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Route 5 accident injures twoBRANT - A two-car accident on Route 5 sent two individuals to the hospital Saturday morning. According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle driven by Lori Burgos, 50, of Lackawanna was traveling west when she lost control and entered into the eastbound ...

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Man charged with abandoning chihuahuaLAKEWOOD - The man allegedly responsible for abandoning a female Chihuahua inside a thermal bag was charged Friday with animal cruelty.According to the Chautauqua County Humane Society Cruelty Investigations Unit, Jose Carmona Gomez of Jamestown was ...

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Sheriff's office investigating reported burglaryBEMUS POINT - The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported burglary that occurred early Wednesday at the Bemus Point Golf Course.Deputies responded to an alarm at the golf course and deputies found someone had allegedly ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office JAMESTOWN - Paul D. Surrena, 46, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree criminal impersonation, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs, unlicensed operation and unregistered vehicle.At 2:45 ...

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City drug bust nets woman, 58A Dunkirk woman was arrested Monday night and charged on an outstanding warrant.Debra Faison, 58, of 109 Zebra St., was charged with one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in ...

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Man takeninto custody ontwo warrantsin one dayGOWANDA - A Gowanda man was taken into custody on two separate arrest warrants on the same day.According to Gowanda Police Department, Quinton P. Jones, 34, of Aldrich Street was taken into custody at 8 a.m. on Friday for Collins Town Court arrest ...

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Gowanda man, 27, busted for possession of coke, morphineGOWANDA - A 27-year-old Gowanda man was arrested for allegedly possessing three baggies containing 1.5 grams of powder cocaine, as well as five morphine pills during a traffic stop on Torrance Place on Dec. 1.According to the Go-wanda ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office GERRY - On Friday deputies responded to Old Chautauqua Road in the Town of Gerry for the report of an altercation between two people.Theodore Daughenbaugh, 50, of Sinclairville allegedly struck another person in the head with an alarm clock.Daughenbaugh was ...

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Dunkirk Police Department Anthony Irizarry, 19, of Franklin Avenue Upper was charged with criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct on Thursday.Fredonia Police Department Cory Aldrich, 25, of Jamestown was charged with issuing a bad check on Nov. 28. Sara Pencek, 27, of ...

Possible armed robbery occurs in city

A possible armed robbery of a Robin Street resident occurred early Thursday evening in the Robin Street underpass area underneath the CSX railroad in the city of Dunkirk.According to the police scanner, two Hispanic males wearing masks were spotted heading south on Robin Street around the time ...

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Barbershop target of drug bust, cocaine foundJAMESTOWN - Cocaine, money and metal knuckles were just some of the items found Thursday afternoon during two drug busts in the city of Jamestown.At about 2:30 p.m., the Jamestown Police Department, the New York State Police and CNET executed two ...

Head-on collision sends two drivers to hospital

Two drivers were sent to Westfield Memorial Hospital following an early morning crash on Bayview Road in Bemus Point. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Zachery Arnold, 18, of Bemus Point was driving west when he allegedly fell asleep. His vehicle struck another vehicle ...

Western NY man arrested after firing at police

BRANT (AP) - A 42-year-old western New York man is behind bars after firing shots at police.Shaun Humphrey was taken into custody early Wednesday after a standoff with police who had responded to reports of a barricaded subject at a home in Brant, a hamlet just south of Buffalo. Authorities ...

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DWI arrest in Gerry On Tuesday, Trooper David Wesolowski arrested a man for aggravated driving while intoxicated,Timothy Matteson, 54, of Lakewood was pulled over on Salisbury Road in Gerry for allegedly driving erratically and failing several field sobriety tests.Matteson was transported to ...

Dryer fire snuffed out in Dunkirk

A minor fire that started in a dryer was quickly extinguished in the city of Dunkirk Monday afternoon.According to the Dunkirk Fire Department, a call came in around 4:45 p.m. for the small fire located in the basement at 11 N. Gazelle St.Initial crews found heavy smoke coming from a basement ...

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Man on parole picked up in Brant for possessing weaponsOBSERVER Staff ReportBRANT - A 25-year-old Salamanca man has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after police responded to a reported disturbance call on Cayuga Road in the town of Brant on Nov. ...

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Jamestown man hit by motor vehicleCARROLL - A Jamestown man was taken to the hospital following a car-pedestrian accident Friday evening. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Darrell Greene, 52, of Hopkins Avenue was struck by an eastbound vehicle on Route 62 at 5:16 p.m. Greene ...

Three from Jamestown charged with selling alcohol to minors

JAMESTOWN - State Police note that underage drinking is a complex problem, which is threatening society in many ways.In a news release, troopers state that whether underage drinking results in impaired driving, violence, criminal activity, suicide or other harmful behavior, underage drinking ...

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Cassadaga woman brought up on several chargesOBSERVER Staff ReportSTOCKTON - On Thursday at 6:15 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street in the town of Stockton for a traffic infraction.After investigation, they found the driver of the vehicle, Bianca M. ...

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Local man getshassled by Medical Alert scamOBSERVER Staff ReportA local man recently received a harassing phone call from someone claiming to be Medical Alert.Fred Guziec of Dunkirk was targeted by a scammer who asked him to pay his monthly bill so he could start receiving his $3,000 food ...