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DWI, other charges follow crash into cornfield

VILLENOVA -- Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies arrested a Dunkirk man on several charges after his car missed a curve on Route 83 at about 8:45 p.m. Monday and wound up in a cornfield.

Joseph J. Nevlock, 47, of East Second Street, was arraigned in Hanover Town Court on charges of driving while intoxicated, refusing to take a chemical test and failure to keep right. He is held in Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.


Four teens accused of Jamestown vandalism

JAMESTOWN -- City police believe they have solved several incidents of spray-paint vandalism on Jamestown's South Side with the arrests of four teenagers.

Police Lt. Todd Issacson said the four teens, all 13 or 14, are accused of breaking into Jefferson Middle School on Martin Road twice earlier this month and doing about $10,000 damage.

Issacson said police also believe they have solved several instances of criminal mischief at the Allen Park band shell and ice rink.

Overall, Issacson said there was a significant amount of damage and that restitution will be sought.

"Work crews from the Parks Department had to go back weekly, literally, to cover up this mischief, actually on the heels of performances at the band shell," Issacson said. "It was disconcerting. We employed some aggressive strategies to catch these individuals."

He added that the arrests were made through a cooperative effort with the administrative staff at Jefferson Middle School and city police investigators. The cases have been petitioned to Family Court.


10-year-old girl rescued from lake

A 10-year-old East Aurora girl who had only a faint pulse when she was pulled from Lake Erie off Woodlawn Beach Monday afternoon has been transferred to Women & Children's Hospital, authorities said.

Bethany R. Morgan was rushed to Mercy Hospital after a lifeguard and a citizen rescued her from lake waters shortly after 3:45 p.m. Monday, Town of Hamburg police said.

The girl was not breathing, but emergency crews performed CPR on her before she was taken to the hospital, police Lt. Jim Koch said. A Kaleida Health spokesman was not authorized to provide a condition for the girl at Women & Children's.

According to police reports, a relative told authorities that Bethany was knocked down by a wave and did not resurface while swimming in the lake.


Mentally disabled woman says aide raped her twice

A mentally disabled woman was treated Tuesday in Erie County Medical Center after she apparently was raped by her patient aide, police reported.

The woman reported that she was raped twice -- two days ago and about two weeks ago -- by the same man, who works as her patient aide, Northeast District police said.

Detectives in the Police Department's Sex Offense Section were notified about the incident.

Although a suspect has been identified, no arrest has been made.


Chautauqua County adds two to Wanted List

MAYVILLE -- There are two new names on the Chautauqua County Wanted List this week.

Sheriff's deputies said they're looking for Matthew Harrison, 29, of Manchester Road, Jamestown, on a Family Court warrant, and Nichole Orton, 25, of Erie, Pa., for violation of probation in a grand larceny case.

Those with information on the whereabouts of these two people, or anyone else on the Wanted List, are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 753-2131.


Gas station robber flees on fashion-faux pas foot

Lackawanna police are looking for a robber with a distinctive wardrobe, including white socks and sandals, following a holdup Tuesday morning at the Sunoco station on Abbott Road, near Ridge Road.

The thief, who never displayed a weapon, walked into the station at 1329 Abbott and told the clerk, "Give me the money or I'll shoot."

The robber fled north on foot on Abbott Road with under $100 following the 2:30 a.m. holdup.

Detectives are looking for a white man, believed to be in his early 20s, about 5 foot 4, wearing an orange or red baseball cap, a flannel shirt, shorts and the white socks and sandals.


Gamma ray detector catches border stowaway

A gamma ray scanning device allowed federal agents to apprehend an illegal alien inside a freight train crossing the border into Buffalo, authorities said on Tuesday.

The man, identified as Ever Varela-Gonzalez, 39, of El Salvador, was caught Monday afternoon as the freight train was crossing the Black Rock International Rail Bridge, according to Kevin Corsaro, spokesman for U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

Corsaro said the scanning device enabled agents to spot the shape of a man hiding among some freight.

Varela-Gonzalez faces deportation proceedings and a federal criminal charge of illegally entering the U.S.

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