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>Sinclairville man charged in attack on his wife

SINCLAIRVILLE -- A Sinclairville man was charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child late Sunday after he allegedly attacked his wife while he was driving home from a benefit in Frewsburg, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said.

Todd Winton, 44, of Towerville Road, allegedly punched his wife in the head several times at about 8 p.m. while the two were fighting. Winton was driving his car at the time, deputies said.

Police said hair-pulling and punching continued in front of the woman's 5-year-old daughter, who was riding in the back seat of the car. Winton is expected to appear in Ellery Town Court at a future date.

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>3 teenagers charged in restaurant break-in

CLYMER -- Three Pennsylvania teenagers have been arrested and charged with twice breaking into a Clymer restaurant, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said.

Stan Hellyer Jr. and Justin Brink, both of Corry, and Daniel Watt, of Greenville, all 19, are accused of breaking into the Dutch Village Restaurant early on the morning of Aug. 23.

Deputies said the three broke in through a window and used lookouts while they stole money and several other items.

They also are accused of trying to break in again Sept. 12. On that day, an alarm went off and they fled,deputies said.

All three were arraigned Monday on third-degree burglary, criminal mischief and grand larceny and released pending further court action.

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>Main Street restaurant loses $900 to burglars

A University District restaurant was looted overnight Tuesday, according to Buffalo police reports.

A representative for Vado Pazzo Restaurant at 3112 Main St. told police that sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, burglars broke into the restaurant during the power outage there and stole $500 from the cash register and $400 from a change bank.

The burglars are believed to have entered through a rear stairwell door, according to reports.

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