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JAMESTOWN -- Witnesses to an alleged hit-and-run crash on East Second Street are credited with holding the suspect until police could arrive.

Jamestown police said Bruce G. Barnes, 43, of East Fifth Street was westbound near Niagara Street at about 9:42 p.m. Saturday when his car sideswiped a parked car. Officers said Barnes continued on, but witnesses in a vehicle behind Barnes blocked him in a parking lot at East Second and Woodlawn Avenue until police arrived.

Barnes was charged with driving while intoxicated, making an unsafe lane change, third-degree unlicensed operation, consumption of alcohol in a vehicle while driving and possessing a controlled substance outside it's original dispense container.

Police said he was released pending arraignment in court at a later date and added that additional charges are pending.

Leaking chemicals blamed for upholstery shop fire

LAKEWOOD -- A leak in a box of chemicals used to repair scratches on furniture is the unofficial cause of a blaze that destroyed a downtown upholstery store.

Larry Conner, the owner of the business, Lakeland Upholstery, said fire investigators related the results of their preliminary investigation Sunday.

Fire investigators couldn't be reached to coment.

The fire, which broke out at about 2 p.m. Saturday, gutted the building at 62 Chautauqua Ave., which included a boat and auto-cover shop. Previously, the building housed a post office.

Conner said he will reopen the business temporarily at a Fairmount Avenue location. Conner said the building's owner, Nancy Bargar, plans to rebuild.

Chautauqua wanted list adds Dunkirk woman

MAYVILLE -- A Dunkirk woman has been added to the Chautauqua County wanted list.

Nancy Szynski, 48, violated terms of her probation for criminal possession of a controlled substance, Chautauqua County sheriff's officers said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department.

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