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GRAND JURY INDICTS THREE, INCLUDING SUSPECT IN RAPE

LITTLE VALLEY -- Arraignments have been set for Oct. 15 for three people indicted Thursday by a Cattaraugus County grand jury, including an Allegany man charged with rape.

Michael T. Scott, 24, of Five Mile Road, was indicted on charges of second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of an incident April 21 in Humphrey involving a person under age 14.

Dale C. Stuckers, 48, of Eldred, Pa., was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license involving an incident April 12 in the City of Olean.

Victor R. Wright, 21, of Olean, was indicted on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana involving an incident April 12 in the City of Olean.

Cattaraugus official warns
against telephone scam

LITTLE VALLEY -- Cattaraugus County Emergency Services Director Stuart Lexer has warned residents and businesses about a possible phone scam operation.

Lexer said he received reports that people were getting calls from a person calling himself Charles from the county Emergency Services Office. "There is no such individual in the county office," Lexer said.

Anyone receiving such a call is asked to phone the sheriff's department at 938-9191.

, Tip leads sheriff's deputies
to wanted Salamanca man

KILL BUCK -- A Salamanca man wanted in Coldspring was taken into custody Thursday at a trailer park after police got a tip about his whereabouts.

Dale H. Lafferty, 35, of Center Street, was arrested by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies. Following arraignment in Randolph Town Court, he was taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. Lafferty was wanted on a warrant from Coldspring charging him with petit larceny.

Robber wounded in leg
during holdup try, police say

A robber was accidentally shot in the leg -- either by his gun or that of his accomplice -- during an attempted holdup Thursday at the home of an elderly East Ferry Street man, police said.

Rasheed Clanton, 25, of the first block of Schuele Street, was charged with first-degree robbery after his arrest about 8:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of East Ferry. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

"He's being treated at Erie County Medical Center, and preliminary reports from medical personnel indicate that he may possibly have to have part of the leg amputated," said Lt. Larry J. Baehre, a police spokesman.

Another man, believed to be an accomplice, was apprehended by Detective Noreen Walsh, who is continuing the investigation. The 9mm handgun that wounded Clanton was recovered near the scene by Ferry-Fillmore District police officers.

Woman charged after car
hits hydrant, police cruiser

A Cheektowaga woman who tried to flee Buffalo police Thursday was charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Lisa D. Boswell was speeding through a red light on East Utica Street at Fillmore Avenue, according to Ferry-Fillmore District police Officers Mark Padilla and William Morris. Police said that when they tried to take her into custody, Boswell put her car in reverse and hit a fire hydrant, then put it in drive and hit a patrol car.

Boswell, 22, of Linda Drive, also was charged with giving the officers false identification and with minor traffic counts.

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