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Name of New York student who drowned identified

WARREN, Pa. — Officials have released the identity of the man who drowned Wednesday evening in the Allegheny Reservoir. Arpit Goyal, 24, of India, a student at the University of Buffalo, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Warren County Chief Deputy Coroner Tony Chimenti, Goyal ...

Chief, officer credited for helping man escape burning home

The village’s police chief and an officer are being credited with helping to rescue a man whose home caught fire earlier this week. Firefighters were summoned Tuesday to 24 University Park in Fredonia for a report of smoke coming from the property’s roof and windows. County dispatch ...

Buffalo man drowns near Kinzua Beach

A Warren County coroner confirmed late Wednesday that a New York man drowned while swimming in the water off Kinzua Beach on the Allegheny Reservoir. The man, described as a 24-year-old from Buffalo, was with a group at the time of the incident. According to Ken McCorrison, Warren County ...

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New York State Police On August 25, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Jordan Taylor, 22, of Clymer, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Taylor was pulled over for committing a traffic violation on Main Street in Sherman and during the traffic stop, Taylor ...

Daniels-Johnson pleads guilty to assaulting a federal officer

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Melissa C. Daniels-Johnson, 39, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer to assaulting a federal officer. The charges carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison, and a $100,000 fine. Assistant U.S. ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ FRENCH CREEK — Latasha M. Myers, 38, of Erie, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, Leandra’s Law, unlicensed operator and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 1:08 a.m. Monday on Route 474 in the town of ...

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Teenage girl dies in fall at Zoar Valley OTTO — A 16-year-old female died Saturday afternoon after a fall from a steep ledge at Zoar Valley. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies along with New York State Police, emergency personnel from Otto and Gowanda Fire Departments as well as the ...

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Dunkirk parole absconders located in multi-agency search Two parole absconders were located Thursday in a multi-agency search. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Dunkirk Police Department assisted New York State Parole in locating 34-year-old Joshua A. Powell, wanted on an ...

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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Aug. 1, Michael P. Armstrong, 51, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. ¯ On Aug. 1, Angelo Bomasuto, 52 was charged with third-degree criminal trespass. ¯ On Aug. 1, Andrew Seelbinder, 33 was charged ...

Police release name of man killed in crash

The Dunkirk Police Department has released the name of the man killed in a single-vehicle crash last week. First responders were summoned Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. to South Roberts Road in the city of Dunkirk. Upon arrival, crews located a sedan near a large tree with extensive damage. The ...

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No cause for mobile home trailer fire BEMUS POINT — A fire that destroyed a mobile trailer Friday has been ruled undetermined. Capt. Rich Telford of the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team said a few follow-up interviews were being conducted after fire broke out around 8:20 p.m. at ...

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Two injured in Hanover accident HANOVER — A two-car motor vehicle accident on Alleghany Road late Wednesday led to two individuals being transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk with injuries. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at 9:30 p.m. A third ...

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Westfield felon nabbed for having weapon WESTFIELD — A convicted felon who was allegedly in possession of a weapon he is not allowed to possess is again in trouble with the law. According to the Westfield Police Department, around 9:54 a.m. Monday, officers responded to 19 Pearl St. to ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department WESTFIELD — Rachel A Blanchard, 38, of Mayville was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Edward A Wood, 50, of Westfield, was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault. Deputies responded at ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department SILVER CREEK — A Versailles man, who allegedly entered a business, became loud and unruly while causing damages, has been charged by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies. Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies were dispatched to Central Avenue in ...

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Silver Creek man charged with making meth SILVER CREEK — A lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking and the manufacturing of methamphetamine led to the arrest of a village resident. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies served a warrant on Sean O’Connor at a residence in the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ RIPLEY — Molly A. Bidwell, 73, of Ripley, and Charles M. Finn, 49, of Ripley, were charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. Deputies responded Saturday to North State Street in the town of Ripley for a complaint. Bidwell and Finn both ...

Jamestown man indicted on murder charge

A Jamestown man was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on a second-degree murder charge for his role in the stabbing death of another city resident last month. Carl W. Sorenson, 28, pleaded not guilty during arraignment Monday before County Court Judge David Foley and remains in jail ...

Angola man charged with stealing trailer

BELFAST — An Angola man has been charged with felony possession of stolen property after he was observed driving a missing vehicle. State Police at Amity on Tuesday announced they charged Edward J. Mochol, 57, with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property after investigating a ...

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Westfield Police Department On July 31, Robert S. Ryen, 49 was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree harassment, and disorderly conduct. At approximately 7 p.m., the Westfield Police Department conducted a check of the well-being of a male subject reportedly walking in front of cars ...