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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ BROCTON — Randy J. Noftsker, 28, of Brocton, was charged Aug. 16 with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. At about 9:15 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance in the village. Further investigation of the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office NORTH HARMONY — On Wednesday at 12:52 a.m., sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Route 394 in the town of North Harmony. A front seat passenger in the vehicle was identified as Thomas J. Mann, 27, of Jamestown. Deputies ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ RIPLEY — On Friday at about 5:21 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the town of Ripley for a reported suspicious situation. Upon arrival, deputies located John P. Houser, 30, of Ripley at the residence. After an ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯CASSADAGA — On Sunday at approximately 9:13 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disorderly person on Smith Road in the town of Charlotte. After an investigation, it is alleged that Shawn A. Cavender, 49, of Smith Road had struck ...

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ On July 29 at around midnight, a 17 year old Hamburg resident was stopped by patrol for an inadequate license plate light. Patrol observed there were four passengers in the vehicle which is in violation of a junior operator license, as is the time frame which has ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department ¯ PORTLAND — A Webster Road man was charged Sunday with unlicensed growing of cannabis. Ryan Dudek, 32, was charged after deputies responding to a suspicious situation at his residence found the marijuana. He will answer to the charges in Portland ...

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Fredonia teen charged with burglary A 16-year-old Fredonia male was remanded to the county jail on Saturday after allegedly stealing several items earlier last week. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a location on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret for the report of a ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ SILVER CREEK — A Silver Creek woman is facing DWI charges following a Thursday evening incident. At about 8:53 p.m., deputies responded to a vehicle complaint that occurred on the town of Hanover. Deputes located the same vehicle and attempted to ...

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New York State Police ¯ DAYTON — Lily Marsh, 21, of Perrysburg, was charged Wednesday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Troopers out of State Police barracks in Jamestown pulled over Marsh on Cottage Road in Dayton for an alleged traffic violation. While speaking to Marsh, troopers ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. — On Thursday at approximately 10 a.m., Timothy Fisher, 31, of Shinglehouse, Pa. was issued appearance tickets for fourth degree grand larceny, fourth degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. It is alleged that from May 1, 2015 ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, deputies pulled over a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation on Van Buren Road in Pomfret. Deputies determined that the driver, Daniel A. Gornikiewicz, 35, of Dunkirk was intoxicated. He was charged with ...

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Tip leads to Silver Creek man’s arrest in assault HANOVER — A 29-year-old Silver Creek man is facing a number of charges after a tip from an anonymous source in regard to an incident that occurred in March. On Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies received information from ...

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Westfield Police Department WESTFIELD — Early Saturday morning at 12:25 a.m., Westfield police officers observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on West Main Street in the village of Westfield. After an investigation, the operator, who was allegedly found to be intoxicated, was ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ JAMESTOWN — Merranda L. Reid, 26, of Dunkirk, was charged Tuesday with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, sheriff’s ...

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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 ...

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Mayville man facing charges following traffic stop CHAUTAUQUA — A Mayville man is facing several charges after he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies in the town of Chautauqua on Saturday. Around 4:48 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Morris Road in the town for a lane violation. ...

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ On July 16 at around 6 p.m. patrol stopped a vehicle on Walnut Street for a traffic infraction. A Department of Motor Vehicle check revealed that the vehicle was not registered and uninsured. The driver, Shawn M. Stoltz, 42, Cope SC, was also allegedly found to be ...

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Collins man charged after vehicle found on side of road BRANT — A 20-year-old Collins resident is facing charges after an investigation for a suspicious vehicle parked in the road. Around 1 a.m. Friday, Erie County sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle parked in the middle of ...

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Westfield Police Department ¯ WESTFIELD — On Wednesday at approximately 4 p.m., Westfield patrols allegedly observed an individual operating an uninspected motor vehicle. Patrols conducted a traffic stop and identified the operator as Justin L. Wisniewski, 40, of Ripley. Upon further ...

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Fredonia Police Reports ¯ Charlotta Thomas, 29, of Fredonia, was charged on July 5 with third-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. ¯ Patricia Crooks, 56, was charged on July 13 with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and speed in ...