permission.

Thomason was charged with petit larceny and later released with a ticket directing her to appear in Chautauqua Town Court at a later date.