Pursuit of stolen dirt bike leads to charges in city

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A vehicle pursuit earlier this month led to charges for two individuals in the city on Dunkirk. City of Dunkirk police officers reported Friday they observed a dirt bike with no lights on traveling on Lake Shore Drive East around 1:10 a.m. June 14. Officers attempted to stop the dirt bike ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ MAYVILLE — David R. Ralph, 33, of Mayville, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and speed in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 12:21 a.m. Thursday on Route 394 in the village of ...

Diocese reinstates two priests with county connections


Two priests with connections to Chautauqua County have been been cleared of any wrongdoing following an independent investigation by an Independent Review Board of the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Michael W. Fisher has accepted the the board’s recommendation and has posthumously reinstated ...

County OKs initial plans for Phase II sewer district


MAYVILLE — While the Phase I sewer construction on Chautauqua Lake is still underway, county lawmakers have given the green light to begin Phase II. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature, county lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of a resolution for the ...

Drugs, cash, pistol found in Dunkirk home, two charged


A raid of a Lord Street home on Wednesday morning led to charges against two city men. Dunkirk Police reported Wednesday night that they, members of Chautauqua County Drug Taskforce, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s SWAT Team accompanied by several investigators, along with detectives from ...

Chautauqua Lake Protection Rehabilitation group hears options


The consultant group that was hired by Chautauqua County to figure out the best way to protect and fund Chautauqua Lake has begun developing a plan. Representatives from Barton & Loguidice attended a recent meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency to discuss ...