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Person found inside burning home dies

SALAMANCA – A person found inside a burning home in the City of Salamanca early Sunday has died.

The victim, whose name was not released Sunday, died in Olean General Hospital soon after being admitted, according to Salamanca Fire Chief Nick Bocharski.

He said firefighters hurried into the home at 97 Kent Blvd. after arriving around 4:30 a.m. and found the person on the second floor. Damage was estimated at about $70,000. The cause was not immediately determined.

Man arrested after firing shots outside an address

YORKSHIRE – An order of protection was issued against a Delevan man after he allegedly fired shots at an address on McKinstry Road in the Town of Yorkshire Saturday evening, State Police in Machias report.

Troopers said Michael D. Czarnecki, 50, returned to the address after being told to leave and fired several rounds from a handgun while yelling threats. After he drove away, he was stopped about 6:45 p.m. by Trooper Jeremy Lewandowski, who said he was intoxicated and in possession of a handgun.

Czarnecki was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.23 percent, troopers said. He was served with the order of protection in Yorkshire Town Court and arraigned on charges of second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment, trespass and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was released on his own recognizance pending further court proceedings.

Forestville man gets DWI after one-vehicle accident

MAYVILLE – A Forestville man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a one-vehicle accident over the weekend and two other drivers face felony DWI charges after routine traffic stops, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Andrew Studley, 32, of Kuhrt Road, Forestville, who was arrested after an accident on Middle Road in the Town of Sheridan shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, also was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and moving from his lane unsafely. No one was hurt in the crash.

Howard F. Nichols, 41, of Main Street, Westfield, was stopped for speeding on Webster Road in the Town of Portland just before midnight Friday, deputies said. He was charged with felony DWI, rather than misdemeanor DWI, because he had been convicted of DWI within the past 10 years.

Thomas A. Baader, 24, of Clymer, also was charged with felony DWI. Deputies said they found him to be intoxicated and driving while his license was suspended when they pulled him over for rolling through a stop sign on Conway Road in the Town of French Creek around 10:20 p.m. Friday. Deputies said they cited him with disobeying a stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation and felony DWI because he had a DWI conviction within the past 10 years.

Intoxicated Canadian man arrested for blocking traffic

NIAGARA FALLS – A Canadian man was arrested after blocking vehicular traffic on Main Street early Sunday, police said.

According to reports, Bao T. Dao, 28, of York, Ont., was intoxicated shortly after 1 a.m. when he refused police requests to leave from the vicinity of the Rapids Theater. They said he then began shouting at police and ran into the street, blocking traffic before being taken into custody.

Dunkirk man charged with disorderly conduct

FREDONIA – A Dunkirk man who may have had too much to drink on Halloween night was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early Saturday after cursing at a Chautauqua County sheriff’s patrol supervisor who nearly struck him with his patrol car.

Deputies reported that Matthew M. Buchanan-Ruiz, 23, walked into Water Street into the path of the supervisor, who was responding to help Fredonia police on another matter. He had to stop abruptly to avoid hitting the man and ordered him to get out of the way.

Buchanan-Ruiz cursed back, but while the first car continued on, a second sheriff’s vehicle stopped him after officers saw him continuing to swear and appearing drunk as he walked down the street. He was arrested and later released, but ordered to appear in Fredonia Village Court.

Two store clerks charged for roughing up shoplifter

Two clerks in a convenience store at 257 Forest Ave. were charged Saturday with assault, menacing, weapons possession and harassment in dealing with a shoplifter, Buffalo police report.

Arrested were Waheeb Mohammed, 32, of Ludel Terrace Road, Lackawanna, and Bakeel Albari, 27, of Abbott Road.

Police said the shoplifter was bleeding from the mouth, and had bruises and scrapes.

Charged with petit larceny in connection with the theft of 10 cans of Red Bull is Ismeal Corder, 24, of Janice Street.

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