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Mobile home fire victim accused of growing marijuana BROCTON — A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced charges against ...

Man wanted in suspected burglary facing charges

A Lakewood man involved in a suspected burglary and who led police on a brief vehicle pursuit before crashing Wednesday is facing multiple charges. The Jamestown Police Department announced the arrest of 41-year-old Stephen C. Dean. Around 9:40 a.m., officers were asked to assist a citizen ...

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Silver Creek mishap leads to charges against driver SILVER CREEK — A Monday morning accident in which the driver who caused the mishap left the scene has led to nine charges for a Dunkirk man. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report that around 6:30 a.m. they responded to a motor ...

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CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RANDOLPH — Deputies arrested a Jamestown man on trespassing and harassment charges on Sept. 6. At about 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a dispute and found that Dusty Herscher, 34, had entered a residence without permission and had ...

Sheridan woman faces assault charges after altercation

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman is facing assault charges after police say she seriously injured another person with a knife during an altercation. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were alerted at 2:58 a.m. Saturday to a Route 20 home in the town of Sheridan for a reported physical ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT Police arrested a Jamestown man on a criminal contempt charge Friday night. Officers responded to a report of a domestic incident at a W. Sixth Street residence at 8:19 p.m. and found that Austin T. Thayer, 23, who had a valid order of protection to stay away from ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Sept. 4, Jose Sanabria-Alvarez, of Dunkirk was charged with operating a vehicle while registration is revoked or suspended. ¯ On Sept. 4, Amanda E. Newlon, 33, of Fredonia was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration and ...

Ripley man charged in felony kidnapping and assault

MAYVILLE — A Ripley man was arraigned on numerous charges in Chautauqua County Court after being indicted by a grand jury in regard to an assault and kidnapping at the end of July. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to Ripley residence around 10:30 a.m. July 31 to check the ...

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Town of Evans Police Department On August 24, Bruce Lee, 46, of Buffalo was charged for alleged failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle and speed violation. As patrol was responding to a welfare check, they found a camper on fire at the address of concern. The suspected ...

Olean man killed in I-86 head-on crash

OLEAN — A Cattaraugus County man who reportedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 86 was killed when his sedan struck another vehicle Wednesday. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office in a news release said the 45-year-old Olean man, who was not identified by name, was driving east in ...

Jamestown woman charged in break-in

A Jamestown woman who police say broke into a home in Fredonia and stole a purse is facing a host of charges. The Fredonia Police Department on Thursday announced the arrest of 39-year-old Skyler M. Irish. Officers were called to 161 Central Ave. around 8:30 a.m. for a report of a woman ...

Serious crash closes portion of I-86

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a serious car crash that closed a portion of Interstate 86 for about an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon. First responders were summoned to the eastbound lane, near Salamanca, around 1 p.m. Few details regarding the crash were ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF ¯ ELLERY — A 35-year-old town woman is facing charges after an altercation on Sunday. At about 3:41 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Route 430. Upon arrival, deputies located Tarrin M. Jones at the incident ...

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Cattaraugus man dies in Little Valley crash LITTLE VALLEY — A 44-year-old Cattaraugus man has died after losing control of his car on Route 353. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies report the accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Saturday. Deputies said the driver of the Dodge 2020 ...

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Town of Evans Police Department On August 29, Shawn Arcara, 53 was arrested for alleged operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, driving a motor vehicle on and across a sidewalk, speeding, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was seen ...

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Man charged with arson in hotel fire A man who was living at a hotel has been charged with arson in Fredonia. According to information from the Fredonia Police Department, Jason L. Maisonet, 38, is facing second-degree arson in connection with the mattress blaze at the Econo Lodge Room 222 ...

Narcan used to revive man in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — An unresponsive 46-year-old male was treated with Narcan by county sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Main Street in the village of Silver Creek for a report of an overdose after 11 a.m. Shortly after receiving the ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF ¯ NORTH HARMONY — A traffic infraction led to a driving while intoxicated charge early Sunday. Around 12:20 a.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Burke H. Lindquist, 42, of Jamestown on Panama-Stedman Road. Upon further ...

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Jamestown man charged with DWI after speeding KIANTONE — A Jamestown man was charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped after going 54 in a 35 mph zone on Manchester Road around 2:30 p.m. Friday. An investigation by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies led to Jeffrey D ...

Name of Warren man killed in storm released

WARREN, Pa. — The identity of a Warren man killed in Thursday’s storm has been released. According to Warren County Coroner Melissa Zydonik, Michael Jones, 40, died as a result of blunt force trauma. A portion of a tree fell on him near his Fourth Avenue home Thursday evening. There ...