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DUNKIRK MAN GETS 25 YEARS FOR SHOOTING FREDONIA OFFICER

MAYVILLE -- A man who pleaded guilty to shooting Fredonia Police Officer James Harrington last month was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court.

Jason McQuiggan, 24, of Nevins Street, Dunkirk, was sentenced to 25 years in jail on the charge of aggravated assault on a police officer, Chautauqua County District Attorney James Subjack said Monday.

Concurrent sentences include 10 years for second-degree burglary and three years for felony weapon possession. McQuiggan also will have five years of post-release supervision, Subjack added.

"He will be in prison for 21 to 22 years. He will not be able to prey on anyone else," Subjack explained.

McQuiggan read an apology to the officer and his family before the sentence was given, Subjack said.

"He understood what he did was wrong, and he will pay dearly for it," Subjack commented.

McQuiggan wounded Harrington in the left leg with a .22 caliber rifle April 9 when he fired shots at police responding to an assault call on Union Street. He was arrested after a two-hour standoff.

Seat belt checkpoints
planned by Fredonia police

FREDONIA -- The Fredonia Police Department announced that it will conduct seat belt checkpoints this week and next week in conjunction with other Chautauqua County police agencies.

A child restraint checkpoint will be conducted by officers from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fredonia Village Barns off Cushing Street to help parents ensure that child seats are installed correctly.

Travelers with child seats are encouraged to attend that session or one that will be held June 5 at the Fredonia fire hall.

Chautauqua County adds
two names to wanted list

MAYVILLE -- Two new names have been added to Chautauqua County's Most Wanted List.

Miguel Rodriguez, 37, of Jamestown, is wanted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department on a warrant on a charge of felony driving while intoxicated.

Dustin Turner, 22, of West Burgess Street, Celoron, is wanted by the Jamestown Police Department on an assault charge and a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Anyone with information on these people or anyone else on the wanted list is asked to contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department at 753-2131.

Burglar steals $15,000
from bar on Franklin St.

A burglar broke into The Basement bar on Franklin Street and stole about $15,000 from a locked closet, police said.

Central District police said the upstairs window of 218 Franklin was smashed sometime between 7 a.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. Monday.

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