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Troopers charge Randolph man in choking incident

RANDOLPH — A Randolph man is facing charges after choking a woman last week.

State Police in Jamestown report James Olson, 36, was charged with second-degree strangulation and second-degree harassment in regard to the domestic incident that took place Friday.

Troopers responded to a residence in Randolph for a report of a domestic incident.

An investigation revealed that Olson, in an intoxicated condition, struck and choked the victim until she lost consciousness.

Olson had fled the scene but was located soon after at a nearby residence and was placed under arrest. Olson was processed in Jamestown, arraigned in the town of Conewango Court and released without bail after being served a stay-away order.

Jamestown man charged after being pulled over

GERRY — State Police in Jamestown charged Miguel Virella, 22, of Dunkirk, with driving while ability impaired by drugs on Friday.

Virella was pulled over on Route 60 for a traffic violation and after failing several sobriety tests, Virella was placed under arrest.

Virella was transported to Fredonia where he was evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of marijuana. A blood sample was secured from Virella at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Virella was then processed, issued tickets and released. Virella is scheduled to appear in the town of Gerry Court on a later date.

Dunkirk Police Department

¯ On Sept. 26, David Texidor Jr., 27, of Weyers Cave, Va. Was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to dim lights.

¯ On Sept. 26, Alvin J. Torres, 35, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

¯ On Sept. 26, Adam A. Santiago, of Buffalo was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no plate lamps.

¯ On Sept. 27, Lindsay N. Latimar, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper plates.

¯ On Sept. 29, Jason Quinones, 35, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny.

¯ On Sept. 29, Cole Sutton, 21, of Dunkirk was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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