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Medical emergency causes crash HANOVER — On Friday at about 3:45 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single car motor vehicle accident on Route 5 near Dollar General in the town of Hanover. Upon investigation at the scene it was determined that a 64-year-old male ...

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Evans Police Department ¯ On July 5, a victim reported to Evans Police that his mailbox, as well as two neighbors’ on Versailles Plank Road, was damaged sometime in the early morning. The damage appears to have been done with a baseball bat. The victim is seeking no further police action, ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — A large quantity of methamphetamine was seized and five people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced Wednesday. Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, ...

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Cassadaga man picked up on drug warrant LILY DALE — A 30-year-old Cassadaga man was picked up on a warrant Wednesday. At about 1 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies located Jeffery Kozlowski. Subsequent to a search warrant conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ FRENCH CREEK — On July 7 at about 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly commit several lane violations on Mann Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Gino A. Corsi, 31, of Erie, PA. Following an investigation ...

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Ceramic bowls hurled at vehicles EVANS — Two individuals reported having ceramic bowls thrown at their vehicles. According to Evans Police, on July 3 at roughly 11:50 p.m., a driver was operating a vehicle on Kennedy Avenue when they heard an object strike the front driver side door. The ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On June 29 at roughly 2:14 a.m., deputies were called to a vehicle in the ditch on Chautauqua Stedman Road. Upon arrival, deputies identified the driver as Benjamin L. Eckstrom, 25, of Sugar Grove, Pa. Eckstrom was allegedly found to be ...

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Dunkirk man hurt in Route 5 crash A Dunkirk man was injured in an accident on Route 5 early Friday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to motor vehicle accident in the town of Dunkirk around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival deputies determined that 25-year-old Lyle G Howard was ...

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Cassadaga ZBA member arrested Cassadaga ZBA member Matthew Cassatt has reportedly been arrested for harassment, following a domestic incident in Fredonia. On July 10, New York State Police responded to a business in Fredonia for a report of a domestic dispute. Investigation, including a ...

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Minor injuries in motorcycle crash HANOVER — On Tuesday at about 3 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Laona Road in the town of Hanover for a report of a motorcycle accident with injury. The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Richard Catanese of Dunkirk. ...

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New York State Police ¯ RANDOLPH — On July 2, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Main Street for a cell phone violation. While speaking to the driver, Hannah Taylor, 20, of Cattaraugus, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Taylor and her ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office CHAUTAUQUA — On Thursday at 2:10 p.m., the sheriff’s department navigation deputy responded to the Sports Club Dock at Chautauqua Institution for a vessel that struck another vessel. Upon investigation, it was learned that Matthew G. Lockwood, 42, of ...

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ A 54-year-old Collins woman is facing charges after an incident last month. On June 12 at about 7:49 p.m., patrol received a complaint regarding Melissa M. Gould on Buffalo Street. Gould allegedly contacted a female acquaintance in various manners and ...

Fredonia crash causes injuries

Minor injuries were reported following a Saturday morning accident at Maple and Central avenues in Fredonia. The incident occurred before 10:10 a.m. Fredonia police were called to the scene, as was the Fredonia Fire Department. There was no further information released.

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Firework mishap injures woman A woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo late Thursday after a fireworks accident in the town of Dunkirk. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and the Fredonia Fire Department responded to Bayshore Drive and investigated the scene and found ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department ≤ SHERIDAN — A Silver Creek man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly speeding. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report stopping a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation on Route 5 around 9 p.m. Monday. Deputies ...

Angola woman faces identity theft charges

EVANS — On May 21 at around 11:46 a.m., a victim came to Evans Police Department to file a complaint of fraudulent use of a credit card belonging to her deceased father. The deceased died on March 29, 2019, but on April 1, 18 and 21, a Sears credit card under his name was used to deposit $235 ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office On Monday, at about 10:20 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies arrested Aaron Newman, 24, of Ripley, on multiple outstanding arrest warrants for third-degree felony grand larceny, third-degree possession of a forged instrument, DWI and third-degree ...

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Westfield Police WESTFIELD — On Saturday, the Westfield Police Department received a tip that a male was walking down the fishing trail of Chautauqua Creek near Moose Beach, and it appeared he was smoking marijuana from a large piece of paraphernalia. When patrols arrived, they located the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office NORTH HARMONY — On June 28 at about 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Route 474. An investigation found that Matthew A. Ryan, 42, of Ashville, allegedly intentionally damaged property at the residence. Ryan was charged with fourth-degree ...