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>Forgery conviction brings probation, jail

LITTLE VALLEY -- An Allegany man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to probation for check forgery.

Will P. Gordon, 19, of Allegany was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to five years of probation and one week in jail for his conviction on second-degree forgery of a personal check June 17 in Olean.

March 26 has been set for sentencing for others who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

They are: Christopher S. Ambuski, 34, of Salamanca, March 17 in Salamanca; Sidney J. Horton, 49 of Salamanca, Feb. 3 in Little Valley; and Brian Fidurko, 25, of Olean, Feb. 17 in Olean.


>Police stop stolen car, charge Stockton teen

JAMESTOWN -- Jamestown police arrested a Stockton teen on three charges after they stopped a suspicious vehicle at West Sixth and Lafayette streets shortly after midnight Thursday. Police said the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the evening on the city's south side.

John R. Evans, 17, of Pierson Road, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree possession of stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child.

A 15-year-old juvenile was riding with Evans when he was stopped, police said. Officers reported that they found items stolen from other vehicles on the south side inside the vehicle Evans was driving.

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