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>Submerged vehicle found in Allegany State Park

RED HOUSE -- A vehicle stolen from the Village of Springville was found Sunday afternoon in Red House Lake at Allegany State Park, State Parks Police reported Monday.

A park patron initially alerted authorities to a vehicle submerged in the lake at about 12:45 p.m. State Park Police responded and entered the partially frozen water, determining the car was not occupied, reports stated.

State Police and Chautauqua County sheriff's dive teams then also responded and found no victims in the vehicle or the lake.

A subsequent police investigation showed that the vehicle was stolen in Springville earlier Sunday. Authorities are continuing their probe into the incident.

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>Ex-officer gets 2 years for violating probation

Former Lancaster Police Officer Dale R. Horn was ordered Monday to serve a local jail term of up to two years for repeatedly violating the terms of the probation imposed after he ignored court orders to stay away from his ex-wife.

Last July, Horn, 52, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years' probation after his guilty plea to criminal contempt for violating two orders of protection obtained by his ex-wife.

Prosecutor Karen Korkuc said Horn got into trouble again Feb. 4 when probation officers made an unannounced visit to his home. Horn already was wearing an electronic monitoring device. The probation officers found he had police gear -- including a bulletproof vest, ammunition, police insignias and handcuffs that State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges had barred him from ever again owning, the prosecutor said.

Horn's problems began with his arrest April 22 in the parking lot of a social hall in Lancaster where his then-estranged wife, who had obtained orders of protection against him, was attending a party.

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>Man accused of ordering dog to attack officers

A West Seneca man is scheduled to return to West Seneca Town Court today in connection with an incident over the weekend during which he allegedly threatened to sic his dog on police officers.

Saturday, West Seneca Police Officers Gerald Fibich and Brian Cosgrove were investigating a domestic incident on Knox Avenue when Robert Shavers threatened them, according to police reports. Shavers, who was holding the collar of his boxer-mastiff, yelled for his dog to sic them, the officers reported.

The dog was eventually locked in a room. Police said Shavers, 54, fought with officers. He was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

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>DWI charged after car hits two Amherst Street homes

A Buffalo man who lost control of his car was driving drunk on Amherst Street and struck two houses early Monday, city police said.

Mark O'Leary, 26, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right after he hit homes at 580 and 582 Amherst St. at about 1 a.m., police said.

Officer Adam Stephany said O'Leary was traveling east near Bridgeman Street when he swerved over the center yellow lines into oncoming traffic.

Before hitting the houses, Stephany said, O'Leary hit a light pole.

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