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Stabbing leads to assault charge in city

OBSERVER Staff Report

One person was transported by helicopter to an Erie, Pa., hospital following a stabbing Tuesday evening.

In a news release, the Dunkirk Police Department said it was investigating, along with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, the stabbing and assault that occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Central Avenue.

A victim was treated by Dunkirk fire/rescue and Alstar EMS and eventually transported to UPMC Hamot in Erie. Their condition was not released.

The suspect was petitioned to youth court on a first-degree assault charge, Dunkirk police said.

Initial scanner reports indicated two people had suffered stab wounds, and EMS crews were summoned to both the Dunkirk police station and a convenience store.

On March 11, two people suffered stab wounds in incidents reported within minutes of each other. The DA’s office said a suspect has been identified and was facing charges. To date, no charges have been announced.

Anyone with information regarding Tuesday’s incident is asked to contact police at 366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 366-0313.

Crash in Brocton leads to vehicular assault charges

A Jamestown woman is facing several charges following a crash Tuesday evening in the village of Brocton in which two people, including an 11-year-old, were taken by helicopter to the hospital.

The New York State Police said it is investigating the one-vehicle crash that occurred around 7:10 p.m. on Old Mill Road. In a news release, troopers said 25-year-old Victoria N. Bradberry was “exhibiting obvious signs of impairment” and later admitted to consuming alcohol before driving.

Following the crash, two occupants were transported via helicopter while the city woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Bradberry was later processed at police barracks and transported to Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment. She is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, two counts of vehicular assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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