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Two City Residents Facing Robbery Charges

Two city residents are facing robbery charges following an incident early Saturday, the Jamestown Police Department announced. Officers were called around 12:30 a.m. to 20 Willis St. for a report of a person with a weapon. It was learned that 52-year-old Roberto Morales-Sanchez and another ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF — GERRY — A town resident has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment after an incident late Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a disorderly person inside a residence on Route ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SHERIDAN — Gabrielle Wright, 18, was taken into custody Thursday in a vehicle on Route 39 in the town of Sheridan. Wright was wanted on a charge of second-degree burglary. She was turned over to the Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment. NEW YORK ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PANAMA — Preston B. Wiltsie, 27, Frewsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to dim headlights. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 3 a.m. Sunday in the village of Panama. An investigation found that Wiltsie was allegedly ...

Guilty Plea Entered In Distribution Of Child Porn

A Cattaraugus woman has pleaded guilty to the distribution of child pornography. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Melanie Thompson, 46, made the plea before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SILVER CREEK — Chad R. Paolini, 44, of Fredonia, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and speed in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 8:49 p.m. Feb. 17 in Silver Creek for an alleged traffic violation. An investigation found that ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ≤ Early Sunday, troopers charged Jeamarye Morales-Rivera, 25, of Dunkirk, with driving while intoxicated. Morales-Rivera was pulled over for a traffic violation on Route 60 in Fredonia and after failing several field sobriety tests, she was placed under arrest and ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Kenneth Walker, 36, of Jamestown, was charged with unsafe lane change, driving while intoxicated, and BAC of 0.08% or more. Officers stopped a vehicle at 7:38 p.m. Sunday on East Fairmount Avenue for allegedly making an unsafe lane change. A check found ...

Warren Man Jailed For Decade Of Alleged Sexual Abuse

WARREN, Pa. -- A Warren, Pa., man has been jailed stemming from allegations that he repeatedly sexually assaulted two juvenile females over the period of a decade. Michael D. Johnson, 46, 115 Canton St., was charged by City of Warren police earlier this week but arrested on Friday. Police ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Anthony R. Ford, 47, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny. Ford allegedly passed all points of service with merchandise at Walmart around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ford was issued a ticket to appear in Busti Town Court later. ¯ Luis A. Ruiz Jr., 33, ...

Warren Man Charged In Connection With Drowning Death Now Faces Rape Charges

WARREN, Pa. -- A Warren, Pa., man — convicted as a sexual offender in Florida in 1996 — has been charged with rape of a child dating back as far as 1986. Richard D. Barrett, 54, 3435 Conewango Ave., was charged again on Wednesday. Back in December, he was charged with raping a child and, ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF”S DEPARTMENT ¯ BROCTON — A suspicious vehicle report led to the discovery of methamphetamine, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced. Deputies were alerted around 1 a.m. Monday to the vehicle on Fay Street in the village of Brocton. The occupants ...

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Ripley Man, 63, Dies In Morning House Fire RIPLEY — A morning fire at 9087 Old Route 20 has led to the death of a resident. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report the Ripley Fire Department responded to a house fire at along with Westfield, Sherman, Fuller Hose in Northeast, Pa., ...

Hanover Man Faces Several Felony Charges

HANOVER — A Hanover man faces several felony charges after a search warrant was served this morning at his home. At 7 a.m., members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force served a search ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ MAYVILLE — William S. Hamilton, 39, of Portland, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 10:10 p.m. Feb. 6 on East Chautauqua Street in Mayville for a traffic violation. An investigation found that ...

Search Begins For Missing Man

WARREN, Pa. — A search is underway for a missing Warren, Pa., man. John C. Nelson, 55, was last seen on Friday, Feb. 5. Nelson is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. The City of Warren Police Department is heading up the ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ STOCKTON — Justin L. Horton, 36, of Stockton, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies were called to Stockton for an unwanted person. An investigation found that Horton was allegedly violating an order of protection. He was ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Daniel M. Carney, 72, of Ohio, was charged with failure to keep right, driving over hazard markings, driving while intoxicated and BAC greater than 0.08%. A vehicle was spotted at 8:07 p.m. Jan. 31 crossing over the hazard markings on West Summit Avenue in ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ Dennis Steiner, 42, of Brockport, Pa., was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Troopers responded Thursday to a one-vehicle crash on Peck Settlement Road near Jamestown. Steiner was ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HANOVER — Jordan A. Martinez, 24, of Buffalo, was charged with driving while intoxicated — Leandra’s Law, DWI common law, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of marijuana, speed not reasonable and prudent and moving from lane ...