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Jamestown man accused of selling heroin

JAMESTOWN -- A Jamestown man faces felony drug charges following a three-month investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, authorities announced Friday.

Luis A. Acevedo Sr., 41, of Barrett Avenue is accused of selling heroin to undercover police agents on several occasions, police said. He was arrested Friday and charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

Jamestown SWAT and task force officers raided Acevedo's house and seized a quantity of heroin inside. Acevedo, who was home at the time, was taken into custody, police added.

Additional charges are expected, police said.


Teen pleads guilty in nephew's death

DUNKIRK -- A teenage boy who was about to stand trial for the Dec. 15 beating and stabbing death of his nephew has pleaded guilty.

The youth, who has not been identified but was 15 at the time of the crime, will be sentenced Jan. 5 before Chautauqua County Judge John Ward on a charge of second-degree murder.

Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley said jury selection in the case was in its third day Thursday when the guilty plea was announced.

The victim, Dusty J. Elderkin, 18, whose body was found in Cassadaga Creek, had been stabbed 40 times and beaten.

Police said the death was the result of a family dispute and the attack was planned. A second minor, a 14-year-old Stockton-area boy, was also involved in the attack and was sentenced to five years of juvenile confinement.

Because of his age, the youth could receive 7 1/2 years to life in prison.


Basom man charged with DWI in Akron

Erie County sheriff's deputies early Friday arrested a Basom man on a charge of driving while intoxicated and accused him of driving with a license that had been revoked following a previous alcohol-related conviction.

Brian Printup, 41, was stopped on Main Street in Akron shortly after 3 a.m. Printup failed several roadside sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical test, deputies said.

Deputy Daniel Brinkerhoff also charged Printup, of Council House Road, with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, said sheriff's officials.


Arrest made in burglary of Chinese restaurant

FRANKLINVILLE -- Franklinville police have charged Matthew A. Andersen, 24, with third-degree burglary in the Oct. 18 break-in at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant at 6 Elm St.

Andersen was arrested at 3 p.m. Wednesday and taken to Cattaraugus County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. Police said Anderson had several items that were taken during the burglary. State Police Investigator Carol Panus assisted village police in the investigation.


Clues sought in stabbing of Sobieski St. man

A 32-year-old Sobieski Street man was listed in stable condition after being stabbed early Friday at an unknown location, Buffalo police said.

Donald J. Frazier was found at about 1:25 a.m. on the 2200 block of Genesee Street, a few blocks west of the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border. Frazier was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was admitted in stable condition.

Detectives were trying to determine where the attack occurred.

Anyone with information should call the Buffalo police confidential tip line at 847-2255.


Probation violator gets prison on child porn charge

LOCKPORT -- A man who had violated his probation for possession of child pornography on the very first day of the sentence was resentenced to state prison Friday by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

"I think you're a danger to the community," Kloch told Michael R. Perna, 20, a former North Tonawanda resident now listing a Dayton, Ky., address.

Perna, who will serve 1 1/3 to four years, had been placed on probation in June, but within hours violated its terms by having contact with a child and by having access to the Internet, Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello said.

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