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Dunkirk man arrested for assault A Dunkirk man is behind bars after allegedly beating a woman with a baseball bat. Dunkirk Police patrol officers responded to the area of Washington Park for a reported fight around 3 p.m. Monday. While dispersing the groups in the area, a concerned citizen ...

Silver Creek man charged in rape of 15-year-old

HANOVER — A Silver Creek man has been arrested on a warrant issued and has been charged with second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act with a 15-year-old. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report David N. Coia was charged after a warrant issued by ...

Lewrence R. Henhawk

Reservation man arrested twice in eight days

IRVING — A Cattaraugus Indian Reservation resident appears to be getting well acquainted with local law enforcement. Lewrence R. Henhawk, 44, has seen the inside of a police car twice in just eight days. On Jan. 29, he was taken into custody by the New York State Police for allegedly ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SHERMAN — Jamie L. Querreveld, 33, of Clymer, was taken into custody Thursday at about 1 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated. He had allegedly violated a traffic rule on Church Street, which drew the attention of deputies. After they ...

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Amish teen killed in logging accident CONEWANGO — A 14-year-old boy has died in a logging accident in Cattaraugus County. Sheriff’s deputies report an investigation is taking place in the accident, which occurred around 9 a.m. Friday. Conewango Fire, Ellington Fire and Randolph EMS were ...

Fugitive arrested in Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals and the New York State Police arrested Jonathan Carlson, 27, of Frewsburg, for being a fugitive from justice. Carlson was wanted out of Licking County, Ohio, for aggravated possession of drugs and was located hiding in a crawl space in his ...

Man dumps water for deposit, charged with welfare fraud

¯ OLEAN — Calvin J. Weis, of Olean, was charged with misuse of food stamps Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. According to reports, Weis purchased six cases of water with food stamps, and then dumped some of it outside of Ried’s Food Barn in January. He then allegedly took those empty bottles ...

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Accident involving Gowanda truck being probed LITTLE VALLEY — An accident involving a village of Gowanda vehicle on Tuesday is currently under investigation. At around 3 p.m., Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies were called to State Route 353, about one-quarter mile south of New ...

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Dunkirk man charged with leaving accident A Dunkirk man is accused of being involved in a hit and run of two parked vehicles. According to Dunkirk Police, on Saturday at approximately 5 a.m., officers on patrol were notified by a citizen that a parked vehicle on the 600 block of Eagle ...

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Dunkirk woman caught with suspended license The truth is always the best policy. A Dunkirk woman found that out Saturday afternoon when she was stopped in the city for a traffic infraction. Dunkirk Police allegedly observed the infraction on Main Street around 4:30 p.m. The operator, ...

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Accident leads to weapons, DWI charges against Bemus Point man ELLERY — A motor vehicle accident early Saturday led to a weapons, DWI and fireworks charges against a Bemus Point man. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Route 380 accident in the area of Pickard Hill Road ...

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Man arrested for allegedly starving dog A Dunkirk man has been taken into custody for allegedly neglecting to adequately feed his dog. On Thursday, deputies from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office assisted the town of Portland animal control officer with a reported animal neglect case ...

Accident leads to weapons, DWI charges against Bemus Point man

ELLERY — A motor vehicle accident early today led to a weapons, DWI and fireworks charges against a Bemus Point man. Chautuauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to the Route 380 accident in the area of Pickard Hill Road around 1:48 a.m. Upon arrival at scene, deputies observed an ...

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Two injured in cooking accident Two people were hospitalized in a cooking accident Wednesday evening. According to the Dunkirk Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to a report of a kitchen fire at 47 W. Courtney St., Apt J-43 at 9:27 p.m. Upon arrival, responders found two adults ...

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Cattaraugus County Court LITTLE VALLEY —Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County district attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Jan. 17: ¯ George Kennedy, 27, of Gowanda, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him ...

Man arrested after late-night nap

WESTFIELD — A man was taken into custody in the village of Westfield Monday after he was reportedly  found snoozing in someone’s back yard. Shortly after 6 p.m., officers from the Westfield Police Department were dispatched to the area of North Portage and Maple streets to check on a man ...

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Narcan administered to woman in Pomfret Sheriff’s deputies were called to an undisclosed location in the town of Pomfret around 2 a.m. Monday morning for a report of an unresponsive woman. Upon arrival deputies located a 48-year-old female, whose name was not released, and administered ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ≤ Carmen S. Rivera, 57, of Dunkirk was charged with driving with no insurance and speeding in a school zone on Jan. 4. ≤ Timothy C. Mutch, 56, of Dunkirk was charged with driving with an uninspected motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ ASHVILLE — Luis A. Sanchez, 48, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Tuesday shortly before 1 a.m. Reportedly, Sanchez had an active warrant out for his arrest charging him with fourth-degree grand larceny and fifth-degree conspiracy. These charges ...

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Pennsylvania man charged after  driving 109 mph POLAND — A Pennsylvania man, who was allegedly driving 109 mph in a 65 mph zone, has made a complete stop in the county jail. State Police in Jamestown report Tristan Drake, 20, of Troy, Pa., unlawfully fled from an officer. Troopers ...