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Felony DWI follows stop for license plate

WELLSVILLE -- A dangling license plate gave Wellsville police a reason to stop a car, which led to a drunken-driving charge Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they followed Dustin C. Carlin, 27, of Wellsville into the A-Plus Mini-Mart parking lot on South Main Street to check on the wobbling plate -- and discovered Carlin was intoxicated.

They charged him with felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, also a felony, and the insecure plate count.

He was arraigned in Village Court and was committed to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail for a reappearance April 11.


Dunkirk man sought on various warrants

JAMESTOWN -- A Dunkirk man eluded city police Tuesday and abandoned his vehicle at a Pennsylvania shopping center.

Police said they tried to stop the vehicle of 23-year-old Marlo J. Carter of Hoyt Street at Newland and Forest avenues about 5 p.m. Carter is wanted on several outstanding warrants for assault and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in Dunkirk, authorities said.

Carter is accused of leading city police on a chase through the city. Officers ended the pursuit after they determined it was a safety threat.

The car Carter was driving was found Wednesday abandoned in a shopping center parking lot in North Warren, Pa.

Anyone with knowledge about his whereabouts is asked to contact Jamestown police at 483-7537.


Inmate gets 15 years for attack on guard

Christian A. Tabb, serving a four-year prison term in a Niagara Falls stabbing, on Wednesday was ordered to remain behind bars for an additional 15 years for injuring a guard at the state's Gowanda Correctional Facility.

State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang imposed the maximum-allowable prison term for Tabb's Dec. 16 conviction on felony assault charges for the February 2004 attack on Corrections Officer Michael E. Insula.

Tabb, who has been in jail since shortly after he chased a man with a knife on Portage Road in October 2002, declined comment. His attorney, Douglas Stiller, unsuccessfully urged the judge for a more lenient additional prison term because of "mental health issues" affecting Tabb's behavior.

Deputy District Attorney Lawrence M. Schwegler said Tabb broke the jaw and caused serious shoulder injuries to Insula as the 18-year veteran was patting him down near the old ground-floor ambulance entrance of the Gowanda prison on Feb. 3, 2004.

Insula, 41, was out of work for five months.


Innocent plea entered in theft from kitchen

WELLSVILLE -- Lori S. Malinowski, 36, of Buffalo pleaded innocent to fourth-degree grand larceny in Wellsville Village Court Tuesday.

Village police accused her of stealing a kitchen appliance from a home on Franklin Street in the village in January. Malinowski was arraigned by Village Justice Will Goetschius, who released her on her own recognizance.


Arrest made in firebombing of home on Harvey Place

A 16th Street man has been charged with setting fire to a Harvey Place home last month by throwing a Molotov cocktail at the entranceway, police reported.

Six people were inside the apartment at the time, but all escaped unharmed.

Kenneth K. Maynard, 50, was charged with reckless endangerment, two counts of arson and criminal mischief. He also had two warrants for his arrests on charges of petit larceny and grand larceny.

South District police said the fire was set at about 3:54 a.m. Feb. 19 at 7 Harvey.

Officer Peter Nigrelli and Detective Gilberto Munoz arrested Maynard at an Ohio Street address at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Man robbed by three, beaten with a gun

A Buffalo man was beaten with a gun during a street robbery Tuesday morning at Crossman Avenue and Hemenway Street, police reported.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said three men confronted the victim at 12:10 a.m.

As one of the men pointed a gun to his head, the others stole his cell phone, house keys, CD player, $150, a $50 gift card and other personal items, police said.

The gunman then struck the victim twice in the left side of his face and threatened to shoot him.

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