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Former Warren County Teacher Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

WARREN, Pa. — The former middle school teacher who took a backpack full of illegal drugs to work entered numerous guilty pleas on Thursday. Matthew R. Kiser, 44, of Warren, Pa., entered pleas of guilty to charges at four different dockets Thursday during plea court proceedings before ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ KENNEDY — Nicholas A. Kelwaski, 27, of Kennedy was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Kelwaski was taken into custody following an altercation that reportedly took place Feb. 3 around 7:17 p.m. in Kennedy. ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Willie J. Wright, 51, of Jamestown was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and resisting arrest. Officers responded Monday at 7:36 p.m. to Grant Street for a report of a domestic incident. It was learned that Wright allegedly grabbed a woman by her ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ John C. Trombetta, 38, of Jamestown was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Officers responded Thursday at 9:16 p.m. to a reported domestic dispute at an ...

Fire Breaks Out In Cherry Creek Barn

Several volunteer firefighters were summoned Sunday to a fire that broke out in a barn. The blaze at 1710 Thornton Road in Cherry Creek was reported sometime around 6 p.m. First responders from surrounding departments were called to the scene. The cause of the fire wasn’t known by press time ...

City Man Charged After High-Speed Chase

A Jamestown resident is facing charges after leading Jamestown police officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 90 miles an hour in the city limits. Braedon L. Jim, 24, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, failure to comply with an ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SILVER CREEK — Jay C. Janora, 23, of Silver Creek was charged with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies were called Wednesday at 2 p.m. to Spears Road in the village of Silver Creek for a reported disturbance at a ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Virmilianette Torres Rodriguez, 22, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Officers responded Tuesday at 3:14 p.m. to Foote Avenue for a domestic dispute. An investigation found ...

City Teenager Pleads Guilty In Gun Theft

WARREN, Pa. — A Jamestown teenager pleaded guilty in connection with a firearm theft from a sporting goods store in Columbus Township last September. Dasai K. Bradberry pleaded guilty to two felonies — burglary and theft by unlawful taking — as well as criminal mischief before ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Mark A. Kingsley, 43, of Corry, Pa., was charged with petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Kingsley was taken into custody Monday at 8 p.m. after reportedly attempting to flee from the scene of a ...

Forestville Man Charged Following Rash Of Burglaries

An “extensive investigation” into burglaries reported over two months in the towns of Ripley, Pomfret and Gerry netted charges against a 51-year-old Forestville man. Gary Lang was issued appearance tickets Friday on charges of two counts of second-degree burglary, five counts of petit ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SILVER CREEK — Thomas P. Fleissner, 48, of Silver Creek was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failure to stop at a stop sign and speed in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 12:22 a.m. on Main Street in the village of Silver ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLERY — Timothy J. Bethlehem, 50, of Bemus Point was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Deputies responded Wednesday at 1:11 p.m. to Belleview Road in the town of Ellery for a report of an altercation. An ...

Gowanda Man Is Charged In Dunkirk Pursuit, Crash

DUNKIRK — A 21-year-old Gowanda man is facing charges after a vehicle pursuit in the city of Dunkirk on Tuesday around 7:15 p.m. City police said Ethan AJ McHale was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Michael J. Lisciandro, 29, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child. Lisciandro was taken into custody Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. after he was reportedly found taking items from Walmart on Fairmount Avenue. A ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Robert D. Ridgeway, 38, of Jamestown was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree harassment. Officers responded Sunday at 6:45 a.m. to Forest Avenue for a domestic disturbance. An investigation found that Ridgeway allegedly punched a ...

Woman Jailed After Stabbing

A Cattaraugus County woman was jailed after reportedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times. The New York State Police charged 21-year-old Kaylee A. Hicks with second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Troopers were called to a reported ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Charles E. Carter, 38, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and uninspected motor vehicle. Deputies responded Sunday at 7 a.m. to Plank Road in the town of Chautauqua for ...

Cooler Sparks Fire Inside Store

SINCLAIRIVILLE — A cooler fire a Dollar General store in Sinclairville caused heavy smoke damage between late Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team investigated the blaze after Sinclairville Fire Department was on scene at 5817 Jamestown St. It was ...

Ohio Man Charged After Pursuit Ends In Westfield

An Ohio man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through Erie and Chautauqua counties. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies took 20-year-old Galen A. Steele Jr. into custody after receiving word around 11:15 a.m. from police in Erie County of a vehicle ...