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Jamestown Man Sentenced In 2016 Child Porn Case

A Jamestown man convicted of distributing child pornography was sentenced in U.S. Federal Court in Buffalo on Friday. Christopher Whitford, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. According to Assistant U.S. ...

Jamestown Man Jailed In Theft At Bon-Ton

LAKEWOOD — A Jamestown man with a long history of thefts in the area was jailed Wednesday after reportedly stealing almost $500 worth of merchandise from a Lakewood store. Officers with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department took 36-year-old Lisandro M. Sanchez into custody around 4 p.m. for ...

Resource Center Site Supervisor Charged With Using Client Funds

A site supervisor with The Resource Center has been charged for allegedly using client funds for personal use. Ellicott police charged 41-year-old Kelly M. McLane of Sinclairville after they were contacted on Sept. 13 by The Resource Center, a non-profit organization that provides training ...

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Frewsburg Man Accused Of Neglecting Dogs

A Frewsburg man has been taken into custody for not properly caring for his dogs. According to State Police, on Wednesday, troopers charged 26-year-old Thomas C. Wallace with two counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals/failure to provide proper sustenance. The troopers responded ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ MAYVILLE — Jessica G. Cooper, 25, of 56 W. Chautauqua St., Mayville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, deputies responded to a report of an infant child walking around outside ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ¯ STOCKTON — Bobbie Jo Ostrom, 19, of Frewsburg was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and unlicensed operator after a traffic accident at 3:51 a.m. Monday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported traffic accident ...

Jamestown Woman Charged With Endangering Welfare Of Child

A Jamestown woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other drug-related charges, after it was determined that she was driving a vehicle under the influence Saturday. Shortly after 10 p.m., officers of the Jamestown Police Department observed a vehicle violating several ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HANOVER — Kevin M. Kundla, 63, of Dunkirk, was charged with driving while intoxicated after deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Pearl Street in the town of Hanover. The driver was identified as Kundla, and after a short ...

Crash Injures Brocton Man

BROCTON — A Brocton man was taken to the hospital after crashing his motorcycle early Wednesday morning. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Britt Bridges, 45, was traveling south on Lake Avenue in the village of Brocton at a high rate of speed around 6:30 a.m. when he ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLICOTT — Kristen G. Simmons, 42, of Bemus Point, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated after sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation while traveling westbound on Route 430 in the town of Ellicott. Deputies ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ CHERRY CREEK – Raymond M. Provorse, 23, of Cherry Creek, and Heather M. Scinta, 30, of Cherry Creek, were charged with third-degree criminal trespass following a report of a trespass in progress inside a building on Main Street in the village. ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HANOVER — Julie C. Ervolina, 43, of Hamburg was charged with failure to keep right, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operator. Sheriff’s deputies responded around 6 a.m. on Sept. 7 to Route 39 in the town of Hanover for a ...

Traffic Stop Nets Two On Drug Charges

Two Jamestown residents face charges after they were allegedly found in possession of drugs during a traffic stop Friday on River Street, Jamestown. Jamestown police report pulling a vehicle over at 5:51 p.m. after several traffic infractions occurred. The driver, Christopher S. Byrne, ...

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Jamestown Man Charged After Grabbing Teen With Knife

GERRY — A Jamestown man was charged after police say he grabbed a teenager last month in the town of Gerry while wielding a knife. State Police based in Jamestown announced the charges against 29-year-old Andrew L. James for second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment following an ...

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Indictment Warrant Issued For Local Man Following Drug Investigation

ELLERY — An investigation among several law enforcement agencies has led to an indictment warrant being issued against a Bemus Point man who's already been arrested twice this year for allegedly possessing a large amount of drugs. Gary L. Hannold, 41, of Ellery-Centralia Road, was ...

Gagliano Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Manslaughter

MAYVILLE — A Lakewood man who struck and killed a young man in Ellery last year pleaded guilty in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday. Jude M. Gagliano, 29, appeared before the Hon. David Foley in court in Mayville where he pleaded guilty to the only count in the indictment of second-degree ...

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Sheriff’s Office Looking For Suspect In Ripley Burglary

RIPLEY — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who burglarized a Ripley vineyard earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office released two images of the man seen inside Knight's Vineyards Farm, located at 18 Shaver St. in Ripley on Tuesday. ...

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Meth, Marijuana Found Following Traffic Stop

A Pennsylvania man was charged after several grams of methamphetamine and marijuana were discovered in a traffic stop Wednesday in the city. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, along with officers of the Jamestown Police Department, stopped a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. near the ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Robert J. Smith, 59, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and trespassing. Officers responded on Sept. 4 around 10:30 p.m. to Dunn Street for a prowler complaint after a neighbor observed a male in a black hooded ...

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Jamestown Man Charged After Grabbing Teen With Knife

GERRY — A Jamestown man was charged after police say he grabbed a teenager last month in the town of Gerry while wielding a knife. State Police based in Jamestown announced the charges against 29-year-old Andrew L. James for second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment following an ...