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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jonathan M. Camacho, 18, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and unlawful possession of marijuana. At 11:59 a.m., police responded to a Hall Street address for a reported domestic disturbance. Upon ...

Child Found On Roof Results In Reckless Endangerment Charges

A young child seen on a second-story roof in Jamestown led to reckless endangerment charges Saturday morning for two city residents. Operators at the 911 dispatch center received multiple calls around 10:40 a.m. for reports of a child sitting on a roof at 287 S. Main St. City officers ...

Christopher S. Byrne and Heath L. Caylor

Enforcement Patrol Leads To Seizure Of Meth, Heroin, Pills

A target enforcement patrol Friday afternoon led to the discovery of methamphetamine, heroin, prescription pills and marijuana. The patrol by the Jamestown Police Department and State Police led to a vehicle stop at 5 p.m. at Prendergast Avenue near Crossman Street for inadequate tail lamps. ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯William R. Finch, 40, was charged Sunday with fugitive from justice and obstructing governmental administration. At 12:24 p.m., Finch, who reportedly had outstanding warrants from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, was observed walking in the area of Bowen and ...

Salamanca Man Arraigned On Fraud, Money Laundering Charges

A Salamanca man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a 48-count indictment charging him with fraud and money laundering of $1.2 million. Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. made the announcement regarding Sergiy Bezrukov, 33, who is charged with conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, bank fraud ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Larry J. Swisher Jr., 45, of Cortland was charged on May 2 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and unsafe lane change. At 3:27 a.m., police responded to the area of UPMC Chautauqua WCA for a report of a disorderly and intoxicated male that had walked ...

A Westfield woman was charged following a crash Thursday in the town of Chautauqua. 
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Westfield Woman Charged In Thursday Crash

CHAUTAUQUA — A Westfield woman is facing several charges following a crash Thursday in the town of Chautauqua. Melissa Bridges, 48, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor ...

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 ...

Area Police Reports

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 ...

Steven Kent, Ashley Burkes, James Williamson

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 ...