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City man charged after making threat with firearm

A 19-year-old Dunkirk man is in the Chautauqua County Jail after a firearm was displayed in a domestic dispute Saturday morning.According to Dunkirk Police, Najee T. Finley was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a loaded firearm, second-degree menacing, second-degree obstruction ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office RIPLEY - Three Ripley teens were charged with third-degree assault after a report from a victim in Westfield Memorial Hospital on Oct. 26. Deputies responded to the hospital around 6:30 p.m. where a victim of an alleged assault was being treated. After ...

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Chautauqua County CourtMAYVILLE - District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following sentences in Chautauqua County Court in front of the Honorable John T. Ward: Jonathan B. Yates, 27, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in state prison with 2 years post-release supervision for ...

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May crash resulting in serious injuries leads to chargesOBSERVER Staff ReportRIPLEY - A motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a Route 76 accident last May is now being charged after toxicology reports concluded he was intoxicated at the time.According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Pedestrian hit in Seventh Street accidentOBSERVER Staff ReportA Dunkirk resident was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital Monday evening after being hit by a vehicle attempting to back out of a driveway on East Seventh Street, just west of South Main Street.According to the Dunkirk Police ...

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Silver Creek man shops for a jail cell NORTH COLLINS - A 22-year-old Silver Creek man was sent to the Erie County Holding Center on Thursday on $1,000 bail after he allegedly stole a bank card from a family member and went on a shopping spree.According to the New York State Police at Collins, ...

Road check leads to charges

A stationary road check held by New York State Police on Route 60 in the town of Dunkirk on Friday led to several charges. David Boland, 39, of Forestville, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released with an appearance ticket for Dunkirk Town Court. Jason E. Kricheldorf, ...

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Kennedy man arrested for Randolph BurglaryRANDOLPH - Shane T. Snyder, 39, of Kennedy was charged with third-degree burglary on Oct. 18 after an investigation stemming from an incident in November 2012.Troopers were advised by a victim that had located two deer decoys previously stolen from his ...

Erie County Sheriff’s arrest three on drug charges

BRANT - Three men were charged following an investigation by the Erie County Sheriff's Office.The narcotics unit received information three men were allegedly selling and possessing large quantities of marijuana.William Elliott, 42, of West Seneca was charged with criminal possession of ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office JAMESTOWN - Ryan A. Bloom, 28, of Elliott Street was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 14.The charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 23 when Bloom allegedly took $150 from an individual as payment to start repair work on her house.After taking ...

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Accident on I-86 sends one to hospitalSHERMAN - An accident on I-86 Monday sent one teen to the hospital.Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to a rollover accident on the interstate near mile marker 10 at 5:44 a.m.A vehicle driven by Rickey H. Pratt, 43, of Sherman was traveling east ...

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Intended accident leads to charges SHERIDAN - A 19-year-old Dunkirk resident was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail after he allegedly backed into an unoccupied vehicle with intent to cause damage.According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, deputies ...

Baseball bat use on car is strike against Ripley man

RIPLEY - A 43-year-old Ripley resident was sent to Chautauqua County Jail after allegedly using a baseball bat to damage a vehicle occupied by multiple young children.Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported James P. Simpson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, ...

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Ripley domestic incident leads to chargesRIPLEY - Charges were announced Friday for a 21-year-old woman who was involved in a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon.According to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, Miranda N. Natcher, 21, of Ripley was charged with fourth-degree grand ...

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Dunkirk Police Department Willie Wright III, 44, of King Street was charged with criminal obstruction of an airway and harassment on Oct. 11. Daniel Douglas, 27, of Townsend Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 11. Thomas Treasure, 23, of East Second Street was charged with ...

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Driver charged in car fireVILLENOVA - A driver has been charged following a car fire on Route 83 on Sunday. Valerie A. Roach, 28, of Silver Creek was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane. Roach was allegedly intoxicated when her car left the road and caught on ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office STOCKTON - John R. Robinson, 37, of Stockton was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment on Monday. Deputies alleged Robinson smashed the windows of a victim's truck and was harassing another victim on Saturday. ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office HANOVER - Troopers arrested David Harrison, 40, of Old Lakeshore Road in Irving on Sept. 24 for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.Harrison was stopped on Routes 5 and 20 for texting while driving. A computer check found he was ...

Forestville man injured in Route 60 crash

CHARLOTTE - An 18-year-old man may be facing charges after he was injured in an accident Saturday morning on Route 60.Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies reported Joshua L. Schultze of Bennett Road, Forestville, was operating his sports utility vehicle northbound on Route 60 when he left the ...

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Dunkirk man caught on felony warrant charge LITTLE VALLEY - A Dunkirk man who was wanted on a felony warrant was captured Wednesday.At 8:30 p.m., Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies took Jonathan R. White, 36, of Bucknor Street into custody.He was charged with second-degree burglary, ...