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STATE POLICE IN JAMESTOWN SETTLE INTO NEW HEADQUARTERS

FALCONER -- State police in Zone 3 said goodbye to their 30-year-old home on Route 394 on Tuesday before moving into brand-new headquarters near Jamestown.

Sgt. Gary Segrue said the headquarters will be known simply as State Police in Jamestown. The 6,800-square-foot building is on Route 60, just north of the interchange with Interstate 86. It replaces a 6,000-square-foot building.

The new facility, which cost $250,000, "has been equiped to handle the technological advances that today's law enforcement professional needs," said Segrue, who pointed to the building's proximity to Route 60 and I-86. He also noted the headquarters will have Internet access.

The barracks telephone number is 665-3113.

An open house is planned for spring.

Man refuses to pay cab fare,
is arrested by police

A Loepere Street man who refused to pay his cab fare when he was driven to a Wilson Street address late Monday was arrested by Ferry-Fillmore District police officers, authorities said.

Officers Robert Lee and William Morris charged Jimmilee K. Levins, 21, of the first block of Loepere, with theft of services in failing to pay a $20.10 fare to a Broadway Taxi cab driver, police said.

The incident occurred in the 500 block of Wilson at 10:30 p.m., according to police.

Man robs bar of $166, flees
when confronted by patron

A man jumped behind the serving counter of a Genesee Street bar Monday night, grabbed the bartender and said, "I'm robbing you," before stealing $166 from the cash register, authorities said.

An employee of the O-Zone Bar in the 2200 block of Genesee told police the man also stole a metal cash box, but another individual in the tavern confronted the thief, who dropped the box as he fled, according to Northeast District police. The incident happened at 8:10 p.m. Major Case Squad detectives assisted in the investigation.

Mother shot in presence
of her two young children

Buffalo homicide investigators say a Woltz Avenue mother was shot in front of her 2-month-old daughter and 1 1/2 -year-old son Monday night.

Nicole Jones, 27, remained in critical condition Tuesday night with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Capt. Joseph Riga, chief of the Homicide Bureau.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. in the woman's apartment in the first block of Woltz.

When Ferry-Fillmore District police arrived, they found the children and a rifle lying near the mother. Jones underwent surgery in Erie County Medical Center late Monday.

Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the shooting, for which a motive remains undetermined.

"We think she was shot by a male acquaintance, and we are trying to locate that person," Riga said.

Ex-employee pleads guilty
regarding thefts from Delphi

LOCKPORT -- A former mechanic at Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems entered a guilty plea Tuesday in connection with the theft of equipment from the plant.

Howard G. Robertson, 56, formerly of Miller Road, Getzville, will be sentenced by County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza on May 23 for third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Robertson, who according to court officials has moved to Florida, is one of three Delphi workers charged with the early 1999 thefts from the plant.

Robertson and Thomas A. Ulrich, 47, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Royalton, were originally charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and first- and second-degree falsifying business records.

They were accused of loading a Delphi-owned pickup truck with as much as $10,000 worth of air conditioner repair equipment and driving it toward Robertson's home. They were arrested in Erie County.

A third defendant, Floyd Poole, 40, of Meyer Road, Pendleton, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property when some Delphi-owned equipment for recapturing refrigerant from radiators was found in his garage.

Charges are still pending against Ulrich and Poole.

2 arrests trim Wanted List
in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE -- Two people are no longer listed on Chautauqua County Wanted List.

Sheriff's officers said Josie B. Glover, 19, of Crossman Street, Jamestown, was arrested Tuesday by city police. She was wanted for failure to appear in Jamestown's drug court and was arraigned and sent to the county jail.

Benjamin A. Colaiacovo, 40, of Eagle Street, Dunkirk, was sought on a Family Court support warrant. Officers said Tuesday that the court had withdrawn the warrant.

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