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Small fire on Serval Street The Dunkirk Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire located at 141 S. Serval St. on Monday at 1 p.m. Fire was located in the ceiling area of a second floor bathroom. All residents had evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival. The fire ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ FRENCH CREEK — On Dec. 30 at around 6:53 p.m., Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Route 426 and King Road. Investigation found that William C. Nemeth, 29, of Highland Heights, Ohio allegedly failed to ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ WESTFIELD — On Dec. 29 at about 3 p.m., Scott A. Walker, 39, of Ripley, turned himself in to Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies at the Westfield Police Department on warrants issued out of the Town of Ripley Court. It is alleged on Dec. 25 at roughly ...

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Silver Creek man charged in stabbing SILVER CREEK — A Silver Creek man has been charged with first-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a report of a stabbing in the village of Silver Creek Monday night. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies say an ...

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New York State Police FALCONER — On Dec. 23, state troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-86 for a traffic violation. While speaking to the driver, Evan Dlugos, 23, of Effingham, Illinois, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Dlugos and his ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ DUNKIRK — On Monday at about 6:55 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the town of Dunkirk for an alleged trespass complaint. Upon arrival deputies identified Rodney G. Clyburn, 38, of Dunkirk. Investigation found that Clyburn was violating an ...

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Cassadaga man arrested in domestic incident CASSADAGA — A Cassadaga man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a family member. On Dec. 11, New York State Troopers responded to a residence in Cassadaga for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, Troopers observed the female ...

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Chautauqua County Court MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the following recent pleas and sentences in county court: ¯ Richard Welder, was sentenced on Dec. 10, by Chautauqua County Court Judge David W. Foley on one count to a determinate sentence of ...

North Collins police issue November activity

NORTH COLLINS — In November 2018, the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for 131 hours. Police responded to 52 various requests which included some traffic stops. Of these there was one larceny complaint, one motor vehicle accident, one court appearance ticket served, two reports ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department A Dunkirk woman was charged with driving while intoxicated earlier this week. Around 2:31 a.m. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Waldorff Road in the city of Dunkirk for an inadequate headlamp. The driver of the vehicle was ...

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ On Dec. 5 at roughly 6 p.m., Melissa L. Walker, 37, of Gowanda was arrested for 35 counts of petit larceny. Gowanda Police received a complaint from a village business where Walker was employed. An audit, as well as video surveillance, revealed Walker cashing out ...

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Town of Evans Police Department ≤ On Dec. 4 at approximately 9:55 p.m., patrol responded to a structure fire on Peppertree Drive. Upon arrival, all occupants and pets were evacuated. A wood stove fire was going and the chimney area was on fire. Highland Hose, North Evans, Evans Center, Lake ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ RIPLEY — On Dec. 7 at around 11:45 p.m., Deputies observed a supposed suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of the Ripley Town Buildings. The driver was identified as Brandi L. Mercado, 39, of Ripley. Police claim that it was apparent that Mercado was ...

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Portland pair charged in marijuana possession A pair of Portland residents are facing charges after a traffic stop Thursday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle in the town of Pomfret for a traffic infraction just before 6 a.m. at Route 20 and Farel Road. ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ POMFRET — On Monday at around 11:20 p.m., deputies came across a two-vehicle property damage accident on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret. One of the drivers, identified as Andrea Tarnowski, 60, of Fredonia allegedly entered Route 60 from Straight ...

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New York State Police COLLINS — On Oct. 23 at roughly 9:30 p.m., state troopers responded to a domestic disturbance complaint on Main Street. Andrew Knopf, 29, of Collins reportedly shoved the victim to the floor and damaged her cell phone, while the victim’s child was in proximity. ...

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Evans Police Department ¯ On Dec. 1 at around 2:35 a.m. patrol stopped a vehicle on Erie Road in the town of Evans. The driver was identified as Nathan R. Spino, 19, of Hamburg. Upon running the vehicle’s information, it was discovered that the registration was allegedly suspended, due to ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ On Dec. 9 at roughly 2:21 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 76 for speeding and having less than two functioning headlights. The operator was identified as Martin D. Hostetler, 24, of Sherman. Further investigation found Hostetler to allegedly ...

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åNew York State Police Kennedy — On Dec. 5, state troopers pulled over a car on Route 62 in Kennedy for a traffic violation. Troopers identified the driver as Mark Maio, 34, of Jamestown. While speaking to Maio, troopers could smell marijuana inside the vehicle. A search was conducted, ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Nov. 29 Kimberly M. Karlstrom, 47, of Dunkirk was charged with DWI ¯ On Nov. 30 Matthew S. Messere, 26, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment ¯ On Saturday Timothy M. Shearer, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed ...