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DUNKIRK -- Dunkirk police have petitioned a 12-year-old boy to Family Court after accusing him late Monday of starting a fire inside a milk box on East Sixth Street.

The fire burned upward, inside the wall, but Dunkirk firefighters extinguished the flames with minimal damage.

After investigating at the scene and interviewing witnesses, Lt. David Ortolano and Officer Kenneth Sikorski charged the boy with arson.

Little Valley couple
cited in drug possession

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Little Valley couple has been indicted by a Cattaraugus County grand jury on charges they had more than a pound of marijuana.

Shawn M. Burch, 28, and Dawn A. Lindell, 43, both of Allegany Road in Little Valley, were indicted on charges of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said they will be arraigned Oct. 10 along with two others also indicted on Wednesday.

Stephen S. Tucker, 33, of Arcade, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and without a license April 8 in Machias.

Eugene S. Thompson, 40, of Delevan, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and a traffic violation April 7 in Machias.

Several charges brought
after Dunkirk home invasion

DUNKIRK -- An East Second Street was charged with felony burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly broke into a Lakeshore Drive East apartment Wednesday and assaulted the resident.

Kevin Mosley, 21, also faces second-degree menacing, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief charges.

City police were dispatched to the Lakeshore Drive East residence about 12:23 a.m. after receiving a frantic 911 call from a downstairs tenant that Mosley had a gun and was assaulting the resident in an upstairs apartments.

When officers arrived, they said, Mosley, who was wanted on an outstanding City Court warrant, was trying to flee. Officers said they chased Mosley to his East Second Street home, where they arrested him.

Police said the victim and witnesses reported that Mosley entered the victim's apartment by kicking in the locked door. He allegedly choked the victim, who police said pushed Mosley out the door and tried to lock it. The victim told police that Mosley returned with a pistol and struck her several times in the face and head. She said he then took a razor box cutter and slashed her neck and hands. The victim was treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital.

Dunkirk woman arrested
after crack-cocaine probe

DUNKIRK -- City police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old Leopard Street woman on illegal drug sale and possession charges following an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine.

Kelly M. Neallard faces charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and first-degree criminal nuisance.

A warrant was issued for Neallard's arrest Wednesday and she was also indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury. She was being held without bail Wednesday in the Chautauqua County jail pending arraignment.

Law enforcement authorities are continuing investigations into crack cocaine sales, and more arrests are expected, police said.

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