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Mount Morris man accused in rape of Warsaw girl, 13

A Mount Morris man was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child, Warsaw police said.

Robert D. Sobel, 25, was arrested at noon in Warsaw after a joint investigation by Warsaw and Mount Morris police. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in Warsaw in 2011.

The girl is receiving assistance from Wyoming County Victims Services, police said, and further charges against Sobel are possible pending a review by the District Attorney's Office.

Sobel was arraigned in Warsaw Village Court and committed to the County Jail on $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Village Court on June 11.


Man charged with DWI faces several drug counts

JAMESTOWN -- A Jamestown man charged with drunken driving on Friday also faces charges that he possessed heroin, marijuana and other controlled substances, state police said Sunday.

Eric Woolschlager, 28, was pulled over on Interstate 86 at Exit 12 for a traffic violation. He registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent, according to troopers.

A search of his vehicle turned up a Pringles can with 35 grams of marijuana, 0.4 grams of heroin, Hydrocodone, Suboxone, methadone and Alprazolam, state police said.

Woolschlager -- who was charged with driving while intoxicated, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and five counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance -- was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.


Jamestown man arrested on drunken driving charges

JAMESTOWN -- A city man who police say registered a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit was arrested Saturday on drunken driving charges.

Andrew Bennett, 23, was pulled over on Route 60 after he was observed driving erratically, state police said.

Bennett registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.23 percent, in excess of the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to troopers.

He was issued tickets to return to City Court.


Woman killed after vehicle rolls over in Cambria

CAMBRIA -- A 29-year-old woman was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Saunders Settlement Road near Old Shawnee Road, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was driving east on Saunders Settlement at about 5:45 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line and left the roadway.

She was ejected from the vehicle, and pronounced dead at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, the Sheriff's Office said.

A male passenger suffered minor injuries.

Deputies are withholding the names of those involved, pending notification of family.

Meanwhile, the passengers of a deadly head-on crash Friday on Route 31 appear to be recovering in Erie County Medical Center, hospital officials said.

Ashley Wallace, who was initially taken to the trauma intensive care unit, was listed in serious condition Sunday night. Terrence Hardy was listed in stable condition and John Davis Jr. was treated and released. They were previously listed in fair condition.

The driver of the other vehicle, Richard Dunn, was killed, and the crash remains under investigation.


Vacant industrial building in Riverside damaged in fire

Buffalo firefighters were investigating a suspicious blaze Sunday morning at a vacant industrial building in Riverside.

The two-alarm fire at a building at 308 Crowley Ave., near Isabelle Street, was reported over the department's radio at about 11 a.m.

Firefighters reported the blaze to be out at about 11:15 a.m., and some fire personnel remained on the scene as of noon, according to radio communication.

Damage to the building, which was filled with debris and was in dilapidated condition, was estimated at $5,000.


Buffalo man, 58, charged with felony DWI after chase

A Buffalo man was arrested Saturday and charged with felony driving while intoxicated after a police chase in Amherst, state police said.

Richard J. Ricci, 58, was traveling in the wrong direction on the westbound Sheridan Drive ramp from Transit Road at about 9 p.m. Troopers attempted to pull the vehicle over but Ricci failed to comply and a chase ensued, troopers said.

The pursuit lasted about two miles, as Ricci fled south on Transit and west on Main. He turned onto a dead-end street and was taken into custody without incident, troopers said.

Ricci failed numerous field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, troopers said. Due to a previous conviction for DWI within the past 10 years, Ricci was charged with felony DWI. He also was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation and reckless endangerment.