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Five year old killed in lawnmower accident

CONEWANGO — A 5-year-old child was killed in a lawnmower accident Wednesday in Cattaraugus County, the New York State Police reported.

Troopers based in Jamestown responded to Route 241 in the town of Conewango around 8:30 p.m. for a unresponsive child under a mower.

“Further investigation revealed that a 5-year-old child was on a riding lawn mower without an adult and was thrown from the mower,” the state police said in a news release. “The lawn mower drove over the child causing fatal injuries. The 5-year-old was pronounced at the scene.

“This is still an ongoing investigation.”

Two on motorcycle die in crash

IRVING — A motorcyclist and the passenger died after a collision with another vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

Erie County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash along Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians Territory at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Both individuals on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit is looking into the cause of the incident, and no additional information will be released at this time.

Dunkirk Police Department

≤ On June 12, Alicia M. Christopher, 32, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent person and endangering the welfare of a child.

≤ On June 14, Efrain D. Vasquez, 38, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and inadequate headlights.

≤ On Monday, Alexander N. Tylwalk, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree menacing.

≤ On Monday, Timothy T. Brown, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.

≤ On Tuesday, Kevin M. O’Brien, of Dunkirk was charged with obstructing firefighting and resisting arrest.

≤ On Tuesday, Shannon P. Stein, 46, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicles, unlicensed operator, uninsured ATV, unregistered ATV, failure to display plates, unlawful operation of ATV on highway, no helmet, failure to comply with a lawful order.

On Tuesday, Jennifer Colon, 38, of Fredonia was charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

New York State Police

≤ On June 13, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Dale Linkous, 22 for second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating without an interlock device.

Linkous was pulled over on Route 60 in Jamestown for not wearing a seatbelt. A check of Linkous’ driving record revealed multiple suspensions and an order of protection directing him to avoid all contact with the passenger. Linkous was placed under arrest, transported to SP Jamestown and processed. Linkous was issued appearance tickets and traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Kiantone Court on a later date.

¯ On June 16, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Courtney Cox, 30, of Beckley, WV, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Cox was pulled over on Route 60 in Fredonia for speeding and during the traffic stop, she was found to be in possession of a container with candies saturated in LSD. Cox was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police barracks for processing. Cox was issued an appearance ticket and a traffic ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Pomfret Court on a later date.

Chautauqua County Sheriff

≤ CHERRY CREEK — An 18-year-old male, of Cherry Creek, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass. Deputies responded Tuesday at 3:10 a.m. to Cherry Creek for an altercation. The male was transported to Chautauqua County for centralized arraignment.

≤ CASSADAGA — Chad S. Jaynes, 28, of Cherry Creek, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed not reasonable. Deputies responded Monday at 5 a.m. to Bard and Center roads in Cassadaga for a reported single-vehicle crash. An investigation found that Jaynes was driving while intoxicated and with a revoked license. Jaynes was not injured in the crash. He was issued tickets to appear in Arkwright Town Court later.

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