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Traffic stop leads to drug, weapon arrest in Dunkirk A routine traffic stop Friday led to a drug and weapon arrest in the city of Dunkirk. Jaquan T. Collins, 21, of Vandervoort Street, North Tonawanda, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of ...

Bemus Point man accused of stealing vehicles

ELLERY — A Bemus Point man was charged with stealing motor vehicles. On Tuesday at 7 a.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Weaver Road residence in Ellery for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The owner said he woke to his vehicle missing. The vehicle was found ...

Large bust in Celoron leads to arrest

OBSERVER Staff Report CELORON — More than 80 marijuana plants were discovered in what police called a large growing operation in Celoron. Charged was 47-year-old Alan K. Miller after members of Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and FBI ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ JAMESTOWN — Nicole Hutchison, 38, of Jamestown, allegedly failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income earned within her household from June 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. This unreported income ...

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New York State Police at Collins ¯ BRANT — Michael Visiko, Jr., 26, of Perrysburg, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on March 3. At 1:40 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop for unauthorized stickers on Brant Reservation Road. While speaking, the trooper says, ...

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Gerry woman charged with multiple crimes following traffic stop JAMESTOWN — After pulling over a vehicle Friday on Route 60 for a traffic violation, troopers observed the driver, Mary Waechter, 59, of Gerry, concealing items between the center console and driver seat. When she refused ...

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Westfield Police Department ¯ Mark D. Miller, 56, of Route 5, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with/.08 of 1 percent or more of alcohol and no/inadequate headlamps on Tuesday. At 8:25 p.m., patrol observed a vehicle on Walker Road with no working driver side headlamp. Patrol ...

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Woman crashes into building after boyfriend slaps her arm EVANS — Some altercations end with words, others end in a car driving into a building. For a Evans pair in a relationship, it was the latter. While the victim, unnamed as she wasn’t charged, was driving, her boyfriend, William M. ...

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Dunkirk Police Reports ¯ Shane Zahm, 35, of Dunkirk, was charged Saturday, March 17 with second-degree harassment. ¯ Nikael Valez-Rivera, 24, of Dunkirk, was charged Sunday with criminal obstruction of breathing. ¯ Ivette Cruz, 31, of Dunkirk, was charged Sunday with third-degree ...

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Evans Police ¯ Michael A. Guarino, 27, of Buffalo, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Friday at 9:12 p.m. A retail store on Erie Road reported that a suspicious male was emitting an odor of marijuana. Patrol found Guarino’s vehicle heading west on Erie Road. Patrol ...

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Lakewood-Busti Police Office LAKEWOOD — Officers were called to Walmart for a shoplifting complaint. After investigating, officers found that the defendant, Madani Ba Jr. had allegedly stole several items of clothing from the retail store. Ba was also found to be in possession of a small ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SILVER CREEK — After responding to a report of an altercation Sunday, deputies determined that Kevin M. Schunk, 27, of Silver Creek had punched an individual in the head. Schunk was issued an appearance ticket at his residence and is scheduled to ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office MAYVILLE — Kevin A. Ropes, 55, of Rocky River, Ohio, was charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated and SWI per se on Saturday. At 2:31 a.m., deputies observed a snowmobile on its side on trail 4. Upon investigation, the operator, Ropes, was allegedly ...

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office ¯ BUFFALO — Jonathan Z. Scinta, 29, of Cherry Creek was taken into custody by Customs and Border Patrol at the Peace Bridge Tuesday after making a wrong turn. CBP Agents discovered Scinta had a Family Court Warrant out of Cattaraugus County and held ...

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State Police FALCONER — Troopers responded to the four-corners area of Falconer Saturday for a report of an erratically driving vehicle that had nearly been involved in multiple accidents. After locating the suspect’s vehicle at Homestead and Falconer streets, troopers determined that the ...

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Gowanda Police ¯ Tammy K. John, 48, of Shady Lane, Evans, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and obstructed vision on Feb. 20. At 3:38 p.m., patrol stopped John’s vehicle for an obstructed view on Commercial Street. During the stop, the DMV computer check found ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ WESTFIELD — Joseph R. Thuman, 20, of Oaks Road, South Dayton, was charged with three counts of sexual abuse on Dec. 1, 2017. After an investigation between Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county sheriff’s offices, police believe Thuman had engaged in a ...

Jamestown man charged with insurance fraud

JAMESTOWN — Ajaye Pattison, 34, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree insurance fraud and 10 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing on March 6, 2018. Investigators at Jamestown State Police were advised that the New York State Department of Labor discovered ...

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Chautauqua County Court MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court. ¯ Sean Barret, of Jamestown, was sentenced on Feb. 22 by Judge John LaMancuso to a determinate sentence of two years in state ...

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Evans Police ¯ Laurie M. Wellman, 41, of Hamburg, was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other related charges on Feb. 27. At 11 p.m., patrol ...