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ARRAIGNMENTS SET FOR DEC. 2 AFTER INDICTMENTS IN 5 CASES

LITTLE VALLEY -- Arraignments have been scheduled for Dec. 2 in Cattaraugus County Court for six people indicted Thursday on various charges.

Nathaniel P. DuBois, 27, and Terri R. Proulx, 20, both of Gowanda, were jointly indicted on charges of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The crime occurred May 18 at a Salamanca house, where items valued at more than $1,000 were stolen.

In other cases:

Raymond P. DuBois, 62, of Randolph, was indicted on charges of second-degree sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. The crime occurred in Randolph, and the victim was younger than 14, authorities said.

Tacuma Barker, 27, of Olean, was indicted on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in the City of Olean on Aug. 9.

Jesse W. Smith, 27, of Collins, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and failing to keep right in the Town of Persia on June 30.

Tracy W. Ginnery, 36, of Great Valley, was indicted on charges of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of incest, third-degree rape, and endangering the welfare of a child. The crimes occurred from 2000 to 2002 in the Town of Salamanca, and the victim was younger than 14, authorities said.

3 men indicted in burglary
at Fillmore grocery store

BELMONT -- An Allegany County grand jury has indicted three Rochester men in connection with the burglary of a grocery store in Fillmore.

The grand jury on Wednesday indicted each on charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools.

District Attorney Terrence Parker said David J. Kovacs, 30, Donald J. Pursel, 34, and Steven J. Meland, 36, are accused of cutting through the steel wall of Jubilee on Sept. 4, stealing $43,000 cash, wrecking an automated teller machine, and taking beer and tobacco products.

Troopers said the three were apprehended in a hotel in Gates on Sept. 6. They also were charged with cocaine possession.

Troopers said they believe the men used a stolen van to scout an area between Olean and Hornell, from Mount Morris south, looking for a likely burglary target before settling on the Fillmore store.

Troopers said the men stayed in a campground in Allegany County the day before they hit the Jubilee store.

State Police in Wellsville charged the three with third-degree burglary in mid-September, filing detainer warrants to keep them in custody, in case the Monroe County charges were resolved.

Suspect on Wanted List
turns himself in at court

MAYVILLE -- A Frewsburg man on the Chautauqua County Wanted List for third-degree grand larceny has turned himself in.

Sheriff's officers said Thursday that Thomas L. Hallett Jr., 31, of Warren Road, turned himself in at Kiantone Town Court on Wednesday.

Deputies said Hallett was arraigned and sent to the county jail.

Franklinville man convicted
in break-in at country club

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Cattaraugus County jury has convicted a Franklinville man of trespassing and petit larceny in connection with a break-in at Ischua Valley Country Club more than a year ago.

Salvatore Faliero, 39, who is being held in the county jail, was convicted during a one-day trial Wednesday.

He had been indicted on charges of third-degree burglary and petit larceny in the break-in, which occurred Aug. 24, 2001.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 13.

Tractor-trailer driver
pinned in cab after crash

A central New York man was pinned in the cab of his tractor-trailer for almost 1 1/2 hours late Wednesday night, after his vehicle crashed and rolled onto its side on the exit ramp from the westbound Youngmann Highway to northbound Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst police said Thursday.

Philip Mugglin, 42, of Bainbridge, was listed in fair condition today in Erie County Medical Center. Firefighters freed Mugglin from the wreckage after the 10:35 p.m. accident.

Traffic in the westbound lane was slowed but allowed to pass while emergency crews worked to free Mugglin.