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Allegany grand jury hands up 3 indictments

BELMONT -- An Allegany County grand jury handed up three indictments Wednesday.

The grand jury indicted Thomas C. Davis, 26, of Arkport -- currently an inmate in the Elmira Correctional Facility -- on second-degree burglary charges.

District Attorney Terrence M. Parker said Davis is accused of breaking into a home in Twin Valley Terrace, a neighborhood in Almond, on March 3 and stealing property worth $4,400.

Robert J. Peacock, 38, of Rochester, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree aggravated harassment and an unspecified degree of unlawful imprisonment.

Assistant District Attorney Amanda Newton said Peacock is accused of forcing sexual contact on someone who was restrained July 1 in Allen.

Ernie E. Cowell Jr., 45, of Little Genesee, was charged with second-degree robbery.

Assistant District Attorney Andrew Cornell said he is accused of using force to steal a video camera last Dec. 8 in Genesee.

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Jamestown officer hurt pursuing parole violator

JAMESTOWN -- A city police officer was injured early Wednesday morning while attempting to track down a man wanted for parole violations.

City police said they were called to 249 S. Main St. at 3:45 a.m. to find Scott Meacham, 27, who was wanted on a parole violation.

As officers entered the apartment, Meacham allegedly fled out the back, and a foot chase ensued through several yards, ending on Hazzard Street, where Meacham was captured.

The injured officer was treated in WCA Hospital and released.

Meacham,also charged with resisting arrest, was sent to the city jail.

Police went back to 249 S. Main and found Lee Ann Alger, 24, living in deplorable conditions. They learned that Alger lived there with her 4-year-old child.

Alger was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was sent to the city jail pending arraignment.

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Stolen wire, cable given to recycler, police report

A Verizon representative reported Thursday to Buffalo police that various pieces of wire and cable have been stolen from several areas of Western New York.

About 300 pounds of wire and cable had been turned in to a Fillmore Avenue recycler earlier in the day, police said.

A representative for Metalico, 127 Fillmore, told police she waited on the suspect.

She said he brought the wire to the facility in a black Dodge Durango, according to police reports.

The value of the wire and the cable was about $20,000, according to Verizon.

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2 Clarence teenagers charged in burglary

Two Clarence teens were charged Wednesday in a daytime burglary of a Martin Road residence, state police said.

Nathanial C. Boncore, 17, of Howard Drive, and Elliott J. Dossett, 19, of Shimerville Road, are accused of breaking into the home and stealing more than $4,000 worth of jewelry, investigators said.

Boncore and Dossett were arraigned in Clarence Town Court and taken to the Erie County Holding Center, with bail at $2,500.

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