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Dunkirk man arrested in rape of girl

DUNKIRK -- A Dunkirk man faces second-degree rape charges in connection with his alleged sexual involvement with a juvenile girl in the Town of Pomfret in June, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials reported.

Owen L. Rosado, 28, of Central Avenue, was arraigned and taken to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 property bond.

Rosado was apprehended Monday at his home without incident, officials reported.


Man jailed on warrant over unpaid child support

SALAMANCA -- Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies who went to a city home to arrest a man on a child-support warrant say they found him in an appropriate location -- hiding under a child's bed.

Deputies said they arrested Jason A. Gallo, 27, of Conrath Street, on the warrant Saturday evening. Gallo was sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.


Links probed in robbery and attempted robbery

Buffalo police are investigating whether there is a connection between a robbery and an attempted robbery Sunday night.

The first incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. near Main Street and Kenmore Avenue. Three robbers held up two men walking into a home on Merrimac Street, taking their red pickup and wallets.

One of the attackers pointed a gun at the victims, according to a police report.

In addition to the truck, two cell phones, credit cards and $60 also were taken, the victims told Northeast District police. A little more than an hour later and 2 1/2 miles away, a man on Linden Avenue was approached by a male carrying a gun.

The victim did not hand anything to the would-be robber, instead pulling the attacker's hoodie over his head and knocking the gun out of his hand.

The assailant grabbed the gun and fled north on Crestwood Avenue, where a witness told Northwest District police he saw the male get into a red pickup.

Investigators are looking at whether there is a connection between the crimes, spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said.


Gun, drug possession brings five-year term

A Niagara Falls man with a history of gun and drug arrests was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Courtney T. Moragne, 26, formerly of Pierce Avenue, was sentence for unlawful gun possession and possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, both felonies.

Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives worked on the case with Niagara Falls police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard P. Maigret said Moragne was arrested with crack cocaine in June 2006, November 2006 and again in January 2007.

Moragne also was found to be in possession of loaded firearms during both of the 2006 arrests, Maigret said. He pleaded guilty in May.

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