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Brocton man allegedly threatens doctor's officesMAYVILLE - A Brocton man has been charged following an alleged incident at a doctor's office on East Chautauqua Street Tuesday afternoon.According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff's Office, Floyd R. Berry, 35, allegedly became disorderly while in ...

Dunkirk bicyclist allegedly injured by drunk driver

A 56-year-old Dunkirk man was sent to the hospital after he was allegedly struck by a drunk driver in Fredonia Friday morning.According to an accident report by the Fredonia Police Department, around 3:30 a.m., Joseph Grekalski, 29, of Frewsburg was traveling eastbound on East Main Street near ...

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Motorist charged after colliding with Ripley houseOBSERVER Staff ReportRIPLEY - A 24-year-old North East, Pa., man has been charged with speed not reasonable for hazardous conditions, unlicensed operation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he crashed his vehicle into a house ...

Jamestown man charged with sex abuse, child victim

JAMESTOWN - A city man was charged Monday after allegedly having non-consensual sexual contact with a victim under 17 years old.According to the Ellicott Police Depart-ment, a complaint was received on Nov. 4 that a female was allegedly being subjected to sexual contact by Paul A. Mercer, 46, ...

St. Bonaventure student found dead in Allegany

ALLEGANY - A 19-year-old St. Bonaventure University student was found dead in the town of Allegany Sunday afternoon.According to the Cattaraugus County Sher-iff's Office, Tyler S. Davis went missing early Saturday morning. He was later found deceased around 3 p.m. The investigation is ...

Alleged crack dealer arrested

JAMESTOWN - The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, along with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Jamestown Police and Ellicott Police departments, took a Buffalo man into custody Friday evening for allegedly selling crack cocaine.Ulus C. Battle, 26, was charged with third-degree ...

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City man busted for crack salesDarrly J. Bray, 34, of Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk was taken into custody on an arrest warrant on Wednesday. The Dunkirk Police Department located Bray on the warrant at 5 p.m. at Main and West Third streets, charging him with third-degree criminal possession ...

Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force

Tara E. Brooks, 33, of Middle Road, Dunkirk was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance on Monday on a warrant. Dunkirk Police Department took Brooks into custody on the warrant with information from the ...

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State Police at Collins CATTARAUGUS - Troopers and New York State Environmental Conservation officers charged Damian Woodruff, 31, of First Street, Cattaraugus, and David Busenlehner, 30, of Lewiston with illegal discharge of a firearm, possessing a prohibited light with a firearm in a vehicle ...

Salamanca man dies in crash

NEW ALBION - A 42-year-old Salamanca man died Friday night after he lost control of his vehicle on state Route 353.Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies say James E. Brown of 20 Orchard St. was driving south shortly before 7:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed over the center of the road, almost ...

Cannon man defends himself

KIANTONE - It's only fitting that the local man accused of firing a cannon at his neighbor's house is not going away without a bang.Brian J. Malta, 52, who was arrested Wednesday after an ongoing dispute with his neighbors drove him to fire a replica Civil War cannon - loaded only with powder ...

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Accident sends three to hospitalSHERIDAN - An accident on Center Road sent a mother and her two children to the hospital Monday evening. According to New York State Police at Fredonia, Amanda McGinty, 34, of Dunkirk was traveling on Center Road when she lost control of her vehicle on a snow and ...

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Resident allegedly fires cannon at neighbor KIANTONE - A 52-year-old man has been charged after an incident involving a cannon.According to the Chautauqua County Sher-iff's Office, neighbors of Brian Malta of Prosser Hill Road said Malta had been firing a Civil War cannon directly at their home ...

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Fredonia Police Brittany Peterson, 22, of Lambert Avenue was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having a suspended registration on Friday. Neil Keane Jr., 18, of SUNY Fredonia's Chautau-qua Hall, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and having an open ...

Interstate 86 crash leaves one dead, injures another

NORTH HARMONY - A two-car accident claimed the life of an Ohio man on Interstate 86 Sunday afternoon.Thomas Erickson, 57, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was driving a Chrysler Pacifica, traveling west on Interstate 86 near exit 7 when he veered off the south side shoulder and crossed over into ...

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK - Jennifer A. Dominessy, 39, no known address was charged with second-degree harassment on Friday. At 8:23 p.m. deputies responded to a residence on Babcock Street for an alleged unwanted subject. Dominessy allegedly punched a female subject in the face at the residence. She was ...

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Man charged after allegedly attempting to hit nurseHANOVER - An Irving man has been charged after an incident where he allegedly attempted to hit a nurse Thursday.Thomas F. Gagola, 52, was charged with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Cause of Stockton fire releasedThe fire that destroyed a trailer in Stockton is believed to be accidental.On Monday at around 11 a.m. area firefighters were called to a trailer located at Willowbrook Trailer Park, 7235 Route, 380 in the town of Stockton. The fire displaced six residents.The ...

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Woman arrested for criminal impersonation in Silver Creek Courtney L. Ziemba, 21, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation Wednesday.According to State Police at Fredonia, Ziemba allegedly had used another driver's NYS license after being stopped for speeding in the village of ...

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Dunkirk Police Jonathan Colon, 21, of Canary Street was charged Oct. 29 with no front plate, improper plates, no head lamp, no insurance and having an uninspected and unregistered motor vehicle. Donielle Buchanan-Willis, 19, of Carol Avenue, Fredonia, was charged with second-degree harassment ...