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Body of missing swimmer in Chautauqua Lake found

MAYVILLE -- The body of a Jamestown man who disappeared Saturday afternoon while swimming from a boat in the Dewittville Bay area of Chautauqua Lake was recovered early Monday afternoon, according to Chautauqua County sheriff's officials.

Jason E. Allen, 31, of Lakeview Avenue, was located in the same area where he was last seen.

Sheriff's officials and area fire departments had conducted an extensive search since Allen disappeared at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


Four teens in buggy charged with underage drinking

SHERMAN -- Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies arrested four teens Sunday afternoon after receiving complaints about occupants of an Amish buggy consuming alcohol as they drove on Alder Bottom Road.

They were charged with underage possession of alcohol and were issued appearance tickets.

Deputies reported they found two passengers riding on the roof of the buggy at about 5:20 p.m. consuming alcohol and two other passengers inside the buggy consuming alcohol.


Items from nine vehicles in Eggertsville stolen

Amherst police are searching for a suspect or suspects who stole items from nine vehicles in the Eggertsville area late Sunday night or early Monday morning, authorities reported.

The larcenies included items such as change, sunglasses, a portable DVD player, wallet and a GPS system, according to Amherst police Capt. Scott Chamberlin.

Chamberlin said a half-dozen larcenies took place on Hendricks Boulevard, two more on Bissell Drive and another on Rosedale Boulevard.

Most of the cars were apparently left unlocked. One vehicle's windows were smashed out, he said.

Chamberlin advised residents to keep their vehicles locked when they're parked and remove any valuables.

Anyone with information about the larcenies was encouraged to call Amherst police at 689-1322.


Buffalo man arrested in assault on woman

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Buffalo man was arrested Sunday after a 43-year-old woman told police he struck her in the head with a cigarette lighter held in his fist in her home on Main Street in Niagara Falls.

Officers charged George R. Sanders, 51, of West Woodside Avenue, Buffalo, with third-degree menacing and second-degree assault with a weapon.

Police said the woman suffered a swelling on the side of her head but refused medical treatment.


Gun charges lodged against two in city

Buffalo police made two arrests Friday night on gun charges.

James Thompson, 18, of South Park Avenue, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and related gun and drug charges. He was arrested after police responded at about 9:30 p.m. to a call about a man with a gun at an apartment building in the 1500 block of South Park. Police said Thompson had a sawed-off shotgun with four rounds in it and six bags of marijuana.

Anthony Lipscomb, 34, of Freund Street, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Shortly after 10 p.m., Northeast District police received a call about a man with a gun in a club in the 1600 block of East Delavan Avenue. Lipscomb was carrying a loaded 9 mm handgun with seven rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber, police said.


Warrant sweep lands judge-threat suspect

A Cable Street woman accused of threatening an Erie County Family Court judge was among five people arrested last week in a warrant sweep by the Erie County District Attorney's Office and other area police agencies, District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said.

Adifah Wilkes, 26, was wanted on a warrant for aggravated harassment. She was arraigned in Buffalo City Court and taken to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Other arrests included:

*Ervin Myrel, 39, on an outstanding indictment warrant for pending felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

*Trent Taylor, 39, of Carmel Avenue, Buffalo, on an outstanding bench warrant for driving while intoxicated.

*Andre Crout, 26, of Minnesota Avenue, Buffalo, for violating probation.

The warrant sweep also resulted in Cornell Edwards, 38, of O'Connell Avenue, Buffalo, surrendering himself to authorities after numerous attempts to arrest him were made.

Edwards was wanted for criminal contempt.


Victim pistol-whipped in holdup on Berkshire

A Berkshire Avenue man told police he was robbed at gunpoint at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Berkshire.

Two men wearing black hoodies who accosted him at his residence displayed a handgun, according to Buffalo police.

The gunman hit the victim in the face with the weapon, then took $80 and a set of car keys, police said.

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