Police seek Clymer robbery suspect
CLYMER - A robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, 562 Clymer Sherman Road.
A female entered and passed a note to a teller. No weapon was displayed.
Authorities are seeking this female who committed a robbery at the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union in Clymer Tuesday afternoon.
The suspect left on foot with an undetermined am-ount of cash. The suspect is a white female about 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-4, 130 pounds, wearing a red hoodie with gray arms and hood, dark winter cap, blue jeans, and sunglasses. The suspect is possibly holding a green plastic grocery bag.
State Police are actively investigating. If you have any information, please contact New York State Police in Jamestown at 665-3113.
Drugs seized, Fredonia man jailed on federal charges
After a multi-agency investigation which began in October 2011, Ralph E. Jackson Sr., 49, of Fredonia, was charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and percocet and conspiracy to do the same.
It is alleged Jackson was trafficking prescription narcotics between Florida and Chautauqua County.
On April 12, the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Buffalo Tactic Division Squad and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force of Chautauqua County officers executed a federal search warrant at 9641 Center Road, Fredonia. Agents seized one-half pound of marijuana and about 200 prescription pills which investigators allege were obtained illegally.
Jackson was taken into custody by the DEA then handed over to U.S. Marshals in Buffalo, where he was taken into federal custody. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office were also assisted in the investigation.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
On Monday, Joshua Asel, 22, of Lakewood was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.
Between February and March, entry was gained into a home by breaking into one of the windows. Items valued at several thousand dollars were taken.
During the course of the investigation, deputies learned the location of some of the stolen items.
A search warrant was executed on a residence in the Town of Chautauqua, from which some of the stolen property was recovered.
It is alleged Asel was involved in the burglary, and Asel was charged and arraigned in the Town of Ellery and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, which was later posted.
Around 2:30 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle commit a stop sign violation at the intersection of Matthews Road and Fuller Road in the Town of Portland.
The suspect vehicle was stopped and Jeremiah S. Burgess, 21, of Portland, was found to be the operator.
After investigation, it is alleged Burgess was found to be intoxicated. Burgess was charged with aggravated DWI, blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, DWI common law stop, stop sign violation. He was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Portland Court at a later date.
Around 2:30 a.m. deputies observed a vehicle north bound on Route 60 cross over the fog line several times.
The vehicle was stopped and Gene Dubois. 46, of Cassadaga, was found to be the operator. After an investigation, Dubois was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, blood alcohol content of .18 percent or higher, and crossing the hazard marking. Dubois was arraigned in court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.
Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team
KIANTONE - On Tuesday around 3:15 a.m., Falconer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 62 E. Main St., Falconer. Two occupants of the apartment where the fire started were treated and released from WCA Hospital for smoke inhalation. Three other tenants of the building were also displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
The fire was determined to have started in a first floor apartment. The investigation showed that the fire most likely started due to unattended smoking materials and was ruled accidental in nature.
The Falconer department was assisted at the scene by Kennedy, Kiantone, Gerry and Jamestown fire departments.
The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team was requested to assist in determining the origin and cause of the fire.