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Jamestown Man Jailed For Strangling Woman

A Jamestown man is facing multiple felony charges following a domestic incident in which he reportedly strangled a woman at a city residence. Police charged 25-year-old Cody J. Olsen on Tuesday after an investigation of a past-tense domestic dispute at a Livingston Avenue residence in ...

K-9 Unit Discovers Packaged Drugs During Traffic Stop

A Saturday morning traffic stop led to the confiscation of packaged drugs for sale. According to Jamestown Police, a traffic stop near the corner of Third and Pine streets was conducted after a vehicle failed to signal. Officers, when approaching the vehicle, observed the passenger ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jonathan M. Akers, 26, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated family offense and third-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded to 27 Price St. on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. for a reported domestic incident. An investigation determined Akers and a victim ...

Jamestown Man Jailed After High-Speed Chase Saturday

A Jamestown man was jailed following a high-speed chase Saturday that ended after the department's K-9 was deployed. The 18-year-old, who was not named in a statement by the Jamestown Police Department, was spotted by officers shortly after midnight failing to keep right and speeding in a ...

Domestic Dispute Leads To Leandra’s Law Violation, DWI Charges

A domestic dispute led to numerous charges, including driving while intoxicated and Leandra's Law violations, against a Jamestown man Saturday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded around 4:15 p.m. to 116 William St. for a reported domestic dispute. During an investigation, ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Larry J. Tidd, 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment. Officers responded at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to East Fifth Street for a domestic dispute. Police determined Tidd allegedly subjected a victim to unwanted contact. Tidd was taken into custody ...

Trial Date Set In Dunkirk Murder Case

MAYVILLE — A Dunkirk woman charged with second-degree murder will head to trial next year. Rebecca Ruiz will appear at trial March 6, 2018, a date set following an omnibus motion hearing in Chautauqua County Court on Monday. The case is being prosecuted by Chautauqua County District ...

Police: Driver Had BAC Three Times Legal Limit

A Jamestown man was jailed Wednesday night after police said he was driving with a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Police charged 42-year-old Jamie S. Davidson with driving while intoxicated common law and aggravated DWI with a BAC .18 percent or higher. Officers with the ...

An investigation remains ongoing into last week's shooting on Liberty Street in Jamestown. A man was shot in the forearm at an apartment complex and later waved down police for help. 
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Investigation Ongoing Into Liberty Street Shooting

An investigation is ongoing into a shooting last week in Jamestown that left one man injured. No arrests have been made in the Oct. 12 shooting at an apartment complex at 95 Liberty St. in the city. After the unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m., he walked from the apartments to the ...

More than 15 pounds of marijuana and $47,000 in cash were seized Friday following an investigation into the illegal sales of drugs in Jamestown. A Jamestown man was charged following the execution of a search warrant. 
Photo by the Jamestown Police Department

City Man Charged After Marijuana, Cash Seized

A Jamestown man was jailed after more than 15 pounds of marijuana and a large amount of cash were seized at a residence Friday in the city. An investigation into the sales and trafficking of drugs led to the execution of a search warrant at 35 Lakeview Ave. around 4:40 p.m. Members of the ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Chloe Fries-Issac, 22, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Police said Fries-Issac allegedly stole several items at 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Wal-Mart. Police said she took ladies wear, cosmetics and groceries from the store, totaling $116.35. She was ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ NORTH HARMONY — Cory M. Raynor, 26, of Ashville was charged with third-degree assault after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported assault at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, a woman alleged Raynor had hit her in ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE ¯ Jessica E. Solinger, 29, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault after a reported domestic incident at 11:39 p.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, officers heard a woman screaming when they arrived. Solinger allegedly threw a ceramic goose at a man, ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Charles H. Karr Jr., 42, of Jamestown was charged with aggravated family offense and third-degree assault. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 to a residence on Forest Avenue for a reported domestic incident. Karr ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ STOCKTON — William Bean, 33, of Stockton, was charged Friday morning with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and uninspected motor vehicle. Bean was stopped at 3:45 a.m. by Chautauqua ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Sam L. Critzer, 30, of Falconer was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, operating a ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE ¯ Christopher S. Byrne, 56, of Moon Road, Jamestown, was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment at 3:24 a.m. Sunday. According to a police report, police responded to a domestic dispute in which a woman was being held against her will. Police allege Byrne refused to ...

Teen Charged With Arson After Incident At City Park

A teenager was charged with arson after reportedly setting a garbage can on fire at Allen Park earlier this month. The Jamestown Police Department said the 15-year-old was identified after a citizen noticed smoke coming from a bathroom in the park on Sept. 16 and called 911. The incident ...

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Former CODE Employee Charged With Official Misconduct

A former employee with CODE Inc., a neighborhood preservation group with a location in Jamestown, was charged with official misconduct after reportedly using a credit card from the non-profit to make personal purchases. An investigation by the Jamestown Police Department led to the charges ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ A 17-year-old male was charged with unnecessary noise, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. A school resource officer at Jamestown High School attempted to place a disorderly male under arrest Sept. 20 for creating ...