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MAN ARRESTED IN ATTACK ON TWO PEOPLE, CAR

FILLMORE -- State Police in Wellsville arrested a man after he allegedly injured two people early Monday by attacking their car with a metal pipe.

Troopers said Jeremy Taylor, 21, of Hume, used a pipe to break the car window behind which Frank Nixon, 18, of Fillmore, was sitting. Troopers said Taylor then hit Nixon on the arm and face with the pipe.

Troopers said Tori Bentley, 21, of Hume, drove from the side of Wiscoy Road, where they were parked, to Nixon's home driveway. When she left the car, she was accosted by others in the Taylor party, who had followed their car, troopers said.

Troopers said Justin Freeman and Cheryl Kelly, both of Centerville, were involved in the fracas.

Hume Town Justice Fred Cwiklinski arraigned Taylor on a second-degree assault charge and committed him to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail. He is due back in court Thursday.

Troopers said Bentley and Nixon were treated in Noyes Memorial Hospital, Dansville, and released.

Five injured in crash in Town of Ellery

ELLERY -- Two people are still in the hospital following a one vehicle crash on the Westman Road in the Town of Ellery just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, the vehicle was traveling from Route 430 in Bemus Point to Ellery Center along Westman Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle, left the side of the roadway, and slammed into a group of trees.

Ambulances were called from Bemus Point, Maple Springs, Fluvanna, Ellery Center and Ashville. All the injured were taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown.

They are Jeremiah Welling, 23; Shauna Welling, 21; Jacob Welling, 19; Adam Winchester, 18; and Justin Masci, 21.

Winchester and Masci were listed in fair condition late Tuesday in WCA Hospital. The rest were treated and released Tuesday morning.

The addresses of the accident victims were unavailable.

Operation Spring Cleanup makes three arrests

MAYVILLE -- Three people have been arrested in conjunction with Chautauqua County's continuing Operation Spring Cleanup.

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Jamestown police, Town of Ellicott Police, Sheriff's Department and the State Police helped in the round up.

Police charged Michael Ordines, 25, of West James Street, Falconer, who was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury for criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Officers said they found cocaine, marijuana, scales and packaging material in his home.

Rafael Pagan Jr., of Buffalo Street, Jamestown, and Wilson Sanchez Sr., of Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, were each charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Two plead guilty in unrelated burglaries

LITTLE VALLEY -- Sentencing has been scheduled for July for two who have pleaded guilty in Cattaraugus County Court.

Donna M. King, 45, of Franklinville pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and petit larceny for incidents March 25 and Dec. 14, 2002, in Franklinville.

Brian O. Santiago, 20, of Perrysburg during a jury trial pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary June 23, 2002.

Driver accused of menacing in road-rage car blockade

A Buffalo motorist blocked another vehicle on Harlem Road in Amherst, got out of his vehicle and threatened to kill the other man with a knife in an apparent road-rage incident Monday afternoon, Amherst police said.

The incident began at about 2:20 p.m., when a 43-year-old Sheridan Drive resident backed out of his driveway with his fiancee in his vehicle. He proceeded south on Harlem Road, where, police said, another driver began honking his horn, passed the victim's vehicle and used his own vehicle to block him on Harlem near Main Street.

After blocking the victim's car, the other driver got out, walked up to the victim, displayed the knife and threatened to kill him, police said. The fiancee then called police.

The victim chased the other vehicle west on Main Street, where Police Officer Ron Smith stopped the vehicle. He charged Joseph D. Kemp, 29, of North Oak Street, with menacing, unlicensed operation and driving with no insurance and a suspended registration.

Gunman who wanted cash, not job, flees empty-handed

A gunman tried to rob a woman at an Ontario Street business Monday night, but left empty-handed when she told him she had no cash.

The man -- dressed in jeans and a blue hooded shirt -- entered an unlocked front door at 253 Ontario at 8:30 p.m. The woman asked him if he was there about a job. He displayed his gun and replied, "No, I'm here for the money."

Told she had none, the man then fled east on Ontario.

Man accused of throwing phone at wife holding tot

A Buffalo man was arrested after police said he threw a phone at his wife Monday night while she was holding their 2-year-old son.

Fred Manke, 30, of McKinley Parkway, was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

South District officers said the phone struck the woman's face, causing a cut and swelling. Police reports said the boy was nearly hit. The woman was treated at Mercy Hospital and received 10 stitches to her upper lip area. Officers Corey Krug and David Acosta arrested Manke at his home at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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