Police Reports

Gowanda Man Sustains Serious Burns In Fire

GOWANDA — A Gowanda man was severely burned in an accidental fire in the village early this morning. Gowanda police and firefighters were dispatched to a fully involved structure fire at 23 W. Main St. with entrapment at 1:10 a.m. When officer Sean Hotnich arrived, he observed heavy ...

Court Adjourned For City Firefighter Charged With Growing Marijuana

ELLERY – A Jamestown firefighter accused of growing marijuana plants will appear in Ellery Court on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. James A. Gatto, 58, was originally scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday, but his case was adjourned. According to an Ellery Court official, the new court date is ...

A fire broke out at a residence on West Fifth Avenue early Friday morning in Warren, Pa. Firefighters rescued a woman from the structure.
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Firefighters Rescue Warren Woman From Structure Fire

WARREN, Pa. — A structure fire broke out in the early morning hours Friday on West Fifth Avenue in Warren, trapping a victim who was later saved. According to City of Warren Fire Chief Sam Pascuzzi, his department was initially dispatched at 1:47 a.m. to 514 West Fifth Avenue. Pascuzzi ...

Dunkirk Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine, Firearm Charges

Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that David Jesus Pagan, 40, of Dunkirk, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, before U.S. District Judge ...

PA Man Jailed After Arranging Sale Of Methamphetamine

WARREN, Pa. — A Pittsfield man is behind bars for allegedly arranging a sale of methamphetamine with a confidential informant. Joshua P. Morgan, 30, 1485 Cole Hill Road, was charged by Warren County Drug Task Force agents on Thursday. He faces charges including conspiracy (possession with ...

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Police Recover Loaded Guns During Investigation

Two Jamestown men were charged Monday after police linked them to two loaded handguns recovered in a vehicle. Jamestown police at 2:30 p.m. conducted a street check of two men in the lot of 811 N. Main St. The men, 23-year-old Jose L. Santiago and 22-year-old Eddie Ortiz, were seen ...

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Buffalo Teen Charged With Drug Possession In Stop

A Buffalo teen faces charges after the vehicle he was driving was pulled over at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday after a traffic violation on Peach Street near Bowen Street. Kori D. Robinson, 19, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and several vehicle and traffic ...

Warren Police Looking For Hit-And-Driver

WARREN, Pa. — City of Warren Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver. According to police, a bicyclist was struck by a car at the corner of Third and Pennsylvania avenues at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Police are looking for the driver of a tan sedan. They said the vehicle ...

Dunkirk Meth Lab Bust Lands Three In Jail

DUNKIRK — Three people were remanded to jail Monday following the discovery of an alleged methamphetamine lab in Dunkirk. The drug bust occurred after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 39-year-old Jeremiah C. Haas, of Allegheny Road, Silver ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Tara L. Schultz, 29, and Brooke E. Whitehill, 23, both of Jamestown, were charged Thursday with petit larceny. At 1:39 p.m., police responded to the Dollar General store at 1356 Washington St. for a report of two shoplifters. It is alleged that Schultz and ...

Ashville Sex Offender Charged After Using Facebook Account

Sex offender? Don’t expect to use Facebook. On Thursday, Joshua L. Glover, a Level 3 registered sex offender and parolee from Ashville was charged after allegedly using a Facebook account since August. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Glover’s use of social media was in violation of ...

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Police Respond To Nearly 90 Weather-Related Accidents Locally

Snow-covered roads and a slew of car accidents have kept police and emergency officials on their toes. According to Joe Gerace, Chautauqua County sheriff, deputies responded to a total of 51 weather-related incidents between Thursday and Friday — 21 property damage accidents, four personal ...

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Jamestown Man Nabbed With Packages Of Crack Cocaine

A Jamestown man was charged Wednesday after police reportedly caught him with three packages of crack cocaine intended for sale. Shortly before 6 p.m., Jamestown police officers attempted a street check of 20-year-old Maiker E. Anderson as he walked near the intersection of Foote Avenue ...

Police and emergency personnel responded this week after discovering an odor was tied to the reported operation of a methamphetamine lab on Berry Street in Fredonia. Several charges have been filed and more are pending, Police said Wednesday. 
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Police Discover Odor Was Due To Meth Lab Operation

FREDONIA — Police determined a suspicious odor detected in Fredonia earlier this week was due to the operations of a methamphetamine lab. Members of the Fredonia Police Department assisted a worker from the Chautauqua County Child Protection around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Berry St. in ...

Olean Man To Pay $67K Restitution For Welfare Fraud

An Olean man convicted of multiple fraudulent welfare acts has been ordered to pay a restitution of $67,282.69. Shawn Chastain, 40, who was convicted of second-degree welfare fraud, a class C felony; second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony; and four counts of first-degree offering a ...

Two More Charged In Warren Meth Bust

WARREN, Pa. — Two more people have been charged in relation to an alleged methamphetamine lab operation that was busted last week in Warren. Leilani L. Lord, 38, of 118 1/2 N. Irvine St. was charged Monday with five felony counts of conspiracy - intent to manufacture controlled ...

Area Police Reports

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Nicholas C. Desnerck, 21, of Jamestown was charged on Nov. 30 with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree assault. At 8:30 p.m., police responded to a ...

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Police Searching For Burglary Suspects

Lakewood-Busti police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating two burglary suspects. Matthew L. Gifford, 49, is wanted for allegedly breaking into a Lakewood storage facility and stealing water works material. He is facing felony burglary and grand larceny charges. Matthew J. ...

Warren Man Sentenced On Possession Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren man was sentenced to up to two years in prison on Friday on possession charges. Matthew R. Bryant, 27, of Warren, was sentenced before Judge Maureen Skerda on charges of manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver; criminal use of ...