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>Skeletal remains found at reservoir

SOUTH VALLEY -- Authorities in Cattaraugus County were investigating the discovery last weekend of skeletal remains found on the shoreline of the Allegany Reservoir in South Valley, sheriff's officials reported.

The remains were found at about 4 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. The area where they were discovered is within the Seneca Nation Territory. Authorities said the investigation of the remains and the identity of the person is continuing by the Sheriff's Office.

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>Convenience store in Brocton robbed

BROCTON -- A Brocton convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Monday evening, according to state police.

Troopers from the Fredonia barracks were called to the Country Fair store in Brocton for the report of an armed robbery just before 11 p.m. A white male dressed in green pants and a black T-shirt with a black trench coat and ski mask entered the store and displayed a long gun, police said.

The bandit demanded money and then fled on foot after getting about $320, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact troopers at 679-1521.

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>Arraignments slated in three DWI cases

LITTLE VALLEY -- Three people indicted this week by a Cattaraugus County grand jury on charges of driving while intoxicated are scheduled for arraignments Oct. 13.

James C. Jones, 38, of Lawtons, also was charged with traffic violations, failing to comply with a police order and having an open alcohol container in a vehicle April 4 in the Town of Perrysburg.

Jill D. Sarvis, 25, of Franklinville, was charged with DWI, driving without a license and a traffic violation April 1 in the City of Olean.

Paula J. Newell, 35, of Randolph, was indicted in two incidents on charges of DWI and parking unlawfully on a public highway. The first was April 1 in the Town of Leon, when she had a blood alcohol count of 0.18 percent, and the second was June 14 in the Town of Coldspring, when she had a reading of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

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>Hisdale man charged in theft of wallet

ALLEGANY -- Justin W. Carr, 19, of Hinsdale, was arrested Monday by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny relating to the theft of a woman's wallet.

Carr was arraigned in Allegany Town Court and sent to the county jail with bail set at $1,000. He's to return to court Oct. 19.

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>Rushford woman accused of making false report

RUSHFORD -- A 22-year-old Rushford woman faces charges of falsely reporting an incident and making a false written statement after she lied to police that she was burglarized and almost raped earlier this month, state police reported.

Janel N. Nichols reported just before 7 a.m. Sept. 15 that a man with a ski mask and gloves broke into her house after her husband left for work and then attempted to tear off her clothing, state police said.

Troopers reported that Nichols said that she fought the attacker off after one of her dogs bit the man and she thought he'd fled into the woods behind her house.

The report prompted troopers and investigators along with K-9 units and a State Police helicopter to respond to the scene to search for the suspect to no avail.

An ongoing investigation revealed "several inconsistencies" in Nichols' story, police said. She was reinterviewed last week and admitted to making the story up.

Nichols was issued tickets to appear in Rushford Town Court on Oct. 5.

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>Allegany sex attack results in charges

ALLEGANY -- Archie Dweh, 21, of Jamaica, was arrested Monday by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies and charged with third-degree rape and unlawfully dealing with a child following an incident in the Town of Allegany.

Dweh was arraigned in Allegany Town Court and taken to the county jail with bail set at $1,000.

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