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Cassadaga Man Charged After Police Chase

Anthony M. Digangi, 28, of Cassadaga, faces a litany of charges after leading police on a motorcycle pursuit that began on Route 60 in Stockton Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies report seeing a motorcycle rider allegedly commit a traffic violation in Stockton before fleeing when ...

Guns Recovered, Charges Pending In String Of City Larcenies

Charges are pending against two male youths after several items — including an AR-15 rifle and a loaded handgun — were stolen from vehicles over a three-week period in Jamestown. An investigation was launched after numerous larcenies were reported in a five-block area in the city’s ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ POMFRET — Andrea Tarnowski, 60, of Fredonia was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to yield the right of way. Deputies came across a two-vehicle property damage accident around 11:19 p.m. ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Cody A. Nelsen, 32, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent or greater, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Devonte Green, 19, of Jamestown, and Alexander J. Jankowiak, 24, of Panama were taken into custody on parole violations following warrant checks by the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police. Green and Jankowiak were located Tuesday at 7 a.m. and ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Noel L. Luciano, 38, of Jamestown was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers responded to an address on Pine Street on Tuesday at 11 p.m. for an unwanted female. Luciano was found lying in a bed under ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jimmy A. Schauers, 34, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated family offense, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Officers were dispatched to a domestic in progress ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Ronald C. Harmon, 37, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers responded Friday to an East Fourth Street home for a reported domestic dispute. An investigation found that Harmon allegedly assaulted a ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Victor J. Cameron, 43, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PORTLAND — Kyle T. Cambria, 20, of Portland was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Mackenzie L. Schultz, 22, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies finished an investigation from an incident that took place Oct. 30 ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Donner J. VonRitter, 51, of Jamestown was charged with three counts of failure to keep right, failure to signal turn, refusal to take breath test and driving while intoxicated. Officers observed on Sunday failing to keep right, crossing the center lanes and ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE ¯ Alexander E. Schultz, 26, was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument around 3:30 a.m. Thursday after Ellicott police saw a man walking on Hunt Road near Cobb Circle. Officers spoke to the individual and found him in possession of 11 hypodermic needles. ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ William J. Purdy, 52, of Randolph was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Police learned that on Nov. 9 someone had broke out a window to a residence. It was later determined that Purdy was allegedly responsible for the incident. The window was ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Raymond Tylicki of Jamestown was charged with criminal mischief. Officers responded at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 15 for a report of a disorderly person at Crosby’s convenience story on Route 60. Police learned Tylicki allegedly damaged a door. He was issued an ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ FRENCH CREEK — Donald M. Miller Jr., 57, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 1 a.m. on Mann Road in French Creek for a traffic ...

Hunters Found Safe After Becoming Lost In Woods

CHERRY CREEK — Two youths were found safe after becoming lost while hunting Saturday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the pair around 1:40 p.m. County dispatch, utilizing GPS, attempted to guide the youths out of the woods in the area of Boutwell ...

City Man Charged After Drugs, Weapons Found In Raid

Drugs and weapons were discovered during a search of a city residence, the Jamestown Police Department announced. Facing a host of charges is 28-year-old James E. Smouse after members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Smouse’s 1107 ...

City Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Alex Mercado, 39, made the plea in front of U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to a charge of conspiracy to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a mandatory ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PORTLAND — Joseph M. Pencek, 51, of Westfield was charged with DWI-Leandra’s Law (child under 16 years old), driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to dim high beams. Deputies on Nov. 7 at 8:30 p.m. observed a vehicle failing to dim ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ FLUVANNA — Scott E. Pratt, 51, of Bemus Point was charged with DWI, DWI per se and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies were called to Fluvanna Townline Road for report of an intoxicated subject operating a vehicle in the area at ...