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Teens facing arson charges after fire breaks out in Gowanda

GOWANDA — Three teenagers are facing arson charges after a fire broke out Monday in the village of Gowanda. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced the charges — to two 17-year-olds and 19-year-old Zachary Balbuzoski of Collins — following an investigation into a blaze reported ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office WESTFIELD - On June 12, Matthew C. Chelton, 47 was arrested for alleged second-degree aggravated harassment. At about 5 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Westfield Police Department responded to an address on East Main Road in ...

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Westfield burglary leads to charges for Ripley man WESTFIELD — A Ripley man is facing charges after being found in possession of a controlled substance after a larceny in the town on Saturday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to an address on Pigeon Road in the regarding a ...

Police investigating Gowanda area fatal crash

GOWANDA — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that took place early Friday. In a news release, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said the crash occurred around 4 a.m. along Route 438 near the village of Gowanda border. Deputies were called to the scene, ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On June 3, Roberto C. Morales-Castro, 25, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operator and speed in zone. ¯ On June 3, Calvin A. Stallworth, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree ...

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Fredonia Police Department ¯ On May 1, Chastity Martinez, 27, of Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny. ¯ On May 1, Michael Block, 19, Fredonia was charged with second-degree obstruction of government administration. ¯ On May 3, Gabriel Soto, 28, of Dunkirk was charged with ...

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NY State Police ¯ KENNEDY — Roseanne Nelson, 39, of Falconer, was charged with second-degree burglary. Troopers received a past-tense burglary complaint at a residence in Kennedy where electronics and personal items were reported stolen. Nelson was processed and issued a ticket to appear ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On May 26, Jason M. Guziec, 36, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree menacing. ¯ On May 26, Ladarran L. Watts, 23, of Dunkirk was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. ¯ On May 27, ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SHERMAN — A 19-year-old male, of Sherman, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded Friday at 6:52 p.m. to an address in Sherman for a reported altercation. An investigation found that the 19-year-old male ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ Joshua C. Lee, 29, of Fredonia, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies observed on Tuesday at 1:37 a.m. a vehicle that appeared to have been involved in a crash. The vehicle was in the ...

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State Police release Memorial Day stats A special traffic enforcement by the New York State Police over the Memorial Day week resulted in 8,900 tickets being issued. Last year’s initiative, by comparison, resulted in 13,693 tickets and 225 arrests for motorists caught driving while ...

Jamestown man charged in stabbing incident

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man is facing assault and burglary charges following a stabbing incident Tuesday. The Jamestown Police Department reported the arrest of 44-year-old William R. Buckley after officers responded shortly after 3 p.m. to an East Eighth Street address. Upon arrival, ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ HANOVER — Michael B. Kleckner, 35, of Silver Creek, was taken into custody on a warrant for two counts of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree burglary. Deputies conducted a warrant check Tuesday for Kleckner on Angell Road in the town ...

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911 calls lead to charges ELLERY — Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to Belleview Road on Sunday at 4:45 p.m. for a report of aggravated harassment. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Sally Lawson, 63, of Bemus Point, called Chautauqua County 911 dispatch ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Justin L. Horton, 36, of Stockton was arrested for alleged seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, criminally possessing hypodermic instrument, third-degree unlicensed operation, ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On May 3, Wilfredo Hernandez-Mercado, 37, of Dunkirk was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and noise ordinance. ¯ On May 3, Onix A Lopez-Ortiz, 40, of Dunkirk was charged with six counts of criminal possession of a controlled ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office JAMESTOWN — On May 16, Nicholas T. Doland, 30, of Celeron was charged with driving while ability is impaired by drugs, moving from lane unsafely, and speeding in zone. At about 10 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle commit a lane violation as ...

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Sherman man accused of sexual actions with juveniles SHERMAN — A Sherman man is accused of sexual actions with underage individuals. On May 5, an investigation about a suspicious situation was conducted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division. Upon the ...

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Inmate charged with spitting in face of jail officer MAYVILLE — An inmate who spit in the face of a corrections officer is facing charges, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday. Deputies said the incident occurred around 1:20 p.m. Sunday at the Chautauqua County ...