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Raid Of Dunkirk Crack House Yields 118 Grams Of Crack Cocaine

A Dunkirk crack house fell prey to a massive drug raid Friday, garnering more than 100 grams of crack cocaine. According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, the residence at 51 E. Second St. in Dunkirk was the subject of a seven-month-long investigation and believed to be a hotbed ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Joseph W. Reaman of St. Anns, Ontario, was charged Saturday with public lewdness. At 12:45 a.m., police charged Reaman for allegedly urinating in public on West Third Street and Washington Street in Jamestown. It is alleged that Reaman was exposing himself and ...

Celoron Man Jailed After Multi-Agency Police Chase Leads To Crash

A Celoron man was jailed early Saturday after a multi-agency police chase that began in Jamestown and ended in a crash in Ellicott. Michael G. Newman, 36, was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail on several charges, including drunken driving and aggravated unlicensed operation. The ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Vanessa M. Braun, 35, of Jamestown was charged Sunday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. At 1:13 p.m., police responded to ...

Jamestown Man Jailed After Fleeing Police On Dirt Bike

A Jamestown man was jailed Thursday on several charges after reportedly fleeing from police on a dirt bike. City officers observed Fermin Rodriguez Robles, no age given, around noon driving a dirt bike at a high rate of speed on Washington Street, near West 22nd Street. Police said Robles ...

Bemus Point Man Charged With DWI After Ellery Crash

A two-car accident in Ellery on Wednesday was reportedly linked to a Bemus Point man with a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit. Police said Randall H. Samuelson, 64, was driving on Ellery Centralia Road when shortly before 9 p.m., he allegedly veered into oncoming traffic and ...

A woman and infant were treated Friday following a crash in the city.
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Jamestown Woman, Infant Treated After Friday Accident

A Jamestown woman was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA on Friday at 2 p.m. after reportedly driving through a stop sign on Colfax Avenue and slamming into another vehicle on Newland Avenue. Jamestown police said the 87-year-old woman’s eyesight or other health issues may have contributed to ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Ryan L. McClellan, 31, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with fugitive from justice and third-degree criminal mischief. At 5:40 a.m., McClellan was charged with third-degree criminal mischief after a domestic incident at an East Second Street address. While being ...

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Three Charged In Euclid Avenue Meth Bust

A quantity of methamphetamine — and a 1-month-old child — were reportedly found inside a Euclid Avenue home Wednesday. Three residents have been charged. At 9:30 a.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 130 Euclid Ave., with the assistance of the ...

Firefighter Gets Year Conditional Discharge

A Jamestown firefighter accused of growing marijuana plants on an Ellery property has been conditionally discharged for a year, according to Chautauqua County Court officials. James A. Gatto, 58, had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor, in ...

Pictured are used bicycles at Hollyloft Ski and Bike, located at 600 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown.
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15 Bikes Stolen From Hollyloft Ski And Bike

Nearly 15 used bicycles slated to be sold or scrapped for a charitable donation were stolen Thursday morning from Hollyloft Ski and Bike. Seri Beeson, of Hollyloft, said the bikes and other bike parts were stolen by three men from a locked corral behind the shop, located at 600 Fairmount Ave. ...

California Man Charged With Raping Cattaraugus County Girl

A California man is facing a potential life sentence after reportedly raping a 14-year-old girl from Cattaraugus County. Loren Glen Warner, 27, of Fresno, Ca., appeared in the U.S. District Court in Buffalo on Friday, where he was charged by criminal complaint with enticement of a minor. The ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯An 18-year-old female from Jamestown was charged Monday with second-degree assault. An 18-year-old male from Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. At 2:36 a.m., police responded to a Lafayette Street address for a domestic dispute. It is ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯FORESTVILLE—Michael T. Lawrence, 31, of Buffalo was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal contempt. At 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a possible trespass complaint on Shaw Road in Arkwright. Upon arrival, deputies located ...

City Man Linked To Kwik Fill Robberies Sentenced

A Jamestown man accused of robbing two local Kwik Fill stations is now heading to state prison. On March 20, Victor M. Rivera III, 37, was handed an indeterminate sentence of one and 1/3 to four years in state prison on two counts of third-degree robbery. The charges stem from the evening ...

Stockton Women Charged After Fight With Crowbar, Sawzall

STOCKTON — A vicious fight involving a crow bar and a sawzall landed a Stockton woman in jail and another facing charges Sunday. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Victoria L. Miller, 19, and Karen L. Miller, 23, got into a physical altercation at a West Railroad Avenue ...

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City Man Charged For Kidnapping, Threatening Victim

A Jamestown man was charged Thursday for allegedly kidnapping and threatening a male victim with a gun. Jamestown police said the victim had reported he was being held captive on March 12 at an 11 Norwood Ave. residence. During the confinement, it is alleged that Mark E. Diers Jr., 39, ...

Bemus Point Man Convicted On Federal Mail Fraud Charge

A Bemus Point man who reportedly defrauded investors of millions of dollars was convicted Friday by a federal jury. James A. MacCallum, 46, was convicted of mail fraud, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison plus a $250,000 fine. According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys ...

Cocaine Seized In Dunkirk Drug Stop

DUNKIRK — A Portland man was charged Thursday for allegedly possessing more than 500 milligrams of powder cocaine. Shortly before noon, Dunkirk police pulled over 50-year-old Steven A. Scott for allegedly signaling a turn improperly on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. An investigation ...