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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible identity theft, dating back to Feb. 22. The criminal investigation division determined that Felicia Cardone-Tefft, 30, of Kiantone, allegedly conspired with another ...

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Evans Police Department ¯ Patrol stopped a vehicle on Erie Road for an alleged illegal signal. Patrol identified the driver as David J. Hollmer, 31, of Brant, and an ENTPortal check revealed his license to be suspended. Hollmer was placed under arrest and charged with third-degree aggravated ...

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Three nabbed in Panama with meth PANAMA — Troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 474 for the driver using a cell phone on July 21. Subsequent investigation revealed that the vehicle allegedly didn’t have insurance. Patrol also reportedly found crystal methamphetamine, Suboxone and a ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies were called to an address on Central Avenue in Dunkirk for a report of harassment. Upon further investigation, deputies determined that Dakota C. Wilson, 21, of Dunkirk, had allegedly violated an active stay away order of protection. Wilson was charged with ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff ¯ JAMESTOWN — Louann Vincent, 66, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps totaling more than $1,000 and fourth-degree grand larceny July 16. It is alleged ...

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office GOWANDA — On July 17 at roughly 9:54 p.m., the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of James D. Luder, 48, of Gowanda, on a felony violation of probation warrant, issued out of Cattaraugus County Court. Luder was transported to ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department ¯ BEMUS POINT — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit received a complaint of a suspicious situation, which occurred in fall 2017. Upon further investigation, it was allegedly found that David L. Dickerson, 67, of Bemus ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff ¯ IRVING — Deputies responded to Routes 5 & 20 for a disorderly subject walking in traffic July 14. Investigation found that Landon H. Lashomb, 34, of Irving, was allegedly impeding and disrupting the flow of traffic on Routes 5 & 20. While placing Lashomb ...

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Baseball bat allegedly used in assault ≤ BROCTON — A Brocton woman is accused of assaulting another with a baseball bat. On Thursday, Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies responded to a residence in Brocton, for the report of a physical altercation. After an investigation, Rose M. ...

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Medical emergency causes crash HANOVER — On Friday at about 3:45 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single car motor vehicle accident on Route 5 near Dollar General in the town of Hanover. Upon investigation at the scene it was determined that a 64-year-old male ...

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Evans Police Department ¯ On July 5, a victim reported to Evans Police that his mailbox, as well as two neighbors’ on Versailles Plank Road, was damaged sometime in the early morning. The damage appears to have been done with a baseball bat. The victim is seeking no further police action, ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — A large quantity of methamphetamine was seized and five people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced Wednesday. Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, ...

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Cassadaga man picked up on drug warrant LILY DALE — A 30-year-old Cassadaga man was picked up on a warrant Wednesday. At about 1 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies located Jeffery Kozlowski. Subsequent to a search warrant conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ FRENCH CREEK — On July 7 at about 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly commit several lane violations on Mann Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Gino A. Corsi, 31, of Erie, PA. Following an investigation ...

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Ceramic bowls hurled at vehicles EVANS — Two individuals reported having ceramic bowls thrown at their vehicles. According to Evans Police, on July 3 at roughly 11:50 p.m., a driver was operating a vehicle on Kennedy Avenue when they heard an object strike the front driver side door. The ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ CHAUTAUQUA — On June 29 at roughly 2:14 a.m., deputies were called to a vehicle in the ditch on Chautauqua Stedman Road. Upon arrival, deputies identified the driver as Benjamin L. Eckstrom, 25, of Sugar Grove, Pa. Eckstrom was allegedly found to be ...

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Dunkirk man hurt in Route 5 crash A Dunkirk man was injured in an accident on Route 5 early Friday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to motor vehicle accident in the town of Dunkirk around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival deputies determined that 25-year-old Lyle G Howard was ...

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Cassadaga ZBA member arrested Cassadaga ZBA member Matthew Cassatt has reportedly been arrested for harassment, following a domestic incident in Fredonia. On July 10, New York State Police responded to a business in Fredonia for a report of a domestic dispute. Investigation, including a ...

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Minor injuries in motorcycle crash HANOVER — On Tuesday at about 3 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Laona Road in the town of Hanover for a report of a motorcycle accident with injury. The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Richard Catanese of Dunkirk. ...

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New York State Police ¯ RANDOLPH — On July 2, troopers pulled over a vehicle on Main Street for a cell phone violation. While speaking to the driver, Hannah Taylor, 20, of Cattaraugus, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Taylor and her ...