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Man accused of pointing gun during threat

COLLINS — A Collins man has been arrested after allegedly threatening a person with a gun.

On Thursday, troopers arrested William E. Browne, 31, and charged him with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree menacing, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Troopers responded to a 911 call of a male with a gun on Main Street in the town of Collins. Investigation revealed that Browne allegedly pointed a shotgun at male victim causing him to fear for his life.

Browne was arrested and arraigned in Collins Town Court. An order of protection was issued and Browne was released on his own recognizance.

Ripley man accused of choking another person

RIPLEY — A Ripley resident is facing a number of charges after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress on Sunday afternoon.

At about 6 p.m., road patrol responded to an address on West Main Street. Upon investigation it was found that the suspect Edwin S. Munson, 34, entered a residence unlawfully. While inside the residence it is alleged that Munson damaged property, violated an order of protection, caused physical injury to another person and choked another person.

These actions allegedly occurred in the presence of multiple children under the age of 17.

Deputies were assisted by New York State Police units who located Munson away from the residence.

Munson was taken into custody and was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, second-degree criminal contempt, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child.

Munson was processed transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. Deputies were also assisted by the Village of Westfield Police Department.


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