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Forestville woman, 19, arraigned in drug case

SILVER CREEK -- Mariah Gage, 19, of Forestville, was arraigned Monday before Hanover Town Justice Walter Klyczek on drug possession charges.

Gage was charged by the Chautauqua County Drug Task Force with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone, a Class C felony. Gage was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 property bond.


Cause sought in fire in Jamestown building

JAMESTOWN -- A Saturday evening fire at the Landing, a warehouse facility at Jones and Gifford avenues, remained under investigation Monday.

Flames broke out at about 7:30 p.m. on the loading dock in the back of the building, which stores industrial equipment for multiple tenants, including Cummins Engine Co.

Residents of Livingston Avenue reported the blaze, said Jamestown Fire Battalion Chief Bill Johnston. Crews soon realized the fire was actually coming from Jones and Gifford avenues.

"First-arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire in the rear of the building in the loading dock area by the railroad tracks," he said. "It was a difficult area to access. A hydrant line was stretched in, and attack lines were set up to knock down the fire."

Johnston said fire damage was confined to the loading dock, while smoke and water damage affected the main part of the building.

The fire battalion reported extensive damage to the loading dock. No damage estimate was available. The interior of the building was not affected by the fire.

No injuries were reported.


Car strikes trailer; DWI charge is filed

HANOVER -- Alcohol may have been involved in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that injured two people, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said Bobby Demmons Jr., 26, of Buffalo, was traveling south on Buffalo Road at about 9:30 p.m., when he failed to stop for the stop sign before entering Routes 5 and 20. Demmons struck a trailer being towed by Jennifer Hicks, 33, of Sinclairville.

Two people in the Hicks vehicle complained of minor head and back pain and were taken to Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, for treatment. There names were unavailable.

Demmons was charged with driving while intoxicated, deputies said.

He will appear in Town of Hanover Court at a later date.


Chautauqua County adds four to Wanted List

MAYVILLE -- Four names have been added to Chautauqua County's Wanted List:

*Justin Blankenship, 24, of 21 Bush St., Jamestown, is wanted for violating his probation on a criminal possession of a controlled substance charge.

*Dean Tonkin, 33, of 59 Falconer St., Jamestown, is wanted by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department on a petit larceny charge.

*Kori Cave, 28, of Route 60, Fredonia, is wanted on a burglary charge.

*Harold Rumsey, 52, of Route 62, South Dayton, is wanted in a grand larceny case.

Anyone with information on these four people, or any of the others on Chautauqua County's Wanted List, is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 753-2131.

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