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Firefighters put out dryer fire in Fredonia The Fredonia Fire Department made quick work of a dryer fire at 9351 Chautauqua Road in the town of Pomfret late Wednesday morning.According to a press release, the call for a reported structure fire came in around 11:30 a.m. Arriving units found the ...

Dunkirk elementary schools to hold parent-teacher conferences

The elementary division of the Dunkirk City School District will host parent-teacher conferences on Feb. 7 and Feb. 10.All elementary students will be released at 11:30 a.m. so that parents and guardians may meet with their child's teacher.Research shows that a close parent and teacher ...

Fifth and Dove accident results in minor injuries

A Monday night accident in the city resulted in two people with minor injuries and a charge for a 22-year-old Dunkirk resident.According to an accident report, Abigail Griffin of West Lake Road was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign around 9:36 p.m. after allegedly traveling south on ...

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Jamestown man arrested for stalkingJAMESTOWN - On Friday, New York State Police arrested Nicholas S. Evans, 20, of Jamestown for fourth-degree stalking. Evans continually called his ex-girlfriend while she was being interviewed by the police and kept calling even after being ordered not to call ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office VILLENOVA - Franklin Blum, 49, of Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign on Wednesday.Around 6:40 p.m., deputies responded to an accident involving two motor vehicles on South Mills Road. ...

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Three charged after search in PomfretA search of a Pomfret residence Saturday led to three being charged with criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.According to a press release, around 11:45 a.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force ...

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Dunkirk Police Matthew Heppner, 36, of White Street, Fredonia, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no insurance and a suspended registration on Jan. 9. Marieliz Pena, 17, of West Fourth Street was charged with petit larceny on Jan. 10. Lino Ortega, 32, of King Street ...

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Woman charged after attempted U.S. News robberyBy A.J. RAOSpecial to the OBSERVERJAMESTOWN - A Jamestown woman was charged Thursday after allegedly attempting to rob a local U.S. News store on Jan. 5.According to the Jamestown Police Department, an investigation into the attempted robbery ...

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New York State Police- Jamestown JAMESTOWN - On Tuesday, Antonieo D. Thomas, 26, of Jamestown was arrested as a fugitive from justice by New York State Police at a scheduled court appearance in the Town of Kiantone Court.Troopers had a warrant from the Pennsylvania State Police in Warren, Pa., ...

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Silver Creek man arrested for DWISILVER CREEK - Fredonia Troopers arrested Jonathan Valenti, 24, of Silver Creek for driving while intoxicated on Tuesday.Valenti was observed driving with inadequate plate lamps and an expired inspection.After failing field sobriety tests he was arrested for ...

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City man charged with rape A 36-year-old West Second Street man has been charged in an alleged rape that occurred over the weekend in the city of Dunkirk.According to police, Jermaine Batten was charged with first-degree rape and unlawfully dealing with a child. He was taken into custody after ...

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Interstate car chase results in injuries, chargesA 43-year-old Pennsyl-vania woman was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in the town of Dunkirk Saturday evening.According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff's Office, around 10 p.m., deputies ...

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Collins DWI accident injures driverCOLLINS - An alleged drunk driver in a one-vehicle car accident was injured during Saturday morning. Matthew Anderson, 22, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation was traveling west on Route 39 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. His vehicle crossed ...

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Snowplow driver charged after allegedly driving drunkLAKEWOOD - A snowplow driver has been charged after allegedly driving drunk on Jan. 3. Bruce James, of Ashville was charged after reportedly driving erratically on Fairmount Avenue and crashing into a ditch on Hern Avenue. Upon investigation, ...

Man charged in accidental shooting to appear in Leon Court on Tuesday

LEON - The man whose gun was involved in the accidental shooting of an 8-year-old Amish boy will appear in Leon Court on Tuesday at 7 p.m.Eli W. Wengerd, 20, of Leon - the older brother of the victim - was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.On Dec. 12, the 8-year-old ...

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Two men charged following incident at Peek 'n Peak ski resortFRENCH CREEK - Two men from Pennsylvania have been charged following an alleged incident at Peek 'n Peak Sunday.Zackary Pfeffer, 21, of Girard, Pa., and Nathan Erie, 21, of Fairview, Pa., were both charged after security staff had ...

Jamestown teen charged after burglary, fighting police

OBSERVER Staff ReportKIANTONE - A 19-year-old Jamestown teenager has been handed multiple charges after police say he was caught in the process of burglarizing a house in the town of Kiantone Saturday morning, and then fought with police afterward.According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Man found sleeping in parked vehicleon Center Roadhas been chargedSHERIDAN - A Stockton man who was found asleep behind the wheel while parked in his vehicle has been charged.Chad D. Jaquith, 33, of Stockton was charged with parking on pavement, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI ...

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Fredonia teen missingNew York State Police in Fredonia are requesting assistance from the public in locating Austin Lamont, 16, of Irving.Lamont left his foster residence on Dec. 22 and may be in the Buffalo area.He is described as a Native American male, 6-foot 4-inches, approximately 240 ...

Texting allegedly caused accident

PANAMA - A Falconer woman has been charged for allegedly texting while driving that caused a car accident on Dec. 25.Paige N. O'Brien, 24, was charged with failure to keep right and texting while driving. New York State Police at Jamestown investigated the accident on Route 474 at around 2 ...