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>Underage-drinking case nets 3 bartender arrests

Three bartenders were arrested Friday at three bars in an investigation of underage drinking in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, the State Police announced Sunday.

The bartenders arrested in conjunction with the State Liquor Authority after a review of 17 businesses were: Tracy Wangelin, 22, of Olean, at the Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Portville; Anthony Addotta, 39, of Friendship, at the 3rd Base in Olean; and Kristen Crowley, 23, of Olean, at Younger's City Limits in Olean.

All three were issued appearance tickets for City Court in Olean.

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>S. Dayton teen charged in thefts from vehicles

A 16-year-old Cattaraugus County boy was charged Saturday after being arrested for allegedly stealing items from vehicles Aug. 29.

The South Dayton youth faces five counts of petit larceny and single counts of possession of marijuana and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, authorities said.

A 14-year-old youth also was arrested, sheriff's deputies said, and charges are pending. The arrests culminated a weeklong investigation, they said.

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>Tip from off-duty officer prompts DWI arrest

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday night on a charge of driving while intoxicated in the Town of Sherman after an off-duty police officer claimed the man was driving in an erratic fashion.

James T. Holland, 31, of South Park, was charged after a Jamestown police officer driving in front of him reported him to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff's deputies followed Holland for a short distance before pulling him over and arresting him for DWI.

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>Driver charged with DWI after two-car accident

A two-car accident on South Main Street in Holland resulted in the arrest Saturday of a Delavan man on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Ronald C. Doucette, 45, was charged with DWI after Erie County sheriff's deputies said he rear-ended another vehicle at a red light on South Main and Vermont Street.

The driver of the other car was taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital with minor neck injuries.

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>Fort Erie woman held in hit-and-run death

A 37-year-old Fort Erie woman has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a man who was struck by a vehicle Aug. 30 while walking with a friend in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Elena Diono was held Sunday for a bail hearing in St. Catharines after being charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to remain at the scene of a collision resulting in death, Niagara Regional Police reported.

Kevin Mounce, 30, of Oshawa, Ont., died Thursday from injuries suffered in the incident.

Mounce and a friend were walking on the sidewalk of Lundy's Lane at about 3 a.m. when a vehicle drove over the curb, hit Mounce from behind and pushed him into the road, police said. His friend narrowly missed being hit.

Authorities said witnesses came forward with information, particularly after Mounce's family made appeals for assistance through the media.

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