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Cause sought for fire in car carrier on I-86

RANDOLPH -- Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies were trying to determine what caused a car carrier and six cars to erupt into flames Friday on Interstate 86.

Deputies said Timothy P. Stachowicz of Port Byron, the driver, told them he heard a loud noise, pulled off the road and found a rear tire and the carrier in flames.

Stachowicz was able to detach his truck from the trailer and save six cars he had been hauling. But the car carrier and six Subaru vehicles were destroyed, deputies said. No charges were filed against the driver.

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3 to face arraignments in burglary, rape cases

LITTLE VALLEY -- Three people indicted last week by a Cattaraugus County grand jury are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 3.

Jason Snow and Brittni Hutley, both 20 and of Jamestown, were jointly named in an indictment charging four counts of third-degree burglary. They are accused of entering several buildings April 15 in the towns of Randolph and South Valley.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Snow also was charged with third-degree criminal mischief for allegedly causing more than $250 in property damage at one site.

Dion Sawyer, 38, of Olean, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape July 24 in Olean. The indictment says the case involves a person under age 17.

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