Three nabbed after Dollar General theft
SILVER CREEK Three Buffalo residents are facing charges after one of them tried to flee with 91 unpaid items from the Dollar General store located at 1360 Route 5 on Wednesday morning.
A shopper in the store observed a male grab an armful of clothing off an outdoor rack and load the clothing into a vehicle. A description of the suspects and vehicle was given and within a few minutes police in Silver Creek located the vehicle in the village. Upon further investigation, authorities charged Willie J. Boler, 45, Alicia L. Armstead, 28, and Leeha Robertson, 50, all with petit larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy.
The three were found in possession of 52 sets of children's clothing, six movie DVDs in cases, 32 DVDs and one pack of batteries. In addition, several bags of property were recovered that were not the property of the retail store. An investigation into the source of the items is continuing.
After arraignment, all three were sent to county jail and additional charges are pending in the village.
Couple jailed after drug raid
JAMESTOWN Investigators from the Jamestown Police Department executed a search warrant Monday morning at an address in the city of Jamestown that resulted in the arrest of two occupants and seizure of a large amount of cash and drugs inside the residence.
Around 7:30 a.m., the warrant was executed at 413 James Avenue where Julie A. Carlson, 50, and Keith L. Carlson, 54, both of the Jamestown address, were taken into custody after officers found three ounces of powder cocaine, 112 grams of marijuana, various prescription drugs and over $18,000. Street value of the cocaine is estimated to be around $15,000.
Information on the illegal drug operation was brought to the attention of the Jamestown police from an anonymous citizen tip via the department tip line. After the tip was received, an investigation revealed that quantities of cocaine and marijuana were being sold at the home.
Both subjects were charged with second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
Both subjects were arraigned in the Jamestown City Court and were committed to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Anyone with information on illegal sales of narcotics can call the department anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477).