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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯Melissa L. Norrod, 37, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with no or inadequate muffler, improper left turn, driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At 2:16 a.m., officers observed a vehicle traveling on West ...

Olean Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter In Crash

An Olean man was charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after a crash Wednesday in the Cattaraugus County town of Carrollton. John D. McStraw, 47, of Walnut Street, was jailed following the crash on Route 412 at 4:19 p.m. Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies said an ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jeremy Gross, 36, of Delaware Ave., Jamestown was charged Monday with second-degree criminal contempt after failing to obey a court order. According to police on surveillance in the area of 339 Delaware Ave., Gross was seen exiting the residence of a subject for ...

City Woman Found With Meth In Traffic Stop

A Jamestown woman was charged after she was found in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday. Kristen L. Nelson, 37, was jailed after she was stopped around 10:15 p.m. near Forest and Prather avenues for a traffic violation. Nelson was found to be driving on a suspended ...

Dunkirk Man Jailed After 19th License Infraction

A Dunkirk man with 19 separate driver’s license suspensions was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail at 9:25 a.m. Saturday after he was pulled over on Route 20 in Pomfret. Ahren B. Morano, 33, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he was pulled ...

City Man Jailed After Drugs, Several Guns Found In Raid

A Jamestown man was jailed Tuesday after drugs and several guns were found during a search of his Baker Street home. Charged was 33-year-old Michael A. Davis after a search warrant was executed around 2:25 p.m. at 25 Baker St. by members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force with the help ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE ¯ LAKEWOOD — Devin W. Moorhead of Sherman was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and refusal to submit to a breath test after he was pulled over at 1:32 a.m. Monday on West Fairmount Avenue after officers responded to a reported domestic dispute taking ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Celeste M. Barretero, 37, and Hector Matos, 29, both of Jamestown were charged following a traffic stop Wednesday. At 3:25 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on a gray SUV for making an improper turn at the intersection of Arterial and South Main Street. ...

‘Explosions’ Heard In Ripley Likely Caused By Tannerite

RIPLEY — Reports of at least two loud explosions heard in the town of Ripley on Saturday evening were likely caused by someone shooting Tannerite. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded after receiving a call around 7 p.m. for an "explosion-like sound" within the ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ GERRY — William T. Best Jr., 47, of Gerry, was charged at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and moving from lane unsafely after deputies pulled a ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Danielle L. Davis, 47, of Jamestown was charged Tuesday with felony misuse of food stamps, third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. It is alleged that from Sept. 1, ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Adam Meacham, 31, of Jamestown, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. Officers located Meacham on an unknown date walking on East Main Street in the ...

Mayville Man Charged After Raid Nets Meth, Marijuana

MAYVILLE — A Mayville man is facing several drug charges after members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and county SWAT team executed a search warrant at his Blanchard Street home Saturday. Police had entered the home of 64-year-old Charles H. Baker Jr. around 1 a.m. on ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jennifer J. Johnson, 31, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI per se. Officers observed a pickup truck at 2:12 a.m. on Thursday allegedly fail to keep right on Foote Avenue and again on ...

Gowanda Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Porn

A Gowanda man pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in federal court, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. said Friday. Shane Aurand, 21, made the plea in front of U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Fernando Velazquez, 31, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with petit larceny and false personation. At 11:15 a.m. officers responded to Tops Friendly Markets on Washington Street for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival officers spoke with store ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jessica R. Lamper, 31, of Warren, Pa., was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and being a fugitive from justice. Police on Friday responded to Best Western on West Third Street for a reported wanted person. Police determined ...

Ohio Man Charged With ‘Snowmobiling While Intoxicated’ After Crash

MAYVIILE -- A Ohio man was charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies found a snowmobile on its side early Saturday. Deputies discovered the snowmobile around 2:30 a.m. on Trail 4 in the village of Mayville. An investigation determined 55-year-old ...

Pair Charged After Drugs Found During Parole Check

Two Jamestown residents were charged after drugs were discovered during a parole check Thursday, Jamestown police said. Charged were 45-year-old Dennis L. Penhollow II and 31-year-old Patricia M. Raynor after police helped New York State parole during a visit of the pair’s 302 Allen St. ...

City Man Found With Crystal Meth During Traffic Stop

A Jamestown man was jailed Wednesday after he was found with crystal methamphetamine, the Jamestown Police Department said. Jeremy S. Gross, 30, was taken into custody after he was observed around 6:30 p.m. by police exiting a Delaware Avenue residence he was ordered to stay away from due to ...