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BROCTON -- Two Chautauqua County teenagers will be petitioned to Family Court for burglarizing the St. Stephans Hotel on June 9, authorities said.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers said the youths, from Brocton and Portland, broke into the hotel at 2 W. Main St. on June 9 and made off with several cases of beer, two bottles of whiskey and cash. They are charged with third-degree burglary and petty larceny.

Man used pellet gun
to rob neighbor, police say

JAMESTOWN -- A Washington Street man was charged early Monday with using a pellet gun to rob a neighbor, Jamestown police said.

Selwyn T. Goodlow, 26, of Washington Street, was charged with second-degree robbery, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Goodlow was accused of robbing a neighbor shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. Lt Joe Conti and Patrolmen Harry Snellings, Steve Promber and Paul Woodin searched Goodlow's residence, where they recovered the stolen items and the pellet gun used in the robbery, police said.

Damage minor from arson
on porch, investigators say

NIAGARA FALLS -- Fire investigators said a flammable liquid was used to trigger a fire on the porch of a South Avenue home late Sunday. Damage, they said, was minor.

Investigators found two spots that had been torched. The fire, which broke out about 10:45 p.m., was extinguished by a neighbor with a garden hose and firefighters, officials said.

Damage was confined to porch railings, officials said.

Thief takes man's wallet
from car while he's in church

NIAGARA FALLS -- A man's wallet was stolen from his car while he attended services at a Pine Avenue church Sunday afternoon, police said.

The victim told police the car was entered between noon and 1 p.m. while parked in a lot off Pine Avenue. The wallet contained $20 cash and a credit card, police said.

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