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ELLICOTT POLICE ¯ Alexander E. Schultz, 26, was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument around 3:30 a.m. Thursday after Ellicott police saw a man walking on Hunt Road near Cobb Circle. Officers spoke to the individual and found him in possession of 11 hypodermic needles. ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ William J. Purdy, 52, of Randolph was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Police learned that on Nov. 9 someone had broke out a window to a residence. It was later determined that Purdy was allegedly responsible for the incident. The window was ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Raymond Tylicki of Jamestown was charged with criminal mischief. Officers responded at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 15 for a report of a disorderly person at Crosby’s convenience story on Route 60. Police learned Tylicki allegedly damaged a door. He was issued an ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ FRENCH CREEK — Donald M. Miller Jr., 57, of Clymer was charged with driving while intoxicated and DWI per se with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 1 a.m. on Mann Road in French Creek for a traffic ...

Hunters Found Safe After Becoming Lost In Woods

CHERRY CREEK — Two youths were found safe after becoming lost while hunting Saturday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the pair around 1:40 p.m. County dispatch, utilizing GPS, attempted to guide the youths out of the woods in the area of Boutwell ...

City Man Charged After Drugs, Weapons Found In Raid

Drugs and weapons were discovered during a search of a city residence, the Jamestown Police Department announced. Facing a host of charges is 28-year-old James E. Smouse after members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Smouse’s 1107 ...

City Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Alex Mercado, 39, made the plea in front of U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to a charge of conspiracy to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a mandatory ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PORTLAND — Joseph M. Pencek, 51, of Westfield was charged with DWI-Leandra’s Law (child under 16 years old), driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to dim high beams. Deputies on Nov. 7 at 8:30 p.m. observed a vehicle failing to dim ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ FLUVANNA — Scott E. Pratt, 51, of Bemus Point was charged with DWI, DWI per se and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies were called to Fluvanna Townline Road for report of an intoxicated subject operating a vehicle in the area at ...

City Man Charged With DWI After Sunday Crash

BUSTI — A Jamestown man with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit was charged after crashing Sunday night. Officers with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department were called around 7:30 p.m. to a motor vehicle crash at 725 Busti-Sugar Grove Road. Police learned 54-year-old John R. ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE ¯ Brantley D. Churchill, 28, of Jamestown was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Police responded at 12:50 ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Misty Simko, 38, of Westfield was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Deputies received a reported Aug. 15 of a larceny that took place in Westfield. An investigation found that Simko allegedly had stolen property from ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ James D. Eastham, no age given, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Ellicott police stopped a vehicle Sunday in Falconer for a traffic violation. Eastham was allegedly found in possession of a weapon though he had a prior criminal ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Benjamin W. Fuller, 38, of Jamestown was charged with six counts of first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. Police conducted a warrant check Monday on a West 12th Street residence. Officers found Fuller inside the residence, and an ...

Four Teens Charged In August Paintball Attack

WARREN, Pa. — Four Corry, Pa., teens are facing multiple charges for a paintball and slingshot attack that caused more than $800 in damages in Youngsville in August. Youngsville, Pa., police filed charges against Alexie Gordon, 18, James Corbet, 18, Kyle Taylor, 18 and a 17-year-old ...

Arcade Man Leads Police On Chase Before Crash

An Arcade man faces charges after allegedly trying to flee Jamestown police officers early Monday morning. Jamestown police officers reported seeing a gray PT Cruiser driving on Steele Street with no plate lamps and failing to keep right. When they tried to pull the vehicle over the driver ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Marshall W. Robbins, 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers were called at 6:35 p.m. Saturday to an altercation in front of Family Dollar. As officers arrived, ...

S. Dayton Man Faces Murder Charges After Incident

SOUTH DAYTON — A South Dayton man is facing second-degree murder charges following a reported domestic incident early Saturday. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies were called to 206 Mill St. in South Dayton at 2:45 a.m. An investigation found that 73-year-old Richard Tyma Sr. ...

City Man Charged After Leaving Scene Of 2 Crashes

A Jamestown man is facing drunken driving and other charges after police said he crashed into two vehicles late Saturday. Peter J. Jones, 39, was taken into custody after officers were asked to investigate two crashes in which the driver left the scene. Jamestown police were first called ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ ELLINGTON — Stephen Trusel, 32, of Gerry was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police office in a motor vehicle, second-degree harassment, reckless driving and multiple traffic violations. Troopers responded ...