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Portland Man Charged With Growing Pot Inside Home

A Portland man was charged with allegedly growing marijuana inside his residence. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office charged 31-year-old Ryan M. Dudek with unlawful possession of marijuana, growing cannabis and public health law following an investigation. The discovery was made last ...

City Man Wanted For Assault Jailed After Striking Tree

A city man who allegedly punched a woman and pulled out the majority of her hair during a domestic incident was jailed after he struck a tree while driving drunk Saturday morning, the Jamestown Police Department said. Brian S. Morath, 37, was taken into custody at his residence following an ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Shu K. Lam, 51, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault after a domestic incident at 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, officers responded to 10 Linwood Ave., Jamestown, where it was alleged Lam threw a ...

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CHAUAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT. ¯ CHERRY CREEK — Jeremy J. Steves, 37, of Cherry Creek was charged with second-degree harassment at 12:56 a.m. Tuesday on Railroad Avenue, Cherry Creek. According to a police report, Steves allegedly slapped another person in the face. He will be in ...

Crash Leads To Aggravated DWI Charge For Randolph Man

KENNEDY — A crash in the town of Kennedy lead to a drunken driving charge for a Randolph man Wednesday. Brandon Durnell, 25, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after state police responded to Route 62 for a report of a motor vehicle crash. An investigation determined ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Douglas Emery, 33, of Ashland, Ohio, was charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated in Mayville on Jan. 1. At about 2:58 a.m., deputies on patrol observed an overturned snowmobile at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The deputies made contact with the ...

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Randolph Man Charged After Found Sleeping On I-86

A Randolph man is facing drunken driving charges after state police allegedly found him sleeping in his car in the eastbound lane of Interstate 86. Troopers responded Dec. 24 to the Southern Tier Expressway in the town of Randolph for a report of a vehicle stopped in the road. Upon arrival, ...

Snowmobiler Hurt In Collision With Vehicle In Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — A snowmobiler was injured after being struck by a vehicle late Friday in the town of Chautauqua. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to Stockton-Hartfield Road for a motor-vehicle crash shortly after 10 p.m. Deputies learned Gregory E. Auge, of Sherman, was ...

Jack-Knifed Truck Causes Chain-Reaction Crash On I-86

SHERMAN — A tractor-trailer that jack-knifed on Interstate 86 caused a chain-reaction crash Friday night in the town of Sherman. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said 62-year-old Covic Ismet, of Lakewood, Ohio, was westbound on the Southern Tier Expressway around 8 p.m. when he lost ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SHERMAN — Alicia A. Cavazos, 20, of Hartfield, Conn., was treated at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital after an accident at 5:49 a.m. Tuesday on I-86 in Sherman. Cavazos told deputies she lost control of her vehicle and hit a guard rail. She was taken to ...

City Man Charged After Punching, Choking Woman Thursday

A Jamestown man was charged Thursday after allegedly choking and punching his girlfriend during a domestic incident. William J. Bean, 34, was taken to Jamestown City Jail after officers responded around 10 a.m. near the area of King and Barrows streets. A woman told police Bean had choked her ...

Fredonia Man Jailed In Driving Incident

POMFRET — A Fredonia man was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail after reportedly trying to force another motorist off the road Saturday in the town of Pomfret. Jonathan Cavero-Santiago, 33, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT Bryce Peterson, 18, of Lakewood was charged Sunday after officers responded to reports of a vehicle doing donuts in a Newland Avenue parking lot just before 3 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle stuck in a nearby yard. The driver, Peterson, was charged with ...

Two Killed In Warren County Crash

Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday in Warren County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Clifford Wayne Johnson, 38, of Tidioute, Pa., and Larry Miller, 39, of Titusville, Pa., were both pronounced dead at the scene following the crash on Economite Road in Limestone ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE ¯ Matthew J. Molnar, 42, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny. Police learned Molnar allegedly stole several items from Wal-Mart on Tuesday around 4 p.m. worth $54.92. Molnar was committed to the county jail and will appear in Busti Town Court at a later date. ...

Warren County Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scams

WARREN, Pa. — If the sheriff in Warren, Pa., calls you, it may not actually be the sheriff. Warren County Sheriff Ken Klakamp said this week that sheriff's offices across Pennsylvania are reporting that citizens are receiving phone calls from scammers identifying themselves as the sheriff, ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE ¯ LAKEWOOD — Quantel M. Lathan, 23, of Sherman was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 after a domestic incident in Lakewood. According to a police report, Lathan allegedly grabbed, pushed and shoved a 20-year-old durin gan ...

Sheriff Warns Of ‘Grandparent Scams’ During Holidays

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace warned of "Grandparent Scams" targeting residents in the county. Gerace, in a press release Wednesday, said the Sheriff's Office has received reports of telephone-based scams, one of which known as "Grandparent Scams." Gerace said this ...

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Jamestown Man Sentenced To Prison In March Kidnapping

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man charged in March for allegedly kidnapping and threatening a man at a city residence will spend the next several years in state prison. Mark Diers, 39, was sentenced to seven years with five years of post-release supervision, the Chautauqua County District ...

Police cordoned off the area after shots were fired at a residence on Barrett Avenue in Jamestown. 
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2 Arrested, Weapons Seized After Barrett Avenue Shooting

Two people were arrested and two weapons were recovered after shots rang out around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city of Jamestown. Capt. Robert Samuelson, division commander with the Jamestown Police Department, said no one was injured in the shooting, which occurred at a residence on Barrett ...